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NEWS & VIEWS

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

Shift to homeworking poses new challenges for businesses

With homeworking likely to remain popular for the foreseeable future, we take a closer look at the risks businesses need to consider.

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Risk Assist: helping businesses be ready for risk

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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Help your clients be ready for risk with Risk Assist

Businesses today are facing an ever-increasing range of risks. Find out how you can help your clients be prepared with Risk Assist.

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We’re streamlining our Motor total loss procedures

When a motor incident occurs, it’s important that your client’s claim is dealt with as efficiently as possible. So we’re streamlining our claims process to speed up total loss decision making.

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NIG adds National Windscreens to approved suppliers list

We’re adding National Windscreens to our approved suppliers list, alongside Autoglass, so your clients can benefit from greater choice when it comes to windscreen repairs and replacement.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Interruption – FCA Test Case

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has commenced a test case in the High Court. NIG standard policies are not affected by the outcome of the test case.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated Guidance on Temporarily Unoccupied Premises

As the UK emerges from lockdown we’ve updated our guidance around premises that are temporarily unoccupied.

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Upcoming changes to our windscreen and glass excess for Fleet and Mini Fleet

In a few months’ time, and when our preferred supplier is offering a full service (following the Covid-19 crisis), we’ll be changing the excess for Fleet and Mini Fleet windscreen and glass replacements.

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Ready for risk with Risk Assist

Businesses today face many risks, from business-specific challenges to health and safety and HR risks, which is why we’ve developed Risk Assist, the go-to portal to help your clients identify, manage and reduce a wide range of risks.

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Now available on Risk Assist: Our COVID-19 Business Reactivation Toolkit

The Government have announced their plans to ease the COVID-19 lockdown and are encouraging people to gradually return to work. We have launched a Business Reactivation Toolkit on NIG Risk Assist.

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Coronavirus (COVID–19) Guidance for lockdown restrictions easing

We are here to support you and your clients as best we can throughout this turbulent time. Here are some things for business owners to think about ahead of lockdown restrictions easing.

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Coronavirus (COVID–19) Update 20 April 2020

At NIG, we continue to work hard to ensure our brokers and customers receive the service they need at this time. We have implemented further changes to our systems to provide more flexibility to help you and your clients.

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We’ve done the double double! Another two five-star ratings for NIG in 2020

We have an exciting announcement. The 2020 Insurance Times eTrading survey has been published. The headline news? For the second year in a row, NIG achieved five-star ratings for Software House Trading and for our own extranet, TheHub.

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Don’t forget the helpline services for clients during Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

The majority of our customers are dealing with a lot of challenges during this time. In order to help we would like to remind you we have a range of helplines and services provided by third parties offering specialist support that you, our brokers, can share with your clients.

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Home working and tackling work related stress

Businesses are currently navigating their way through unchartered times. It’s crucial that business owners have immediate access to relevant information and support. We hope you and your clients find the information helpful.

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Government Support for Businesses

At NIG, we are here to support you and your clients as best we can throughout this turbulent time. Here are some of the initiatives introduced by the Government to support businesses. We hope you and your clients find this useful.

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Coronavirus (COVID–19) Motor FAQs

We have supplied a list of answers to some of your most frequently asked questions so that you can respond to your clients’ queries about our motor cover.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Trading and Operational Update 3 April 2020

We are working hard to maintain our service levels and trading operations for you.

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Coronavirus (COVID–19) FAQs

We want to keep you up to date so you can respond to your clients’ queries about our cover. At NIG, we are working hard in these extraordinary times to ensure our brokers and customers receive the service they need.

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Coronavirus (COVID–19) Update

Our clients, brokers and people are at the centre of everything we do at NIG and their interests and protection are particularly important during these challenging times.

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Risk management for property owners

Commercial property owners face a number of risks which have the potential to severely disrupt both them and their tenants. We take a closer look at some of the most significant risks and how they can be managed effectively.

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5 common risks facing UK businesses

There are some risks that most businesses in the UK need to be aware of, regardless of sector and size. We take a closer look at some of the most common risks facing businesses today and the steps that can be taken to mitigate them.

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Customised solutions for your clients

Create customised solutions quickly and easily with our new Commercial Combined Suite. Watch the animation.

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Your guide to escape of water

Escape of water can cause businesses significant issues. We look at the main causes and actions that can help prevent it.

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5 reasons to complete the Insurance Times eTrading Broker Insight Survey 2020

Every year, Insurance Times runs its eTrading survey, asking brokers to rate the service they receive from their eTrade insurers.

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Understanding Commercial Real Estate Occupation Risk

Commercial real estate is a significant investment and owners need to take steps to protect it. We take a closer look at some of the actions landlords can take to mitigate risk in their properties.

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Introducing our new Commercial Combined suite – full article

We’re proud to introduce our new Commercial Combined product suite, built on 125 years’ experience.

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Best wishes for a happy festive season

A personal thank you to all our brokers who have supported us so well this year.

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Benefits of our New Commercial Combined suite

Our new Commercial Combined product suite includes more cover as standard, offers instant documentation and the flexibility to custom-build what your clients need.

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How’s eTrading for you? It’s time to have your say

Every year, Insurance Times runs its eTrade survey, asking brokers to rate the service they receive from their eTrade insurers. It’s your chance to have your say about the service you’ve received over the last year.

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Challenges and opportunities for wholesale distributors in 2020

We take a closer look at the opportunities and challenges facing wholesale distributors in the coming year, from Brexit to robotics and autonomous delivery.

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Strengthening your Commercial Real Estate portfolio with your insurer

Insurance is not just a product, it is a service that is increasingly about risk management and risk transfer, becoming more of a trusted strategic counsel and adviser.

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Your guide to escape of water – full article

Escape of water can cause businesses significant issues. We look at the main causes and actions that can help prevent it.

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Liability claims and Motor: raising the bar – hire and higher

We’ve launched a new Non-Fault Hire proposition for Motor and online notifications for Liability claims.

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Risk management in the hospitality sector

Hospitality can be a risky sector. We take a closer look at some of the key risks facing the industry and how to manage them.

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Celebrating 125 years of NIG

The 8th October 2019 marks 125 years of NIG protecting and supporting businesses, helping them flourish through the high times and navigate the low.

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Motor Trade Migration is around the corner

From January 2020, existing Motor Trade policies will renew on our new product Motor Trade One.

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Insurance Times Broker Service Survey

Insurance Times conducts annual Broker Service Survey. Do we cut the mustard?

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A closer look at Motor Trade One

Motor Trade One, which launched in December 2018, is already bringing numerous benefits to both brokers and clients alike. We chatted to Stuart Walshaw of BQI Group about some of the key benefits of Motor Trade One.

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What’s next for the retail industry?

The retail sector is the UK’s largest private sector employer, with one in 10 people working in the industry and total annual sales topping £350 billion.

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Enhance the investment value of your Real Estate portfolio

Insurance is not just a product, it is a service that is increasingly about risk management rather than just risk transfer, with the insurer becoming more of a trusted strategic counsel and adviser.

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What’s next for the manufacturing industry?

Manufacturing has long played a vital role in the UK’s economy, with official figures stating it is responsible for 9% of GDP. We take a closer look at the sector’s future.

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Online claim submissions for Motor and Property – now live

We’re always looking to improve our claims journey and brokers and customers now have the option to submit motor and property claims online.

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Focus on construction: What’s next for the industry?

Take a closer look at some of the key challenges and opportunities facing the construction industry at the moment and how NIG can help the sector prepare for the future.

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Faster payments. Simpler processes. More choice.

We’re speeding up claims settlements. How? By making the process faster, simpler and effortless.

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Keyless theft driving rise in car crime.

As technology has advanced car thieves are becoming more inventive. Find out what you can do to prevent car theft, and how NIG can help.

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We’ve done the double! Two Five Star ratings for NIG.

We’re really proud to be the only insurer with a Five Star rating for both TheHub and Software Houses in the Insurance Times eTrading survey.

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A big thank you for making our BIBA run like clockwork

Thanks for joining us at BIBA 2019 in Manchester.

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What changes does the insurance industry predict for motor trade?

Technology is set to revolutionise the driving world, but what does this mean for our customers? Simon Pressley, Motor Trade Underwriting Manager, shares his views.

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