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ALLIANZ WELCOMES 36 BROKERS TO ITS 2017 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2017 16:01 GMT

Allianz Insurance welcomed 36 new brokers to its Scholarship Programme at a launch event held at the Chartered Institute of Insurance, London.

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ALLIANZ LEGAL PROTECTION PARTNERS WITH FREETHS SOLICITORS FOR ATE INSURANCE SCHEME

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2017 09:00 GMT

Allianz Legal Protection (ALP) has partnered with national law firm Freeths to provide After the Event (ATE) insurance.

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ALLIANZ LEGAL PROTECTION APPOINTS SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPER

Press Releases   •   Feb 02, 2017 09:57 GMT

Allianz Legal Protection (ALP) has announced the promotion of Mike Wildy to the role of senior business developer.

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ECCLESIASTICAL JOINS HOME & LEGACY’S HOUSEHOLD PANEL

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2017 11:07 GMT

High net worth insurance specialist, Home & Legacy, has announced that specialist insurer, Ecclesiastical, has joined its household underwriting panel.

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ALLIANZ UK PROPOSES OPERATIONAL CHANGES

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2017 16:00 GMT

Allianz UK is announcing some proposed changes to its Claims and Corporate Partner operations.

The proposals fall into two broad categories:

Claims

  • The consolidation of the Customer Accidental Damage Motor Claims into one site, at the Birmingham Claims Handling Centre.This would involve a phased transfer of work from the Bristol claims office (Bridge House).
  • Moving to a new model for Motor Engineer operations with changes to responsibilities and consolidation within the Supply & Experts Team

The company will also be moving its Commercial Property Claims from Birmingham to Milton Keynes.
Colleagues working on Commercial Property at Birmingham will be redeployed to work on motor claims.
All other types of claims would remain in their existing locations.

Corporate Partner

  • Transferring the administration and processing of two corporate partner products from Allianz’s Bristol (Aztec West) office to Allianz Business Services Ltd based in Lancaster.

Speaking about the proposed changes, Allianz’s Chief Claims Officer, Graham Gibson said:

“Change has become the norm, even for a business as stable as Allianz. We need to be forward-thinking with our approach to make sure that our claims and corporate partner operations and the functions that support them are the right size and shape to meet the future needs of our customers."

“The business has entered into a consultation process with the recognised Union, UNITE over the proposal, with the intention of finding ways to minimise the impact on the workforce which could result in approximately 150 roles being put at risk.”

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Media enquiries:

David Keel
Head of Communications
+44 (0) 1483 552718
david.keel@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.

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 2015, over 142,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenues of approximately 125.2bn euros.

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Allianz UK is announcing some proposed changes to its Claims and Corporate Partner operations.

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ALLIANZ BECOMES THE LARGEST CHARTERED INSURER

Press Releases   •   Jan 27, 2017 09:29 GMT

Allianz Insurance plc is delighted to announce it has been awarded Chartered Insurer status by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). This means that Allianz is the largest organisation in the UK insurance industry to hold chartered status.

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ALLIANZ APPOINTS HEAD OF PROPERTY CLAIMS

Press Releases   •   Jan 18, 2017 09:00 GMT

Allianz Insurance has appointed Nick Lock to the position of head of property claims. Nick’s promotion comes as David Watkins retires from the business after 11 years

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ALLIANZ EXPOSES PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS AS FUNDAMENTALLY DISHONEST

Press Releases   •   Jan 13, 2017 10:59 GMT

Allianz is celebrating another successful finding of fundamental dishonesty, after a court of appeal ruled that two opportunists had exaggerated their personal injury claims.

The claimants alleged they had been involved in a collision with Allianz’s insured, resulting in both attending medical examinations after the accident and allegedly complaining to be in pain 12 months following the incident.

The case was taken to trial after the vehicle’s GPS ruled out that Allianz’s insured had no involvement in the collision, indicating that this was a case of mistaken identity. After the defendant successfully opposed both applications, the claimants discontinued their respective cases and left court before giving evidence, with the hope of not paying their claims costs.

Furthermore, the evidence from the claimant’s own insurance engineer contradicted the claimant’s description of the vehicle damage as ‘severe’ after the inspection proved the damage was ‘light’. The court ruled this was a case of fundamental dishonesty after agreeing there had been ‘conscious and substantial material exaggeration of the symptoms’ resulting in Allianz’s insured being able to recover the costs.

On balance the appeal court considered that there was enough evidence to conclude that both claimants had exaggerated their injuries and the severity of any incident and went on to dismiss both appeals.

Nick Kelsall, technical claims manager at Allianz, said: “This is another significant and positive case for the industry. I hope it is used as a great example of tackling the real and live problem of dishonest and exaggerated claims.

“This is the second major finding of fundamental dishonesty Allianz has obtained in a matter of months, showing that Allianz will stand firm and fight when it’s the right thing to do. What is clear is that Allianz will not be seen as a soft touch when it comes to dishonest and exaggerated claims and it is important that we continue to protect our customers’ interests in this way”.

Mike Dobson, partner at insurance and risk law firm BLM, said: “We are extremely pleased with the judgment. From the start of this case, it became clear to us that there were many inconsistencies in the stories of the claimants, who looked to hide behind existing legislation to avoid costs. Unfortunately, personal injury will always be an area plagued with fraudulent or dishonest claims, but the extension of fundamental dishonesty provided by this case should help to reduce the number of fraudulent claims in the future.”

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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 2015, over 142,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenues of approximately 125.2bn euros.

Allianz is celebrating another successful finding of fundamental dishonesty, after a court of appeal ruled that two opportunists had exaggerated their personal injury claims.

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ALLIANZ AND MARMALADE BACK USE OF BLACK BOX TECHNOLOGY TO HELP COMBAT CAR CRIME

Press Releases   •   Dec 22, 2016 14:44 GMT

A black box policy holder with Marmalade the leading provider of cars and insurance for 17-24 year-olds, underwritten by Allianz, has been reunited with his stolen vehicle after police used the black box's in-built GPS to trace its location.

Police were able to use the car’s black box to recover the vehicle 25 miles away after it was stolen from the policyholder’s home address in Hertfordshire. Two men were arrested just a few hours after the theft, when the car was found.

Crispin Moger, CEO of Marmalade, said: “This is a great story and we will start to hear more examples like this. I’m certain that if black box technology were used more widely we would see more car owners reunited with their stolen cars more quickly and an increase in convictions. ”

The black box data was able to show that the vehicle was stolen at 09.37 on November 16th from the policyholder’s address in Hertfordshire. This journey was recorded as “red”, meaning a number of harsh braking acceleration and cornering events were detected. A number of other journeys were made on the same day whilst in the thieves’ possession, within the region of North London.

Crispin continues: “I was pleased to hear our young customer was quickly reunited with his car. The use of telematics offers so many clear benefits to drivers, including encouraging safer and better driving, affordability as well as peace of mind. I hope the government starts to take note of this and the use of black box technology is taken more seriously next year as a priority for young drivers.”

James Tucker, smart technologies manager, Allianz Insurance said: “This is a fantastic example of how technology and insurance helped a customer when they needed it most.Connecting to our customers clearly brings them many benefits but also helps the wider community by improving road safety and reducing crime.”

Using up-to-date black box technology, Marmalade monitors driving and flags to young drivers when there is a problem based on accelerating, braking, cornering and speed. If there is an issue, the customer care team call the drivers within 24 hours to discuss what happened and provide advice on avoiding the same mistakes. This has enabled Marmalade to achieve a driver safety record which is almost four times better than the national average, which has in turn meant that it can keep premiums low.

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Notes to Editors

Marmalade is the leading provider of car insurance and cars for young drivers. Founded in 2006, it helps young drivers get behind the wheel, keeps them safe, improves their driving skills and saves money.

On a national basis, 1 in 5 young drivers is involved in an accident within the first six months of passing their test. With Marmalade, this statistic reduces to 1 in 18 meaning their young drivers are nearly four times less likely to be involved in an accident as they develop their driving skills in this critical period.

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 2015, over 142,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenues of approximately 125.2bn euros.

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A black box policy holder with Marmalade, the leading provider of cars and insurance for 17-24 year-olds, underwritten by Allianz, has been reunited with his stolen vehicle after police used the black box's in-built GPS to trace its location.

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ALLIANZ AWARDS 36 BROKERS PLACES ON ITS 2017 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

Press Releases   •   Dec 21, 2016 10:47 GMT

Allianz Insurance will welcome 36 new brokers to its Scholarship Programme in January. Places were once again in very high demand with more than 170 applications for this year’s intake.

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