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21 Feb 2024
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Can the Installation of Renewable Energy Technology Have an Impact on Your Home Insurance?

High energy costs and environmental concerns have meant that more property owners are considering self-funding renewable energy solutions at home. For the owners of historic houses, listed properties, or homes within conservation areas, a complete transition to alternative renewable energy sources, or even a partial conversion is more problematic. Aesthetic considerations, planning issues and insulation...

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31 Jan 2024
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Insuring Listed Buildings

The Rebuild value of a Listed Building is often higher than Market Value and this matters when you are looking for insurance In complete contrast to modern buildings the re-build cost of a listed building often far outweighs the market value of a property; despite this many owners still base their insurance value on the...

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04 Oct 2023
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Protecting a Renovation Project – Don’t rely on your Contractor’s Insurance

Many people are choosing to renovate or extend their properties rather than move, particularly in urban areas but often people mistakenly rely on their contractor’s insurance to protect their home during structural renovations. Castleacre Insurance Director, Hugo Johnsen, explains: ‘People do not always realise that if you are starting a building project at your home...

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23 Jul 2023
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As Building Costs Rise Rapidly What are the Risks of Underinsurance?

The dramatic rise in the cost of building materials, labour shortages and supply issues has led to a rise in rebuild costs for all buildings and increased risk of Underinsurance COVID 19 and Brexit have both had huge impacts on the UK economy but since the end of lockdown, many UK businesses recovered much faster...

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14 Jun 2023
Targeted thefts making it more difficult to insure luxury cars
Targeted Thefts are Making it Difficult to Insure Luxury Cars in the Capital – What are the Solutions?

In 2022 Autocar reported that Range Rovers were the second most stolen vehicle in the UK with many insurers unnerved by a spate of claims and losses. The British Insurance Brokers Association have recently warned about the difficulty of finding insurers willing to offer stand-alone insurance not just for Range Rovers, but other high-value cars...

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22 Mar 2023
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Castleacre Acquires Merritt Insurance

Castleacre have acquired private client insurance brokers Merritt Insurance Services. Former Director of Merritt, Jonathan Merritt, will work alongside the Castleacre team over the next two years as client policies are transferred over. Both companies specialise in looking after clients with complex insurance requirements and the transition to Castleacre offers enhanced benefits for Merritt clients....

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15 Jan 2023
Insurance for Large Scale Architectural & Building Projects Should Protect Owners and Contractors
Protecting Your Building Project

A crucial aspect of any refurbishment or renovation project is helping a client ensure potential risks are covered by insurance. Being clear at the outset, when you start a building project protects not only the client but architectural and design consultants and project mangers, but it isn’t always obvious what the best course of action...

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12 Oct 2022
An Innovative New Life Policy that helps Cover Care Costs in Later Life
An Innovative New Life Policy that helps Cover Care Costs in Later Life

‘Unlike healthcare, social care is rarely free. Most people who need residential care in later life will have to pay some or all of their costs themselves.’ Which 2022 Life expectancy has increased and most of us, as we age, will require social or nursing care. Care may start with just a few hours every...

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13 Jul 2022
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Companies Can Feel Trapped in Soaring Private Health Schemes – Is there a solution?

Many successful companies want to offer their employees extra benefits but smaller organisations are understandably frustrated by the cost of group private health schemes. This is because one serious claim can have a major financial impact on every member and place additional pressure on the employer. Some private health insurers will offset potential losses from...

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10 May 2022
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Digital Dependency and the Cyber Threat

Cyber Insurance is now an essential ingredient for Business. We have become increasingly reliant on digital technology and databases to manage sensitive information.  Our dependency on these digital systems was accelerated during the pandemic when many of us managed our work and business activity remotely. At the same time, the number of malicious cyber-attacks on...

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