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Top reasons for corporate insurance losses identified in new AGCS Global Claims Review

Posted on: 17 December 2018

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has analysed 471,326 corporate insurance claims from around the world to identify trends in the values and numbers of claims; We've pulled out the high level findings for the UK.

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Full year review 2018

Posted on: 17 December 2018

As 2019 dawns, Simon McGinn takes a look back at the past year, considering issues like Brexit, legislative changes and the ongoing matter of broker market consolidation.

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The rise of renewables

Posted on: 14 December 2018

On the tenth anniversary of the Climate Change Act, Steve Kelly, Engineering Underwriting Account Manager, discusses the progress being made toward the targets set by the Renewable Energy Directive in an article for Modern Insurance Magazine.

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Allianz Coffee Guide to sky taxis

Posted on: 13 December 2018

Could VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircrafts solve traffic congestion on our roads?

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The road ahead for autonomous vehicles

Posted on: 12 December 2018

It's only a matter of time until the majority of vehicles on our roads have some autonomous capabilities; There's still a lot of issues that need to be worked out however.

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The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill has become law

Posted on: 05 December 2018

After receiving Royal Assent in July 2018, the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill has now become an Act of Parliament, extending compulsory motor insurance to driverless cars and giving the government more power to improve roads and associated infrastructure.

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Personal injury discount rate and whiplash claims reforms get Parliamentary approval

Posted on: 28 November 2018

We’re now waiting for a date to be set for Royal Assent, when it will become an Act of Parliament, bringing into law changes to the claims process for whiplash injuries and the way that the personal injury 'discount rate' is determined.

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A BIBA Brokers' Guide to business interruption insurance

Posted on: 20 November 2018

Mike Hallam, Head of Technical Services, BIBA, describes business interruption (BI) as "one of the most complex insurances that a business will need to buy"; so it's not entirely surprising that underinsurance is common, with confusion about various elements.

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Be Bike SMART: 5 occasions where you need to take care around two-wheeled road users

Posted on: 15 November 2018

Motorcycles and pedal cycles are the vehicles most likely to be involved in a road traffic accident. There are plenty of Bike Smart things that other road users, such as fleet drivers, can do to prevent dangerous situations.

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4 steps to prepare pipes for the winter months

Posted on: 14 November 2018

Following the ABI's news release emphasising the importance of acting on the risk of pipes freezing, we briefly detail four steps that can be taken by property managers to defend their plumbing systems against extreme cold.

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