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No Claims Bonus - If You Move Abroad?

Moving abroad can be an exciting time but save a thought for your car insurance before you head off as it could save you additional cost in the long run.

Before you leave it’s important to contact us for more information about the policies, procedures and particular options relevant to your specific circumstances, at info@allianzdirect.ie or on 01-448 48 48.

More generally, please find below some information you may find useful prior to your departure, grouped according to the length of time you plan to be abroad:

Less than 1 Year

An appropriate solution may be for you to suspend your policy if you are going to be living ...

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Why do Insurance Premiums Increase?

A question asked by many, the below, explains why premiums have risen in recent times.

The calculation of your motor premium is the result of a number of interactions between many rating factors. Even though there does not appear to have been any change in individual circumstances since you last renewed your policy, some of the ratings change through the passing of time (e.g. the age of the policyholder and vehicle age) and these factors can contribute to a change in your premium. There may also have been changes in our approach to pricing the various risk factors, or the introduction of a pricing risk factor, such as ...

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Pet Insurance – A Transition Year Students Perspective

Jane Kelly, a Transition year student, from Castleknock Community College joined us for a week and investigated our Pet Insurance product and why you might insure your pet.

My name is Jane Kelly, I am a transition year student doing work experience here in Allianz. I stumbled upon a website called www.petsittersireland.com where I read a survey that stated that 72% of 1500 pet owners surveyed, do not have pet insurance. Reasons for this include:

  • the expense, that it is considered “a waste of money”
  • that pets apparently don't get sick
  • that owners have never thought about it

To learn more about the topic I interviewed TV3 v...

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Driving in Ice and Snow

With the winter months approaching it is reasonable for us to expect ice or even snowy conditions. Although everyone looks forward to a white Christmas it can be very dangerous for road users. Driving in these conditions is hazardous, even for the most experienced drivers among us. Visibility is affected and cars can become difficult to control. Here are some tips to ensure for a safe trip while tackling ice or snow on the roads.

Make sure Your Car is Prepared

It is good practice to remember that your journey begins before you start the car. There are a couple of necessary checks all motorists should carry out. Firstly,...

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Mourning the Sudden Death of Your Pet

Dr. Angela Hickey, our in-house vet, who is a qualified psychotherapist, discusses how to cope with the sudden death of your pet.

The loss of a pet, especially when unexpected or sudden, can be a traumatic event for you and your family.

These deaths can come suddenly and terribly into our lives from road traffic accidents, poisoning, acute illnesses, etc. The first task of mourning, in these circumstances, is to realise and accept that your pet is dead, this can be very difficult. It may feel like it is too much to take in and you may want to deny that it can be true. Or you may feel very angry and want to rush to blame...

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Arís Celebration Choir

In April 2016, the Presentation School Choir Kilkenny wowed the judges and received standing ovations for its performances on Britain's Got Talent. Since then, the all-female ensemble, under the direction of internationally renowned Veronica McCarron, has reformed to become Arís Celebration Choir and is currently working on its first album - all with the support of Allianz.

We commissioned Arís to sing 'Go the Distance' from the Disney film 'Hercules' for our latest 30-second TV ad featuring blind athlete Sinéad Kane. The music will be used for two additional ads. The choir has made this song its own and a four-minute ...

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