Get to grips with GDPR before the 25th May

Does your business rely on knowing what your customers want?

  • Is tracking visitors and measuring performance to your website important?
  • Does your sales team buy in-lists?
  • Does your marketing team directly email all contacts from your CRM system?

If you answer ‘yes’ to all, or any, of these questions then you need to pay attention.

Right now, knowing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is more important to your business, than knowing how to interact with your next customer.

From 25th May, 2018, your business tools (website and customer database) need to be GDPR compliant, with an updated privacy policy.

Why Think About GDPR?

The GDPR is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years and the window to correctly process personal information is closing fast.

Here are some reasons why GDPR should be at the top of your list to avoid breaching:

  • If your website and business interactions don’t show compliance, then customers, competitors and law enforcers can report you to the Information Commissioner Office (ICO)
  • After investigation, being non-compliant, attracts a high fine of up to €20,000,000 or 4% of your turnover (whichever is greatest).

What can you do?

Getting it right, does not mean spending potentially £1,000s for a solicitor to draft you a bespoke document, or think the other way and risk getting it wrong by using a free online ‘privacy policy’ sellers. Use our GDPR specialist. At Fuel Card Services, we work with a GDPR Privacy Policy who provides 100% compliant GDPR privacy policies, along with supporting documentation for just £150.

Reasons to act now

For a limited amount of time you can purchase your GDPR privacy policy and the supporting documents for just £100 + VAT – a £50 discount.

Just click this link that will take you directly to the offer on My Business Advantage. Choose a package that suits your business needs, and apply the discount code ‘advantage50’ at checkout.

DON’T DELAY update your privacy policy and avoid a fine up to €20,000,000 or losing 4% of turnover.

 

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Let It Go!… Help With Your Winter Weather Damage Insurance Claim

Storm Emma is naturally having an impact on the UK weather-wise. But the disruption is not just travelling alone; this cold snap can affect our homes and places of business.

Of course, if freezing temperatures cause a water pipe to burst, a boiler to combust or a roof to collapse due to sheer weight of snow or a fallen tree, then your building and contents, whether domestic or commercial, will have got you covered.

However, the task of dealing with the insurance claims officer, the hassle of organising the right plumber, builder or roofer to do the job, and the anxiety of coping with the disruption and inconvenience, might leave you feeling as emotional and exasperated as a direct run-in with ‘The Beast From The East’.

At Fuel Card Services, we have found a partner Aspray Ltd, that you can turn to for expert guidance and support on property damage insurance claims.

Aspray can manage your claim from inception to completion by dealing with your insurer, or appointed loss adjuster, directly to negotiate a settlement. Once works are agreed, Aspray will project manage vetted contractors to complete the reinstatement works, all the while, putting you, the policyholder first.

How Aspray will handle your Insurance Claim:

  • Arrange a site visit usually within 24 hours of your call.
  • Prepare and present a detailed schedule of works for your insurer. 
  • Liaise directly with your insurance company and loss adjuster, if necessary.
  • Oversee a team of vetted tradespeople.
  • Aim to restore your property as swiftly as possible 
  • Negotiate any business interruption settlement for home workers and business owners. 
  • Help arrange alternative accommodation, where required
  • Project manage the claim and stay in close contact with you throughout.

In short, Aspray’s work is only complete when you are satisfied with the repair.

Money off your excess:

Best of all, there is no charge to you for their service. If you appoint Aspray they will project manage the contractors and be paid directly by your insurers. Please note any policy excess stated within your policy will of course still apply.However, if you do instruct Aspray to take care of your insurance claim and all reinstatement works, as a customer of Fuel Card Services’, they are offering a £100 voucher towards your excess upon completion. Terms and conditions apply.

So, before you make an impact claim on your insurance, simply click here  and make the whole impact damage process to your assets, whether home or company, a cool summer breeze.

 

Wait a minute Mister Postman…

Let’s be frank: if you’re wasting time queuing in the Post Office, when you could be enjoying lunch; wasting money on stamps, only to find them gathering dust in an employee’s desk; or missing deadlines, because you couldn’t get the task done within office hours, you need to source some mailroom equipment that will save you time and money.

At Fuel Card Services, we make searching for a machine that’s right easier with the ‘Franking Machine’ benefit on our online portal My Business Advantage.

If you’re not yet convinced you need a franking machine, let’s list the positives: a franking machine calculates the correct postage automatically, by weight, which includes the Royal Mail discounted cost for franking machine users. Insert envelope or label into the franking machines printer slot and your mail will be franked with the correct postage, date, even your company logo or message, and a unique code – at any time of the day, or night.

If you want a professional image with your post, and save money, click the ‘Franking Machine’ benefit, complete one form that informs our team about your business needs, and whether you wish to hire or buy, and receive up to four, free quotes from the main providers (Pitney Bowes, Neopost, FP Mailing Solutions and Frama).

It will only take a minute, but imagine the positive impact of making that decision on your business administration and saving up to 33% on future postage costs!

Visit www.mybusinessadvantage.co.uk and click on the ‘Franking Machine’ benefit.

How Can You Get Funding For Your Business?

You’ve got a great business idea; but, in order to capitalize on it, you need funds. Although the prospect of securing funding can seem daunting at first, there are all sorts of different ways to finance your start-up idea once you know where to look.

At Fuel Card Services, we make that searching easier with our Business Loans benefit on our online portal My Business Advantage.

What do you need the cash for?

Remember, although securing finance might seem like an easy fix, there are downsides to each kind of funding type. It’s important to really research how much you’ll need and when you’ll be able to pay it back.

Expect to answer questions such as: why do you want the money? What will you use the money for? How much are you personally putting into the business? How much do you need to borrow? How and when do you plan to repay it? Do you have any security?

Once you understand the risk, and how much you need, our money experts can lock down the best deals, for example on the top loan rate.

 

Compare business loans quotes

Simply answer the question on the form and our experts will source you the best quotes for free.

  • You Could Save By Comparing Business Loan Quotes
  • Complete our short form in under a minute
  • Receive free quotes from suppliers
  • Compare quotes and see if you could save

 

For more details visit www.mybusinessadvantage.co.uk and click on the Business Loan benefit.

Saving Private Business Energy

If you run a small business, then just as with domestic energy, it’s possible to switch tariff or provider to slash costs. However unlike with household energy, tariffs are generally bespoke and can vary hugely – it’s all about ringing around with a bucket-load of chutzpah and haggling the best deal.

At Fuel Card Services, we know you don’t really have time to spare ringing all the energy suppliers, but we have a dedicated partnership team that compare gas, electric and water rates with our Energy Savings benefit, just register at our business portal My Business Advantage.

In a volatile market, with utility pricing on the up, the value of having a dedicated broker to source the best rates and terms for your business is huge. Not only does it take the pressure away from you, but it could save you thousands.

Working with Advantage Business Energy, our dedicated partnership team can review all your business energy requirements and offer you friendly, impartial and trustworthy advice.

Backed by of one of the largest and most successful commercial energy brokers in the UK, they successfully purchase energy for tens of thousands of sites annually, including offices, factories and retailers. As a result, suppliers provide Advantage Business Energy with a significant discount – a discount that you can benefit from.

They’ll go direct to up to 28 suppliers and, thanks to the preferential rates, ensure you get the best deal possible – meaning your time is spent running your business rather than dealing with bills.

It’s a quick and easy switching process, so visit www.mybusinessadvantage.co.uk