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Change to your Zurich Collections Team

In order to improve the service we provide you with, we have restructured our Finance Operations team so that our collections and general accounting processing services are based in one location...

December 2017

Insurance Distribution Directive

On 23 February 2018, the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) comes into effect. This is a European directive that aims to improve consumer protection within the distribution of insurance...

November 2017

GDPR at Zurich

At Zurich we take our data protection obligations extremely seriously and the security of our customer data is very important to us...

October 2017

2017 Insurance Premium Tax increase announced

The Government has announced that the standard rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) in the United Kingdom will increase from 10% to 12% with effect from 1 June 2017...

November 2016

IPT raise to 12% from June 2017

It's only really a slight surprise that the Chancellor has today announced a further increase in the rate of Insurance Premium Tax...

November 2016

Court Appeal Judgement: Not every accident has to be the fault of another

Zurich Municipal today welcomes the unanimous Court of Appeal judgment of ‘Edwards v London Borough of Sutton’.

October 2016

New rules from the FCA will change the way you sell Add-ons and Optional Additional Products (OAPs)

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has introduced a new set of rules for selling add-ons and optional additional products (OAPs). The guidance they provided stated that customers cannot automatically be opted in to additional products.

August 2016

Important information regarding Insurance Premium Tax changes

The UK Government announced on 16 March 2016 that it would be increasing the standard rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) from 9.5% to 10% with effect from 1 October 2016 for all new business and renewals.

July 2016

The opportunities and threats of automation

Much has been written about digitalisation and telematics but the automation of knowledge work is one of the greatest opportunities - but equally disruptive threats - for the industry.

May 2016

Signing up to the Buy Social Corporate Challenge

We are proud and excited to be a partner in the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, which launched on the 18th April, at a reception at number 11 Downing Street.

April 2016

Guidance on travel to Belgium

Following the recent tragic events in Belgium, we are committed to supporting our customers and brokers.

March 2016

Insurance Premium Tax Increase announced - 16 March 2016

The Government announced today its decision to raise the tax it collects through Insurance Premium Tax and that it would be planning a further increase from 9.5% to 10%.

March 2016

Zika Virus

Zurich's statement on the Zika virus and how it will effect Zurich Business Travel, Medical Expenses Insurance and Cancellation Insurance.

February 2016

SME confidence in the economy rising

Zurich’s SME Risk Index shows that SME confidence in the economy has risen significantly over the past two years.

May 2015

New scam targeted at solicitors

The banking scam whereby fraudsters contact firms impersonating staff from banks and attempt to elicit information has had a huge effect on solicitors.

May 2015

How profit, brand and reputation can be protected through supply chain risk management

Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, and although a vital part of operations, businesses often have an overly optimistic view of their ability to react to potential supply chain disruptions.

February 2015

SME confidence in the economy rising, despite regulatory headaches

Zurich’s SME Risk Index shows that SME confidence in the economy is on the rise.

February 2015

Chris Sime gets Zurich Commercial Broker Head of Sales role

Zurich today announces the promotion of Chris Sime to Head of Sales for Commercial Broker and Personal Lines.

January 2015

2015 Global Risks report released

The biggest threat to the stability of the world in the next 10 years comes from the risk of international conflict, according to the 10th edition of the Global Risks report, which was published today.

January 2015

Half of Britain’s small businesses feel positive in the lead up to Christmas

Christmas can be a difficult time for Britain’s small and medium sized businesses, however over half (52%) of SMEs are feeling positive about trade in the lead up to Christmas this year.

December 2014

Jason Eatock announced as new Head of SME for Zurich

Zurich is today pleased to announce that Jason Eatock is replacing Richard Coleman as head of SME within the insurer’s UK Commercial Broker business.

December 2014

SMEs face business risk with unprotected suppliers

SMEs are facing significant business risks by partnering with suppliers not covered against the loss of a key employee, warned leading insurer Zurich today.

November 2014

Zurich's Coleman appointed managing director of Commercial Broker business

Zurich today announces the appointment of Richard Coleman as Managing Director of its Commercial Broker business in the UK with immediate effect.

November 2014

Zurich fast-tracks the Law Commission's proposals



to the Insurance Bill

Zurich today announces that it is adopting the key principles of the Law Commission’s recommendations to the Insurance Bill immediately.

November 2014

1 in 5 SMEs say their business has shrunk over the past quarter...

and a third face going out of business within the next year, according to research from global insurer Zurich.

October 2014

Protect your boat now to avoid an unhappy New Year

January is the top month for boat claims and theft of outboards has risen 40% in the last



5 years.

October 2014

Scotland's referendum decision; Zurich's thoughts

Zurich Insurance comments on Scotland's referendum decision.

September 2014

iPhone 6 could be a game changer for insurance industry

The iPhone 6 and Apple Watch are groundbreaking new technologies with significant implications for the insurance industry.

September 2014

One in seven SME owners will not take any holiday in 2014

One in seven SME owners will not take any holiday in 2014.

August 2014

Dave Smith to remain CEO for Zurich UK General Insurance until April 2015

Zurich is pleased to announce that Dave Smith will remain as CEO for its UK General Insurance business for the next eight months, after which time he is planning to retire from the business.

August 2014

Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies (or rather not)

One-in-five (20%) Brits admit to lying to their insurance company.

August 2014

Economic recovery fails to halt potential SME shut downs

More than one in ten (12%) of Britain’s small and medium businesses have considered closing down in the last three months despite ongoing signs of economic recovery and a drop in concern about business risks.

July 2014

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