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ALLIANZ ENGINEERING MAKES KEY SENIOR MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENT

Press Releases   •   Apr 23, 2015 13:42 BST

​Allianz Engineering is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Albutt, FCII to the position of head of engineering regions following the retirement of Phil Godwin.

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ALLIANZ COMMERCIAL TOASTING CII SUCCESS

Press Releases   •   Apr 22, 2015 10:22 BST

​Allianz Commercial is celebrating after its Risk Control Academy was awarded prior learning accreditation by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

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BURGLARY HAS LONG LASTING EMOTIONAL IMPACT

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2015 12:50 BST

With 789,000 [1] burglaries carried out in England and Wales last year, new research from Allianz Insurance has found that it takes, on average, eight months for victims of burglary to feel safe in their home again following the incident. Only 45 per cent return to feeling 100 per cent safe in their home all the time. Surprisingly, one in 10 has resorted to moving house after a burglary.

Over a third (35 per cent) of those questioned had been burgled on more than one occasion, with 41 per cent saying they or a family member was at home when the break in happened. 15 per cent of cases say they either saw or confronted the burglars.

As well as feeling unsafe, victims display a variety of emotions in response to a burglary according to the research. Anger is the strongest emotion that victims of burglary reported – lasting for an average of 11 weeks, while feelings of anxiety and worry last for around two months; which in some cases can have varying psychological impacts on victims.

Tom Moss, underwriting director at Allianz Insurance, said: “Burglary isn’t just about losing your possessions, it also violates people’s sense of feeling safe in their own home. The research we conducted found that the majority of burglary victims became more security conscious after a break in, with nearly half changing or adding locks and a third installing a burglar alarm. We urge homeowners to act now and improve their home security to help prevent a break-in which could have significant effect on their mental wellbeing.”

Post burglary as well as adding new practical safety measures, many of those burgled also developed new habits to help them feel safer. These include double checking windows and doors are locked (61 per cent), leaving valuables out of sight (37 per cent, making sure their home looks lived in (31 per cent) and leaving the light on at night (26 per cent).

Pat Green, services manager for Victim Support in London, said: “We support millions of burglary victims each year and see first-hand how a break in can have a significant emotional effect on people and how every victim of burglary reacts differently. One in five of all the calls Victim Support takes are from people wanting help after a burglary. Allianz’s research highlights how important our work is with burglary victims, offering practical and emotional support to help people to cope and recover. Anxiety and worry can have a serious psychological impact on some victims.”

One in three people sought help after a break in, with nearly one in 10 (nine per cent) receiving counselling via their GP and the same proportion sought practical or emotional advice post the crime from a charity, while a further 15 per cent turned to friends and family.

The research also found:

  • Gaining entry by either the front or back door, accounts for half of all burglaries (52 per cent)
  • Some burglars got in through open doors (nine per cent) or windows (five per cent) and even entered the house using a spare key (two per cent).

For more information on Allianz Insurance, please visit: allianz.co.uk

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Notes to Editors

[1] ONS Crimes Figures – England and Wales 2014 http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/crime-stats/crime-statistics/year-ending-september-2014/stb-crime-in-england-and-wales--year-ending-september-2014.html#tab-Theft-offences-–-Burglary

About the research

This survey was carried out on behalf of Allianz Insurance by OnePoll Research 12/03/15 – 17/03/15, who interviewed 500 burglary victims.

About Allianz

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide and the largest property and casualty insurer in the world. With approximately 142,000 employees worldwide, the Allianz Group serves approximately 78 million customers in more than 70 countries.

The mission of Allianz Insurance is to be the outstanding competitor in our chosen markets by delivering products and services that our clients recommend, being a great company to work for and achieving the best combination of profit and growth.

Victim Support

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. Every year we contact more than million people who have been victims of crime. The charity gives victims free and confidential emotional support, as well as practical help and information about the criminal justice system. It also runs the only service supporting young witnesses who have to testify in court. Victims of crime can contact the charity via its website: victimsupport.org.uk or its Supportline: 08 08 16 89 111

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer worldwide.

New research from Allianz Insurance has found that it takes, on average, eight months for victims of burglary to feel safe in their home again following the incident. Only 45 per cent return to feeling 100 per cent safe in their home all the time. Surprisingly, one in 10 has resorted to moving house after a burglary.

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ALLIANZ WELCOMES NEW BROKERS TO 2015 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2015 10:05 BST

Allianz welcomed 51 new brokers to its Academy Scholarship Programme this week, at a launch event held at Painters Hall in the City of London. Places on the award-winning programme, which actively supports brokers to achieve their CII Diploma in Insurance in 18 months, were allocated to 33 commercial brokers and 18 personal lines brokers.

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ALLIANZ WELCOMES NEW SENIOR RETAIL ACTUARY

Press Releases   •   Apr 15, 2015 10:53 BST

Allianz has announced the appointment of John Berry as senior Retail actuary. In his new role John will be leading a team of actuaries and analysts working across pricing, reserving and corporate planning for all Retail lines of business. The team will be responsible for bringing innovations in analytics as well as process improvements.

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Choose your partners carefully - collaboration is the key

Blog posts   •   Apr 13, 2015 13:55 BST

All of those involved in Claimant Personal Injury work knew post LASPO would be a challenging environment. Less revenue would undoubtedly mean the need for greater efficiency for those staying in the market. In fact, perhaps the most obvious question was whether to go or stay. So for those that have stayed (and for those still unsure) what does greater efficiency mean?

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ALLIANZ COMMERCIAL BOLSTERS CASUALTY TEAM

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2015 11:38 GMT

Allianz Commercial is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Toal to the newly created position of casualty account manager, as it continues to strengthen its property and casualty capability.

His appointment follows the recent promotion of Catherine Dixon to the position of head of property and casualty and is in line with the division’s strategy to further align both portfolios. This appointment will be followed by the addition of a property account manager shortly.

Stuart, will be responsible for managing and developing the casualty and speciality line accounts in line with Commercial’s business plan. In addition, he will assist with development and implementation of strategy across the account and manage the training and development of the division’s underwriting staff.

Prior to joining Allianz, Stuart worked for AIG as interim head of casualty and chief underwriting officer. His responsibilities included managing the direction, profitability, compliance and growth of the casualty portfolio.

Catherine Dixon, head of property and casualty, Allianz Commercial said; “The creation of this new role will allow us to progress with our underwriting strategy while enhancing our pricing capability and proposition portfolio. We have set ourselves an ambitious growth target in the mid corporate space and these changes, starting with the appointment of Stuart, will help us achieve this.

She continued: “Stuart is vastly experienced and has the skills necessary to develop and grow our key casualty portfolio in an increasingly competitive market.” 

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Notes to Editors

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer worldwide.

Around 85 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz's knowledge, global reach, capital strength and solidity to help them make the most of financial opportunities and to avoid and safeguard themselves against risks. In 2014, over 147,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenues of approximately 122.3bn euros.

For further information contact:

David Moore-Crouch, Communications Officer, Allianz Insurance

Tel: 01483 465 227
Mob: 07711021748
Email: david.moore-crouch@allianz.co.uk

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer worldwide.

​Allianz Commercial is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Toal to the newly created position of casualty account manager, as it continues to strengthen its property and casualty capability.

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ALP LAUNCHES BESPOKE SOLICITORS PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE SCHEME

Press Releases   •   Mar 23, 2015 10:15 GMT

Allianz Legal Protection (ALP) and Irwin Mitchell Solicitors have developed a bespoke After the Event (ATE) insurance solution for professional negligence claims against solicitors. The new product, Support4Dispute Professional Negligence, enables consumers and businesses to take legal action against a law firm which has failed the customer through negligence.

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HOME & LEGACY RELAUNCHES ITS LANDLORD INSURANCE

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2015 12:13 GMT

High net worth insurance specialist, Home & Legacy, has unveiled its improved and refreshed range of landlord insurance policies.

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ALLIANZ LAUNCHES NEW PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY PRODUCT FOR SMEs

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2015 10:37 GMT

Allianz Commercial has launched a new e-traded product, Complete Professional Indemnity (Complete PI) to the UK broker market.

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