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The upcoming changes to pension default funds

The upcoming changes to pension default funds

22/10/2019
As a result of increased economic uncertainty for UK markets over the last couple of years, leading UK pension providers have been changing their default fund investment strategies to increase returns for investors.
Impact of no-deal Brexit on EU citizens living in the UK

Impact of no-deal Brexit on EU citizens living in the UK

02/10/2019
Brexit has been an elephant in the room for the past three years, however, with the Government committed to the 31st October deadline, now is the time for employers to be very clear about the possible implications of employing EU citizens.
Revealed: Data finds employers aren’t taking staff risks seriously

Revealed: Data finds employers aren’t taking staff risks seriously

17/09/2019
While your organisation is likely to have measures in place to protect your employees from common workplace risks, such as slips and trips or asbestos exposure, a recent survey discovered that many firms are failing to account for far more prevalent staff risks.
Don’t ignore near-miss reporting – here’s why

Don’t ignore near-miss reporting – here’s why

17/09/2019
Following a serious accident on-site, many employers respond by re-evaluating their workplace risks and controls to determine what went wrong and how they can reduce the likelihood of future incidents.
Why it’s important to prioritise mental health in the workplace

Why it’s important to prioritise mental health in the workplace

13/09/2019
It's vital for your employees to feel comfortable and supported in sharing any worries or concerns they have regarding their health at work. Nevertheless, recent research found that this is rarely the case for UK workers - especially in the realm of mental health.
Intangible threats are the top culprits for Business Interruption

Intangible threats are the top culprits for Business Interruption

15/08/2019
Today’s evolving risk landscape contains a wide range of intangible threats—cyber-attacks, broken supply chains and the mental health of your employees, to name a few — that all have the potential to cause noticeable business interruption within your organisation.
5 risks which increase your D&O liabilities

5 risks which increase your D&O liabilities

25/07/2019
The last few years have seen a significant increase in directors and officers (D&O) being held legally accountable for organisational mistakes or failures.
Here’s how organisations are handling their cyber-security risks

Here’s how organisations are handling their cyber-security risks

25/07/2019
Every year, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport releases their annual Cyber Security Breaches Survey. This year’s data allows organisations to take a closer look at top cyber-threats, analyse the impacts of disruptive breaches and understand the importance of managing cyber-security.
Seeing the road ahead – Fleet Managers’ duty on employee vision

Seeing the road ahead – Fleet Managers’ duty on employee vision

25/07/2019
It is general knowledge that it’s illegal to drive a vehicle without necessary corrective eye-wear and drivers who break the law can be fined, have points on their licence or even be jailed in extreme cases.
What can your business learn from the Notre Dame fire?

What can your business learn from the Notre Dame fire?

25/07/2019
As flames engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral this April, the tragedy emphasised the grim reality that no building is immune to the costly consequences of a fire.
How Employee Benefits can help promote workforce productivity, engagement, and satisfaction

How Employee Benefits can help promote workforce productivity, engagement, and satisfaction

25/07/2019
Sometimes convincing senior management of the benefits of spending money on Employee Benefits (EB) can be a challenge. HR requests for additional budget will be assessed against other business requirements and often EB spend is moved to the category of 'nice to have but non essential'.
5 biggest issues for Directors and Officers

5 biggest issues for Directors and Officers

26/06/2019

The past few years have seen a significant increase in directors and officers (D&O) being held legally accountable for organisational mistakes or failures.
British Steel collapses into insolvency

British Steel collapses into insolvency

20/06/2019
Lat month yet another substantial, seemingly unshakeable company had collapsed into liquidation. The compulsory liquidation puts 5,000 jobs at risk, as well as endangering 20,000 more in the supply chain, according to the BBC.
How a no deal Brexit will change driving in the EU

How a no deal Brexit will change driving in the EU

15/03/2019
Whether you plan to take your family on a continental road trip in the coming months or work for a transport organisation that frequently enters the EU, the results of Brexit may alter your current travelling agenda.
Building relationships at Arab Health 2019

Building relationships at Arab Health 2019

10/03/2019
Finch’s Medical and Healthcare specialist, Emma Thornton, joined representatives from over 60 healthcare and life science companies for the Department for International Trade’s (DIT’s) Northern Powerhouse: Mission to Arab Health 2019.
And the winner is…..

And the winner is…..

11/12/2018
Finch were delighted to sponsor the ‘International Company of the Year (£50m + turnover)’ award at Insider’s prestigious North West International Trade Awards which took place at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester last week.
Finch service recognised by Investor in Customers (IIC)

Finch service recognised by Investor in Customers (IIC)

17/09/2018
We are delighted to announce that Finch have been awarded the prestigious Gold award by independent customer experience organisation, Investor in Customers (IIC).
Insurance broker snapped up by French group

Insurance broker snapped up by French group

05/09/2018
A Surrey-based insurance broker has been acquired by Verlingue in a deal which triples the size of the French acquirer's presence in the UK market.
ICB Group joins Verlingue

ICB Group joins Verlingue

04/09/2018
Verlingue and ICB announced that ICB Group, one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers, joined the Verlingue group.
Northwest Aerospace Alliance Annual Conference

Northwest Aerospace Alliance Annual Conference

24/05/2018
A fascinating conference! It was great to immerse ourselves in another industry, get a better understanding of the issues they face and improve our understanding of our clients' and prospective clients' challenges. We had a great day, met some interesting people and learnt a huge amount.
Will your insurance protect you from GDPR?

Will your insurance protect you from GDPR?

11/05/2018
Data Protection law is changing, and recent research shows that preparing for this is a top three concern for most Directors.
Finch joins key Hospitality industry body, UKHospitality

Finch joins key Hospitality industry body, UKHospitality

16/03/2018
As part of our ongoing commitment to the Hospitality sector, we are delighted to announce our membership of BKHospitality, a new trade body formed by the merger of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (the ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (the BHA).
Childcare vouchers – important announcement

Childcare vouchers – important announcement

15/03/2018
The Government has announced an extension to the deadline for joining the Childcare Voucher Scheme for a further six months. The Scheme was set to close to new entrants at the start of April, but the Government has now agreed to allow employees until at least October 2018.
Major changes to the Childcare voucher system

Major changes to the Childcare voucher system

02/03/2018
Following years of speculation as to whether or not the Government will abandon the current childcare voucher scheme, Finch's Head of Employee Benefits, Mark Pugh, looks at how it will be phased out, and its replacement - Tax-Free Childcare.
Auto enrolment pension contribution increases – are you ready for April 2018? Sample letter for communicating changes to your employees.

Auto enrolment pension contribution increases – are you ready for April 2018? Sample letter for communicating changes to your employees.

12/02/2018
On the 6th April 2018, employer and employee minimum contributions rates will increase for defined contribution qualifying schemes.

We recommend informing employees of the changes - please see our sample letter which can be adapted for your own use.
Manchester businesses among the first to be targeted by the Pensions Regulator

Manchester businesses among the first to be targeted by the Pensions Regulator

23/11/2017
The Pensions Regulator announced earlier this year that they were undertaking spot checks (in the form of short notice inspections) to ensure employers, regardless of size, name or industry, are complying with their auto-enrolment duties, with Manchester being one of the first target areas.
Finch’s parent company, Verlingue, continues expansion in Europe

Finch’s parent company, Verlingue, continues expansion in Europe

25/10/2017
The parent of corporate broker Finch Insurance, based in Manchester, has taken a majority stake in leading Swiss commercial insurance & Employee benefits firm S&P Insurance Group, which is headquartered in Luzern.
Increase in liability insurance costs on the horizon – Ged Smith

Increase in liability insurance costs on the horizon – Ged Smith

24/10/2017
For the last 12-15 years, buying liability insurance has been like sailing on calm seas with a following wind on a warm, quiet Saturday afternoon. Yes, there have been exceptions (the waste industry for instance) but for most businesses, the market has been very straightforward.
5 things you need to know before investing in coloured gemstones

5 things you need to know before investing in coloured gemstones

10/10/2017
As physical objects gemstones have an intrinsic value, but they are increasingly viewed as a lucrative investment opportunity too. Here Finch Private Client specialist Karen Waugh explains some of the things to look out for if you’re thinking of making an investment.
Cyber-attack: your legal responsibilities as a company director

Cyber-attack: your legal responsibilities as a company director

09/10/2017
It’s easy to assume that cyber-crime only happens to high profile organisations because those are the ones that make the news – like Equifax, Barclays and the NHS. But the reality is that all businesses have to take the threat of cyber-attack seriously.
Finch to hold Charity Fashion Show to raise money for Cornerstone

Finch to hold Charity Fashion Show to raise money for Cornerstone

11/09/2017
Finch are to hold a ladies only charity fashion show by Lucy Cobb in aid of Cornerstone on Wednesday 18th October 2017 between 6pm-9pm at St Ann's Church in Manchester.

Tickets are £10 and include a glass of Prosecco.

6 ways to manage your fleet insurance costs

6 ways to manage your fleet insurance costs

13/07/2017
Well, if you believe the doom mongers, some fleet premiums could be about to soar following the recent Government changes to the Ogden tables and I can’t imagine anyone being happy about paying higher premiums.
Will all fleet premiums rise? Probably not, but those businesses with poor claims records
How are class actions a danger to Medical Device Manufacturers?

How are class actions a danger to Medical Device Manufacturers?

12/07/2017
In a recent legal case, over 800 women have launched legal action against the NHS and the manufacturer of a vaginal mesh implant used to treat pelvic organ prolapse after childbirth, alleging that the devices ruined their lives, leaving them in debilitating and lifelong pain.

Finch agrees exclusive partnership with Medilink

Finch agrees exclusive partnership with Medilink

12/05/2017
Finch is delighted to announce the launch of a 3 year strategic partnership with Medilink (in the North West, North East and Yorkshire &Humber) as its exclusive Insurance and Employee Benefits partner.
Finch raise over £10,000 for Macmillan

Finch raise over £10,000 for Macmillan

29/03/2017
Finch would like to extend a huge thank you to clients, insurer connections and everyone who has supported our drive to raise money for our Charity of the Year, Macmillan.
Finch joins key industry body, techUK

Finch joins key industry body, techUK

20/03/2017
We are excited to announce that we have become an affiliate member of techUK, demonstrating our commitment to delivering insurance excellence to members.
UK Business

UK Business

20/03/2017
At Finch we take a fresh approach to client relationships because we believe that protecting your business assets, profits and livelihoods is about more than just buying lots of insurance.
How to get the most value from your insurance spend

How to get the most value from your insurance spend

17/03/2017
Finch Director Neal Lumb’s top ten tips on how to buy insurance for your business. Practical advice on the key things to consider and easy ways to make significant savings.
Why Cybercrime has become a Boardroom issue

Why Cybercrime has become a Boardroom issue

17/03/2017
The impact of a cyber attack can be devastating. Finch Director Neal Lumb's fascinating insight into cybercrime explores the impact it can have and provides practical tips on how to protect your business.
Verlingue, a truly international business

Verlingue, a truly international business

17/03/2017
Helping to organize this global conference in Paris is symbolic of the international presence achieved by Verlingue over recent years.

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