View more on these topics

Berkeley Alexander launches B2L insurance product


Berkeley Alexander is launching buy-to-let landlord insurance that also covers unoccupied properties.

The cover is underwritten by Ergo Versicherung AG, part of the Munich Re Group.

Berkeley Alexander managing director Geoff Hall says: “The demand for landlords’ insurance remains high as landlords continue to increase the size of their portfolios and new landlords enter the market.

“Periods of unoccupancy go hand in hand with buy-to-let property and yet finding cover that also includes cover for unoccupied periods has long been an issue for brokers.”

The new insurance will join other policies on Berkeley Alexander’s quote-and-buy system from Axa, Covea, Modus, Towergate and Zurich.



One Family joins Legal and General Mortgage Club’s Later Life panel

One Family is to join Legal and General Mortgage Club’s new direct to lender Later Life Lending Panel. The Panel offers services to retired customers who are looking to secure a mortgage either direct, or through a master broker. Legal & General Mortgage Club’s director Jeremy Duncombe (pictured) says: “It is testament to the strength […]

Insurance Review: Foster the right mentality

When it comes to selecting the right amount, and type, of cover, you understand your clients’ needs better than them Many clients come to appointments knowing how much cover they want and why. But often they are ignorant of the amount of cover they truly need, and precisely what type they should choose. The need […]


Housing market begins to rebound after EU vote, says RICS

The UK housing market is beginning to recover after the post-referendum drop, figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggest. The August 2016 RICS Residential Market Survey results point to a gradual recovery in confidence following a significant drop immediately after the EU referendum. Prices and sales volumes are now expected to rise going […]

Health Shield logo - thumbnail

Health Shield launches new and improved health and wellbeing benefits

As part of its commitment to help even more companies improve employee wellness and productivity, award-winning health cash plan and wellbeing provider Health Shield has announced a raft of new and improved health benefits. From early diagnostics, detection and screening services to rehabilitation and the extension of home care support to parents, Health Shield’s range […]

Creating opportunity out of change

By Denise Wond, marketing manager The buy-to-let market has recently been the subject of a raft of tax changes, all of which make it a less profitable and less appealing proposition for investors. In response, we’ve seen a dip in demand for BTL mortgages and that’s bad news for many advisers who will now be looking […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up