June 2021 – Clare Ruel, Insurance Times In a joint report, the ABI and Flood Re underline the importance of maintaining flood defences Flooding is the ”greatest natural disaster” risk in the UK, with losses suggested at around £958m a year minus defences, according to a joint report from the Association of British Insurers (ABI)…Read more
June 2021 – Isobel Rafferty, Insurance Times The reinvigorated 2017 partnership will ‘make strides’ in ensuring home water leaks are ‘a thing of the past’ Covéa Insurance has struck a partnership with Internet of Things-enabled water leak detection business LeakBot. The insurer will begin rolling out LeakBot devices to its high net worth (HNW) customers across…Read more
December 2020 – Clare Ruel, Insurance Times. New data from a home insurance comparison website reveals that premium prices have seen little change and that many do not protect their home contents Nearly half (40%) of UK homeowners do not take out accidental damage cover for their home contents, however there is little change to…Read more
After rumours began circulating that AXA XL were looking to sell it’s private client business to fellow insurance giant Aviva. A statement was released confirming these plans. The company outlined that it has been looking to re-position it’s UK & Lloyd’s business to focus on optimizing it’s portfolio to fit strategically within the…Read more
The Met Office has issued snow and ice warnings for this morning, following a day of wintery weather in crowded parks – despite strict lockdown rules urging people to stay at home. Credit -Wales News Service Londoners were seen at Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill, Richmond Park and other beauty spots in their droves….Read more
People urged to brace for floods, gales and snow, with parts of England expecting 200mm downpours The river Thames remains high in Maidenhead . Photograph Maureen Mclean/Shutterstock A major incident has been declared in South Yorkshire as Storm Christoph is set to bring widespread flooding, snow and gales to parts of the UK. People have…Read more
Snow forecast in Scotland and north-east England and wintry weather in central England Photograph: Sam Mellish/In Pictures/Getty Images Snow is likely to fall across many parts of northern England on Thursday, with the possibility of a Beast from the East 2 in the middle of next week. The Met Office said freezing rain could…Read more
Storm Bella: High winds add to flooding chaos across the UK Coastal areas forced to erect flood defences to counter impact of waves whipped up by 100mph gusts. …Read more
Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire has seen flooding this week PA MEDIA Warnings of thunderstorms are in place across swathes of the UK after some areas saw the longest stretch of high temperatures since the 1960s. Yellow storm warnings apply to much of England, Wales, parts of Northern Ireland and south-west Scotland following highs…Read more
Motorists had to be rescued from their cars after a burst water main flooded a major road in north-west London. Eight drivers were helped to safety by firefighters after becoming trapped in half a metre of water on the North Circular road. Some homes around Golders Green, Hendon and Finchley were left without water on…Read more
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