The secret is out. Criminals are using easy-to-buy electronic scanners to steal some of Britain’s most popular executive cars. Criminals are now hacking into cars in under 60 seconds, without leaving a single scratch or dent and it’s highlighting a major flaw in the security of luxury cars. In fact, almost half of the 89,000 vehicles broken into in London last year were hacked electronically. However the problem is not confined to London postcodes. Insurers and car organisations across the country are concerned that the electronic systems designed to protect our vehicles, do not have the adequate security systems in…read more
Last year we had one of the wettest Decembers on record, with areas of Cumbria, Greater Manchester and York hit with floods. Many people have had to pay out huge amounts to repair property damage and replace contents, which ruined their Christmas and had huge repercussions for their financial situation.There’s only so much that we can do in the face of a natural disaster, but these five tips could help you to lessen the damage to your property.1. Sign Up to the Environment Agency’s ‘Flood Warning System’The flood warning system is the quickest and easiest way to find out if…read more
Today’s business environment moves at a rapid pace with a growing reliance on technology, social media and the internet to manage costs and maintain market advantage. This brings with it emerging risks that could result in lost revenue, business down time and a host of unforeseen costs and legal liabilities which could potentially ruin your business. According to a recent survey, 74% of small organisations experienced a security breach last year, with the average cost of a breach rising sharply from £75,000 in 2014 to £311,000 last year. This is clearly a massive cost which many small and large…read more
Card machine fraud is increasingly becoming one of the most common types of fraud. Criminal gangs are tampering with cash machines so that they can clone your card details and drain your bank account. Every week, 2,500 Britons are made victims of ATM fraud, according to Financial Fraud Action UK.You’re not even safe when you’re on holiday! The number of card machines that were tampered with in the US last year rose by a massive 546%! We’re not helpless in the face of this fraud. There are ways of spotting if an ATM has been tampered with, you just need to…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.