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The Stride Underwriting Fantasy Football Broker League is back – enter your team for the new season by 12 September

The Premier League new season starts on 12 September, which means that there is still time to enter your team into the Stride Underwriting Broker League. Every month, the highest point scoring manager in the league will win an alcoholic prize.The prize will come from the home nation of the…

Stride Underwriting Everyday Hero competition winner announced

Back in June we ran a competition to find “Everyday Heroes” in the insurance broking community. We know that brokers have worked tremendously hard to keep their businesses going in lockdown and we commend every single one of you, but behind the scenes of the COVID-19 outbreak there are thousands…

Fantasy Football News from our in-house pundit Lee “Unbiased” Taylor

What a start to the new football season! Sheffield United are closing on the top four, it’s 2016 all over again for Leicester and Liverpool are walking away with the league, or should I say VAR are gifting them the League…. Much like Arsenal and Man United, I have been…

The Stride Underwriting Fantasy Football Broker League is back – enter your team for the new season by 9 August

The Premier League new season starts on Friday 9 August, which means that it is time to enter your team into the Stride Underwriting Broker League. There are monthly prizes for the Manager of the Month, and of course the season reaches its climax when we present the top prize…

Stride Underwriting strengthens partnership with Hiscox

Hiscox launched their first Property Owners policy exclusively to Stride Underwriting brokers in December 2018. Both parties have recently conducted a review of the business written since launch and are now looking to extend and develop the partnership. The acceptance criteria has now expanded to include properties valued up to…

Senior Managers and Certification Regime Q & A with Dilys Gale – Stride Underwriting’s Compliance & Audit Manager

SMCR – what insurance brokers need to know – part two What is the SM & CR? SM & CR is a logical way of defining the accountability of individual manager or director in your brokerage and replaces the FCA “Approved Persons” regime known as APER. In addition, the SM…

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SMCR – what insurance brokers need to know. Part One

Following the financial crash in 2008 the Government introduced new rules, which resulted in the introduction of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). From December 2019 these rules apply to insurance brokers.
This is the first of a three-part article giving brokers tips on how to implement the new regime in their brokerage.

New HMO rules take effect from the 1st October – are your landlord clients ready?

Recent years have seen an uptick in investor interest in houses of multiple occupation (HMOs), such as the student housing sector. Where investment goes regulation is sure to follow: this October will see significant changes including a new definition of an HMO and the permitted occupancy rate for smaller bedrooms. A new…

General Data Protection Regulation – what insurance brokers need to know

  Insurance brokers everywhere are embracing digital innovations as they seek to make their services more streamlined and efficient. But technology is not without its pitfalls; as brokers harness these online tools, they face a sinister and growing threat in the form of a data breach. According to research from…