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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Underground road prototype unveiled

Posted on: 20 December 2018

Tesla's Elon Musk has unveiled a prototype underground road in Los Angeles, a concept we covered in our June 2018 'Coffee Guide'.

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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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