The Stride Group 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 Group 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…

Senior Managers and Certification Regime Q & A with Dilys Gale – Stride Insurance Group’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…

Fantasy Football – Manager of the Month March 2019

Welcome to the Pleasuredome? As anyone familiar with the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, prog rock legends Rush or even Olivia Newton John knows “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree”. However, at the time nobody thought Xanadu would be found just off the…

Our in-house football pundit Lee “unbiased” Taylor gives us his thoughts on the first half of the football season

Midway through the season the number 2 team in Merseyside (and I’m not talking about Everton here) are clinging on to top spot with the Cityzens playing catch up and “future Mancunian” Mr Pochettino keeping the seat warm for Spurs’ next AVB in third. At least while Liverpool are sitting…

Hiscox partners with Stride Insurance Group to launch new Property Owners insurance policy

New policy is the first collaboration in a developing partnership Global insurer Hiscox is underwriting a new Property Owners insurance policy from Stride Insurance Group targeted at mid-market residential and retail property portfolios. As well as offering broad and dependable cover for all risks, the scheme is competitively priced to…