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Welcome to the Vista Blog

Thank you for visiting our blog. Here, we will update you with the latest news from the industry, the latest updates from the Vista team, and insights we think you would like to hear. 
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An important notice to customers who rely on Redcare alarm systems

An important notice to customers who rely on Redcare alarm systems

BT has recently announced the discontinuation of their Redcare alarm signalling service, effective August 1,2025. This decision impacts approximately 100,000 customers and businesses who currently rely on Redcare for their alarm systems. If this impacts y

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Protect your business from flooding in event of a storm with parametric insurance

Protect your business from flooding in event of a storm with parametric insurance

Flood damage costs the UK around £1.3 billion a year* and with global warming become an increasing problem across the globe, the risk of flooding rises increasingly each year.

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Our latest Private Equity 2023 Deals Round-Up is here

Our latest Private Equity 2023 Deals Round-Up is here

Our latest Private Equity Deals Round-up is here and has just some of the highlights from the 72 deals we completed in 2023. 

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The damage caused by Storms Isha and Jocelyn remind us of the importance of adequate insurance policies

The damage caused by Storms Isha and Jocelyn remind us of the importance of adequate insurance policies

Marking the 10th storm since the season began in September 2023, Storm Jocelyn and Isha have caused havoc across the UK and Ireland

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The dangers of underinsurance and how Vista can help

The dangers of underinsurance and how Vista can help

It’s no secret these days that inflation is causing everyday price rises, However, have you considered how it might affect a claim on your business insurance?

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Thinking of backing a commercial development? What are the challenges and why is insurance such a vital tool?

Thinking of backing a commercial development? What are the challenges and why is insurance such a vital tool?

Our Head of Specialist Risks, Samantha Ferneley discusses challenges, issues and more around backing commercial developments in more detail.... 

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10 reasons why your business needs cyber insurance cover

10 reasons why your business needs cyber insurance cover

We explore 10 reasons why your business needs cyber insurance

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Vista Insurance 2023 Christmas Opening Hours

Vista Insurance 2023 Christmas Opening Hours

Our 2023 Christmas opening hours....

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Important Information - Multi-occupancy Building Insurance

Important Information - Multi-occupancy Building Insurance

On 29 September 2023, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published its multi-occupancy building insurance policy statement. Read on to find out more....

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How Vista can help you with performance bonds

How Vista can help you with performance bonds

At Vista Insurance Brokers we are here to guide you through the Surety Bond market, from performance bonds to Bid/Tender Bonds and more...

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Celebrating our apprentices success

Celebrating our apprentices success

At Vista we are committed to helping our employees reach their full potential in both the business and the wider world. We also believe strongly in giving new development opportunities to our staff and new starters the opportunity to expand their skills,

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The Building Safety Act - Deadline 30th September

The Building Safety Act - Deadline 30th September

We have just over one month to go before the 30th of September 2023 deadline, for those responsible for the safety of high-rise residential buildings, to register on GOV.UK to comply with the new Building Safety Act.

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A new Citrix vulnerability indicates a big issue for big business

A new Citrix vulnerability indicates a big issue for big business

A new cyber attack has indicated a vulnerability with the popular software Citrix, potentially highlighting a big threat to big businesses

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Vista's commitment to Consumer Duty

Vista's commitment to Consumer Duty

You may have heard about the new Consumer Duty which comes into effect on 31 July 2023, but what is it exactly and what does it mean for customers?

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Inflation in the Construction Industry – Insurance Considerations

Inflation in the Construction Industry – Insurance Considerations

It is well known that contractors operate on slim margins and are facing phenomenal challenges in the current climate. Read on to find out more and how Vista can help...

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Vista Insurance announces duo of executive team appointments

Vista Insurance announces duo of executive team appointments

We are delighted to announce two internal promotions to our newly formed exec team. Ross Hayden, Head of Corporate has been promoted to Director of Corporate alongside Richard Whitham, currently Head of Creative (South) to Director of Schemes & Affinities

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Preventing your green energy investment going up in flames – important Solar Panel safety guidance

Preventing your green energy investment going up in flames – important Solar Panel safety guidance

Solar panels are an increasingly common feature on the roofs of residential, commercial and community buildings across the United Kingdom, but are you taking the proper care to keep them safely installed and maintained?

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Insurance Backed Guarantees at Vista

Insurance Backed Guarantees at Vista

At Vista Insurance Brokers we can arrange Insurance Backed Guarantees (IBG’s), a guarantee to honour the terms of the written guarantee originally issued by the installing contractor if a contractor has stopped trading.

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Cerebral is raising money for Manchester Mind with a 'walk and talk' event

Cerebral is raising money for Manchester Mind with a 'walk and talk' event

Cerebral Clothing are raising money for Vista's charity partner, Manchester Mind

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How Vista can help you with Rights of Light Insurance

How Vista can help you with Rights of Light Insurance

Take a look at a type of insurance that developers and funders must consider, very early in their risk management strategy. Rights of Light insurance and how Vista can help you with it.

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Insurance for Modular Developments   

Insurance for Modular Developments  

A closer look at modular building, why developers choose it and how Vista can help you insure it correctly

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Latent Defect Insurance or Collateral Warranties – which is the best for commercial properties?

Latent Defect Insurance or Collateral Warranties – which is the best for commercial properties?

Developers automatically think to obtain a latent defect or structural warranty insurance policy when building homes, but what about commercial buildings?

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Why use a broker to arrange latent defects cover?

Why use a broker to arrange latent defects cover?

With so many things to consider, there is a multitude of reasons why working with a broker to get your insurance policies sorted are a good step in the right direction

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Going the extra mile for one of our client’s motor claims - A claims case study

Going the extra mile for one of our client’s motor claims - A claims case study

A closer look at a motor claim incident where Vista's input, hard work and attention-to-detail helped our client

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Saving the (holi) day, one claim at a time- A claims case study

Saving the (holi) day, one claim at a time- A claims case study

Take a look at a claims case study where Vista helped a client who was forced to cancel holiday avoid any further heartache and financial loss

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A stain on a guest houses’ insurance claim - A claims case study

A stain on a guest houses’ insurance claim - A claims case study

Take a look at one of our hospitality claims and how Vista stepped in to help our client get the results they deserved

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What are the risks of Tech M&A deals?

What are the risks of Tech M&A deals?

Our Head of Private Equity, Dan Blake talks through the three biggest risks of M&A deals.

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Why getting a professional valuation matters

Why getting a professional valuation matters

The rising costs of building and raw materials highlights the importance of ensuring your building/assets are properly valuated so they have the protection they need

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Cyber decoys intercept 91 million cybercrime attacks in a month

Cyber decoys intercept 91 million cybercrime attacks in a month

Recent reports from Coalition have shown that computers set up to identify and intercept cyber attacks have revealed that these decoys got attacked over 2000 times a minute in January. 

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Quantum dots and taking on the giants

Quantum dots and taking on the giants

A recent high profile court case saw a multi-million dollar out of court settlement by tech giant Samsung following an IP infringement against a much smaller UK based company, Nanoco.

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Vista takes part in Random Act of Kindness Day

Vista takes part in Random Act of Kindness Day

Friday 17th marks Random Act of Kindness Day and this year, Vista is taking part

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Why start-ups are still at risk of cybercrime

Why start-ups are still at risk of cybercrime

It's a common misconception that only big companies are the main targets of ransomware, start-ups and small businesses are at major risk too

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Vista gets together for Time to Talk Day  2023

Vista gets together for Time to Talk Day 2023

This year's Time To Talk Day is February 2nd and Vista has decided to recognise the day by hosting Tea at 3. 

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Our Private Equity 2022 Deals Round-Up is here

Our Private Equity 2022 Deals Round-Up is here

We have published our 2022 Private Equity Deals Round-Up brochure, read more here

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Premiums on electric cars are increasing – but it’s not all bad news

Premiums on electric cars are increasing – but it’s not all bad news

Electric cars premiums and maintenance costs may be going up - but it's not all bad news

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The UK faces potential blackouts, is your business protected?

The UK faces potential blackouts, is your business protected?

Energy costs are set to grow, increasing the risk of blackouts, is your business protected from such threats?

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Metal theft is on the rise in the UK

Metal theft is on the rise in the UK

Metal theft is on the rise in the UK and we have outlined some ways to help reduce loses

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Vista team raises money (and toys) for Wood Street Mission

Vista team raises money (and toys) for Wood Street Mission

The team at Vista have been busy providing toys, resources and more for children and families at Wood Street Mission.

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Our latest Private Equity deals - November 2022

Our latest Private Equity deals - November 2022

Read more about Vista's latest Private Equity deals here

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Vista raise over £9500 for Manchester Mind

Vista raise over £9500 for Manchester Mind

Last month our CEO Gavin Ruben, Ryan Waring (Head of Creative), Ross Hayden (Head of Corporate) and David Gibson took part in the Manchester Tough Mudder 10k Challenge in Heaton Park. 

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Don’t drop the ball this World Cup – Or it could result in an insurance claim!

Don’t drop the ball this World Cup – Or it could result in an insurance claim!

Studies show household accidents go up a staggering amount during major football tournaments

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Is your commercial property insured enough for a rebuild?

Is your commercial property insured enough for a rebuild?

Did you know that more than 9 out of 10 buildings in the UK are insured for the wrong amount? Find out how Vista and RebuildCostAssessment.com can help you overcome this.

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Flood risks and parametric insurance

Flood risks and parametric insurance

How Vista and Floodflash can help protect your business from flooding

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Is Your Business Effectively Maintaining Electric Vehicle Charging Points?

Is Your Business Effectively Maintaining Electric Vehicle Charging Points?

Effectively maintaining electric vehicle charging points can be something that's often overlooked with a lot of commercial businesses...

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The Rise of Parametric Insurance

The Rise of Parametric Insurance

With the rise in technology and different ways to measure risks, the demand for parametric insurance is on the rise

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Vista Raises Awareness For World Mental Health Day 2022

Vista Raises Awareness For World Mental Health Day 2022

Vista helped raise awareness for World Mental Health Day and treated our staff to Pizza for lunch and a chance to relax

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Vista appoints new Head of Technology & Life Science

Vista appoints new Head of Technology & Life Science

Vista has appointed a new Head of Technology & Life Science, Lisa Petherick

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Vista Is Raising Money For Manchester Mind

Vista Is Raising Money For Manchester Mind

Vista is raising money for Manchester Mind by competing in the Tough Mudder challenge

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We won Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2022

We won Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2022

We are delighted to announce we won Commercial Lines Broker of the Year at the UK Broker Awards 2022

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National Day of Mourning – Monday 19th September 2022

National Day of Mourning – Monday 19th September 2022

As a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II, our offices will be closed on Monday 19th September 2022.

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Vista appointed Gold Partner of Sci-Tech Daresbury

Vista appointed Gold Partner of Sci-Tech Daresbury

We are pleased to announce that we are now a Gold Partner of National Science and Innovation Campus, Sci-Tech Daresbury.

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The Power of Insurance Due Diligence

The Power of Insurance Due Diligence

In our latest E-Book, we explore the importance of insurance due diligence and the dangers of ignoring it

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Our 2022 Half-year Private Equity deals roundup is here

Our 2022 Half-year Private Equity deals roundup is here

Check out a run-down of the Private Equity deals we have completed so far in 2022

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Meet the team - Catriona Jackson-Graham

Meet the team - Catriona Jackson-Graham

Cat is one of our Finance Apprentices here at Vista, this week, we asked her to tell us about her journey to Vista Insurance

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Electric batteries and their risks

Electric batteries and their risks

Renewable energy usage is only increasing and with it, so does the demand for electric batteries. We looked into the potential risks of battery storage and why adequate cover for them is invaluable.

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New algorithms are a breakthrough for cyber security

New algorithms are a breakthrough for cyber security

A new algorithm has been discovered that helps protect systems further from cyber attacks

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Why should you use an insurance broker?

Why should you use an insurance broker?

There are a lot of advantages to using an insurance broker instead of relying on search engines and comparison sites. We rounded up the top four reasons you should use an insurance broker.

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New Head of Private Equity appointed at Vista Insurance

New Head of Private Equity appointed at Vista Insurance

From 4th July 2022, exactly eight years from the date the Vista management team went independent and formed the business, Vista is pleased to announce that Dan Blake has joined the senior management team as the new Head of Private Equity.

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Vista celebrates 8 years of business

Vista celebrates 8 years of business

Vista is celebrating 8 years of being in business!

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Unlocking residential development funding

Unlocking residential development funding

At Vista, we are always trying to find new ways to assist our clients, this time, we look at how we can aid our clients in the property industry with a new insurance product

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A Case review: Insurance Insight

A Case review: Insurance Insight

The 2022 Building Act has already had a big impact on businesses that aren't insured properly in accordance to the new act, we explore the ramifications on one business....

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The 2022 Building Act Review

The 2022 Building Act Review

The 2022 Building Act is likely to have a big impact on our clients in the property/construction industry and here's why....

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We're shortlisted

We're shortlisted

We are so pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for Commercial Lines Broker of the Year at the UK Broker Awards 2022!

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Vista awarded winners of Fast Brokerages 2022

Vista awarded winners of Fast Brokerages 2022

Vista has been announced as a winner of Insurance Business UK Fast Brokerages 2022.

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Why are the costs of claims rising?

Why are the costs of claims rising?

Over the last year the cost of living has risen because of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase. We have produced a handy guide, looking at the influences on claims trends and the impact on claims costs.

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April Showers - how to protect against commercial flooding

April Showers - how to protect against commercial flooding

With unpredictable April weather bringing heavy rain, it's time to consider commercial flooding and your risk management strategy.

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The quick guide to integrating electric vehicles in your fleet

The quick guide to integrating electric vehicles in your fleet

Reduce risk, protect your drivers and lower your running costs

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Project Thomas (Water Direct Limited) - Completed Purchase

Project Thomas (Water Direct Limited) - Completed Purchase

Soris Capital Partners completed the purchase of Water Direct Limited with additional funding from Pascal Whittet at Ethos Partners LLP.

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Commercial Flood Risk Report 2022 - facts and figures

Commercial Flood Risk Report 2022 - facts and figures

2022 has seen its fair share of extreme weather already, with Storm Dudley, Eunice and Franklin arriving in quick succession.

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Landlord Underinsurance - Don't Get Caught Out

Landlord Underinsurance - Don't Get Caught Out

Our guide explains how landlords can avoid being caught out by underinsurance.

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Warning – expect protracted auto repair delays

Warning – expect protracted auto repair delays

Delays in vehicle repairs way beyond the normal period.

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Private Equity Deals Round-Up 2021

Private Equity Deals Round-Up 2021

2021 was an incredibly busy year for the Vista Private Equity team, our busiest yet in fact.  We advised on over 70 deals and continue to see increased numbers of portfolio clients making add-on acquisitions.

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Project Spark (Flint Global Limited) – Minority Investment

Project Spark (Flint Global Limited) – Minority Investment

Vista assisted Growth Capital Partners LLP with insurance due diligence for their minority investment in Flint Global Limited.

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One month on is Log4Shell the calm before a Ransomware storm?

One month on is Log4Shell the calm before a Ransomware storm?

Log4Shell is a so-called zero-day vulnerability — named as such since affected organisations have zero days to patch their systems...

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Tevva Case Study

Tevva Case Study

Read our recent case study on how we worked with Tevva in an incredibly challenging insurance environment.

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Vista / YFM Equity Partners - Deal Update

Vista / YFM Equity Partners - Deal Update

The latest deal from our Private Equity team.

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W&I Insurance - should I consider this on every deal?

W&I Insurance - should I consider this on every deal?

Should you be considering Warranty and Indemnity (W&I) cover on every deal? With increased market choice, lower premiums including much lower minimums, and better coverage than ever before the answer is YES.

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Cyber attack brings SPAR to a halt

Cyber attack brings SPAR to a halt

Is your business covered for such an incident?

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Hybrid working – Will businesses see a rise or fall in claims against them?

Hybrid working – Will businesses see a rise or fall in claims against them?

Hybrid working – Will businesses see a rise or fall in claims against them?

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The real cost of a business cyber attack

The real cost of a business cyber attack

4 in 10 businesses (39%) reported having a cyber security breach in the last 12 months, according to Gov.UK's Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021.

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Vista sees turnover increase by over 30% with further growth expected

Vista sees turnover increase by over 30% with further growth expected

Vista Insurance Brokers Ltd. has recorded a 32.7% increase in turnover up from £15.6M to £20.7M, for their annual reporting period to July 2021.

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