Monthly Archives: February 2016

26 Feb

Common applications may expose companies to data breaches

It may seem that common applications such as Word and Excel are intuitive enough not to generate a data breach by inadvertently hiding sensitive data. Yet, the government’s 2015 Information Breaches Survey revealed that 50 per cent of all data breaches were caused by inadvertent human errors. Each of these breaches cost those companies, on

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23 Feb

A-Plan Stories

“My last insurance company (no names) dumped me on renewal after claiming for flood damage in 2014.  After many lost hours and worry dealing with so many other companies who refused to insure me, A Plan Insurance (White House Insurance) was recommended to me.  I left a message on their website and Richard telephoned me a short time later. It

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19 Feb

Are you ready for the changes in the energy act?

On 1st April 2016, the first phase of the new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES), found within The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, will come into force for England and Wales. The regulations are part of the government’s strategy to improve the energy efficiency of rented commercial and residential buildings.

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teen drivers
18 Feb

How telematics insurance can help young drivers

What is telematics also known as Black Box insurance? Telematics involves a black box being fitted to your vehicle which uses satellite technology to assess speed, braking, acceleration, cornering and the time of day journeys are made. Some telematics or black box insurance policies also operate a curfew with an excess premium charged if the

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12 Feb

Social media – liabilities and risks

The Internet is full of legal concerns and social media is no exception. Even if your company does not participate in social media, your employees undoubtedly use it on their own time, creating potential liabilities. For companies that do engage in social media, various risks should be considered—from who owns a Twitter handle and followers

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12 Feb

We have a winner!

Delighted to announce that Carl Matthews is the well-deserved winner of our travel insurance Facebook photo competition He has won a GoProHero4 Action Camcorder Silver Edition with his photo of a jet ski There were 2 close runners-up: Alastair Dixon with his mountain view and Jane Tearle with her colourful Hari Krishna dancers We would also

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empty nesters
10 Feb

Choosing the right type of life insurance

Life insurance provides your loved ones with financial support in the event of your death. However, there are several different types of insurance and knowing which is right for you can prove to be a minefield. This article will help make sense of some of the terminology and go through some of the considerations you

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04 Feb

9 tips for staying focused on the road

According to Brake, the road safety charity, an estimated 22% of crashes could be caused, at least in part, by driver distraction. Distracted driving can have dangerous consequences. It is a particular risk when you drive a lot for your job as focusing on your mobile and work interruptions mean a decreased awareness of surrounding traffic, a sense of

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02 Feb

Declutter your home

Spring seems a long way off and the weather has been dreadful. Why not spend some time decluttering your home now before the nicer weather comes? There may be some added benefits too – you will have more space, less to clean, less to organise and you can earn money by selling your unwanted possessions

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