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How to Travel On a Budget

Being able to travel allows you to visit new places and experience different cultures. For many it’s a way to get out of their comfort zone, giving people the chance to destress and detach themselves from routine, or even meet new people. But it can also potentially come at a significant cost. Money can be a primary factor when it comes to whether or not someone can take that trip away, but we have come up a few ways to help get you to the places that you have always wanted to see, whilst remaining on a budget!

Research and Plan

Help keep costs lower when travelling by having a plan in place. Taking your time and readin...

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Emergency Home Assistance

Your insurance company might not be the first to come to mind when a pipe has burst or a window is broken. In fact, research from Allianz, conducted by Red C Research in October 2018, shows that 48% of those who experienced an emergency called a tradesperson first (for example a plumber or electrician), while only 14% called their home insurer first. The research, commissioned by Allianz and conducted by Red C Research amongst 1,043 adults nationwide, also found that only 2% of homeowners/renters were likely to call their home insurance provider when locked out of their home.

Allianz recently launched a new feature for...

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New Cars to Watch For in 2019

The variety of choice of new cars arriving onto the market in 2019 is expanding, with something to suit most tastes. There’s more choice than ever, with a growing number of car brands making a concerted effort to release new and more affordable electric vehicles. Increasingly efficient petrol engines, many of which now offer the same or similar fuel economy as diesel, are being joined in showrooms by hybrids and plug-in hybrids.


The Kia Niro first arrived as a hybrid crossover before being superseded by a plug-in hybrid version that offered more electric-only driving range. Now, Kia is adding to its range with the i...

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Are You Covered? Possessions in Your Custody or Control

When you purchase Home Contents insurance it covers the contents that you own whilst they are in your home. Cover provided by home insurance policies differs between insurance providers, so we will look specifically at the Allianz policy.

What Am I Covered For?

Contents in an Allianz policy are defined as household goods and items that you normally wear or carry (referred to as personal effects) owned by you. In addition it covers:

Items for which you are legally responsible (including items that you have leased or hired).Items owned by members of your household, e.g. owned by your spouse, son, or daughter (as long as th...

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Getting to Grips with an Allianz Internship: Conor Malone

It’s never easy starting a job in a new company, not to mention as a student getting to grips with the business world. But Conor Malone, a 3rd Year Maynooth University Accounting and Finance student from Offaly, has found that “the buzz and atmosphere” at Allianz Dublin headquarters has helped him make the transition with ease.


Time to Adjust

Working on Pet Claims, Conor is kept busy throughout the week. “I register claims, assess the claim forms for all relevant information, discuss claims with customers/brokers, and process payment of claims.” The workload, he says, is something that he struggled with in the beginning...

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Find the Courage to Say No to ‘Just the One’

As citizens of modern Ireland, we need to firmly outline what is acceptable on our roads and emphasize that driving after even one drink is not welcome. To support this, Allianz has commissioned an extensive survey aimed at shining a light on Ireland’s attitudes towards drink and drug driving. The research, conducted by Red C Research in April 2019, involved 1,007 respondents of different ages and genders, from various regions and social classes throughout Ireland.

Drink Driving

Some of the findings make for a jarring read as more than one third of those polled say they have taken to the wheel after a drink and 1 in 5 s...

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