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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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Average cost of motor premiums at record high

Posted on: 24 January 2018

A new release from the ABI confirmed that the average price of motor premiums rose by 9% in 2017, adding an extra £40 to the average insurance policy. Urgent reform to compensation pay-outs are needed to help put the brakes on rising premiums.

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Allianz leaders discuss 2018 priorities

Posted on: 23 January 2018

Allianz's Simon McGinn and Neil Clutterbuck speak about the opportunities and challenges forecast in the coming year.

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Allianz strengthens commercial property owners proposition

Posted on: 23 January 2018

We have enhanced our proposition for commercial property owners by adding new covers, enhancing limits and providing additional services. The refreshed Property Owners Select product also makes it easier for brokers to combine property and casualty with engineering sections, including machinery damage cover.

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Falling trees, leaking water installations and burst pipes

Posted on: 19 January 2018

Water damage protection and tree management services are now available via our preferred suppliers scheme for Allianz Commercial policyholders. Specialist providers, LeakSafe and Blythe Valley, are offering their services at specially discounted rates.

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New Year predictions from Allianz's Sarah Mallaby

Posted on: 11 January 2018

Director of commercial and personal broker markets at Allianz UK, Sarah Mallaby, summarises the year that has just passed and what can be expected in 2018.
Please note that this article was originally published in youTalk-Insurance Blog and may not be replicated in any other publication.

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Nightmare car-hacking: The remote-controlled car

Posted on: 10 January 2018

Hostile interventions by hackers in vehicle technology are not science fiction, as various cases have proven with different car manufacturers in the last few years. But what can be done about it?

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