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How To Prevent Flood Damage

While certain areas of the UK are more prone to flooding than others, burst pipes, sewage problems, extreme weather, and other external causes mean that most UK homes have the potential to be flooded at some point or other. Regardless of their cause, floods generally hit suddenly and unexpectedly. That said, there are certain measures MORE >

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Your Business & Life Insurance: Things to Consider

Business insurance is designed to protect companies from losses that could occur, should a serious event impact the normal running of the organisation. Business insurance can come in varying forms: from product liability, property insurance, employee-related risk insurance, such as worker’s compensation, to business life insurance.

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4 Things That Can Affect Your Home Insurance Premium

Home insurance policies are complicated things at the best of times. You might look at the premium you’re asked to pay and wonder: “How did they arrive at that figure?” When calculating your premium, insurers take a lot into consideration. This is just a small list of the sort of things that will be taken MORE >

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#duckietravels BIBA2016

Following the success of our competition called #duckietravels at BIBA 2015 we will be doing the same this year. Last year The HB Duck made it to Australia, China, Morocco, Antigua and many other exotic locations The rules are simple… Take a picture of our duck, tweet the picture to @harrisbalcombe with #duckietravels and the MORE >

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The Stranger Side of Insurance

At Harris Balcombe, we’ve been in the insurance game for so long that we like to think we’ve seen it all. But then we took the time to read about some of the weirdest insurance policies that have ever been taken out.

Is Flood Re insurance scheme working?

This article appeared in the Telegraph over the weekend and detailed that the new insurance scheme is designed to help those in high-risk areas for flooding obtain affordable home insurance – but how does it work in practice?

Britain needs to look to FEMA in the USA for flood mitigation practices

Ahead of the April launch of Flood Re, the Government’s new scheme promising affordable home insurance for flood prone regions, Harris Balcombe, Britain’s leading loss assessing and claims consultancy, is urging government to mirror the USA approach to flood mitigation and response which it delivers through The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

PENRITH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10:  The scene of devastation in the Cumbrian village of Glenridding after the beck broke it's banks for the second time in a week on December 10, 2015 in Penrith, England. local volunteers and emergency services worked though the night to divert the flood waters away from properties. Heaving overnight rain and high winds brought further flooding to the village of Glenridding, just four days after it was hit by Storm Desmond.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Frustrated family tell of delays over insurance

This was reported in the Lancashire Evening Press – Full Article can be read at http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/frustrated-family-tell-of-delays-over-insurance-1-7727060 As the clean-up got underway after the Boxing Day floods, insurance was a key issue for many people in Croston.