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Why you should seek advice and gain peace of mind

New research from pension and investment provider, Aegon, shows that individuals with a financial adviser report greater confidence with money matters, a better relationship with money and crucially the peace of mind that they have a tailored financial plan created by an expert.
Posted on Tuesday Nov 19

Stress and debt biggest employer concern for millennials

Stress and anxiety related to finances and debt’ is the health and wellbeing issue that employers think most affects their Millennial employees, according to the findings from GRiD’s latest research amongst 500 HR decision makers.
Posted on Monday Nov 18

You have won GBP3m on the lottery what do you do next

You’ve finally won a life-changing sum of money after years of playing the lottery and crossing your fingers – but what would you do after getting the big pay-day? Ahead of the National Lottery’s 25th birthday (Tuesday 19 November), we asked 2,000 people who they would break the news to if they won a £3 million jackpot and found many were surprisingly secretive, with more than one in 10 (11%) saying that they would not tell anybody about their success.
Posted on Monday Nov 18

2m pounds worth of fines handed to dangerous mobile drivers

New analysis by Direct Line Car Insurance reveals an average of more than 13,000 drivers are convicted for using, or causing others to use, a mobile phone whilst driving each year. An average of 1.6 drivers are convicted every hour, with all those successfully prosecuted paying over £2 million in fines each year.
Posted on Friday Nov 15

Insurance markets to grow despite weakening economic growth

Insurance markets continue to support resilience, with global premiums forecast to increase by 3% annually in real terms in 2020 and 2021, despite a slowing world economy.
Posted on Thursday Nov 14

Flooding in Northern England and associated insurance costs

The extreme weather in Northern England has caused significant damage, causing more than 500 properties to be flooded and 1,200 households to be evacuated. The number of properties that have been flooded will probably increase with further rain forecast adding to the flood damage that has already occurred.
Posted on Wednesday Nov 13

The General Election and your personal finances

Promises, promises – who will the public decide to back at the election and what could it mean for personal finances?
Posted on Tuesday Nov 12

Global commercial insurance pricing up 8 percent

Marsh today released its Global Insurance Market Index for the third quarter of 2019. Key findings include:
Posted on Monday Nov 11

The need to better address the Gig Economy

In the latest report outlining the results of the ACA’s 2019 Pension trends survey, the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) has found over half of the employers responding to the survey now engage workers within the ‘gig economy’, where there is no requirement for pension provision to be made by the employer.
Posted on Monday Nov 11

PE Portfolio firms have poor due diligence on cyber attacks

A new survey of senior private equity professionals reveals only 23% describe the due diligence that private equity firms carry out on cyber security issues of target companies as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’. The research, which was commissioned by Mactavish, the leading expert on commercial insurance placement and disputes, reveals that 30% of the private equity professionals interviewed describe the industry’s work here as ‘average’, and 27% them said it was ‘poor’ or ‘terrible.’
Posted on Monday Nov 11

Japan to suffer USD10bn economic loss from Typhoon Hagibis

Aon have launched the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during October 2019.
Posted on Friday Nov 8

Insurance United Against Dementia

RedArc is backing the Alzheimer’s Society’s Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) campaign, and hopes that in particular, the plight of the ‘younger’ dementia patients will be highlighted as there are currently 42,000* people under the age of sixty-five living with dementia in the UK.
Posted on Thursday Nov 7

Winter and festive driving myths and misconceptions

As the nights draw in and the weather worsens, Aviva has put together a list of myths and misconceptions about driving at this time of year. But which are true, which are false and which depend on the situation?
Posted on Tuesday Nov 5

Typhoon Hagibis in Japan could lead to losses of USD7bn

Following analysis of the impact of Typhoon Hagibis to Japan, RMS estimated insured losses to be between USD $7 billion to $11 billion.
Posted on Friday Nov 1

Pay attention on Halloween to avoid a night of horror

While kids in costumes are looking forward to a night of spooky fun this Halloween, latest analysis from telematics insurance provider, drive like a girl, reveals young drivers should take extra care on the roads on 31 October.
Posted on Thursday Oct 31

Aviva first insurer to join AA broker panel in 10 years

The AA is pleased to announce the addition of Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, onto their broker panel for motor insurance. Aviva are the first external insurer to join the AA motor panel, which includes many of the UK’s leading insurance companies, in over 10 years.
Posted on Wednesday Oct 30

Are you ready for winter

As the nights draw in, the Association of British Insurers is reminding home and business owners to make sure their property is winter ready.
Posted on Tuesday Oct 29

ABI calls for a cut in the mother of all stealth taxes

Families and firms could be £100 a year better off if the Government does the right thing and cuts the rate of Insurance Premium Tax
Posted on Monday Oct 28

Speeding on the rise despite harsher penalties

New research from Churchill Car Insurance reveals speeding offences are on the rise in the UK despite the introduction of harsher financial penalties in 2017. The number of drivers caught for not obeying speed restrictions increased by 19 per cent (189,109) between 2014 and 2018.
Posted on Friday Oct 25

Nearly half of brokers unaware of SMCR

Nearly half of brokers aren’t aware of the impending introduction of the Senior Management and Certification Regime (SMCR), according to new research by Ecclesiastical.
Posted on Thursday Oct 24

FRC launch 2020 Stewardship Code

The UK FRC Stewardship Code 2020 is a substantial and ambitious revision to the 2012 edition of the Code which takes effect from 1 January 2020.
Posted on Thursday Oct 24

Ford Transit most stolen AND recovered van in 2018

According to TRACKER, the stolen vehicle recovery expert, the Ford Transit was the UK’s most stolen and recovered van in 2018, followed closely by the Mercedes Sprinter. With news of a 55% increase in claims costs for the theft of tools from vans in the past year, tradespeople are not just at risk of losing their vehicle, but their livelihood too. TRACKER, which works in partnership with UK police forces, is urging tradespeople to protect their van and its contents from theft.
Posted on Thursday Oct 24

6.2m people have been to work suffering from mental illness

6.2 million employees have been into work while suffering from mental illness, as employee perceptions about mental health in the workplace worsen

Posted on Wednesday Oct 23

Aon response to the IASBs proposed amendments to IFRS17

The Reinsurance Solutions business of Aon has submitted a response to the consultation draft for Amendments to IFRS 17 published in June 2019 by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).
Posted on Tuesday Oct 22

Prospective employees pushing Insurers on Climate Change

In the wake of the youth-led global climate strikes, a petition to the U.S. insurance industry is gaining signatures from college students sought after by the industry
Posted on Tuesday Oct 22

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