A-Plan Blog

smart technology
13 Aug

Can smart technology help your business?

Think of smart technology and it’s probably devices such as the Amazon Echo (better known as Alexa) that spring to mind. While these kinds of innovations may not have obvious uses in a business context, you’d be surprised by just how much the latest tech could be helping your business to run more efficiently. Here

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supercar
03 Aug

Why do you need specialist supercar insurance?

1. Why is it important to make sure that you have specialist cover? Using a broker that you can talk to (like A-Plan) means that you can make sure that you are getting the right level of cover at the right price. Many clients have requirements that ‘off the shelf’ online and direct markets cannot

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road trip
27 Jul

Road safety over the summer holidays

Heading off on a road trip over the school holidays this summer? In that case, there are a few extra road safety tips to bear in mind to ensure it goes off without a hitch. Check your car before long journeys If you’re off on a long journey, check over your car to make sure

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19 Jul

4 things to think about when buying business interruption insurance

As a business owner, you take out insurance to protect your livelihood from the unexpected – the worst case scenarios, such as a flood, fire or theft. But while you’ve almost certainly taken out buildings and contents insurance for your premises, have you thought about what would happen to the business itself in the event

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buy-to-let
12 Jul

A guide for buy-to-let landlords

Rental houses are a great way to invest money and generate income, but there are a few things to consider before you go ahead with becoming a buy-to-let landlord. Here’s what you’ll need to do before your tenants pick up the keys. Buying a buy-to-let When you buy a property for the sole purpose of

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mobility
10 Jul

Mobility Adapted Homes

Maintaining your independence is a major concern when you’re faced with the prospect of living with a disability, but the good news is that there’s plenty you can do to make your everyday life more straightforward when you’re around the house. Let’s look at some of the changes you can make so that your home

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malware
02 Jul

500,000 Routers Affected by Malware

In May, researchers at Talos—a cyber-intelligence unit of Cisco—warned consumers of malware (malicious software) that specifically targets networking devices. The malware, which is known as VPNFilter, impacts an estimated 500,000 routers in more than 54 countries worldwide, particularly targeting devices from the following manufacturers: Linksys MikroTik Netgear QNAP TP-Link   A more recent update shows

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windscreen
29 Jun

Heat wave causes surge in windscreen damage

The recent hot weather has led to a surge in calls to windscreen repair companies for replacement glass services, following glass expanding in the heat. When this is combined with air conditioning and pre-existing chips, it causes windscreens to crack. The difference in temperatures between the heat outside and the cold interior of your car

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business insurance
28 Jun

5 reasons to take out business insurance

As a business owner, you need the peace of mind that you’ll be able to keep your business up and running, whatever happens. Taking out business insurance is an advisable step towards protecting your livelihood, and here are some of the reasons why: 1. Cover for claims against you We live in a world that

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