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Interesting Facts of Home Insurance

Home insurance in some form has been around for nearly 350 years. Historically, Home Insurance started out by only protecting against the risk of fire. In the 18th and 19th centuries your house would have had a metal plaque called a “fire mark” hanging in a prominent place outside the house. This fire mark stated which insurance company insured the house.

Home insurance at the time was for the rich and not affordable for everybody. Each insurance company had their own fire fighters and the fire mark was to let fire fighters know who insured the house. If the fire fighters turned up and it was not insured by their compa...

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Ways to Save on Your Car Insurance

Here at Allianz, we know that Car Insurance can be expensive and complicated at times. This is why we have put together some simple, helpful tips on how to save and manage the cost of your Insurance with Allianz.

Excesses

Your motor premium can be reduced when a higher excess is chosen. The excess is the amount of money a customer will pay in the event of a claim. When a higher excess is selected it reduces the Insurers risk, which will reduce the cost of your premium. Excess can only be altered by phone; to learn more about our excess options please call our Customer Service Team on 01 448 48 48.

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2018 World Meeting of Families

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As the general insurer of choice for the Catholic Church and Schools business in Ireland since 1902, Allianz is delighted to be in a position to support World Meeting of Families 2018 CLG through the provision of a comprehensive package of insurances. The World Meeting of the Families will not only be one of the biggest events in Ireland in 2018, but also across Europe and the wider world. It will involve hundreds of thousands of people across 3 sites over a 5 day period from the 21st to the 26th August 2018. The much anticipated attendance of his Holiness Pope Francis brings an added spiritual and international dimen...

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Glossary of Insurance Terms

At Allianz, we realise that insurance can sometimes be complicated. This is why we've created this Glossary of Terms where insurance terminology is simplified and explained for you.

Principles of Insurance

Your policy of insurance is a contract. You pay the agreed premium. In return your insurer provides the insurance cover for a defined period of time.

The Principles of Insurance are basic rules which apply to insurance contracts. They include the following:

Utmost Good FaithA contract of insurance requires that both the policyholder and the insurer are honest with each other and that they hide no information of relevanc...

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Pearse Stadium Match Day Tips

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Parking

Salthill is a notoriously congested area on match day and Allianz League games attract increased traffic into the city; and especially to the Salthill and Pearse Stadium areas. Projected journey time tends to be a bit longer than usual as a result of traffic congestion – so make sure to arrive nice and early.

Locating parking spaces can also be challenging and on street parking is very limited. Be warned that illegally parked cars will attract unwanted fines and risk being towed away.

It is recommended to park in a designated car park along the Salthill Promenade; o...

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Spring Clean Your Car from the Inside Out

As we say goodbye to the dark and dreary winter months; now is the perfect time to spruce up your car and show it a little TLC.

There are many reasons, good reasons for cleaning your car, and it’s not just so it looks good. A clean car can reduce distractions when driving, it can ease wear and tear on the car’s interior and exterior, it can prevent corrosion and rust, remove allergens from the ventilation system and boost its resale value.

You don’t have to do much to keep your car clean. With these handy tips and tricks your motor will look marvelous in no time. With this in mind, it’s time to roll up those sleeves.

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