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Bryan Banbury
Important Changes to Terrorism Insurance
Posted on Thursday 14th December, 2017 by Bryan Banbury

Managing Director at Russell Scanlan, Bryan Banbury, discusses the growing need for changes to terrorism insurance for businesses and the options now available. 2017 has seen the terror threat in the UK and across Europe reach an all-time high, with the official rating reaching ‘critical’ status twice in the space of…

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Bryan Banbury
On Thin Ice… Top Tips for Car Owners This Winter
Posted on Monday 11th December, 2017 by Bryan Banbury

We know all too well the dangers weather can pose to driving, with the Midlands experiencing some of its heaviest snowfall for years in recent days. Severe weather warnings have been widespread, with hundreds of schools and businesses closed, flights cancelled and the region’s roads in chaos. As drivers…

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Andrew Jenkins
The not-so funny revelations about online price comparison sites
Posted on Wednesday 6th December, 2017 by Andrew Jenkins

Shopping for insurance online has never been simpler, has it? There are now more than 50 price comparison sites all clamouring for the attention of the consumer, all promising different yet equally as attractive concessions. But how truthful are these assurances of ‘cheapest’ insurance? Operations Director at Russell Scanlan Andy Jenkins…

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Andrew Jenkins
How Vehicle Telematics are Helping to Cut Insurance Costs for Businesses
Posted on Tuesday 21st November, 2017 by Andrew Jenkins

Telematics can be very useful in providing fleet operators with the tools for their drivers to become safer and more competent while working - but this new technology isn’t a quick fix and can take some time to embed in the culture of a business. Here, Operations Director Andy…

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Bryan Banbury
UNAversity Challenge for Russell Scanlan Account Handler
Posted on Thursday 9th November, 2017 by Bryan Banbury

Our Commercial Account Handler, Daniel Torr, was recently hand-picked from over 1,000 candidates across the country to join a specially selected team of insurance broking professionals at the ‘UNAversity’ residential programme. The two-part programme was created by UNA Alliance, the leading Independent Insurance Broker Alliance in the UK. 25 leading professionals in…

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Bryan Banbury
Covering a GAP in the market – Insurance for Business Fleets
Posted on Monday 6th November, 2017 by Bryan Banbury

In September 2015, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced new legislation designed to change the face of GAP insurance for drivers and create a more competitive market for insurance providers. We recently advised about the flexibility this gave car owners to shop around for more reasonable GAP cover (the difference between…

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Bryan Banbury
Sharing is Caring? Russell Scanlan Discusses Underinsurance in the Sharing Economy
Posted on Thursday 14th September, 2017 by Bryan Banbury

From cars to office space, the UK’s services and products are increasingly being shared out for rental as part of the booming ‘sharing economy’. This direct hire, mostly over the internet, can leave suppliers wide open to underinsurance. It is now essential for insurers to recognise that the sharing…

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Mike Dickinson
The Cost of Extreme Weather: Protect your business against the risk of flooding
Posted on Friday 1st September, 2017 by Mike Dickinson

In the wake of the devastating floods caused by Storm Harvey in the States, it is becoming increasingly apparent that these extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and more severe, often causing irreparable damage to homes and businesses. Here, Mike Dickinson, Sales & Marketing Director at Russell Scanlan, explains the…

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Bryan Banbury
Shocking number of commercial properties underinsured
Posted on Thursday 24th August, 2017 by Bryan Banbury

As a commercial property owner, one of your worst fears is discovering a flooded kitchen from a faulty boiler, damage to your building’s structure due to extreme weather or even to find a faulty appliance has caused a fire. Here, Managing Director at independent insurance broker Russell Scanlan, Bryan…

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Bryan Banbury
Is your business insurance watertight following Supreme Court’s landmark ruling?
Posted on Wednesday 9th August, 2017 by Bryan Banbury

The Supreme Court has made a landmark ruling over employees’ access to justice, stating that tribunal fees are now unlawful. The ruling will (probably) have a significant impact on insurance premiums for businesses experiencing employment disputes with employees, says Managing Director Bryan Banbury. The number of insurance claims emanating from…

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