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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
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.
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.
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
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?
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....
10 reasons why your business needs cyber insurance cover
We explore 10 reasons why your business needs cyber insurance
Vista Insurance 2023 Christmas Opening Hours
Our 2023 Christmas opening hours....
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....
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...
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,
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.
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
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?
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...
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
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?
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.
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
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.
Insurance for Modular Developments
A closer look at modular building, why developers choose it and how Vista can help you insure it correctly
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?
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Vista takes part in Random Act of Kindness Day
Friday 17th marks Random Act of Kindness Day and this year, Vista is taking part
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
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.
Our Private Equity 2022 Deals Round-Up is here
We have published our 2022 Private Equity Deals Round-Up brochure, read more here
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
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?
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
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.
Our latest Private Equity deals - November 2022
Read more about Vista's latest Private Equity deals here
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.
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
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.
Flood risks and parametric insurance
How Vista and Floodflash can help protect your business from flooding
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...
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
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
Vista appoints new Head of Technology & Life Science
Vista has appointed a new Head of Technology & Life Science, Lisa Petherick
Vista Is Raising Money For Manchester Mind
Vista is raising money for Manchester Mind by competing in the Tough Mudder challenge
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
New algorithms are a breakthrough for cyber security
A new algorithm has been discovered that helps protect systems further from cyber attacks
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.
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.
Vista celebrates 8 years of business
Vista is celebrating 8 years of being in business!
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
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....
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....
We are so pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for Commercial Lines Broker of the Year at the UK Broker Awards 2022!
Vista awarded winners of Fast Brokerages 2022
Vista has been announced as a winner of Insurance Business UK Fast Brokerages 2022.
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.
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.
The quick guide to integrating electric vehicles in your fleet
Reduce risk, protect your drivers and lower your running costs
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.
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.
Landlord Underinsurance - Don't Get Caught Out
Our guide explains how landlords can avoid being caught out by underinsurance.
Warning – expect protracted auto repair delays
Delays in vehicle repairs way beyond the normal period.
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.
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.
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...
Tevva Case Study
Read our recent case study on how we worked with Tevva in an incredibly challenging insurance environment.
Vista / YFM Equity Partners - Deal Update
The latest deal from our Private Equity team.
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.
Cyber attack brings SPAR to a halt
Is your business covered for such an incident?
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?
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.
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.