Access Insurance announce 4 year Sponsorship deal as part of Social Enterprise ethics
Access Insurance is involved in sponsoring Selsdon Little Leagues football and netball teams. We do this, not because we believe that there will be any return, but because we are developing as a social enterprise and believe that this is a major valuable local resource run by very enthusiastic volunteers. We do not have any children playing in the leagues. We believe that additional investment in replacing equipment and continuing to fund this project is very important.
Specialist Insurance Brokers Join Forces to Access Larger Share of Market
Specialist charity and church insurance brokers, Access Insurance and A T Bell Insurance Brokers Ltd are delighted to announce that the client portfolio and staff of A T Bell will now be incorporated into Access Insurance.
The move comes as AT Bell celebrates their 40th year of trading. Peter Bell said “I see this as a positive step in securing the next 40 years for my clients. I am confident that this new arrangement will enable us to continue to look after our clients with the highest integrity and expertise, whilst ensuring the growth and stability of our client base for the future”.
Article on travel insurance dealing with pre-existing medical conditions.
Article on travel insurance in Ask an Expert on 12 October 2010 from the www.thisismoney.co.uk website. The answer is from an expert in travel insurance who happen to be one of our main providers of travel insurance!
According to the Insurance daily publication, customers are now considering their cover more closely.
The article follwed research by YouGov which showed that Comprehensive travel insurance has recently seen its profile in the public consciousness increase dramatically, due largely to the unprecedented volcanic disruption to airlines and kept in the public eye by industrial action.
An article in The Press and Journal reported on some research by Sainsbury’s Finance showing the enourmous cost to British holidaymakers from theft.
The estimate is that in the last 5 years up to £1.7billion worth of personal possessions was stolen from them whist abroad. Further research showed that about 5.1million adults said they had been the victim of theft while on holiday abroad in this period, with the estimated average value of lost possessions £326.
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today announces it has resolved its litigation with easyGroup IP over the terms of the ‘easyJet’ brand licence.
A revised brand licence agreement ends the long-standing uncertainty arising from the on-going dispute and confirms easyJet’s right to generate revenues from ancillary activities.
The amended and re-stated licence agreement continues easyJet’s worldwide rights to the use of its brand on a basis which protects easyJet’s current commercial activities and provides clarity and certainty over the terms of the licence. Operational flexibility is considerably improved and easyJet will have the freedom to enter new co-branding agreements with other travel service providers as well as white label partners such as car hire, hotels and travel insurance companies. In addition, easyJet will have the right to enter co-branding promotions with other leading brands. Upon obtaining shareholder approval for the revised brand licence, Sir Stelios has agreed to give up the right to appoint himself as easyJet Chairman and end easyGroup’s rights of representation on the Board of easyJet.
The rights will continue for a fifty year term, with a minimum commitment of ten years in return for an annual royalty payment of 0.25% of easyJet’s revenues. The payment is fixed at £3.9 million and £4.95 million for the first two years of the agreement.
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Access Underwriting have announced a tie up with PFD Financial Services to expand the offerings they provide to the charity sector.
Simon Hickman, managing director at Access commented ” as Access Underwriting have grown in the charity sector, we found that many of our larger clients were seeking advice on pensions, employee benefits, keyman insurance and other protection related products. We had used PFD Financial on an informal basis and had joint meetings with clients which were very productive. PFD Financial are very down to earth, independent and offer sound professional advice without the pushiness that used to be associated with some parts of the financial services profession. We are delighted to announce our official tie up with PFD who will be able to offer financial advice to our clients.
NicK Horsley, managing director at PFD said “I am delighted to work with Access to continue their work with charities giving the same no nonsense advice service that the clients of Access are used to.”
Finalists in the Charity Times Awards 2009 for providing outstanding insurance services to the charity sector
We were delighted to be finalists for this award in 2009. Coming second to a major international insurer (who were chosen because of their corporate Social Responsibility programme) was an immense achievement and was made possible because we are able to act quickly to meet the needs of our clients.
Simon Hickman, Managing Director of Access Underwriting, said: “We were delighted last year to have been a finalist for this Award and are now highly delighted to have been a finalist again!”
Access Insurance is an experienced and fast growing charity insurance broker, having had a 50% growth in charity clients in the last year alone. We are now trusted to act for a range of over 2000 charities, churches and voluntary groups; including community centres, museums, drug rehabilitation units, caring organisations, community radio and homeless shelter projects. We have designed dedicated services to meet the needs of small, medium and large charities through dedicated channels of highly trained staff. We also effectively negotiate special schemes and tailor-made insurance for our charity clients to ensure they get best value for money.