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Cyber-attacks – How vulnerable are you?

Cyber-attacks are on the increase, affecting businesses and private individuals. So, what are the nature of the attacks, how vulnerable are your home gadgets and what can you do to protect yourself? In June 2017, malware known as NotPetya took out businesses across...

Why use a local Insurance Broker?

It would be fair to say that cutting out the middle man would reduce costs but can you really afford not to use an Insurance Broker for your Commercial Insurances? In the current era of using the online aggregator with a moustache or a Meerkat and the ease of browsing...

Cyber Security Insurance is on the increase. The UK’s 5.4 million small businesses are collectively attacked more than seven million times a year, costing the UK economy a staggering £5.26 billion for 2014 and 2015, according to a survey by the Federation of Small Businesses

With British companies reporting a 22% increase in cyber- crime in 2016, cyber security should be a top priority for all businesses. So, firstly you need to understand the current terminology relating to cyber and how it can affect you: Phishing is a fraudulent...

Northcott Beaton Ltd Christmas Opening Hours

During the festive period this December, we’ll be open as usual Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00. However, our offices will close for Christmas on Thursday 21st December at 17:00, will re-open on Wednesday 27th December at 09:00. Our office will also be closed from 17:00 on...

Don’t let longer nights benefit burglars.

As the clocks go back, burglars come forward….. For many of us, the clocks changing in autumn isn’t something we really look forward to – but for criminals, perhaps it is. Shorter days give them more time to work under cover of darkness, with research from Aviva...