The latest news and insight from ERS


​From crushed sedans to blown-up sportscars, Bond better have decent insurance

This week cinemagoers, auto enthusiasts and no doubt many of our brokers will have heard the disappointing news that the new James Bond movie, ‘No Time To Die’, has been postponed for seven months due to the ever-growing impact of coronavirus. Fortunately, Alan Bradbury, Licensed to Underwrite at ERS, is here to save the day sharing the Bond cars we remember best...

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ERS post premium up 9% and profit of £13.9m

ERS, the specialist motor insurer, has announced a record profit of £13.9m since it was bought by Aquiline in 2013.

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​​In Conversation with Alan Bradbury: Underwriting the Classics

We recently sat down with Alan Bradbury, ERS Senior Underwriter for bespoke motors and a self-professed petrol-head, to chat about 2020 market trends. Alan tells us about the latest in classic car investment patterns, the impact of social influencers on buying trends and the vehicles he thinks are most likely to become future classics.

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Why our SCV product could scrub-up well for window cleaners this summer

Mitul Malkan, ERS Commercial Product Manager, salutes the unsung heroes of the (fleeting) British summer, window cleaners, and their very particular insurance needs.

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Insuring car collections made easy with ERS experts

Times may change, vehicle designs may evolve, car manufacturers may rise and fall, and purchasing patterns may shift, but one of the enduring truths of the motor industry is that everyone loves a good car collection.

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Introducing Rhiannon Hall, Agriculture Team Leader at ERS

Two and a half years ago, we launched a dedicated team to support brokers working across the UK’s busy and diverse agriculture sector. Based in Swansea, the team delivers fast, expert advice on new business, renewals, MTAs and claims, and we recently sat down with our new team leader Rhiannon Hall to hear about her priorities for the year ahead, and why she thinks it’s so important for the team to have a genuine passion for agriculture…

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Introducing Ian Smedley, our Regional Development Manager for the South East

At ERS we’re proudly broker-focused, and that means serving the needs of brokers wherever they’re based in the UK. To that end, we have a team of regional motor insurance experts throughout the country, making sure we give our brokers the face-to-face support they need. We recently caught up with one of the team, Ian Smedley, to hear about the latest from the Kent, Sussex, London and Essex market.

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ERS Opinion - Motor Premiums in 2020

In November 2019, Ernst & Young analysed the performance of the UK motor market and summarised that, whilst 2017 and 2018 were the first two consecutive years of profit for the motor insurance market in the last 40 years, their view was that in 2019, many insurers hadn’t increased their rates enough to cover claims inflation.

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Keeping agri vehicles out of harm’s way this winter

Malcolm Cawsey, Product Manager for Agriculture talks us through how organisations are gearing up for the cold weather, and provides his check-list on things to look out for to make sure their Agri motors are protected for the winter weather ahead

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Sporting winners still struggle to compete in the insurance game

In just a few days’ time, one of an elite group of six athletes will walk away with one of the most coveted prizes in British sport: the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award.

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