Entries by Gill Prior

Brownsword Donates £1,000 to Local Primary School

The Brownsword Group prides itself on its attention to operating in a socially responsible and principled manner. We believe that every business has the responsibility of contributing to society through its activities, and where it can should strive to further help the wider community by ‘giving back’. With this in mind The Brownsword Group has […]

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Well done yet again to our trusty ‘Events Manager’ (and Accounts Assistant Team Leader) Zoe Wingfield for arranging another fund-raising event, this time for MacMillan. There was the usual bake sale, plus a raffle that was swarmed upon and cleaned up in under an hour. In total Zoe’s efforts raised £177 for Macmillan, who have […]

ABI figures show 1,300 insurance scams a day detected in 2018

Detected dishonest claims reached a value of £1.2bn during the year. The total number of fraudulent claims and applications detected rose by 3% to 469,000 in 2018, with their value up 6%, according to figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The organisation reported that 1,300 insurance scams were uncovered every day, with the […]

New ‘crash for cash’ manoeuvre revealed

A new ‘crash for cash’ tactic is being employed by criminals to target unsuspecting drivers, say anti-fraud experts at AX. Dubbed ‘hide and crash’, the latest method involves a fraudster hiding in a driver’s blind spot before quickly moving in front to ‘slam on’ the brakes. The warning from AX, a provider of intelligent vehicle […]

Baking for the Matt Campbell Foundation

Zoe Wingfield arranged a bake sale at the office yesterday to raise money for the Matt Campbell fund ran by The Brathay Trust in Cumbria. After Matt sadly collapsed and died during the London marathon last year, Brathay have commemorated his memory with their 3.7 Resilience Programme, helping thousands of children. Brathay state, “The incredible […]

Motor Theft Trends to Look for in 2019 – From YouTalk Insurance

Vehicle theft is on the rise throughout the UK. Alongside more traditional types of theft, there’s a worrying trend of criminals taking advantage of new motor tech by carrying out so-called “keyless” theft. But what’s the difference between these types of crime? And what do you need to know to keep your vehicle safe from […]

Brownsword Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Today marks the celebration of 25 years in business for The Brownsword Group. The company wishes to thank its staff, clients and partners who have contributed to our success. Anthony Heaton, Managing Director says, “our longevity has been achieved through being responsive to a changing market, growth through acquisition, quality of service and offering the […]

Collection for the Homeless

The Fraud Admin ladies at Brownsword recently arranged another collection for the homeless. Previously arranged in August and then Christmas 2017, the team are dedicated to doing their bit for local charities to help the homeless of Manchester.   This time the collection went to The Sandwich Angels, a charity who make thousands of sandwiches each […]

2018 Sees a Surge in Theft Claims

Latest data from the ABI shows that the cost of theft claims has surged by 32% to £271m in the first nine months of 2018. Motor insurance pay-outs have reached record levels this year with more than £23m being paid every day, according to research by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). In the first […]

4th Acquisition for Brownsword

BROWNSWORD PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release   The Brownsword Group have announced today the acquisition of Linden Claims International Ltd, a specialist claims handling company in the life insurance sector dealing in death claims, complex income protection, critical illness and disability claims for insurers and reinsurers.   Now approaching its 25th year of operation handling […]