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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.

2020 NIG News - General

Sonya Bryson’s end of year message

2020 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 2021.

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Introducing Motor Fleet

We’ve launched our new Motor Fleet product, giving you the flexibility to build a policy to meet your client's needs. Watch to find out about the benefits.

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Improved policy cover for existing policyholders – Commercial Combined Migration is coming!

From February 2021, most existing policies within the Commercial Combined suite of products, Traders Combined and Contractors Combined policies will migrate onto our new product wording, effective from the policy renewal date.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 5 November 2020

With a second lockdown being announced, we want to give you an update so you can respond to your clients' queries about our cover.

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Adapting to a changing motor fleet market

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

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TheHub wins at the Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards 2020

We’re thrilled and very proud to have won ‘Best Insurer Extranet’ for TheHub at the Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards 2020.

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Everything you need to know about the hardening insurance market

For the first time in over a decade we’re experiencing a hardening insurance market. We take a look at the factors behind it, what it means for brokers and how to offer value to clients.

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New HR courses help clients support their staff

Find out how Risk Assist’s new HR courses could help your clients support their staff’s mental wellbeing. More important now than ever while we make our way through the pandemic.

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Insurance Times Broker Service Survey 2020/2021

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

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Our windscreen and glass excess for Fleet and Mini Fleet is changing

Our ‘minimum’ windscreen excess will be increasing for Fleet and Mini Fleet from 1st October 2020. Here’s everything you need to know.

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

The High Court handed down its Judgment on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Business Interruption test case on 15th September 2020. NIG policy wordings are not impacted by the Judgment.

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Helping you work more efficiently – how our Property Owners eProduct has changed for residential

Helping you work more efficiently – how our Property Owners eProduct has changed for residential

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Temporarily Unoccupied Premises Update 31 July 2020

We’ve updated our guidance regarding premises becoming temporarily unoccupied due to lockdown.

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How Risk Assist is making a difference

Risk Assist is helping brokers win, retain and protect clients. Here are just a few of the ways Risk Assist is already making a difference…

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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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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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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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