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Time to TalkTalk about Data Breach Insurance

As the major cyber-attack on TalkTalk continues to unravel, one thing’s clear.  No business is immune from the threat of data breach.  As reports come in from TalkTalk customers effectively having their bank accounts “cleared out” and the fact that the attack was not a sophisticated assault, but a crude, basic stick-up, questions are coming in around the way TalkTalk has managed the crisis, as well as how a third attack this year could have happened.


Huf Haus Testimonial

We first met Carl at a Huf Haus owners meeting and invited him to visit and quote for the full buildings and contents insurance on our property. Our Huf home is obviously of specialized construction and of relatively high value, which together with our art and sculpture collection meant a full understanding was required in order to introduce a suitable policy provider. Carl has a very good knowledge of Huf houses, which makes a real difference in discussions with both clients and insurance companies.


Tips for a safe Fireworks night

November 5th, Fireworks night.  The smell of sulphur the whoosh of the rockets followed by the obligatory ooh’s and aarhh’s .  It can be a magical time especially for the young or the young at heart!


4 Tips for when Arranging Liability Insurance for the Recycling Sector

Premiums for Employers liability insurance in the recycling sector have always been expensive as the risks are considered high


Is Equity Release a Viable Retirement Planning Option?

Figures from the Equity Release Council have shown that homeowners borrowed a record £1.61 billion through equity release schemes in 2015. This highlights that, for many retirees, property is their biggest asset, and that rising house prices have allowed some to build up considerable equity; ERC stats showed customers borrowed an average of £70,670 each.


Our Henley House & Garden Sponsorship Blog!

18th Febuary 2016: Macbeth’s Private Client team is delighted to sponsor the Henley House & Garden Show for a second year running.  The event was launched last year by Niki Schafer, a leading Henley-based interior designer and someone we’re happy to call a friend.  Niki’s vision was to bring together local property and professional service businesses with the incredible design talent based in the Henley area.  We were thrilled to be part of its success, welcoming 4,000 visitors to experience local craftsmanship, design, and artistry from 65 businesses.


Smart Strategies to Make Your People Your Brand Ambassadors

1st February 2016: As the proud Managing Director of Macbeth, part of my role is to ensure that my team are as invested in the company and the brand as I am. Developing an engaged and committed team should be at the top of every business leader’s to do list. After all, in any business mix, people are the most important ingredient and it’s essential that they buy in to the company, our vision and our values, which ultimately they own.


How to prepare for losing a key member of staff

25th January 2016: Our MD of Financial Services, Simon Claxton, features in Management Today discussing Key Person Insurance and that often small firms don’t get round to preparing for the loss of an important employee.


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