Posted: 19th September 2016
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – change is on the horizon!
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They say that forewarned is forearmed…. Well consider this your five minute warning!
There are huge changes afoot in the world of insurance and if you’re in business, you won’t be able to ignore them.
Now this might sound worrying – but in fact, the changes to The Insurance Act (which come into force on August 12th) could bring some real clarity and reduce lengthy and expensive legal disputes.
The Act itself was designed to modernise and support the growth of Britain’s insurance industry and, at last, it will transform the current 100-year-old regulations that govern contracts between businesses and insurers.
It aims to make the industry more transparent, and to help UK insurers survive against their global competitors – many of whom have already introduced more modern and flexible regimes.
This is all well and good of course, but as a business, I’m sure you just want to know what it means for you and your company.
Well the Act is split into three key areas.
As much as increasing legislation can be annoying for all of us in the world of business, this new Act will actually clarify some rather grey areas that have been left open for too long.
As an insurance broker, we’re very pleased the rules will be clearer and less complicated, and we’ll make sure all our business customers are kept fully up-to-date on how they will be affected.
This means you can have “peace of mind” that you don’t need to spend hours swotting up on the new guidelines – we’ll do all the hard work for you!
So, warning over, it’s time to keep calm and carry on – rest assured, we’re on the case!