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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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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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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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Allianz and Flock to launch UK’s first pay-as-you-fly drone insurance

Posted on: 07 February 2018

AGCS, our corporate insurance carrier, has worked with InsurTech start-up Flock to develop digital insurance solutions for the growing drone or ‘Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ (UAS) market.

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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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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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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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Is the world ready for autonomous cars?

Posted on: 08 January 2018

Announcements about fully autonomous vehicles are coming thick and fast, but are we overtaking ourselves? What infrastructure is needed? And, perhaps more vitally, do we have the right attitudes for a world with autonomous cars?

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