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IIDS and Why It’s Good for You As A Customer

IIDS is an abbreviation for the Integrated Information Data Service. This is a shared service operated by Insurance Ireland on behalf of its members and it currently has two aspects which Allianz can utilise:

  • Verifying a customer’s penalty points

  • No Claims Discount (NCD) entitlement

At Allianz, we use your driver number and date of birth to verify your penalty points; and an NCD PIN (where applicable) supplied by you to verify your NCD entitlement; when you wish to take out a motor insurance policy with us.

If you are an existing customer, we will contact you (prior to your renewal date) by post or email to request your d...

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Handy Guide to Reading Your Insurance Policy

Here’s a choice for you – would you rather go to the dentist or read your insurance policy?

Reading your policy, or at least having some understanding of it, doesn’t need to be daunting. Here’s a quick guide to understanding the structure and content of it.

Your Policy Has More Than One Document

The policy wording: When you open your policy booklet you will find that there are sections which detail the covers that apply and circumstances in which cover will not apply (referred to as exclusions or exceptions).The schedule: This details the risk information specific to you. For example, your name and address, car details, ...

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Preparing Your Car Battery For Winter

Your car might not have any issue starting its engine now, but as the temperature drops, so too can the performance of your car’s battery. In colder weather, the standard 12-volt battery in your car may struggle to turn over the engine.

Battery Tester

One quick and easy way to check is to get a battery tester (or bring it into a garage for a free test). A battery tester can indicate whether your car’s battery is working at its optimum level. Over time, car batteries can lose their effectiveness, and cold weather can advance this. If you notice that it is becoming more difficult to start your car, especially from cold fi...

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Majority of Irish Dog and Cat Owners Do Not Have Pet Insurance

Allianz Nationwide Research Reveals:

  • 70% of dog owners and nearly 90% of cat owners are without pet health cover
  • Younger people are the most responsible pet owners, with nearly half (46%) of 18-24 year old dog owners having pet insurance
  • 24% of older pet owners insure their animals
  • 34% of pet owners feel pet insurance is too expensive
  • Most expensive vet bills, on average, cost €2,600

New research from Allianz Ireland, who have been insuring pets across Ireland for more than 17 years, reveals that 70% of dog owners and nearly 90% of cat owners do not have pet insurance. Irish pet owners have cited cost, lack of information, ...

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Allianz to Support Hurling Overseas Through 'Wild Geese' Partnership

Ahead of its 27th year in partnership with the GAA, Allianz is extending its support of Gaelic Games to the international stage, by sponsoring the inaugural ‘Wild Geese Trophy’ which takes place this coming weekend in Sydney, Australia.

The historic event will see 2018 Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Champions Kilkenny face 2017 All-Ireland Hurling Championship winners Galway in the first ever full format game of Hurling to take place outside of Ireland, at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday, November 11.

Allianz is a proud supporter of people across Ireland through its sponsorships of the arts, sport and communities. Alli...

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Eircode: The Benefits to the Irish Consumer

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It’s estimated that more than 35% of Irish properties share their address with at least one other property, primarily in rural areas. Eircode was specifically designed to overcome the problem of non-unique addresses. In a nutshell, we now know where our customers are located and as you can imagine, for a business like ours, that helps make a difference. Eircode will deliver benefits such as:

Streamlined Customer Experience

At Allianz we have changed our systems to record Eircode information. Instead of having to enter your full address details, you are now able to enter your Eircode and validate your location. It’s as s...

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