Year: 2008

Accident of birth?

September 24th, 2008

Bizarrely, recent research conducted for motor insurance rates comparison website elephant.co.uk has suggested a possible link between a person’s birth date and the likelihood that they will be involved in some sort of a motor insurance claim. Apparently, the best birthday for claim free motoring is May 31st – elephant have confirmed that they won’t… Read more »

Over a third of properties uninsured!!!

September 11th, 2008

Insurance price comparison site Fair Investment Company have just released results of their research which shows that a massive 38% of people in the UK don’t have home insurance. In these days of regular met office severe weather warnings and floods hitting more and more parts of the country, often twice a year, that statistic… Read more »

Expanding Scope of Business Owners Responsibility

June 12th, 2008

An example of the long arm of legislation stretching further and further to apportion blame and pass financial responsibility to individuals and away from the ‘establishment’. There is no disputing the extent of this tragedy, but what if the individuals in question are unprotected financially where does the help for those who have lost loved… Read more »

‘Jail threat to employers of bad drivers’

May 28th, 2008

An article from the Sunday Express 6th April 2008 highlighting the need for employers to have systems in place to reduce the risk and insurance ( Directors & Officers + Entity Defence ) in place to assist in the event of a tragedy :

Employers Beware!!

April 14th, 2008

From April 2008 employers can be held responsible for sexual discrimination or harassment in the workplace by ANYBODY including customers. Link here. Not only must you become more vigilent you need to protect yourself and your assests. Directors & Officers cover – possibly the best value for money insurance product on the market

On a lighter note….

March 27th, 2008

Everyones seen funny claims stories before but if you need cheering up a little they all appear here!!! http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Humor/Insurance/Insurance.htm

Another Tragedy!!!

March 27th, 2008

An insurance company is refusing to pay the costs to repatriate the body of a man killing in a biking accident while on a 6 month holiday in South East Asia. The costs of repatriating the body come to over £3,000 and the grieving family cannot afford the money. When the news of the death… Read more »

Death in the Workplace- Sad but it happens

March 26th, 2008

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7313713.stm Death in the workplace. It happens daily, but makes the news rarely, how many people with this affect emotionally? How many people will it affect financially? The obvious – family – but also: work colleagues, some of whom may have been present Line managers and Directors who have legal responsibilities both can be hit… Read more »

Men pressured into DIY can cost!!!

March 25th, 2008

‘A recent study found that in a bid to impress their partners many men may be planning to attempt ambitious and potentially dangerous home improvement projects involving building, gas or electrical works. It revealed that a quarter of men have attempted electrical wiring at home, while almost a quarter of men have attempted to fit an… Read more »

An illegal Investment?

March 19th, 2008

‘Neighbours and Friends say they are nice old ladies and big-hearted grannies. But two women in California have been charged with taking out life insurance policies on homeless men and then killing them in a bid to net millions of dollars in claims, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. Prosecutors allege that Hungarian-born Olga Rutterschmidt,… Read more »