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5 insurance twists that could catch you out

Consumer watchdog Which?’s recent survey saw 49% of respondents identifying insurance as either ‘fairly’ or ‘very’ difficult to understand. 40% admitted to just skipping rather than reading the terms and conditions for their car insurance, and 39% did the same for home insurance. But, what are some...

Leguminophobia… An irrational fear of baked beans

At amb insurance, we recently found out that one of our brokers has an irrational fear of baked beans. She is terrified of them, she can't be in the same room as them, never mind touch or look at them. We googled it, leguminophobia, it's a...

5 things businesses need to know about cyber attacks in 2018

Cyber-crime costs the UK economy billions of pounds every year, but it’s not just large companies that are at risk. Here at amb insurance, we are committed to safeguarding your business against cyber attack Nearly half of UK businesses suffered some sort of cyber breach in...

5 ways to prevent construction site theft

Many construction projects operate to tight budgets and pressing deadlines, meaning hired or owned equipment and tools need to be easily and quickly accessible to contractors. But the open nature of building sites, along with insufficient storage and security measures, can make construction projects a tempting...

#TeamAbbotts are taking on the Stafford Half Marathon

amb’s MD Andrew Barrow is warming up to join friends and family of Sharon Mason (nee Abbotts) in raising funds for the MS Society and Headway North Staffordshire. Shaz, as Andrew knew her from school, made a difference to many lives before she passed away little over a year ago...

5 Weather Dangers for Construction Workers

Apart from making a working day miserable, certain weather conditions can hamper progress on a construction site, or worse still, bring a much greater risk of accident or injury to operations. Here are five situations where the impact of the elements shouldn’t be taken lightly. Heavy...

Which insurance premiums are set to rise? Which are to fall?

Insurance Age, an industry magazine, asked insurance professionals their opinion over changes in insurance premiums. The article recognises that policies where there is a real public or employers liability risk, premiums are rising. Peter Lycett-Williams Operations Director, questions whether insurers are targeting property owners and shifting slightly away...

Ghost Brokers – how to avoid unauthorised Insurance Brokers

We all know that buying a laptop from some bloke in a pub car park means there’s a fair chance it has a dodgy background. But did you know there’s an insurance equivalent? Ghost brokering means the sale of fraudulent motor insurance policies by advisors...

How to avoid Underinsurance… Topic 1: Subsidence

How would your business cope if you had to vacate your property during major renovation works involving subsidence? Here is a short article about the potential risks provided by insurer NIG, http://www.nig.com/news-and-views/2017/a-closer-look-at-subsidence/ Key Points If you are a tenant, ensure your landlord has this cover. If you are...

Decisions, Decisions. Where do you stand in chilly weather?

As a country, the UK does get a lot of stick for seemingly coming to a standstill in any kind of weather that coasts close to the extreme, and snow is the perfect example. In other countries where six feet of the white stuff is a...