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Afternoon Tea at St Christopher’s Hospice with HRH Princess Alexandra

As a keen supporter, we were absolutely delighted to be invited to Afternoon Tea at St. Christopher’s Hospice in South London on Wednesday 14th December 2016. Attended by approximately 100 supporters, friends and patients, the occasion was made even more special by the arrival of the charity’s Patron; HRH Princess Alexandra who had been making […]

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A Guide to Buying Your Christmas Tree

A guide to buying a Christmas tree and keeping it looking good over the holiday period. There is nothing like the nostalgic scent of a real Christmas tree but with so many types and varieties, finding your perfect Christmas tree can be a challenge. We have listed the most popular varieties available and our top […]

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Protecting Your Home this Winter

Every year numerous accidents and millions of pounds worth of damage are caused by the colder weather. By planning ahead and taking some basic precautions, the effects of the damage can be minimised or averted altogether. How to be prepared Have a ‘charged’ torch to hand in case of a power cut or emergency during […]

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Winter Driving Tips

Driving in winter is very different to other times of the year, bad weather conditions and longer periods of darkness can make even familiar roads treacherous and unpredictable. When planning on driving in adverse conditions listen to the weather warnings and ask yourself if your trip is really necessary. If travel is unavoidable, ensure everything […]

Brownhill Insurance Group & Bounce Life at their December networking event at Aqua Bar & Grill

Brownhill Insurance Group & Bounce Life – Networking Lunch

Friday 2nd December saw host to what could well become the annual ‘festive season opener’, and the place to be for Bromley business owners. Brownhill Insurance Group & Bounce Life entertained a merry crowd of over 70 guests on East Street, Bromley for a three-course lunch at Aqua Bar & Grill. With friends, colleagues and […]

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The Invisible Property Protection System

Not to be confused with the drink, Smartwater is an innovative forensic marking system used to mark property in an attempt to reduce burglaries. Invented in 1993 by Phil Cleary; a former West Midlands police officer and his brother Mike Cleary; a chartered chemist operating out of their garage, they have grown to an internationally […]

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Your Rights: Credit Card Protection

Here is the second edition of our ‘Your Rights’ series where we inform you of your legal rights as a consumer. Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974; an important but forgotten by many UK law. Pay in part or full for something in person or online (in the UK or for delivery from […]

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Your Rights: Can You Claim Compensation for A Flight Delay

Welcome to our first feature in our ongoing blog series titled ‘Your Rights’ where we inform you of your legal rights as a consumer. In October 2012 the European Court of Justice ruled that passengers were entitled to compensation for cancelled or overbooked flights and delays over 3 hours. To be covered, your flight must be […]

Does Your Insurance Cover You When Renting

Renting your property, by either buying a 2nd home and renting it out for weekends or renting your main residence out on an ad hoc basis can have serious implications on your home insurance. Handing your keys over to someone who is not a member of your household could lead to your insurance cover being […]

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Referencing a Tenant

Insurance can be whittled down to a very simple summary, “a small known loss (the premium), in exchange for a potential, unknown, large loss (a claim). But what happens when the financial loss you have suffered is not covered by an insurance policy? Loss of rental income can be claimed for if your property has […]