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Follow the leader: Platooning

Posted on: 13 March 2018

Like with many industries, heavy goods vehicles (HGV) fleet operators are facing a technological revolution that promises to increase both efficiency and safety. One such innovation is 'platooning' - a method that involves multiple unmanned vehicles driving closely behind one that does have a driver.

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The top risks for UK businesses in 2018

Posted on: 12 March 2018

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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Allianz research finds breadth of insurance cover, not cost, is the top priority for small businesses

Posted on: 09 March 2018

David Martin, Allianz's director of SME markets, and Steve White, Chief Executive of BIBA, comment on findings from a recent independent survey about SME's top priorities when it comes to insurance, commissioned by Allianz.

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Sprinklers - the potential life and property saver

Posted on: 08 March 2018

Sprinkler systems can dramatically reduce injuries and limit damage to property. Despite this, UK regulation is less stringent than many other countries when it comes to sprinkler installations and legislation varies according to location and type of building.

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The discount rate: One year on

Posted on: 07 March 2018

A year on from the announcement that the discount rate would reduce to -0.75%, Allianz commissioned freelance journalist and ex-editor of Insurance Age, Rachel Gordon, to speak to three of Allianz's technical experts about how they see the issue now.

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Jon Dye on optimism and the importance of insurance to society

Posted on: 07 March 2018

Jon Dye, chief executive officer, Allianz Insurance plc, looks behind the headline of a recent survey that found declining optimism among brokers and shares his reasons for being upbeat.

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The fight for what's fair: Equality Act 2010

Posted on: 01 March 2018

The Equality Act 2010 consolidated over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act of Parliament. It also clarified where insurers may use personal data to inform their risk selection and pricing, whilst ensuring they treat customers fairly and comply with equality law.

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Increasing knowledge on application fraud

Posted on: 28 February 2018

The Insurance Fraud Taskforce have recently introduced two new initiatives to help customers understand fraud better.

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Personal and cyber - connecting the dots

Posted on: 22 February 2018

In a blog for Insurance Post, James Tucker, smart technology manager, Allianz UK, considers how increasing digitalisation of our lives presents opportunities as well as challenges for the insurance industry.

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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.

read more about Allianz UK's 2017 financial results