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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!

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Time to TalkTalk about Data Breach Insurance

Although no major financial loss was incurred by the customers of the October 2015 TalkTalk computer systems hack, the personal data of 4% of the company’s 4 million users was compromised. The breach resulted in costs of £60m which resulted in the loss of over 101,000 customers. One thing is clear – no business is immune from the threat of data breach.

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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.

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Boom in Inheritance Tax Receipts

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Roy Jenkins famously described inheritance tax as a voluntary tax, stating that inheritance tax is…”broadly speaking, a voluntary levy paid by those who distrust their heirs more than they dislike the Inland Revenue.”  If you don’t want 40% (after allowances) of all your hard-earned assets to go to the taxman, estate planning can help you keep more of your estate in the family.

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Simplifying a Help to Buy Remortgage

Remortgaging after Help to Buy need not be a headache.

Since it’s launch in 2013, the Help to Buy (HTB) scheme has helped thousands of first time buyers get their feet on the property ladder. The scheme made it possible for those who were stuck renting and unable to save for a significant deposit to break the cycle and become homeowners. The scheme looks to have achieved what it set out to, with recent years seeing the highest number of first-time buyers since 2006. The government’s Help to Buy website does a great job of setting out all the detail on how the scheme works.

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Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor Mortgage (JBSP) – Lending a Helping Hand

Being able to help your child establish themselves in the property market is something any parent would want to be able to do if they could, and with a Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor (JBSP) mortgage they can do just that.

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Your Mortgage – Don’t be Prisoner

If you’re stuck in your mortgage, and your mortgage lender hasn’t already contacted you, consider talking to a mortgage adviser. An example of how we have helped a client in this situation:

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Distribution Fraud Insurance – Know Your Clients

Distribution Fraud is, unfortunately, fairly common these days, costing UK businesses tens of millions a year. It is however an insurable risk, usually covered as part of a wider crime insurance policy. Distribution Fraud Insurance.

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