Meet the Team | Karen Wilson

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What does your role involve and how did you get into it?

My role at Stride Insurance focuses around developing and building new relationships with clients. I introduce Property Owners and Landlords to the many benefits that having insurance with Stride can have for them and their business.

Previously I worked within the construction and latent defects market for most of my career, my role within Stride has given me a new challenge within the property and insurance sector and I love being able to give people peace of mind that their properties are protected. 

What do you think are the biggest challenges property owners face?

The knock-on effect from Covid-19, together with the possible rise in interest rates will no doubt create challenges on top of the normal concerns that the property industry face, such as; property inspections, rent collections, overall property management and maintenance.

Changing and unpredictable weather has already seen a number of storms this year that will have increased the number of claims made which impacts premiums moving forward in an already risk averse arena.

What do you expect for the insurance industry from 2022?

Like many industries, the insurance world will be looking to recover in 2022 after a challenging 2021 due to Covid-19, however, this will no doubt present its own challenges, such as managing hybrid working and technology. 

I expect we will also see Climate Change, Sustainability and Flood Risk continuing to be key topics that may make it harder to find the right policy at the right price.

The positive however, is the development of new build-to-rent homes that are set to provide a boom for construction companies. We are seeing many build to rent projects moving through the development cycle, creating a host of exciting opportunities within the market.

What do stride specialise in and how to get in touch with you 

With over 45 years’ experience, Stride Insurance specialise in providing cover for property owners, both residential and commercial projects, from; private dwellings, holiday lets, blocks of flats and commercial units. Myself and the team at Stride are here to make the right policy work for you and we ensure you receive a personal service.

 

If you would like to know more or to discuss your portfolio to see how we can help you,

Please get in touch on 07747 463618 or email karen.wilson@stride.co.uk

Published: 21st February 2022
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