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Unfortunately, it’s a saddening thought that we currently must live with terrorism and the threat of terrorism. The threat to the UK is at the second highest of five possible levels, meaning an attack is highly likely. When it comes to travelling, you might wonder if there is anything you can do to avoid the threat of terrorism. Here’s our advice:• Check the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s ‘Know Before You Go’ website for the latest security advice, recommendations for the destination you want to visit. • Ensure you take out a good travel insurance policy that meets your needs and…read more
As modern life has taken over, more and more of our day to day lives takes place via a gadget or the internet. However when you do all of your weekly shopping, banking, bills and everything else online, you leave yourself open to a number of risks. Here’s how you can protect your online assets.• Sharing a password across all your logins is a huge mistake. For example security on social media is always poor when compared to banks, but once a hacker has your one password, they can access everything you use.• If your device broke in the old…read more
Going away somewhere nice? Whilst you’re relaxing on a sunny beach, there will always be a part of your mind that stresses about the safety of the house. Remove the added stress of “will the house be ok?” by following these top tips for securing your home.1. Alarm home intruders60% of home invasions attempted on a home with a house alarm fail according to research by Yale locks. House alarm technology has made massive leaps forward in recent years. Some smart alarms can be controlled by your smart phone and feature a camera so you can see why the alarm…read more
Car insurance fraud is becoming an increasingly lucrative and popular crime for criminals. As long as they can make it appear like an accident, they can potentially claim thousands from your misery. In fact, fraudulent insurance claims cost the insurance industry £1.5 billion in claims every year, which adds 5% onto the honest driver’s insurance premiums. Forewarned is forearmed so below are some of the most common frauds currently doing the rounds.Rear end collision with a cunning twistThis is a classic piece of insurance fraud. The fraudsters would suddenly stop, causing you to smash into the back of them. They…read more
The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has awarded the prestigious ‘Chartered Insurance Brokers’ title to Simmons Gainsford Insurance Solutions Ltd.
Chartered status is an exclusive title only awarded to firms which meet rigorous criteria relating to professionalism and capability.
All Chartered Insurance Brokers commit to the CII’s Code of Ethics & Conduct reinforcing the highest standards of professional practice in their business dealings.