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Andrew Jenkins
Artificial Intelligence and Insurance Broking
Posted on Monday 26th February, 2018 by Andrew Jenkins

Andy Jenkins, Operations Director at Insurance Broker, Russell Scanlan, comments on the role of the broker in an AI world: “AI is already embedded within insurance, primarily by insurers using big data and algorithms, which enable them to automate underwriting, claims decisions and processes to bring elements of consistency and…

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Andrew Jenkins
Are You Prepared For GDPR?
Posted on Thursday 25th January, 2018 by Andrew Jenkins

Changes to the law surrounding data protection hit in just 4 months and businesses could face fines of up to four per cent of their turnover or 20m Euros (whichever is greater) if the new rules are breached. Here, our Operations Director Andy Jenkins discusses the upcoming changes to how we…

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Bryan Banbury
Fleet insurance: What you need to know
Posted on Thursday 25th January, 2018 by Bryan Banbury

The cost of insuring a car is at an all-time high, with research showing that drivers were hit with a 4% price hike on their premiums in the last quarter of 2017 alone, compared to the rest of the year. The price increases have had the biggest impact on the premiums of…

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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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