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Bryan Banbury
Top tips on how to react if your insurance company experiences financial difficulties
Posted on Monday 23rd January, 2017 by Bryan Banbury

What to do if you hear your insurance company is struggling financially The tangible benefits of using an insurance broker v DIY insurance hunting Managing Director, Bryan Banbury, discusses the likelihood of a significant insurance company going bust and what to do if you hear your insurance company is experiencing…

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Andrew Jenkins
Legal Sector Faces Increased Risk of Cyber Attacks
Posted on Friday 20th January, 2017 by Andrew Jenkins

Operations Director Andrew Jenkins discusses why professional services are a prime target for cyber fraudsters and how law firms in particular are an easy target – plus what the industry should do to protect itself from attacks. Advising clients on how to protect their business against cyber crime has now become…

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Andrew Jenkins
Merry Christmas from Russell Scanlan
Posted on Tuesday 20th December, 2016 by Andrew Jenkins

Merry Christmas from Russell Scanlan We'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. Office Closing Times 2016 Our offices will be closed from Friday 23rd of December and will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January. If you would like to get in touch with us, your matter is…

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Mike Dickinson
Don’t fall foul to winter weather – plan ahead
Posted on Wednesday 30th November, 2016 by Mike Dickinson

We Brits love talking about the weather, and it’s rarely out of the media headlines. But on a serious note, we do seem to be experiencing more extreme weather, more frequently, in this country. The recent Storm Angus is a reminder that flash flooding and prolonged torrential downpours means…

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Mike Dickinson
2% hike in IPT ‘unwelcome’
Posted on Wednesday 30th November, 2016 by Mike Dickinson

In his first Autumn Statement, Philip Hammond pulled a shock tax rise out of the bag without prior notice. He raised Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) to 12%; the third rise in less than 2 years and, according to the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, a rise of 66% in just 15 months! The news has…

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Andrew Jenkins
Can your business afford to lose £12,000 as a victim of cyber-crime?
Posted on Wednesday 30th November, 2016 by Andrew Jenkins

Small businesses are victims to 4 cyber-crimes every 2 years; that’s a shocking statistic which is costing small businesses on average £3,000 per cyber-attack. Complacency could be costly so it’s advisable to take stock and consider how well your business is protected against cyber-crime regardless of what sector you operate in. …

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Mike Dickinson
Drones – the hidden risk
Posted on Monday 24th October, 2016 by Mike Dickinson

Drones are taking off in a big way and with Christmas fast approaching, sales are likely to increase further as children (‘big kids’ included!) look to get their hands on the latest must-have gadget. But beware - although insurance may not be required by law, many are unaware of the…

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Steve Wright
It Pays to be Insured
Posted on Tuesday 6th September, 2016 by Steve Wright

Russell Scanlan’s claims department is enjoying a great deal of success, acting on behalf of clients and securing pay-outs for a wide cross section of clients. In the last two years, nearly £8 million has been secured on behalf of clients. Claims manager, Steve Wright, has worked with many individuals…

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Simon Monahan
Ethical Hacking – A different approach to tackle the hackers
Posted on Tuesday 6th September, 2016 by Simon Monahan

Cyber-crime is constantly in the headlines and many businesses, especially SMEs, remain at risk from an attack. The average cost of an attack on a small business can be anything between £75,000 to £311,000.  Could one innovative solution be to get an expert to hack into your business’s systems?  …

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Bryan Banbury
Marine Cargo Insurance: It’s as easy as A,B,Sea
Posted on Tuesday 6th September, 2016 by Bryan Banbury

UK businesses sold over £150bn goods to countries outside the EU last year and over £130bn to the EU member states; and ninety-five per cent of British goods imported or exported come in and out of our ports.  These impressive figures not only show the importance of the UK…

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