Allianz Northern Ireland Blog

Staying Safe and Spooky this Halloween

Help make your home as safe and accident-free as it is spooky this Halloween season with these tips.

Trick-or-Treater Safety

With trick or treaters calling to your door for the night, make sure to turn on outdoor lighting to help little ones make their way to the goodies safely. Take some time before the sun sets to bring the garden back to tip-top shape to create a safe path to the house, and place potentially tripping hazards such as pumpkins and decorations out of the way of visitors walking to the house. Make sure that any stairs and footpaths are well lit to help guide your trick-or-treaters on their journey.

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Scenic Road Trips to Enjoy the Autumn Colours

Northern Ireland, as well as the rest of the island, is possibly even more beautiful than normal this time of year with the colourful, crunchy leaves falling amongst the greenery. Because of this, autumn can be a great time for a road trip. Plus, by this time of year most tourists have gone home leaving quiet country roads. We take a look at just a few paths to get your fix of the gorgeous changing leaves this year.

Closer to Home

Co. Antrim: The Dark Hedges

Despite its name, The Dark Hedges can be surprisingly idyllic. The beech trees, planted back in the 18th century, have grown together over time to form a tunnel of g...

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The Courage to Care

What a thrill it was for us to win the Allianz Community Art Award at the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards in January. To have the Whitehead Wombles Juniors recognised in this way was so empowering and has added real impetus to our efforts to keep the shorefront of Whitehead (our beautiful seaside town on the east coast of County Antrim in Northern Ireland) free from rubbish and plastic.

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A Little Bit of History

A gentleman who founded the Whitehead Wombles over 15 years ago, Noel McKee, was invited to do a presentation in the local primary school about his litter-picking volunteering efforts. The teacher running the sc...

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Ways to Help Save Money Faster for a House

With the rising price of houses in Northern Ireland1, saving to buy a home might feel overwhelming. Luckily, there are some small changes you can make to help bulk up your savings while you hunt for your new abode.

Let Technology Do the Work

New financial services, like Revolut, have options to automatically help you save. You can set a monthly budget which will automatically convert to a daily limit, and the app will send you notifications about how much you have left to spend. Plus, you can look at the categories you’re spending the most money in to help see if there’s any way to cut out any unnecessary excess. There’...

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Ways to Save Energy This Summer

Summer is here and it’s time to find ways to help save energy in your home. With some preparation, you can help cut down on energy consumption and potentially save on your energy bills.

Switch up Dinner

Save Energy This Summer NI

Cooking in the kitchen when the sun is out can raise both the temperature of your kitchen and the price of your electric bill. Bring your cooking outdoors with a BBQ to enjoy the warmer weather and help save yourself paying the higher utility bills and heating up your home even more. Or, opt for a cold dinner like a fresh salad or sandwich stacked high with tasty toppings.

Consider Devices and Appliances

Electrical devices...

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Creating a Safer Home Environment

Being able to relax in your home knowing that your family is safe is important. Being aware of potential risks and making small changes to help prevent unfortunate accidents can help to create peace of mind.

Keep an Eye on Appliances

An increasing amount of technology in the modern world brings a few risks with little ones running around. They have the potential to come into contact with the likes of plug sockets or dangerous wires. Keep any wires within reaching distance fully insulated and where possible, secured into place to avoid curious hands yanking them from their appliances. Make sure that heavy and/or hot appl...

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