There are more than 30 million trips abroad planned for this summer, but many will risk losing their money by relying on insurance that could leave them out on a limb. Those most at risk are the holidaymakers that purchased travel insurance offered as part of a ‘packaged’ bank account. What seems like a good deal costing between £5 and £25 a month, these accounts provide cover for more than just holidays, be it breakdown cover or mobile phone insurance – however, they are not to be trusted. Over the past few years because the number of customers actually making…read more
It’s huge security issue right now and cybercrime is on the rise with criminals coming up with new ways to hack into businesses and make a quick buck every day. As technology advances and UK firms become more reliant on computers, servers and networks, so do the risks become greater. For most businesses, unfortunately cyber-attacks are a case of when, not if.Despite the threat, just a quarter of businesses (24%) are taking steps to protect themselves from being the victim of a cyber-attack despite the Office for National Statistics revealing that there were 2.5million incidents of cybercrime just between May…read more
The cost of running a car isn’t exactly cheap, especially for new drivers that have recently earned their license and are itching to get on the road. From fuel to tax to MOTs, your car can easily burn through a lot of your cash. Car insurance is without a doubt, one of the largest expenses for drivers and we’re always looking for a cheaper deal. There are plenty of factors that decide the price of your insurance, but the car you drive plays the biggest part. So, if you’re a new driver looking for the cheapest option available or an…read more
More than 65 million passwords for the microblogging and social networking site Tumblr have been stolen following a breach of cyber security in 2013, it has been revealed.The company revealed they had been hacked in 2013, but did not reveal how many users were affected by the breach. Following an investigation, the data breach awareness site Have I been Pwned (HIBP) have stated that they believe 65,469,298 emails and passwords have been stolen.In a statement, Tumblr said “We recently learned that a third party had obtained access to a set of Tumblr user email addresses with salted and hashed passwords…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.