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February 6, 2023
Economic turbulence heightens concerns that businesses risk being underinsured

Supply chain disruptions, fast rising construction costs and ever-growing energy bills are just some of the issues which could lead businesses to find themselves underinsured. Should they need claim, that could prove very costly. Business underinsurance is a perennial concern and one which we as diligent commercial insurance brokers constantly guard against on behalf of […]

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January 18, 2023
Rise in business failures increases urgency for businesses to secure Trade Credit Insurance

With the UK economy facing a range of unprecedented challenges, even the most robust businesses face financial risk.

Why? Because the failure of a client can prove financially injurious or even fatal.

Trade credit insurance can protect against such risks.

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January 16, 2023
Adapting to new or heightened risks during an economic downturn

RBIG Broking Director Geoff Gregory looks at how economic uncertainty and the cost-of-living crisis could create fresh business risks and impact commercial insurance cover. Here he examines the challenges which may arise and how business owners and managers can better protect their buildings, assets and operational continuity. Overview The UK economy continues to face turbulent […]

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January 9, 2023
Heightened risk make D&O insurance an increasingly vital cover

Economic uncertainty, increasingly aggressive regulatory regimes and the growing impact of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues mean executives are facing both new and heightened risks. But they can protect themselves with Directors & Officers Liability insurance reports RBIG Broking Director Geoff Gregory. A confluence of factors, whilst not quite a perfect storm, do mean […]

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July 6, 2022
Reducing sickness absence makes for healthier business

The latest UK Labour Market Report has shown a significant spike in the sickness absence rate. With days lost to sickness or injury hitting nearly 150 million, what can you do to help keep your staff healthier, happier and more productive? The latest data from the Office for National Statistics has shown that in 2021 […]

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June 24, 2022
Case for credit insurance further strengthened as insolvencies surge

With company insolvencies on the rise, could trade credit insurance protect your business against late or unpaid debt? As long ago as April last year I warned of the likelihood that insolvencies would increase once the UK government's Covid protections were removed, writes Stephen Hodgson. Sadly, the latest figures from the Insolvency Service are proving […]

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June 23, 2022
Is it time to prescribe private medical insurance?

With NHS waiting lists growing, inflation soaring and the cost of living crisis hitting pockets, is now the time to prescribe private medical insurance?

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February 10, 2022
RBIG backs conversation charity Lancashire Wildlife Trust

We're proud to have pledged our support of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust (LWT), the conservation charity which protects, nurtures and promotes the natural environment across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and North Merseyside. LWT receives no government funding for the excellent work it does in protecting wildlife and the natural environment. It relies solely on voluntary donations […]

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December 21, 2021
That was the year that was

As we wave goodbye to 2021 - our 40th anniversary year - our commercial director Stephen Hodgson looks back on how RBIG has helped businesses meet the challenges presented by another testing 12 months. This was a year that many will want to forget. The ever-changing Covid landscape saw businesses riding a rollercoaster, knuckles white […]

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November 25, 2021
Are small businesses ready to address Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) issues?

Addressing Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) issues is going to become increasingly important to SMEs. Now is the time prepare says RBIG's commercial director, Stephen Hodgson. As the COP26 summit opened last month, I wrote about how insurers are placing ESG centre stage. Underwriters have already signalled they will insulate themselves from fossil fuel risks. […]

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