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Weather alert: Storm Barbara

Weather alert: Storm Barbara

As the UK braces itself for the arrival of Storm Barbara, here are some useful preparation tips to help your clients' protect their properties...

Another 2% increase to IPT

Another 2% increase to IPT

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, revealed that Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will increase again to 12%...

Travel team attend the WTM London

Travel team attend the WTM London

Stuart Burt and Richard Foster of Touchstone Underwriting attended the spectacular World Travel Market in London to promote our new Management Liability Package...

Broker Expo Coventry - stand 95

Broker Expo Coventry - stand 95

We are launching the exclusive Management Liability Package at Broker Expo Coventry on 10 November. Are you attending?

Firework Precautions

Firework Precautions

With the season of celebrations upon us, here are some useful notes regarding taking precautions...

Welcome Lauren to the team

Welcome Lauren to the team

We are delighted to advise that Lauren McCann has become a permanent member of the Property & Commercial Division.

ABTA Convention 2016

ABTA Convention 2016

Alan Roe and Amy Manning will be representing Touchstone Underwriting at this years ABTA Convention, taking place on 10 - 12 October in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

IPT increase to 10%

IPT increase to 10%

At the 2016 Budget, the chancellor announced a 0.5% increase in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) to 10%, which comes after the 3.5% increase in November 2015....

Changes to Third Parties Act 2010

Changes to Third Parties Act 2010

The Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 finally came into force on 1 August 2016 and replaced the older act from 1930. The Act presents some important changes that results in...

New kid on the block

New kid on the block

We are delighted to advise that Shannon Mattson has become a permanent member of the Travel & Tour Division.

We are hiring

We are hiring

We are looking to recruit an Underwriting Administration Assistant to join our busy Liability & Construction team, based in Watford.

Hard to place risks

Hard to place risks

We are pleased to announce that Touchstone Underwriting’s Roofers & Scaffolders scheme is now available via Aviva Marketplace.

New Enhanced Features

New Enhanced Features

Our new improved website is now ‘live’ and has many enhanced features that will assist you...

Excess of Loss - Broker Portal

Excess of Loss - Broker Portal

Our new Excess of Loss product is now available to transact online via our Broker Portal. To request access...

New Product

New Product

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new product – Excess of Loss. This product includes no limit on North American exports, no limit on size/turnover, up to £30m limit of indemnity layer...

BIBA 2016

BIBA 2016

We are pleased to announce that Touchstone Underwriting will be exhibiting at BIBA 2016 which is taking place in Manchester on 11 and 12 May.

3D Printing & Insurance

3D Printing & Insurance

Find out more about 3D Printing and the considerations for the Insurance sector here...

Document Upload Facility

Document Upload Facility

Brokers now have the added ability to upload additional documentation to our underwriters via our Broker Portal...

SME Hospitality Product Online

SME Hospitality Product Online

You can now quote, bind and renew our 'Restaurants Takeaways Pubs and Guest Houses' product online via our Broker Portal.

Leisure Trades Insurance

Leisure Trades Insurance

Did you know we offer insurance cover for bingo halls, children’s play centres and amusement arcades?

The A-Z of Travel Liability Claims

The A-Z of Travel Liability Claims

On 14 January 2016, we invited a select number of our brokers to a Travel Law seminar on liability claims held by Kennedy’s Law...

Winter Weather Precautions

Winter Weather Precautions

Today the UK’s Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning for most of the country. Allianz have put together this useful factsheet that contains immediate and effective actions that can minimise the impact of severe weather to any business.

CCTV and registration with ICO

CCTV and registration with ICO

Did you know that there is a legal requirement under the Data Protection Act 1988 to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if a business uses CCTV?

Zoe completes CII Horizon pilot

Zoe completes CII Horizon pilot

In April 2015 we informed you that Zoe Harrington had been nominated to take part in the CII Faculties pilot Horizon programme...




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