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News for Property:

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29 Nov 2021

Useful new features to our Charity Combined product

We have recently made significant upgrades to our Charity Combined and Executive Risks policies. As many charities and not-for-profit groups look to resume activities and services in 2022, we would like to highlight some of the ways these groups can benefit from our policies.

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elderly people

15 Nov 2021

Charity Day for Insurance United Against Dementia

We are excited to announce that tomorrow, Wednesday 17th November, Q Underwriting will be running a Charity Day in support of Insurance United Against Dementia. To celebrate this day, we are donating £1 per Quotation Request we receive on Qtrade between 00:00 and 23:59 tomorrow.

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Q Underwriting announces more capacity developments.

31 Mar 2021

Q Underwriting announces more capacity developments

London, 31 March 2021 In another capacity development, Q Underwriting Services Ltd (‘Q Underwriting’) has confirmed the renewal of a key binder. This announcement follows the launch of a new deal with Ergo U...

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23 Mar 2021

Your new Development Underwriters

Following the introduction of our new Q Protect underwriting team, we are excited to share another introduction; this time, say hello to Les and Ash who have joined Q Protect as Development Underwriters to suppo...

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16 Mar 2021

Your new Property & Package underwriting team

Our new Property Owners solution is underwritten by Q Protect, our specialist Property & Package underwriting team, and is backed by A rated capacity in ERGO UK Specialty, a Munich Re company. As a new team for ...

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11 Mar 2021

Your new Property Owners solution from Q Protect

We are very excited that our new Property Owners solution is live. The product is underwritten by Q Protect, our specialist Property & Package underwriting team, and is backed by A rated capacity in ERGO UK Spec...

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Insights

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20 Jan 2022

Flooring Contractor Case Study

Our broker required cover for a well-established flooring contractor, but a renewal review uncovered plans for significant changes to the business operations that involved work at possibly hazardous locations. Read this case study to find out how our Tradesman & Professionals product was suitable.

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02 Dec 2021

Reactive Maintenance Case Study

One of our brokers required cover for a well-managed Building and Reactive Maintenance Contractor, whose turnover had grown to £2.2m, exceeding the upper limit set on the current provider’s scheme. Read our case study to find out how we enabled our broker to secure the risk for further 12 months.

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17 Nov 2021

Landscape Gardener Case Study

One of our brokers approached us to help secure the liability business for an existing client, a Landscape Gardener and Ground Maintenance Contractor. Read our case study to find out how we used our bespoke and flexible underwriting approach to accommodate the client’s unique risk features.

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12 Nov 2021

PDH Building Contractor Case Study

Whilst a contractor working with increased height exposure had deterred alternative markets, how did we successfully aid a holding broker to place an established PDH Building Contractor at renewal? Read our case study detailing how we were able to provide a timely solution and additional cover beyond Public Liability & Employers Liability.

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07 Jun 2021

Essential cover for an unoccupied property

A broker’s client was renovating an unoccupied property and although there was some onsite security in place, they were without necessary insurance cover. The following case study highlights the...

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02 May 2021

Specialist Unoccupied Property Cover

Our recently launched Q Protect Property Owners product is also suitable for the more challenging area of unoccupied property risks. Regarded by many within the insurance market as higher risk, it is essential b...

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15 Apr 2021

Help with Hard to eTrade

Providing unoccupied commercial property cover At Q Underwriting we are here to support brokers looking to build a balanced portfolio of business with us, as an example with our recently launched Property Owners...

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Risk Management

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25 Aug 2021

Recruiter Guide

This guide will provide you with a brief overview of standard and non-standard contracts from the perspective of insurance and risk management.

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