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How Much Does Insurance Cost?

ASure's Andy Smith explains the main factors that contribute towards the monthly cost of our insurance....

April 7, 2022

1st Cycling Road Race

On Saturday 2nd April 2022 Cyclist Shield's very own Andy Smith took to the start line in his first ever cycling road race. Andy tells us about his experience and what gave him the confidence to enter the race....

April 4, 2022

Now Is A Great Time For A Review

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March 30, 2022

Blog on the Tyne

It's a New Year and a new home for ASure Financial. We've moved our office from County Durham to the Baroque style Milburn House building in the heart of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne's bustling NE1 postcode. We're now just a short walk from Newcastle's famous quayside with it's iconic landmark's and also close to the city centre transport links of Central Station and the Monument Bus & Metro Station's, all providing easy access to our office for clients. We're extremely excited by the move to Newcastle a...

January 4, 2022

2021 Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

The ASure Financial team will be available to assist you on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st of December. We will be closed for business between the 23rd of December to the 3rd of January 2022 and will reopen our advice services on January 4th 2022Dec 20th: Open 9am - 7pmDec 21st: Open 9am - 7pmDec 23rd - Jan 3rd: ClosedJan 4th: Open 10am - 5pm...

December 20, 2021

Bianchi Dama at Ryedale GP

ASure Director Andy Smith travelled down to Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire at the end of August to meet up with ASure's adopted cycling team Bianchi Dama for their first round of the National Road Race Series. Having sponsored the team since Oct 2019 this was the first opportunity to meet at a race since the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic. Unfortunately the teams entire 2020 season had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions. Many of the teams races in the first half of 2021 ha...

September 2, 2021

FCA Confirms Ban on Price Walking

In May 2021 the FCA published its paper on pricing rules in the General Insurance Market following several years’ of work from the regulator to address the harms suffered by loyal customers of home and motor insurance providers.  The biggest change that the FCA has introduced is that insurance providers will no longer be able to slash premiums in order to attract new customers, only to then penalise them in subsequent years with highly inflated prices which bear little resemblance to...

June 14, 2021

10 ASure Clients Feature in Tonights Live Match

No fewer than 10 ASure Financial clients will feature in tonight's big Greene King IPA Championship Rugby match as Coventry Rugby host league leaders Ealing Trailfinders at the Butts Park Arena in Coventry. The game will be streamed live from 18:00 on Friday 19/03/2021 and is available to view via;championshiprugby.co.uk/live-streams Since the Championship season started in early March all matches have been streamed live over the internet allowing fans the opportunity to watch the matches during...

March 19, 2021

Trainee Protection Adviser Opportunity

ASure Financial are extremely pleased to announce that they currently have a trainee protection adviser opportunity available within their business. Full training and support is provided. As a company ASure Financial already has a strong presence within sport and rugby in particular, having helped hundreds of players and their family's at all levels of the sport. We would be particularly interested to hear from any current or former pro / semi-pro cyclists based in the UK looking for an opp...

March 14, 2021

The Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

On March 3rd 2021 the UK government announced a new mortgage guarantee scheme that will start in April 2021 to support a new generation in realising the dream of home ownership. This will increase the availability of 95% Loan-to-value mortgage products, enabling more households to access mortgages without the need for prohibitively large deposits. To find out further details of the new scheme follow the below link to the Government website where you'll find their detailed document relating ...

March 5, 2021

ASure Financial Home Buying Guide

Ever wondered what the home buying process actually involves??? It can be daunting and confusing, especially for first time buyers. This short video gives a useful step by step overview of the process involved.ASure Financial can assist you to buy your home by finding you the right mortgage and we'll make sure that if the worst was to happen that you and your family can keep your home.Be ASured...

November 25, 2020

COVID-19 Self Employed Support

SELF EMPLOYED? What options of financial support do I have? Martin Lewis discusses further.You have until July 13th to apply for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme first grant. The second grant applications will start in August.Those eligible for the scheme should have been contacted by HMRC, but if you want to check you can do so at:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme?fbclid=IwAR1144Qg10qsj8qob82sWy1w6ESGKQChnXO...

June 29, 2020

Protect Your Bike in the Cycle Boom!

The Cycling Boom!!! Have you taken to 2 wheels?The appeal for cycling during lockdown and beyond has been huge and can only be a good thing for the UK's health and cycling in the UK. While popularity for cycling has risen dramatically, so has the demand for bikes with many bike shops selling out completely.While many of the UK's new cyclists wait for their new bikes to be delivered others are taking more drastic measures to get their hands on a bike. The insurer, Admiral, reported a 46% increase...

June 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update: UK Housing Market Up and Running Again

The UK housing market received a huge boost today with the news that on the basis of current COVID-19 safety guidelines being met, Estate Agents could re-open, property viewings could take place, surveys could be carried out on properties and removals could take place . 450,000 house sales in the UK have been on hold since the beginning of lockdown in March, my own included, and the news today will be extremely welcomed by many and represents a big step forwards in the UK economy getting go...

May 13, 2020

2 Billion £ Invested Into Cycling & Walking by UK Government

On May 9th 2020 the UK Government unveiled plans to encourage increased cycling and walking amongst the UK population in light of potential future restrictions on the accessibilty of public transport and the associated health benefits of physical activity, particularly during the current coronavirus crisis. Pop-up bike lanes with protected space for cycling, wider pavements, safer junctions, and cycle and bus-only corridors will be created in England within weeks as part of a £250 million emerg...

May 10, 2020

COVID-19 Current Situation with Insurance

The COVID-19 situation is an ever changing picture and has caused much confusion with regards to what is and what is not covered with a Life Insurance, Critical Illness or Income Protection Insurance policy.  For individuals concerned about the impact of suffering illness and time off work, there are income protection insurance options still available to you currently, although this situation may change moving forwards as insurers review their position on a daily basis. It's best to act now...

March 21, 2020

So I'm Working From Home...Where Do I Start Pt 1

With the events of the last 2 weeks taking grip of the way we work ASure Financial director Andrew Smith has put together a beginner's guide to effective working at home.Part 1 is based on preparation for working at home and includes some essential tips to make the transition a smooth one....

March 19, 2020

Business As Usual

We would like to take the opportunity to reassure clients that we are operating on a 'Business as Usual' basis. If you have questions, would like to review your current provision or require support during this unprecedented current set of circumstances please do not hesitate to contact us.All appointments will be conducted by telephone to minimise health risk. Be ASured we're here for you. ...

March 18, 2020

Happy International Women's Day 2020 Bianchi Dama

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March 8, 2020

Coronavirus - The Impact On Our Income And How Can I Protect Myself?

In an interview with BBC News on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 Kevin Poulter, a legal expert with the company Freeths explained what implications the Coronavirus could have to our income. The biggest risk to our incomes is not being able to work. There are two main scenarios as to why this is likely to come about in the wake of the Coronavirus;1. Self quarantine through fear of contracting or spreading the Coronavirus - this may be through personal choice or because an employer shuts down it's bus...

March 3, 2020

1000 Mile Charity Cycle Ride Milestone Reached

On March 1st 2020 ASure Financial Director Andrew Smith reached the 1000 mile point of his 5000 miles charity cycle ride target during 2020.Andrew is aiming to raise as much as possible for the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation to help fund vital research into finding a cure for and supporting those & their family's living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).MND describes a group of diseases that affect the nerves (motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord that tell your muscles what to do. With ...

March 2, 2020

Cycle? Be ASured

If you cycle whether racing, commuting or leisure you'll know that there are risks every time you get on the bike. Potholes, wayward drivers, street furniture, animals in the road or a clip of wheels can all have the same end result....a close up meeting with the ground, some nasty burns and maybe worse. Broken bones are common in cycle races where a lack of concentration and a clip of wheels can bring down large numbers of riders, but equally so are serious injuries on a bike at any time. In a ...

February 24, 2020

Sun 16/02 Live Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates Rugby Commentary with ASure Company Director Andrew Smith

ASure Financial Company Director Andrew Smith will be in Live commentary action on Sunday afternoon as his former club Newcastle Falcons take on Cornish Pirates in the Greene King IPA Championship on Sunday afternoon. Kick Off for the match is at 15:00 and live coverage can be heard by tuning into https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/rugby-union/51242503  or by listening via the BBC Sports App. At half time in the live commentary we'll be talking about Team ASure's Consett Rugby ...

February 16, 2020

What It Takes

What does it take to be the best, to endure hardships, come back from rock bottom and to have the drive, determination and belief to push the boundries, achieving amazing things that everyone else thought was impossible? Whether a cycling fan or not, Annemiek van Vleuten is an inspiration for us all. Already an extremely successful professional cyclist Annemiek's goal was to achieve Olympic gold in the the 2016 Rio Olympics. Whilst leading the race she suffered a head on collision, fracturing th...

January 29, 2020

Kobe Bryant's Top 10 Plays Of His Career

US basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California.Bryant, 41, and Gianna, 13, were travelling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames. The LA county sheriff said there were no survivors.Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, played for the LA Lakers throughout his career and is considered one of the greatest players in the game's history.Tributes from celebrities and fellow sports st...

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