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Going on holiday? Here’s What You Need to Know About Renting a Car Abroad

Hiring a car when travelling abroad can give you the freedom and independence to go where you want, do what you want and get off the beaten track. For those who aren’t so au fait with renting a car when abroad here are some useful tips to make sure you get your road trip off to a flying start and don’t suffer any unexpected surprises.

Before you Leave

Shop Around

In most major destinations, there is typically a good choice of car rental companies from which to choose. Some will also have partnership agreements with the airline you are travelling with, so it’s worth investigating the different options, but this is a compe...

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Fighting Fraud

€200 Million Lost from Your Claims Funds Each Year

Each year in Ireland, an estimated €200 million is lost from Insurance claims funds due to Fraud. At Allianz Ireland, our Fraud teams work with our Claims & Underwriting Functions; as well as with An Garda Síochana to protect our valued customers.

Insurance fraud has been steadily growing in Ireland in recent years. While often seen as a victimless crime, Fraud sees hundreds of millions of euros taken from funds set aside by Insurance Companies to pay valid claims each year. Insurance companies pool customers’ premiums, in a claims fund, to cover the cost of claims; wit...

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Team Allianz Conquer the 4 Peaks Challenge

Our intrepid 4 Peaks Team have completed the 4 Peaks Challenge and raised a massive €51,000 for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

Our 4 Peaks Team have visited the 4 provinces of Ireland and climber top to the highest point in each. Over the course of 3 days our team travelled the length and breath of Ireland and climbed 11,901 feet.

Friday morning saw our team climb Carrauntoohil (3,406 ft) in Kerry before travelling to Connaught to take on Meeelrea (2,670 ft) on Saturday morning. Next to Ulster for our team and an early start on Sunday morning to take on Slieve Donard (2,790 ft). Finally, Team Allianz travelled to Wi...

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Made in Ireland

A History of Cars Manufactured on the Emerald Isle

Ireland has given the world colour photography, submarines, Guinness and Bono – you’re welcome – but Ireland isn’t exactly known for its contribution to the motoring world.

Ireland doesn’t initially spring to mind when talking about great car manufacturing countries, but Ireland does have an interesting automotive history, especially for such a small Island.

Actually, three cars have been produced on these shores as well as many others that were assembled in factories from CKD (complete knocked down) kits.

DeLorean DMC-12, Co. Antrim

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The most famous car made in Ireland is ...

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Eircode: How we Expect Irish Postal Codes to Change the Insurance Market

In November 2016 we began the roll out of Eircode across our personal lines products – commencing with Boat Insurance and concluding with Private Car Insurance in May 2017. The long overdue introduction of a postcode system is very much welcomed by Allianz.

It is 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 Irish problem of non-unique addresses. In a nutshell we now know where our customers are located. As you can imagine, for a business like ours that helps make a difference.

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Pet Loss Support

pet loss support

By Angela Hickey MVB

Allianz Pet Insurance staff regularly receive phone calls and letters from distressed pet owners who have just lost their companion animal through illness or injury.  When they call to cancel their pet’s policy they often find it hard to say the words “my pet has died.”  A very real loss has occurred and they need the understanding and support of others.  Allianz’s Pet Insurance staff (including 6 registered vet nurses and 2 consultant vets) are very aware of this need and are sensitive to how people are feeling at this difficult time. 

In 2010 Allianz sponsored the publication of the first leaflet ...

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