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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.

Introducing Motor Trade One

Driving change: Our new all-encompassing Motor Trade One policy now covers Premises and Road Risks under one contract.

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Spotlight on our National Trading Centre

After one year of trading, and with some excellent results already to their name, we’re shining the spotlight on the team at our National Trading Centre.

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New claims teams from the New Year

We’re making claims handling even easier, starting with new claims contacts for the National Trading Centre and National Schemes Centre.

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Sonya Bryson wishes you a happy festive season

Thank you to all our brokers for your continued support this year.

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NIG launches the first apprenticeship programme for insurance brokers

We were delighted to launch our scheme at the Houses of Parliament this month.

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Help shape our service with your feedback

Our service survey is now open. We really value your views and it takes less than 10 minutes to help shape the improvements we make.

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360 from NIG: the all-round solution to simpler, faster claims October 2018

We’re always looking for ways to improve your clients’ experience with NIG. So in November we’re expanding our 360 initiative across Motor, Property and Liability.

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5 challenges facing commercial property investors

As the uncertainty over Brexit continues and the retail sector wrestles with ongoing changes in the way people shop, this year is proving to be a challenging time for the real estate market.

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The evolving nature of Motor Trade risks – are you up to date?

Motor Trade has a rich heritage in the UK stretching back to June 1895 when Evelyn Ellis ordered a left-hand drive from Paris, introducing the first motor car to England.

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Putting the effort into effortless

We think insurance should be a walk in the park. That’s why we’re organising our business around you, the broker – so we can find even more ways to be effortless to trade with. But what does that mean when it comes to service and what are the benefits to you?

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Our National Schemes Centre is open for business

We’ve opened our National Schemes Centre (NSC) for brokers who require an experienced, specialist team to handle bespoke schemes.

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The Changing Motor Trade Market

With ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV), electric and driverless vehicles set to take over the UK in the next decade, we’re preparing for the future.

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Spotlight on our eTrade team

This month we’ve turned our regional attention to Peterborough, where our eTrade team works to ensure we provide a fast, reliable response to every enquiry.

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Here's your chance to have your say on how we're doing

Every year, Insurance Times conducts its Broker Service Survey and we really value what you have to say.

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Top 10 features of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)

The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) comes into effect on October 1. How is it expected to shake up the insurance industry?

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We’re making eDocs e-asier

We’re listening to feedback and improving the eDocs portal, making it even easier for our brokers to access documentation for NIG regionally-traded products.

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How is transport helping to revolutionise Birmingham’s economy?

Birmingham is blessed with a fantastic transport infrastructure, which is set for a major overhaul in the next few decades. We look at the future of transport in the West Midlands to see what’s next for Birmingham.

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The forward-thinking, Defaqto 5-star-rated Business Package

At NIG, we believe continuous improvement should be par for the course - and so it's something we aim for every day. And one way of ensuring this is listening to what our brokers have to say, and responding with updates in line with the changing needs of end clients.

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How did England’s World Cup run affect the UK economy?

England’s first journey to the World Cup semi-final in 28 years helped lift the UK economy from an early-2018 slump – and the big winners were pubs, restaurants and retailers.

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New Electrical Wiring Regulations Explained

Electrical Installations continue to be the most frequent identifiable cause of large fire loss in commercial premises.

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A spotlight on the north-east

The north-east economy faces more challenges than most regions. We take a closer look at the 3 main challenges and the work being done to overcome these hurdles.

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Modern methods of construction – assessing the risks

With modern methods of construction becoming increasingly popular, it’s important to look at the risks they can pose, as well as the benefits they bring.

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BIBA 2018

BIBA 2018 was another success for NIG and we enjoyed spending time with our broker partners and meeting new brokers ...

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A closer look at the London construction market

Construction cranes are a familiar sight on London’s skyline, but what does the future hold for building in the capital?

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The UK’s fastest growth industries

Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, there are some industries that are flourishing amid challenging political and economic times.

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NIG launches major Property Owners eProduct refresh

We believe insurance should be a walk in the park. So we’re always talking to brokers looking for ways to improve the way we do things, the services we provide, and of course, our eProducts. And recently, we put Property Owners under the microscope.

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360 from NIG: the all-round solution to simpler, faster claims

NIG launches 360, an online self-service claims solution for motor customers using an NIG Network repairer or even when using a repairer of their own choice.

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May 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

With GDPR coming into force from 25th May 2018, we have refreshed our Privacy Notice to ensure transparency about data ...

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What does GDPR mean for UK businesses?

Sweeping changes to EU data protection law come into force in May. What impact will they have on UK businesses?

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Focus on motor trade in the South East

As the most populous and one of the largest regions in the UK, with close proximity to the capital, the south-east has long enjoyed a strong economy. It boasts the largest economy in the UK outside of London. Figures from the TUC highlight that by 2022 London and the south-east could account for 40% of national output.

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Come see us at BIBA 2018!

It’s almost 16th May, which can only mean one thing: over 7,000 industry professionals are converging on Manchester Central for BIBA 2018.

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NIG First Academy going from strength to strength

NIG First Academy is back for its second year. We caught up with Suz Diemer, Head of Broker Propositions, to find out more ...

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Spotlight on Glasgow’s property market

Scotland’s largest city has been enjoying a period of regeneration. What opportunities does it present for landlords and businesses?

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What does the Spring Statement mean for businesses?

We take a closer look at what the Chancellor’s Spring Statement means for UK's key sectors.

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5 things businesses need to know about cyber attacks in 2018

Cyber-crime costs the UK economy billions of pounds every year, but it’s not just large companies that are at risk. SMEs are now firmly in the firing line as they’re often woefully unprepared.

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Key Facts changing to Product Summary

As part of our ongoing Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) project and our commitment to the implementation of regulatory change, we are updating and changing the name of our Key Facts documents to Product Summary.

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What opportunities is the Manchester economic boom creating for businesses?

Why is Manchester proving such a magnet for businesses and what opportunities await SMEs? We take a closer look. With the Northern Powerhouse attracting much attention in recent months, all eyes have been on Manchester - arguably one of the biggest success stories in the north....

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Important notice Re: Drivers' Date of Birth data

We’re always looking for ways to improve your trading experience by capturing vital information we need when validating a claim to ensure pricing accuracy.

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Insurance Times eTrade survey is open

Insurance Times eTrade survey is open - click here to complete. We're constantly looking to enhance our eTrade proposition in order to support you and your clients and we hope you’ve felt the benefits of some of our recent changes.....

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5 key challenges the manufacturing sector has to overcome

At the end of 2017 manufacturing output was at its highest level for 10 years. We look at some of the major challenges in 2018 that could hold back this progress....

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