Allianz Northern Ireland Blog

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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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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