The latest news and insight from ERS


ERS Status Update – 20/03/2020

We implemented our BCP earlier this week and, at the close of business today, all employees will be working from home. In short, we’re open for business and operating as normal. Read more in our latest Service Update.

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Coronavirus update - planning for employees to work at home

Following government advice, I have asked all our London based employees to work from home until further notice and have accelerated our plans for our Swansea based operations team to begin work from home.

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Business Continuity Planning Update

Considering the recent global outbreak of Coronavirus, we want to provide you with a short update on the steps we are taking to ensure that we can continue to support you and your policyholders, whilst keeping ERS employees safe. The nature of this situation means that our approach can change at any time – you can stay up to date by signing up to receive emails or following us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Will the auto repair sector see a delayed response to Covid-19?

The spread of Covid-19, better known as coronavirus, has dominated the news agenda for well over a month now, with many economists now turning their attention to the macroeconomic damage that will be caused by the outbreak.

The automotive sector looks particularly vulnerable due to its heavy reliance on the Chinese manufacturing industry and, since Jaguar Land Rover admitted that it was resorting to flying electronic parts into the UK in suitcases due to supply chain shortages, we’ve been getting enquiries from brokers concerned about how the UK auto repair industry may be affected by the virus.

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​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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