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2017 performance reflects the underlying strength of the Allianz business

Posted on: 21 February 2018

In a landmark year for Allianz UK, with the strategic partnership with LV=, the business has delivered a solid financial performance.

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A BIBA Brokers' Guide to construction risks and opportunities

Posted on: 20 February 2018

Our first BIBA Guide for 2018 considers potential risks and opportunities for the construction sector, as well as examining health and safety aspects, key pieces of legislation and emerging trends which could shape the industry in the future.

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Graham Gibson, chief claims officer at Allianz, welcomed onto the IFB Board

Posted on: 19 February 2018

Allianz Insurance plc's chief claims officer, Graham Gibson, has been welcomed onto the Insurance Fraud Bureau's (IFB) Board, which oversees fraud strategy across the insurance industry.

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Building regulations for safety

Posted on: 09 February 2018

The Grenfell Tower fire highlighted the need to review regulations relating construction and refurbishment methods and materials. In a blog for Insurance Post, Neil Clutterbuck, chief underwriting officer, Allianz Insurance plc, considers that construction details also need to be fully disclosed to insurers.

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5 March 2018 sees rule changes to commercial driving hours

Posted on: 08 February 2018

The rules will change from 5 March 2018 so lorry, bus and coach drivers who drive tired will be fined for every time they've done it in the last 28 days.

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Allianz and Flock to launch UK’s first pay-as-you-fly drone insurance

Posted on: 07 February 2018

AGCS, our corporate insurance carrier, has worked with InsurTech start-up Flock to develop digital insurance solutions for the growing drone or ‘Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ (UAS) market.

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Water, water everywhere: Escape of water

Posted on: 06 February 2018

When water escapes at a property, it can damage furnishings and installations and cause significant business interruption. However, there are some practical steps residential and commercial property owners can take to reduce the risk.

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#SteerClearOfFraud - IFED's campaign against ghost brokers

Posted on: 05 February 2018

The City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department  has launched a national awareness campaign warning motorists about the dangers of buying fake car insurance from fraudsters, also known as ‘ghost brokers’.

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Marine cargo insurance: A market on the move

Posted on: 31 January 2018

In this white paper, we look at the circumstances where marine cargo insurance may be required and related contemporary issues. With the international shipping industry transporting €4 trillion worth of goods, it is crucial talking point for businesses, insurers and brokers.

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SMEs: Overbalancing and underinsured

Posted on: 30 January 2018

In 2016, Allianz Insurance plc removed the 'average' clause from its core range of policies designed for SMEs in response to a thematic review by the FCA that highlighted the issue of underinsurance. Harriet Conway, SME business insight manager, Allianz UK, considers what more can be done to help small businesses.

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