Office opening hours for the festive season
Our office opening hours for the festive season are as follows:
- Friday 22nd December – 9am – 1pm
- Monday 25th – Tuesday 26th December – closed
- Wednesday 27th December – 9am – 5pm
- Thursday 28th December – 9am – 5pm
- Friday 29th December – 9am – 1pm
- Monday 1st January – closed
- Tuesday 2nd January – normal working hours resume
We hope that you have a relaxing break, stay safe and we look forward to working with you in 2024!
Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
Meet the Market event – November 2023
Another Successful Meet the Market Event!
We would like to express our thanks to everyone who joined us for our Meet the Market event on 15 November. The event showcased Citynet’s services through presentations and insightful Q&A sessions led by our experts in various fields, including Property & Casualty, Professional Risks, Motor Fleet, and Underwriting.
A notable highlight of the day was the enlightening lecture delivered by Jason Ozin, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at PIB Group, focusing on the ever-relevant topic of the Cyber Threat Landscape. In a world where cyber threats pose significant risks, this session emphasized the importance of staying informed, being aware of potential consequences, and preparing for the inevitable in case of a security breach.
However, the true standout of the event was the guided tour of Lloyds of London, skilfully led by Mark Crisp and Marcus Simeoni. This exclusive experience offered our guests a rare glimpse into the inner workings of one of the world’s most prestigious insurance markets. While the 11th floor of the building was unfortunately closed to visitors, we hope that everyone found the tour to be both enlightening and educational.
We extend our sincere thanks to all our guests, staff members, and speakers for contributing to the success of our Meet the Market event. Here’s to ongoing learning, growth, and success in our dynamic and ever-evolving industry! 🚀
Although this marks the conclusion of this year’s Meet the Market events, stay tuned for more exciting events next year. If you’re interested in participating, simply drop us an email, and stay tuned for confirmed dates to follow.
Citynet meets with representants of Royal British Legion
IT’S TIME TO DON YOUR POPPIES!
Representatives from the Royal British Legion recently visited Citynet’s office for a collection and brief discussions. It was a proud moment to engage with individuals serving in the armed forces, dedicating their lives to protect the nation. In various ways, we’ve all contributed to show our appreciation and respect for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in safeguarding our country and its people.
Lloyd’s of London annually hosts a Remembrance Ceremony, and this year’s event is scheduled for Friday, November 10th, where they will ring the Lutine Bell.
For those unfamiliar with the Remembrance Day event, let’s address some common questions:
What does Remembrance Day represent?
Each year, Remembrance Sunday offers a national opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of those who defended our freedoms and upheld our way of life. We remember the Armed Forces and their families, both from Britain and the Commonwealth, along with the vital role played by emergency services and those who have lost their lives due to conflict or terrorism. From people wearing poppies to moments of silence in remembrance, there are various aspects associated with this special occasion.
When is Remembrance Day?
Each year, the country expresses gratitude and respect for those who lost their lives in wars worldwide on Remembrance Sunday. This day coincides with the actual date of the World War I armistice, which occurred at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918. Therefore, Remembrance Day will be observed on Saturday, November 11 this year.
When do people start wearing poppies?
Many individuals begin wearing their poppies on October 31, 11 days before Remembrance Day. However, some may wait until after Halloween and Bonfire Night festivities before pinning them.
How to wear a Remembrance Day poppy?
There is ongoing debate about which side to pin your poppy badge. Many argue that it should be worn on the left side, close to the heart, where members of the armed forces also wear their medals. Nonetheless, the Royal British Legion states that there is no “correct way” to wear a poppy if you’re not in the military. They emphasize that it’s a matter of personal choice and simply ask that if you choose to wear a poppy, you do so with pride.
Why do people wear poppies?
Poppies are a tribute to World War I. During the war, the battle-ravaged fields of France and Belgium were left barren. In 1915, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote about poppies in his famous poem, “In Flanders Fields.” When the war concluded and the land began to recover, red poppies were among the first plants to reappear. Consequently, red poppies became synonymous with the war and the sacrifices made by courageous soldiers. The RBL explains that the American War Secretary, Moina Michael, then purchased poppies to raise funds for those in need following the war.
This symbolic emblem ‘Red Poppy’ was subsequently adopted by the Royal British Legion in 1921 when they launched their first Poppy Appeal.
Meet the Market event – October 2023
A Successful Meet the Market Event!
Citynet’s Meet the Market event, held on 18th October 2023, was a resounding success, and we want to express our thanks to everyone who joined us for this remarkable gathering. The event was dedicated to our Movo Partnership partners, and we were delighted to witness the exceptional level of interaction and engagement from our attendees.
The event showcased Citynet’s services, with presentations and Q&A sessions by our experts from the Property & Casualty, Professional Risks, Motor Fleet, and Underwriting divisions.
One of the standout moments of the day was the enlightening lecture on Cyber Insurance delivered by Scott and James from DUAL UK. Their presentation served as a reminder of the constant evolution and innovation within our dynamic industry. In a world where cyber threats continue to pose a significant risk to businesses and individuals, this session highlighted the importance of staying informed and prepared.
However, the true highlight of the event was the Lloyds of London tour, expertly guided by Mark Crisp, Tiku Patel, and Colin Reid. This unique experience provided our guests with a rare glimpse into the inner workings of one of the most prestigious insurance markets in the world. We hope that everyone who had the privilege of participating in the tour found it to be an eye-opening and educational experience.
We extend our sincere thanks to all our guests, partners, and speakers for making our Meet the Market event a resounding success. Here’s to continuous learning, growth, and success in our dynamic and ever-evolving industry! 🚀
Stay tuned for more updates and exciting opportunities that Citynet Insurance Brokers will continue to offer.
Citynet’s Meet the Market Event – September 2023
Showcasing Excellence at Citynet’s Meet the Market Event
Lloyd’s of London is known for its rich history, having been established in 1686. The market has played a pivotal role in the global insurance industry and continues to be a hub for innovation and expertise. The tour allowed participants to gain insights into how Lloyd’s operates, how underwriting is conducted, and the mechanisms that drive this world-class insurance marketplace.
The success of the Meet the Market event is a testament of our unwavering dedication to our broker partners and the insurance sector as a whole. It provided a platform for Citynet to express its thanks to its partners and demonstrate the wide range of services we offer. The guided tour of Lloyd’s of London was an extraordinary experience that deepened attendees’ understanding of the insurance market’s core operations.
BIBA 2023 – Citynet’s Rain Bar event – A day to remember!
CITYNET’S RAIN BAR EVENT IN MANCHESTER HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS! 🌞🌧️ 🌈
What an amazing turnout at the Rain Bar in Manchester, during the Biba Conference 2023!
We had so many guests attending, both familiar faces and new, joining us for an unforgettable afternoon. Thank you to all of you who attended for making it an event to cherish! 💙
The highlight of the event was undoubtedly the incredible community we witnessed forming within the walls of the Rain Bar. Laughter filled the air as conversations flowed freely. It was heart-warming to see so many people coming together and enjoying each other’s company.
We want to extend our big thanks to all the Rain Bar staff who were amazing throughout and made sure our event was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone there.
Following on last year’s event success, Citynet’s Rain Bar event has proved to be ‘The Go To’ event in Manchester during the BIBA Conference, this year.
The weather, although quite temperamental, did not stop our guests from coming in their hundreds. The Rain Bar proved to be a vibrant and welcoming space where people come to unwind and have meaningful conversations in a relaxing atmosphere while having a drink and a bite to eat.
To ensure our event remains on your agenda we would appreciate any feedback and suggestions. If you attended our Rain Bar event, please feel free to share any thoughts or recommendations you may have by taking the following survey. It will only take a minute of your time.
Once again, if you joined us, thank you for making our event a memorable one. if you have not, please let us know if you would like to be added to our guest list for next year’s event.
We genuinely appreciate your support, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again next year at the same venue on 15th May 2024.
New brand and new home for COBRA London Markets who join forces to become known as Citynet Insurance Brokers.
Citynet Insurance Brokers are delighted to confirm that COBRA London Markets will be rebranded into Citynet as of 8th November 2021.
Since November 2019, COBRA London Markets (COBRA LM) has joined forces with Citynet. Sharing the same office space, the two brands have become one strong team working together in anticipation of this rebranding moment. Trading for over 21 years, Citynet has a long legacy and a strong reputation in the London Market.
Joining forces with COBRA LM, which has an equally impressive and lengthy legacy, is a natural next step in their evolution to unify the brands under one name. The move will see the Citynet brand becoming a powerhouse in the London Market and providing all its broker partners with an invaluable customer service and an even broader range of products and services.
Over the past two years, some of the COBRA LM and Citynet departments had already merged internally to create a stronger offering. The rebrand will unify as one company under the leadership of Andrew Walsh.
By joining our forces, Citynet is making sure that its broker partners will be the first to benefit, by having even wider access to Lloyd’s and London Markets and expert advice from its employees that have been trading into the market for decades.
“I am very proud of the heritage provided by COBRA London Markets and I’m equally excited about the future, by presenting our proposition to the market under a single brand,” said Andrew Walsh.
The rebranding will be effective from 8th November 2021 for New Business and Renewals issued after that date. For policies which are mid-term, rebranding will take place at renewal, rather than as part of any mid-term adjustment, to minimise disruption for policyholders.
There is no action required on behalf of brokers or policyholders.
While the same team of experts will remain, they will be moving office! The COBRA LM rebranding will coincide with Citynet’s office move.
Same contacts but new office!
The business is moving a stone’s throw from the current office to the newly refurbished 88 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 3BP. Please update your records with the new address from 8th November 2021. Phone numbers will remain the same, as will the website address (www.citynet.co.uk) and social media accounts: LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
About Citynet Insurance Brokers
Citynet Insurance Brokers is a wholesale Lloyd’s Broker, specialising in the placement of Liability, Property and Casualty, Professional Risks, Motor Fleet and various associated classes into the Lloyd’s of London and London Company market on behalf of UK intermediaries. Citynet also specialises in the placement of sub-delegated binding authorities for our retail brokers. As a major producer of premium into the London market, for more than 21 years,
Citynet is in a strong position to negotiate the very best deals for your clients and offer a genuine alternative to the composite market.
To contact Citynet Insurance Brokers call 020 7488 7950 or email email@example.com
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#MacmillanCoffeeMorning at Citynet HQ
The #MacmillanCoffeeMorning has become a ‘tradition’ that started almost 30 years ago, in 1990.
Initially, it was a rather small affair with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process. It proved to be very effective and since the Macmillan Coffee Morning event has become a yearly ‘tradition’ raising over £200 million.
Last year alone, this event has raised an incredible £26,914,382 towards this great cause.
On the 27th September 2019, people all over the country took part in an activity that was tasty, fun and also helped raise funds and awareness for a truly worthy cause.
Cancer can be devastating news for anyone. With one in two of us facing this ‘enemy’ at some point in our lives, the money raised at the #MacmillanCoffeeMorning event throughout the UK will help everyone with cancer to live life as fully as they can.
Here at Citynet Insurance Brokers, all our staff got involved again in the world’s biggest #MacmillanCoffeeMorning.
Each and every one of us has made a special effort by baking, buying and bringing in the most delicious treats. As a result, we are very proud to announce that the Citynet Insurance Brokers team has raised a total of £592.74 that will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Well done everyone and what a team effort!
Let’s change lives with every slice!
Citynet “Six in the City” tackle #walkthenight marathon challenge!
“Six in the City” #walkthenight marathon challenge!
A team of girls from Citynet Insurance Brokers tackled the #walkthenight marathon (26.2 miles) on 27th July 2019. The team was made up of Mandy Palin, Jan Bett, Emily Renew, Clare O’Neill, Chloe Taylor and unfortunately Laura Hellens had to drop out a couple of days before due to illness (even though she had joined in with all the training). With months of preparation and daily walks behind them, they finally did it and it only took 8.5 hours and 66,700 steps to claim that victory.
They found the #walkthenight challenging and had some hair raising moments along the way witnessing some of London’s unique night-time antics, but with each other support, they got there in the end.
The ladies took on the challenge to raise funds for their two chosen charities, Prostate Cancer and CoppaFeel (Breast Cancer). If you would still like to donate to their causes here is their just giving link.
“Your support meant a lot to us and we could not have done it without you,” said Mandy Palin from Citynet.
Here at Citynet, we are all very proud of our girls and huge congrats are going their way.
Until next year!
Are you a new broker thinking of becoming Citynet partner? – Here is what to expect!
As a new broker interested in working with Citynet Insurance Brokers you may wonder what is in store for you? Well, here is a brief idea of the brave new world. We only work with regulated intermediaries so you should be an FCA, Central Bank of Ireland or equivalently approved broker. Here are the five steps you need to follow:
⇒ First step: Complete our agency application form along with providing your financial accounts and proof of your PI cover.
⇒ Second step: Once the application is approved internally (around a 7-day process) you will receive our Terms of Business Agreement which is GDPR compliant. You will also receive an agency number which means you are set up and ready to place business with us. This covers all business within our five core departments Property/Casualty, Motor Fleet, Professional Risks, Speciality, and Underwriting.
⇒ Third step: As a new broker, you will be assigned your own Citynet Account Executive to manage your account. The Account Executive will be using his experience to access a wide selection of products from A-rated insurers and will be your point of contact for new business, submissions, enquiries, quotes and difficult renewals.
⇒ Fourth step: Each Account Executive is supported by a small team of Account Handlers who will be your day to day contact for renewal information, amendments, invoicing and paperwork. By keeping the teams small, it allows your equivalent team to build up a superior relationship with our team and additionally provide support during busy times and the holiday season.
⇒ Fifth step: You will have access to what we believe are the best claims and finance teams in London.
It is our excellent service, integrity and specialist knowledge that underpins our culture & stands testament to how we handle your business.
And there you have it! Now, what are you waiting for?