Category: General

Uninsured vehicles on the increase

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) has reported an increase in the number of claims made following accidents with uninsured drivers, for the first time in a decade. According to MIB it has seen the number of claims against uninsured drivers reduce by more than 50%…

All-inclusive holidays

There has been a marked rise in claims from British people taking all-inclusive holidays abroad, especially for food-poisoning. A significant number have been identified as fraud. Defrauding an insurance company by making a false claim or inflating the effect of a genuine incident is not…

Want to share your holiday on social media?

From a palm tree-laden Insta-snap to broadcasting your beach beverages on Facebook, we’re all guilty of the occasional ‘holiday brag’ on social media. But holidaymakers are being warned to think twice before pressing ‘post’, to avoid risking their home security and invalidating their insurance. Earlier…

Crime is not paying what it used to

I make no apologies for the fact that the following text was lifted from one of the insurance industry weekly magazines. And, yes, that figure in the first paragraph really is: £25,000,000 per week of claims thwarted by the industry. According to figures from the…

Preparing for the inevitable

The centre of the village just up the road from where I live was flooded in September 2016. This was partly caused by a blocked outlet from the village pond but greatly exacerbated by the fact that all of the village surface drains had not…

Whiplash legislation

One of our clients drives a VW Polo – not exactly a big car. Last year, edging out of a parking space, he touched the rear bumper of a Mercedes estate. Photographs taken at the time show the damage to both vehicles as absolutely nothing….

The next big thing

Cyber crime has now taken over from acquisitive crime as the biggest issue facing businesses. The recent attack targeting the NHS is a case in point. Very soon the new General Data Protection Regulations will come into effect. If you store any data about clients…

Is it progress?

If any clients have noticed a slightly slower than usual service this week, we do apologise. We have been forced into upgrading our perfectly serviceable specialist computer software for the new “improved” version. The transition has not been as smooth as we were promised –…