Hiscox launches annual travel insurance policy
12 December 2011
Specialist insurer Hiscox has today launched a new 5* rated annual travel insurance policy.*
Protect your home against winter cold spots
28 November 2011
Last year the winter freeze accounted for the largest proportion of home and contents claims (28%) for Hiscox. As the nights draw in homeowners across the UK are urged to take steps to safeguard their properties against possible freezing conditions and to check their household policies to ensure they know what is and what is not covered.
Entrepreneurs show “resilience in adversity”
23 November 2011
A wide-ranging report published today offers unique insights into the mood and behaviour of entrepreneurs in Europe and the United States as they grapple with economic crisis. They may be losing turnover, losing profit or even losing sleep – but they are not losing determination to succeed.
The value of ‘something old’ in Britain’s vintage boom
21 October 2011
In the midst of a British vintage love affair, consumers are at risk of being underinsured with 57% of people admitting they don’t know the monetary value of their own vintage valuables despite thinking they may have increased in price
Hiscox estimates USD 350million art value at this year’s Frieze
06 October 2011
Ahead of this year's Frieze Art Fair Hiscox estimates that the total value of art on show will be USD 350million. Robert Read, fine art expert at specialist art insurer Hiscox, comments: "The wealthy are hoarding cash as the world's developed economies lurch from one crisis to another. It will be interesting to see if they will be tempted, at Frieze, to buy the cutting edge contemporary art on offer - in what has been and continues to be the most volatile and speculative sector of the art market."
Born this way: women are “natural” entrepreneurs
19 September 2011
In research undertaken by specialist small business insurer Hiscox, the results found that 82% of female entrepreneurs questioned did not study business or management topics at school believing that their business talent was an innate skill, with a just under a fifth of female entrepreneurs questioned (18%) having not obtained higher qualifications after leaving school.
SMEs move from boom-bust to trust
25 August 2011
London, UK (25th August): SMEs value trust and loyalty above all else from their ideal company board according to a new SME study out by specialist business insurer Hiscox*. Nearly half of the SME owners polled cited trust and loyalty combined (48%) as the most important attributes of a perfect board team, followed by direction and advice (20%) and business growth/financial management (17%).
Breach of contract is the top risk for tech companies
22 August 2011
London, UK (22nd August, 2011) – The top risk faced by technology companies is a client suing them for breach of contract, according to data* from specialist business insurer Hiscox. The insurer analysed data from over five years to establish that nearly half (49%) of all technology professional indemnity claims handled have stemmed from contract breach.
At work or play? Small business owners are always on
17 August 2011
London, UK (17th August, 2011) - New research* from specialist business insurer Hiscox shows that small business owners are flexible when it comes to managing their work / life balance – in order to spend time with the family and to maximise opportunities for their businesses.
Treasures in the attic: Hiscox comments on the sale of the William Burges brooch
03 August 2011
London, UK (3rd August, 2011): Austyn Tusler, home insurance expert at Hiscox comments on the sale of a William Burges Brooch for £31,000 that was featured on the Antiques Roadshow: