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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.

read more about the impact of the rate change

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.

read more about what it means for insurers and their customers

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.

read more about insurance implications in a connected world

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

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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