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Webinar: ‘The Ransomware Playbook: A Survival Guide’ – register now

Alongside our strategic cyber partners, Risk Crew, we are running a free webinar on ransomware called: The Ransomware Playbook: A Survival Guide on Tuesday, 30 November at 2pm.

The webinar is a great opportunity for businesses to hear from industry experts on:

  • What is ransomware and how does it work?
  • The defence strategy: how can you prevent a ransomware attack?
  • What are the legal considerations following an attack?
  • How will a cyber-liability insurance product respond to a ransomware incident?

To register for this free event, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/771109913552825101

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Phishing emails – Tips to help protect your business

Phishing emails and attacks are one of the most common and susceptible forms of cyber-attacks, due in most part to our increased use of digital tools in day-to-day life.

As these attacks become more sophisticated, the risk of you or a member of your staff becoming a victim increases. To help prevent this, we have put together a list of quick and actionable tips below to help you better understand phishing attacks and know the best practices to help protect yourself and your business.

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Brokerbility Holdings Ltd (part of the Clear Group) is awarded Investors in People’s Gold Standard accreditation

Brokerbility Holdings Ltd ‘BHL’ (part of the Clear Group) has been awarded the Gold Standard by Investors in People (IIP), following a rigorous assessment process conducted by an IIP assessor in August. This is an inspirational achievement for everyone at BHL and the Clear Group and a testament to BHL’s drive, focus and commitment to ‘make work better’. It is also the hallmark of a conscientious employer and the product of an outstanding workplace, and we should all feel very proud of this well-deserved accolade.  

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How to evaluate whether your staff benefits are an asset - or a risk

The chief objective of most employee benefits programmes is to increase staff happiness. The advantages of doing so are clear - overarching business goals of expansion and increased efficiency become more achievable, staff turnover and the associated costs of recruitment can be lowered, and overall productivity can be improved.

But a benefits programme that is not effective or well optimised for the business offers the reverse of these - and can instead constitute a risk.

If your business offers staff a benefits package, evaluating whether it constitutes an asset or a potential liability to your business should be a priority.

We explain why - and how it can be efficiently assessed - below.

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The Clear Group acquires Anderson White Insurance Brokers

Award-winning, independent broking group CLEAR announces the acquisition of Anderson White Insurance Brokers. This latest deal represents the 30th acquisition made by CLEAR since it was established in 2001, and the group has more than doubled in size since ECI Partners invested in 2018.  

As of May 1st, 2022, Anderson White Insurance Brokers website has been integrated in to CLEAR Insurance Management Ltd.

If you have been redirected to this page and wish to contact the team at Anderson White, please see below.

Paul Anderson

01483 204 340

Louise Anderson

01483 204 341

David Warwick

01483 204 359

Keith Bass

01483 204 355

Helen McGinn

01483 204 348

Susan Colson

01483 204 353

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Whiplash Reform: a programme of measures to tackle the high number and cost of whiplash claims

The Whiplash Reform Programme went live on 31 May 2021, following a government review of whiplash claims that result from low-value road traffic accidents.

The Whiplash Reform Programme changes how insurers handle these types of claims. The aim of the reform is to reduce the costs to insurers and curb opportunistic and fraudulent claims. The reform will also allow unrepresented claimants to claim for injury through the Road Traffic Accident (RTA) Small Claims Portal – Official Injury Claim Service (OICS).

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CNA Hardy -  Cyber Attack

Over the weekend (20-21 March 2021) CNA Hardy were the victims of a large scale global Cyber Attack. Investigations continue into the cause and as to whether any customer data has been compromised.

CNA Hardy have stressed that the security of their data and that of their insureds ’and other stakeholders is of the utmost importance to them. Should they determine that this incident has impacted their policyholders’ data, they will notify those parties directly.

 

For more information please visit www.cnahardy.com

Three topics to consider with rentcharges: freehold, estate and ground rent

Rentcharges have been in existence since the 1290 Statute of Quia Emtores, which was payable to the lord of the manor in perpetuity.  They became popular in the Victorian and Edwardian eras as a mechanism to release land from its manorial owners and get the land into use.  Once the land was developed, the subsequent owners would then be liable for a yearly charge, normally ranging between £2 and £10. 

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Meet our new Group CEO, Mike Edgeley

We recently welcomed Mike Edgeley to CLEAR as our new Group CEO.

Mike was kind enough to spare a few minutes to discuss his background, his thoughts on CLEAR, and his plan for his first few months.

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