One in five SMEs cuts insurance cover amid cost-of-living crisis
Small businesses identify inflation as biggest threat for 2023 in Allianz survey
Allianz research has found that 19% of small and medium businesses have reduced their insurance cover in the past 12 months and a similar proportion plan on doing the same in the coming year, amid rising cost pressures.
Helen Bryant, director of digital trading at Allianz Commercial, comments: “This raises t
Allianz continues mid-corp growth agenda with regional underwriting manager promotion
Allianz Commercial has appointed Karen Pickersgill as regional underwriting manager, London.
Allianz Group announces revenue of £5.6bn in UK
Full year results for Allianz Group released today reveal that the organisation continued to grow in the UK in 2022, achieving a total revenue of £5,612.8m.
Allianz receives seventh marque for claims service as brokers rate expertise and relationships
Insurance consultancy Gracechurch has awarded Allianz its Service Quality Marque (SQM) for the seventh year in a row, after UK regional brokers rated Allianz Commercial’s claims service as consistently outstanding. The annual independent research found that Allianz ratings were particularly strong for relationships and expertise.
Allianz leverages green parts and approved repairers to boost claims efficiency
Allianz Commercial has refreshed its fleet policies to reduce repair times. Under new wordings, green parts will be fitted for non-safety-critical repairs and the excess will be reduced for customers using the Approved Repairer Network.
Allianz unifies renewable power team to fulfil green growth ambition
Allianz Engineering, Construction & Power (EC&P) has brought its renewable energy experts into one team, with the ambition to grow its green power portfolio.
Allianz Commercial promotes Eibhlin Swan to newly created role of head of claims customer delivery
Allianz Commercial has merged the claims operations area with the supply and experts team, promoting Eibhlin Swan to the newly created role of head of claims customer delivery.
Allianz announces regional manager for Midlands and South West
Allianz Commercial has appointed Graham Stait to the position of regional manager, Midlands and South West, Commercial Regions, effective 1 February.
In his new role, Graham will be responsible for leading the region, working with the branch trading operations, strengthening ties with local brokers and customers and driving new opportunities for the Midlands and South West team.
In his most
Allianz Commercial detects record fraud volumes worth £70.7m
Allianz Commercial detected £70.7m worth of insurance fraud in 2022, up from the £63.6m in 2021. This amounts to a £7.1m or 11.2% uptick.
Allianz strengthens Engineering, Construction & Power business with internal promotion
Allianz Commercial is strengthening the underwriting capacity of its construction business in London. Engineering Construction & Power (EC&P) has appointed Arshad Rashid as regional underwriting manager for London.
In this role, Arshad will drive growth and lead the technical underwriting activity for EC&P in London, as well as monitoring the performance of regional accounts and lin
Allianz Holdings welcomes new chief actuary
Allianz Holdings has announced the appointment of Laurence Townley as chief actuary for the UK business effective 1 January 2023.
Laurence joins Allianz following 10 years at Direct Line as director of financial risk. Prior to that, he held various roles at Zurich Insurance UK including chief actuary. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and has chaired the prudential regul
Allianz Holdings celebrates new UK Inclusive Employer ranking
In recognition of its continued dedication to workplace diversity and inclusion, Allianz Holdings has been ranked 14th in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List. Now in its seventh year, the list has become a definitive cross-industry index recognising best practice and innovation with the goal of driving inclusion for all.
Inclusive Companies helps organisations create cultural transformation
Allianz promotes Kuldip Kang as claims proposition manager
Allianz Commercial has promoted Kuldip Kang to the position of claims proposition manager, where she will focus on delivering excellent broker and customer service.
Allianz Commercial to appoint 30 underwriters as part of new programme to support independent brokers
Three levels of bespoke broker support
Thirty new branch-based underwriters to be recruited
An Accelerator programme available to fast-track high potential independent brokers
In a move to further support independent brokers Allianz Commercial has launched a new model to provide a consistent, yet tailored approach to broker relationships. Brokers will be segmented into three tiers - identif
Allianz urges businesses to protect their pipes from freezing
With businesses turning the heating down or off to keep their energy costs down, Allianz Commercial is sharing tips on how to prevent water pipes and storage tanks from freezing and bursting during the winter months.
Along with leaks and flooding, burst pipes are a common cause of water damage. Allianz data shows that the cost of an escape of water claim in a commercial property last winter was
Allianz Holdings names risk director for Allianz Commercial
Allianz Holdings has announced the appointment of James Maxwell to the newly created position of risk director for its Commercial business.
Reporting to Allianz Holdings chief risk officer, John Berry, James will have responsibility for overseeing all risk matters within the Commercial lines business and will also serve as a member of the Commercial executive committee. The role will have a p
Allianz among the 29 socially impactful brands recognised in the second annual ‘Laureus Sport For Good Index’
Allianz is the only insurer to feature among the 29 brands applauded for making a positive impact through sport in the inaugural Laureus Sport for Good Index.
Laureus, the global movement that uses the power of sport to transform the lives of children and young people, and SportsPro, the leading sports media and events company, have unveiled the second annual Laureus Sport for Good Inde
Allianz launches inspection service for electric car chargers
Allianz’s engineer surveyors can now inspect charging points for electric vehicles in commercial or industrial locations, having all received training for mode 3 chargers.
Allianz calls for green repairs
Allianz is calling for green motor repairs as a way to reduce CO2 emissions.
Allianz Commercial names David Carey as MD, mid-market as part of major investment programme
Allianz Commercial has appointed David Carey to the newly created position of MD, mid-market, effective from April 2023. In this role, David will be responsible for leading Allianz Commercial’s regional trading teams, focusing delivery on key customer segments and driving profitable growth.