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Don’t let cyber scrooges steal your data this Christmas

During the Christmas season, many small businesses are at their most vulnerable. There’s not always enough staff present to sufficiently undertake all the tasks that need completing – which is why some things fall by the wayside. To protect your business this holiday season, it’s worth preparing your defences in advance. We take a look…
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Fraudulent claims valued at £1.2bn in 2018

The Association of British Insurers revealed that a total of £1.2billion was claimed in 98,000 fraudulent applications in 2018, while 371,000 dishonest applications for insurance payouts were made last year, up five per cent on 2017. One high profile case that made the headlines saw 16 people involved in a ‘crash-for-cash gang’ that conned £1.2million…
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Avoid invalidating your Motor Insurance this winter

British winters are usually wet, windy, snowy, rainy and muddy affairs and this winter isn’t set to be any different. When out and about in soggy conditions, you will likely want to protect your feet against the elements with a good old pair of wellies, or at least a sturdy set of walking or snow…
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Can crowdfunding save a small business?

Many start-up businesses rely on crowdfunding to help move their ideas from concept to reality. They do this by demonstrating the value of their product or service through designated crowdfunding platforms using business plans, demonstrative videos and value-based incentives. This is a great way to get businesses up and running in need of an extra…
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Cyber-attacks and politics

After supposedly thwarting a cyber attack on Monday 11th November 2019, the Labour Party suffered a second attack just the next day. What type of attack was it? The attack targeted the group’s website with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. This type of attack floods the victim’s server with superfluous requests in an…
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The importance of taking action against flooding

For those who don’t take global warming seriously by now, you might be surprised at the predictions that have been made by the Environment Agency (EA) regarding UK flood defence. Reaching unprecedented levels  Climate change has already had a major impact on British coastlines, moorlands, farms, towns and cities, not to mention the effect it’s…
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Get to know the most common causes of workplace injuries

In a recent report by the HSE, the most common workplace injuries reported throughout 2018/2019 have been revealed. During this time, 581,000 workers sustained a non-fatal injury according to self-reports from the Labour Force Survey and 69,208 were submitted as RIDDOR reports. In the same period, 147 workers suffered a fatal injury, with the most…
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Digitising insurance to make way for the digital native

Whilst some sectors, such as retail, are leading the way when it comes to embracing new technologies, the insurance industry has been slow on the uptake – and customers are noticing. With 2020 just around the corner, what can the insurance sector do to embrace change? <strong>Catering to the digital native</strong> Digital natives can be…
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How to win your customers’ emotional loyalty

While it is one thing enticing new customers to your business, it’s quite another to keep them. What will make customers loyal to your brand? Maybe it was curiosity that tempted your customers away from your competitors or your dazzling array of introductory offers? Whatever the reason, now you should consider how to keep your…
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Maintaining the value of your supercar

For many, buying a supercar or hypercar is a lifelong dream. But simply driving it off the forecourt can slice the value off it. Maintaining any vehicle protects its value, safety, efficiency and performance, but it’s much more important for exotic vehicles. Of course, supercars are there to be driven and may decrease in value…
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