The latest news and insight from ERS


Demand for modified vans as the nation paddleboards upstream

As the interest in water sports is on the rise, we look into the reasons why, and how a modified van is the perfect accompaniment.

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​Supporting the school run over the tricky months ahead

James Hayward, Product Manager for Passenger Carrying Vehicles at ERS tells us how our dedicated Minibus product is here to support the school run over the tricky months ahead

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Understanding risk in the fast-changing fleet world

The UK is currently moving from the unprecedented into the unknown – trying to adapt to life with a virus we still don’t fully understand; trying to rebuild our economy while preparing for the prospect of future localised flare-ups.

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ERS cements its position as leading specialist insurer in a turbulent first half of 2020

ERS, the UK’s largest specialty motor insurer today announced its half year results. ERS experienced a decline in GWP of 8% year-on-year to £168m (H1 2019: £183m), driven by commercial customers temporarily pausing coverage for their vehicles. In its specialist segments, after a strong start to the year, new business enquiries remained steady through the COVID 19 impacted second quarter and were up 5% year-on-year. Combined Operating Ratio of 84.9% (H1 2019: 102.8%), leading to a profit for the first half of £28.2m (H1 2019: £3.1m).

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ERS Appoints Francois-Xavier Boisseau as Chairman

Specialist motor insurer ERS today announced the appointment of Francois-Xavier Boisseau as Chair of ERSSML, the managing agent of Syndicate 218 at Lloyd’s, and as a non-executive director of its holding company, ERS DGB Ltd. Francois-Xavier’s appointment will take immediate effect and is subject to regulatory approval.

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What's your dream Classic Car, if money was no object?

As staycations are the thing to do this year, we asked our Enthusiast team to tell us the dream car of their choice to take on their UK holiday, if money was no object...

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Introducing Millie Lamden-Kerr, our new South West Regional Trading Underwriter for Agriculture

Introducing our new Regional Trading Underwriter supporting the South West, Millie Lamden-Kerr, to the Agriculture team. Millie carries a wealth of experience in this sector and we caught up with her to hear more about how she’s approaching her new role and how rural businesses across her region are continuing to diversify…

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Helping small catering businesses bounce back

As some lockdown measures are easing, people have begun sharing a bite or beverage together in outdoor public spaces, great news for the thousands of mobile catering traders that we insure. We speak to our Commercial Product Manager Mitul Malkan to talk us through the bounce back and explain how our specialist product is the perfect fit

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​Introducing Sam Linton, Regional Trading Underwriter for Agriculture at ERS

Our Agriculture team is growing and we are delighted to welcome new Regional Trading Underwriter Sam Linton to the team. We speak to Sam to find out what attracted her to the role and her thoughts on what's happening in the Agricultural sector today

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Motor Breakdown Insurance on eTrade: In Conversation with Deniece Maddocks-Davies

Our MBI product is specifically designed for motorists with specialist vehicles, available to brokers’ existing ERS policyholders as well as for standalone customers and is now available on eTrade. Product Manager Deniece Maddocks-Davies tells us more about the product and what it has to offer.

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