Home insurance – Direct Line’s CEO leaves; indication of higher premiums?
29 January 2023
Why the shock resignation of Direct Line’s CEO may bother you. Penny James left Direct Line Insurance on last week (reported 27 Jan) after warning on 11 Jan that company profits were lower than forecast due to home insurance claims. The company is set to cancel a share buy-back (c £50m) and shareholder pay-outs for… Read more
The 12 Frauds of Christmas
22 December 2022
Online fraud is common at Christmas. Fraudsters love periods when they can tempt you to drop your guard. Make sure you don’t get caught. Here are 12 common frauds to watch out for this Christmas, in the Sales and the New Year. To the tune of 12 Days of Christmas: On the 12th day of… Read more
28 November 2022
Are you prepared for winter power cuts? More and more pressure is being put on the UK’s electricity network from electric vehicles, trains and the increasing use of electricity in homes including heating and tech. Even green heating initiatives like air source heat pumps need electricity to work. The problem is that we don’t generate… Read more
All the possible types of insurance for startup businesses (with one required by law!)
7 November 2022
Starting a business isn’t easy. Are you working on your own, or with others? Sometimes, it will seem that there are better things to do than think about business insurance. However, time taken to get things right can avoid huge problems further down the line. Let’s take a look at various insurance products your business… Read more
Renewing Your Business Insurance?
10 June 2022
Before you set about renewing your business insurance, make sure you get the right cover – and for the right price! As we’ve all started to rebuild our businesses, it is important to check your insurance. If your risks have changed, the premium could alter substantially if; Your staff numbers have increased significantly, Your business… Read more