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The most important risks for UK businesses in 2019

Posted on: 19 February 2019

The annual Allianz Risk Barometer by AGCS identifies top corporate perils based on the insight of risk experts across the globe. Here we look at the risks that those surveyed in the UK thought were most important for businesses to consider.

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Heavy goods vehicles require annual tests

Posted on: 12 February 2019

Some vehicles have up until their next tax renewal to get tested, following a phased roll-out of the new rules that started in May 2018.

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Allianz partners with the Women's Engineering Society (WES)

Posted on: 11 February 2019

Allianz has partnered with WES, a professional network of women engineers and scientists, to inspire, encourage and support the development of gender diversity in the engineering industry.

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What lies ahead for Before the Event (BTE) legal expenses insurance?

Posted on: 06 February 2019

2019 could be an interesting year in the legal expenses insurance (LEI) market as anticipation of the Civil Liability Act continues to shape the market. Mike Wildy, Allianz Legal Protection (ALP), has written a two-part blog uncovering the prospects for Before the Event (BTE) insurance.

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Record fraud savings in 2018

Posted on: 04 February 2019

Allianz Insurance plc's fraud team set a new record savings amount in 2018, showing that efforts to scupper scammers' plans are paying off.

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Catalytic converter thefts

Posted on: 30 January 2019

Incidents of vehicle parts theft are on the rise for a variety of reasons. One item that's been high on thieves' shopping list in recent years is catalytic converters. We look at what can be done to avoid falling victim to this type of crime.

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Allianz goes for 100% renewables

Posted on: 25 January 2019

The Allianz Group has joined RE100 with a target to source 100% renewable electricity across its global operations by 2023.

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Keep an eye on your vision

Posted on: 21 January 2019

Adequate eyesight is most vital at times when driving conditions mean that visibility is reduced. During the winter months, drivers contend with low sun, fog and shorter periods of daylight, so it's essential their vision is up to the challenge.

read more about eyesight standards for driving

Safety first: The importance of Engineering inspection and maintenance

Posted on: 16 January 2019

Occasionally a dramatic news headline may grab our attention, such as "Coffee boiler explodes" or "Brake failure sends lift plummeting", for example. Such incidents are thankfully rare, but remind us that when equipment fails, the consequences can be severe.

read more about why inspection and maintenance is crucial

Allianz UK announces Mind as its new charity partner

Posted on: 16 January 2019

Mind, the mental health charity, was voted by Allianz UK employees to be its new charity partner. Allianz previously reached its £1 million target for its former charity partner, Air Ambulances UK.

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