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Phishing for small fish: Why SMEs need cyber insurance

Justin Clarke, Director of Underwriting and Pricing at NIG, explores the threat of cybercrime to small and medium-sized businesses and explains why comprehensive cyber insurance coverage is essential. Cybercriminals don’t go after small fish, right? Actually, nearly three-quarters of small and medium-sized businesses have suffered a...

Six reasons why….. you should use an insurance broker

Insurance is one of life’s little inevitabilities for a great many of us, like booking your car in for an MOT, visiting the dentist, or filling out a tax return. A lot of us will have a go-to MOT garage, the same dentist, or a trusted...

Manufacturers, You need to prioritise cybersecurity!

In 2011, the government and IT specialists Detica undertook a study which suggested that hi-tech manufacturers, including those working in aerospace, electronics and pharmaceuticals, were high-risk targets for cybercrime. Yet despite this caution, less than a third (31%) of manufacturers see cybersecurity as a high priority....

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...