Allianz Northern Ireland Blog

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.

Kia

The Kia Niro first arrived as a hybrid crossover before being superseded by a plug-in hybrid version that offered more electric-only driving range.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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Energy Saving Tips for Your Home

With Earth Day upon us, it’s a great time to remember the importance of environmental awareness. To do this, individual action is encouraged to help make a contribution. This can be done in the form of saving energy in your home. Small changes can make a huge difference, and can sometimes even save you money. Take a look at some of our tips to help you save energy in your home.

Insulate Your Home

It may seem like a simple step, but your home may not be as well insulated as you think. By sealing any air leaks at windows and doors and properly insulating, you have the potential to save on heating bills. Any gaps in the fl...

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Weekend Getaways for the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend

Springtime can be a great time to travel around the island, and there is no better time to do this than the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. With Easter falling in late April this year, you may even get lucky with some warm weather! We’ve compiled locations across the country that you could explore over the Easter weekend with both family and friends:

Irelands Ancient East - Co. Kilkenny

kilkenny-castle

At the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, Kilkenny is certainly a place with plenty to offer for a weekend getaway. Originally a medieval town, it’s rich with heritage and an abundance of historical features. Medieval cathedrals and stone bui...

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Insurance as an Enabler of Everyday Life

It’s easy to go about our day to day lives without thinking much about how insurance makes the mundane possible. But what if insurance didn’t exist?

Getting to Work - Risk vs Liability

getting-to-work

We get up on a Monday morning, drag the kids out of bed, and get organised for the day ahead. In the short time it takes to drive them to the school, there is potential for a collision, which could cause damage to the car or injury to the people involved. Without insurance, the responsibility for repairing damage or replacing your car is solely yours. Even if someone else was at fault, they could potentially deny this. Insurance enables y...

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What to Consider When Buying Your First Home

So, you’re thinking of buying your first home. No matter what age or stage of your life, it’s always going to be a daunting prospect with many ups and downs, as well as plenty of saving! To help make your journey as a first-time home buyer a lot smoother, we’ve put together a short list of tips.

Start Saving

Before you start even considering buying a property, you might need to start saving for the deposit, which will cover a percentage of the cost of the home. Having a significant savings fund can help to get a wider choice of mortgage options. To help you on your way, it might be advisable to try and cut out any discr...

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