News & views

You’ll find a whole host of useful articles and features on our news page. We aim to offer useful business updates, topical thought leadership and much more. We hope you find the content offers real value.

BIBA 2022 – We’re looking forward to seeing you again

It’s almost time for BIBA 2022. We’re looking forward to catching up with our brokers at this year’s event on 11th and 12th May.

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Do your clients have the right cover for Jubilee Events?

With Jubilee celebrations around the corner, find out how we can help ensure your clients have the right protection in place.

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Treating vulnerable customers fairly

Anyone can find themselves in a vulnerable position at any time. In the insurance industry, we have a responsibility to ensure all customers are treated fairly and that anyone considered vulnerable is supported in the right way.

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Broker Service Survey

We are proud to have achieved a 4-star rating in the 2021/22 Insurance Times Broker Service Survey.

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Ukraine Crisis – Important Policy Statements

We want to keep you up to date so that you can respond to your clients’ queries relating to the Ukraine crisis and reassure policyholders that wish to support the Government’s Homes for Ukraine Scheme or transport humanitarian aid to the Ukraine border. We hope you find the below helpful and it provides the clarity you need.

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It’s your time to be heard – 2022 eTrade Survey is open

It’s time to have your say. The Insurance Times 2022 eTrade Survey is open. If you can spare a moment of your time to share your experiences of trading with NIG digitally in this year’s eTrade Survey, it would mean a great deal to us.

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Top risks for UK businesses in 2022

What are the top risks facing UK businesses in the coming months? We take a closer look at the possible threats.

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Risk Control Surveyor Apprentices’ first site visits

As we settle into the new year, the apprentices get their first taste of working in the field with our industry experts.

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Mini Fleet Enhancements

Take a look at some of the improvements we’ve made to our Mini Fleet eProduct. It has been enhanced with increased cover limits and improved wording. Available from 1st February 2022.

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Indexation – how it will impact you and your clients

We have some important changes with the indexation applied to the Property elements of our products, which may affect your clients.

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Keeping up to date on our Policy Wordings

Last year we advised you on updates to our Regionally Traded policy wordings, we want to advise you of further implementation dates.

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Ready to save time? The Hub has improved again.

Winner of the Best Insurer Extranet in 2020 and 2021 at the Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards, find out the latest improvements to The Hub that save you time!

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Help improve your clients’ risk on the road

As the number of company cars and vans on the roads rises, so do the associated risks. We take a look at how telematics can improve fleet management, safety and efficiency.

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Welcome to our Risk Control Surveyor Apprentices

We are excited to launch our first NIG Apprenticeship Programme. We have a brilliant cohort of 6 apprentices that will train as new field-based risk control surveyors.

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Sonya Bryson’s 2021 end of year message

2021 is almost over and we are all reflecting on what a year it’s been. Sonya Bryson shares her thoughts on this year and what’s ahead in 2022.

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TheHub wins at the Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards 2021

We are thrilled and very proud to have won ‘Best Insurer Extranet’ for TheHub at the Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards 2021

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What does the Autumn Budget mean for businesses?

At the end of October, Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave his Autumn 2021 Budget. We take a look at some of the key announcements and how they’re likely to affect businesses over the coming months….

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Everything You Need to Know About Escape of Water

As temperatures drop, escape of water risks rise. We take a look at the common causes of leaks and what can be done to prevent them.

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Help improve your clients’ risk on the road

As the number of company cars and vans on the roads rises, so do the associated risks. We take a look at how telematics can improve fleet management, safety and efficiency.

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What’s changing in the motor fleet market?

The motor fleet sector is currently undergoing a period of significant change due to the rise of electric vehicles and evolving car technology. See how we are adapting our products and services to respond to the changing fleet landscape.

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FCA General Insurance Pricing Practices – how it affects brokers and policyholders

From October 2021 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is introducing new rules into the insurance industry, with the aim of improving the way insurance markets function. We take a look at how these new rules affect our brokers and policyholders and share what we are doing to comply with the new legislation.

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How are modern methods of construction affecting your clients’ insurance needs?

Modern methods of construction are becoming increasingly commonplace. We’ve been evolving our underwriting strategy to ensure we have all the relevant information we need to accurately assess your clients’ risks…

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2021 Sprintathon

NIG teams joined over 250 runners from Bromley, Leeds and Bristol for the annual Direct Line Group Sprintathon to raise money for Stand up to Cancer.

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Mini Fleet product updated with increased value limits and more risks covered

See how Mini Fleet has changed to meet your clients’ needs.

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Update on Green Card requirements for UK motorists

UK drivers who are travelling within the EU/EEA including the Republic of Ireland are no longer required to carry a Green Card unless towing a caravan or trailer.

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Are your clients ready for the return of ‘business as usual’?

As the economy reopens ensure your clients have reassessed their insurance needs and have checked they have the right cover in place.

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NIG awards the Broker Network Commercial Lines Broker of the Year

We were delighted to sponsor the prestigious Commercial Lines Broker of the Year at the 2021 Broker Network awards.

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Rising cyber threats could be putting your clients at risk

The pandemic has created a number of opportunities for cyber criminals. See how we can help you minimise your clients’ vulnerability.

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Risk Assist: helping UK businesses be more resilient

Want to help your clients manage their risk effectively? Watch to see how Risk Assist can help businesses be ready for risk.

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Need help finding your clients’ documents?

We’ve listened to your feedback and developed the Document Finder to help guide you to your clients’ documents.

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Whiplash claims reforms

The government is changing the claims process for low-value motor vehicle claims, often known as whiplash claims. Here’s what you need to know…

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Are rising construction costs putting your clients at risk of underinsurance?

With supply and staffing challenges leading to rising costs in the construction sector, underinsurance poses a real risk. Data from Barrett Corp & Harrington highlights that of the building insurance e-valuations it has carried out for NIG to date, 83% were underinsured, with sums insured needing to increase by an average of 63%.

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