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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.

read more about the issue of SME underinsurance

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.

read more about the refresh of Property Owners Select

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.

read more about what our new suppliers can offer

Reasons for professional indemnity insurance (video)

Posted on: 05 December 2017

Professional indemnity (PI) insurance is a must-have for anyone providing professional services. Our latest video provides an overview of the reasons why the cover is essential for modern businesses.

watch the video to uncover the roles PI cover can play

Allianz launches a data initiative to tackle SME Underinsurance

Posted on: 29 November 2017

Since the announcement in January 2016 that Allianz would no longer by applying Average to its SME products, a unique database has been developed to help with identifying risks that are potentially underinsured.

read more about the new initiative to combat SME underinsurance

Directors' and officers' legislative and regulatory risks

Posted on: 27 November 2017

Directors are subject to a number of types of legislation, which can carry severe penalties for non-compliance. Staying up to date with regulatory changes can help avoid reputational damage, a hefty fine, or even legal action.

read more about how the law might impact directors

Insurers set out criteria for what drivers should expect from 'automated' vehicles

Posted on: 23 November 2017

New Thatcham research shows the progress that is being made with autonomous cars, including the 10 key features and performance criteria required of a truly autonomous vehicle.

read more about Thatcham's research

Allianz launches new e-trade Mini Fleet proposition

Posted on: 22 November 2017

Complete Mini Fleet is a Defaqto 5* rated product, targeted at businesses with 3-8 cars and goods carrying vehicles (up to 7.5 tonnes), that can be e-traded via Allianz QuoteSME.

read more about Complete Mini Fleet

Construction Part 2: Legislation, risk management and insurance

Posted on: 16 November 2017

Recent changes in the political and economic climates mean that the sorts of opportunities and challenges that the construction sector faces are being altered. This is at the same time as various technological developments emerging and causing a revolution in methods and possibilities.

read more about the evolving climate in construction

Retailer enhances driver behaviour by 75% with Lightfoot

Posted on: 20 October 2017

Mark Coleby, Service Director at Hughes - one of the largest electrical and appliance retailers in the UK - explains the great positive impact that Lightfoot has had on the performance of its fleet, just as Allianz renews its partnership.

read more about the benefits of Lightfoot