Industry news and insight

Filter search results

'Fundamentally dishonest' claimant left with a sour taste

Posted on: 22 March 2019

A woman who claimed to have suffered a personal injury after eating spring rolls purchased from a takeaway insured by Allianz has had her case dismissed after the judge didn't believe her evidence.

read more about this story

New rules for registering trailers taken abroad coming on 28 March

Posted on: 20 March 2019

Certain trailers will now need to be registered with their own unique number plate through the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) if they are being taken out of the UK.

read more about registration and Green Card requirements

A BIBA Brokers' Guide to employers' liability insurance

Posted on: 08 March 2019

Our first BIBA Guide for 2019 takes a look at the current trends in employers' liability (EL) insurance, including fraud, case law, complementary cover and the increasingly important role played by record-keeping.

read more about employers' liability

Keyless cars: Vulnerable to theft

Posted on: 28 February 2019

A recent report by Which? revealed that four of the five best-selling car models in the UK are susceptible to ‘keyless theft’. Could this be the reason motor theft figures rose in 2017/18?

read more about keyless car theft

Driving law: changes coming in 2019

Posted on: 21 February 2019

A number of law changes from 2018, relating to road and vehicle safety, are due to come into force this year, alongside amendments to the Highway Code.

read more about the upcoming changes

Heavy goods vehicles require annual tests

Posted on: 12 February 2019

Some vehicles have up until their next tax renewal to get tested, following a phased roll-out of the new rules that started in May 2018.

read more about the testing requirements

What lies ahead for Before the Event (BTE) legal expenses insurance?

Posted on: 06 February 2019

2019 could be an interesting year in the legal expenses insurance (LEI) market as anticipation of the Civil Liability Act continues to shape the market. Mike Wildy, Allianz Legal Protection (ALP), has written a two-part blog uncovering the prospects for Before the Event (BTE) insurance.

read more about BTE legal expenses insurance

Catalytic converter thefts

Posted on: 30 January 2019

Incidents of vehicle parts theft are on the rise for a variety of reasons. One item that's been high on thieves' shopping list in recent years is catalytic converters. We look at what can be done to avoid falling victim to this type of crime.

read more about this trend in crime

Keep an eye on your vision

Posted on: 21 January 2019

Adequate eyesight is most vital at times when driving conditions mean that visibility is reduced. During the winter months, drivers contend with low sun, fog and shorter periods of daylight, so it's essential their vision is up to the challenge.

read more about eyesight standards for driving

Safety first: The importance of Engineering inspection and maintenance

Posted on: 16 January 2019

Occasionally a dramatic news headline may grab our attention, such as "Coffee boiler explodes" or "Brake failure sends lift plummeting", for example. Such incidents are thankfully rare, but remind us that when equipment fails, the consequences can be severe.

read more about why inspection and maintenance is crucial