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Insurance comparisons made easy for SMEs

From today, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can easily and quickly compare a variety of business insurance products through one website - comparethemarket.com.

Employers' liability compulsory insurance regulations

Kate Syred, Head of Direct Line for Business, comments on the changes to the Employers' Liability Compulsory Insurance Regulations: "We welcome the change of the ELCI rules that came into play on Wednesday 1st October, which recognises the changing face of workplaces today, especially with many businesses now employing staff who work remotely.

Boom in online shopping brings new risks to retail industry

Despite the current turbulent economy and low consumer confidence, online retail spending is forecast to increase by 220% within the next four years.

Allianz Commercial enhances legal expenses offering

Allianz Commercial has increased the sum of legal protection it provides to customers to £100,000 across a range of SME policies.

More companies take up trade credit insurance

The number of companies taking out credit insurance increased by 10% during 2007, according to figures from the ABI (Association of British Insurers).

HSBC makes protection easy for small to medium size businesses

HSBC has launched a unique insurance service for small to medium sized businesses (SME) that allows business owners to "mix and match" its various elements to perfectly suit their needs.

Over 650,000 UK businesses struck by crime

No company likes to be a victim of crime but a new survey by insurer RSA has found that it's a regular occurrence for a significant number of businesses and they are incurring thousands of pounds of damage as a result.

12m Britons hurt at work in the last year

Research by insurer RSA has shown that a large number of people have incurred an injury or illness in the workplace, 11.8m Britons in the last 12 months.

Cheaper business protection quotes from Legal & General

Legal & General has significantly reduced its rates for business protection quotes through The Exchange portal.

Zurich adds bespoke freight liability product

Zurich is launching a new Freight Liability product to supplement its Marine Cargo policy, which was launched at the beginning of the year.

Government drive to increase flexible working for families

Commenting on the Government's drive to increase flexible working for families, Kate Syred, Head of Direct Line for Business, said: "The Government is proposing several initiatives to encourage parents to improve their work-life balance, including setting up their own business.

National work from home day

Mike Bowman, Head of MORE TH>N BUSINESS, comments on national work from home day 15th May:

Pitfalls for Britain's home based workforce

As the nation prepares for National Working At Home Day (Thursday 15th May), Lloyds TSB Insurance is warning Britain's growing home-based workforce to avoid the pitfalls of not having adequate insurance cover.

Direct Line launches insurance for pub and restaurant owners

Direct Line, one of the UK's leading personal lines insurers, has launched a new insurance product for pub and restaurant owners.

Direct Line launches insurance for hoteliers

Direct Line, one of the UK's leading personal lines insurers, has launched a new insurance product for hotel, guesthouse and bed & breakfast owners.