D E Ford Insurance Brokers is Part of the PIB Group, as part of our response to the Coronavirus pandemic we have set up a dedicated microsite with advice on a range of insurance and business subjects, including information regarding if you find yourself in temporary financial difficulties, click here to visit the site.

The same professional and friendly service, a new name: PIB Insurance Brokers

We have some exciting news to share! From October 1st we will change our name to become PIB Insurance Brokers, reflecting our move in 2016 to become part of PIB Group (‘PIB’), a leading insurance intermediary group. We’re proud of everything that we’ve achieved as DE Ford and by simplifying our offering under a single […]

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Lloyd’s proposed transfer of certain EEA insurance business to Lloyd’s Brussels

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union is likely to lead to changes in the ability of insurers to manage policies within Europe without the need for further authorisation. Currently certain UK insurers, including those that are Lloyd’s Members enjoy EEA ‘passporting’ rights to enable this however these are due to cease as a […]

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COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Update for our Clients

We are very conscious of the difficulties and concerns that many of our clients and contacts will be experiencing during the Coronavirus pandemic. We want to reassure our clients of the measures we have taken to ensure that we continue to provide a high level of client service. Our priority is to maintain service to […]

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Cyber Crime

Third Party Cyber Risk – Is your business protected?

A Cyber Security Breaches Survey undertaken in support with the government’s National Cyber Security Programme, reveals that whilst following the introduction of GDPR many businesses are demonstrating more robust protection around customer data, trade secrets and intellectual property most are ignoring the cyber security risk presented by their third-party suppliers. Reducing the chance of a […]

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Electric Vehicle

Current Issues for Insuring Electric Vehicles

The UK has committed to making almost all cars zero-emission by 2050, with many arguing it should be even earlier.  Sales of Electric Vehicles (EV’s) have risen by 70% compared to last year, things are certainly changing, but how could this affect your organisations insurance for a fleet of EV’s? There are certainly several concerns […]

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Make sure your charity is protected from Cyber Crime

Would your business survive the financial consequences of a cyber attack?

Large or small, no business is immune to the threat of Cyber criminals. With an ever-increasing reliance on technology, the consequences of a cyber-attack range from temporarily putting a business out of action to financially destroying it. Business owners often have the misconception that they are adequately protected by: A traditional insurance programme Their IT […]

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Is your business insured correctly?

As a business owner you can follow a few simple steps to help reduce the possibility of being underinsured. 1. Get up to date valuations Many organisations incorrectly value their property for a variety of reasons. This can include failing to conduct regular reviews of sums insured, not increasing property values after alterations or extensions, […]

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Is your jewellery correctly valued?

We are regularly asked ‘how much should I insure my ring/necklace/bracelet/earrings for?’ The truth is if you’ve not had your jewellery valued for a while it may be worth much more than you think.  Many insurers advise for valuations to be undertaken at least every three years, due to the huge fluctuations in the prices […]

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Storm Caroline and winter weather advice

Staying safe on the roads this winter

Last year’s ‘Beast from the East’ brought travel chaos to the UK, as snow and freezing temperatures impacted both roads and public transport.  Are you prepared if a similar cold snap returns this year?  Reminding both yourself and your employees of the simple measures to take whilst driving in freezing temperatures can help to reduce […]

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Make sure your charity is protected from Financial Fraud and Cyber Crime

Financial crime is becoming an ever more present risk with fraudsters sending out a high number of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses every day. These take many formats, perhaps a supposed supplier apparently changing their bank details or an email purporting to be from your CEO requesting an urgent payment. Telephone based […]

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Covid-19 Notification

We are following guidance and trying to ensure that our staff can work from home where possible. If you wish to make contact, please continue to use the direct telephone or email details for your usual contact(s).

If you are making a general enquiry or do not know your service contact(s) please call 01904 784141or send an email to info@deford.co.uk

D E Ford Insurance Brokers is Part of the PIB Group, as part of our response to the Coronavirus pandemic we have set up a dedicated microsite with advice on a range of insurance and business subjects, including information regarding if you find yourself in temporary financial difficulties, click here to visit the site.

xCenta Risk Management Portal

Our team of Risk Managers have been busy developing and building a new Microsite portal. Our aim is to update the service to ensure our risk management clients continue to have access to lots of useful risk assessment guidance, case studies, forms and templates.

To access the Resource Portal, please Click Here to log on to our xCenta system.

If you have any questions or are unsure of your Username or Password, please speak directly to our xCenta Support Team on 01777 861829.

Thank you.

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