Franklands Commercial Insurance Brokers Blog

Impact of Brexit on Sums Insured

Posted by Paul Brown FCII on 21-Oct-2016 13:10:55

It is important for businesses to understand the impact of the weakening pound on their insurance sums insured.

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Topics: Brexit

Franklands are attending East Midlands Property Owners (EMPO) Expo

Posted by Kieren Rai on 13-Oct-2016 13:38:14

Franklands are attending East Midlands Property Owners (EMPO), Derbyshire Landlord and Letting Agent Expo, taking place on Thursday 20th October at the iPro Stadium. Visitors to this free Expo will be able to benefit from the very latest rental advice and support from the region’s property professionals. There will be advice and guidance available at the Expo, you will also benefit from an array of exhibitors including local authorities and businesses specializing in providing products and services specific to the private sector landlord.

Please come down and visit us if you have the chance.
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Topics: Property

Cybercrime hits the headlines again................

Posted by Kieren Rai on 12-Oct-2016 09:56:56

Cybercrime is again amongst the main stories in today’s news with a recent study finding 50% of UK business respondents having experienced economic crime, a statistic which is overshadowed by Government data proving 9 in 10 large UK businesses being successfully breached.

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Topics: cyber liability

The perils of using unrated insurers

Posted by Paul Brown FCII on 06-Oct-2016 09:24:16

With Gibraltar based Enterprise Insurance being declared insolvent, less than two years after Malta based Setanta Insurance  suffered the same fate, why are Insurance Brokers still recommending unrated insurers to their valued clients?

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Topics: insurance

Director Paul Brown listed in the Derby Telegraph Inspirational 250 list.

Posted by Kieren Rai on 04-Oct-2016 12:54:38

We are delighted to note that Franklands Director Paul Brown has again been listed in the Derby Telegraph Inspirational 250 list.

The list highlights business people across Derbyshire who have made an inspiring contribution to the economic prosperity of the region.

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Topics: The Derby Telegraph Inspirational 250 List

UK Financial Fraud on the increase

Posted by Kieren Rai on 26-Sep-2016 09:54:59

UK Financial Fraud on the increase

Financial fraud has increased in the last year as more than a million cases in the UK have occurred between January and June 2015. Fraudulent activity has increased so rapidly that it now accounts for nearly half of all crime, stated by Ian Dyson (Commissioner of City of London Police). The majority of incidents consist of payment card, cheque, online banking or telephone banking fraud.
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Topics: Fraud

Cyber Insurance

Posted by Paul Brown FCII on 19-Sep-2016 16:26:46

A third of UK businesses have now arranged, or are in the process of purchasing cyber insurance. Latest Government Security Breaches Survey illustrates, 74% of small organisations reporting a security breach in the last year. Many SME’s don’t believe they will face a cyber attack, as they perceive their business to be too small and their data worthless, however often with no firewall, encrypted database, or any other means of protection, hackers find small businesses an easy target. Cyber crime represents a real threat to your business, please follow the link below and request to speak to one of our advisers.
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Topics: cyber liability

Innovation is alive and well in the East Midlands

Posted by Andrew Lowe on 21-Jun-2016 14:43:47

Life Science Innovation is recognised as key to the UK’s economic growth.  As a traditional service lead industry Franklands always look forward to the Medilink East Midlands annual Innovation Day to celebrate Life Science development in the East Midlands.  This year the day didn’t disappoint.

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Topics: Lifescience

The Insurance Act 2015 - beware the trip wires

Posted by Paul Brown FCII on 20-Jun-2016 14:29:42

The Glorious Twelfth this year will see the introduction of the greatest change to insurance contract law in this country in over 100 years.  12th August 2016 is the date when the Insurance Act 2015 amends the Marine Insurance Act 1906 and imposes significant new obligations on buyers of business insurance.

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Topics: Insurance Act 2015

George Hardy celebrates graduating at the CII’s Great Hall

Posted by Jade Dimmock on 06-Jun-2016 16:26:12

We are delighted to announce that Franklands’ first young apprentice has graduated from the Brokerbility Academy.  George Hardy has just celebrated passing the Chartered Insurance Institute Accredited Brokerbility Academy Apprenticeship in a graduation ceremony held at the Great Hall of the CII in London, on 27 May 2016.  George was one of 17 young apprentices to receive their qualification as part of the first Brokerbility Academy Programme.

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Topics: Staff