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Online business insurance facility hits the spot with brokers

Aviva's online quote and buy facility for small business insurance, Fast Trade, has been given improved functionality for brokers based on customer feedback.

Secure unoccupied industrial premises warns Aviva

With around 20% of UK warehouses and factories unoccupied, Aviva is warning property owners of the need to take all necessary precautions to secure vacant buildings.

Secure unoccupied industrial premises warns Aviva

With around 20% of UK warehouses and factories unoccupied, Aviva is warning property owners of the need to take all necessary precautions to secure vacant buildings.

Commercial property owners need to review insurance

Commercial property owners are putting their investments at risk from underinsurance by failing to maintain their sum insured at adequate levels, according to Aviva, with the problem set to rise as the country exits the recession.

Aviva launches specialist media cover

Recognising that the media industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK, Aviva has launched a specialist media insurance, which covers the industry's specific insurance needs.

Food and drink accident rate higher than construction

Construction is often seen as one of the most dangerous industries to work in. But official figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that people working in food and drink manufacturing are over one and a half times (1.6) more likely to be injured at work than construction workers.

Insurer warns businesses to prepare for surge in orders

As new figures from the EEF (The Manufacturers Organisation) reveal growth in manufacturing output and orders, insurer RSA is warning companies that have downsized during the recession to prepare for the risks that a sudden surge in big and untypical orders will bring.

Property owners to prepare for further rise in vacant retail units

With the increase in empty shops on UK high streets, Aviva is warning property owners of the importance of having the right insurance in place in the event of crime and malicious damage.

Forklift truck drivers must be supervised and trained, says Aviva

With over 8,000 accidents in the UK every year involving forklift trucks, and around 10 resulting in fatality, Aviva is urging employers to provide adequate training and supervision for both new and experienced drivers.

Businesses failing to conform with fire legislation

Forty percent of businesses are failing to conduct fire risk assessments in accordance with legislation implemented three years ago, warns Aviva Risk Management Solutions (ARMS).

UK entrepreneurs put their livelihoods at risk

Research from the Scottish Widows Business Protection Report has revealed that 2.6 million sole traders in the UK are leaving their businesses vulnerable by not protecting the owner/key person should the worst happen.

Allianz Commercial adds free legal service

Allianz Commercial has enhanced the level of service and legal cover in its popular Commercial Select product.

BIBA and Bluefin join forces to launch new D&O scheme

The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) has appointed Bluefin as the provider of its new members' scheme for Directors & Officers (D&O) insurance.

A Snow Day could prove gloomy for Brits

The freezing weather conditions and snow have forced many Brits to stay at home, with road and school closures preventing them from working.

Small businesses vulnerable to survive major incidents

The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) is calling on the Government to do more to ensure that small businesses survive a major incident such as a fire, flood, act of terrorism, or a pandemic such as swine flu, particularly during the current economic downturn.