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2018 Allianz Risk Barometer

Business interruption and cyber incidents dominate risk landscape for companies of all sizes and sectors in 2018.

Top Risks in 2018

They take aim at the backbone of the connected economy and, when they strike, can jeopardize the success, and even the existence, of companies of every size and sector. Business interruption (#1 risk according to 42% of respondents) and cyber incidents (#2 risk according to 40% of respondents) are now considered the top global risks facing businesses this year according to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2018. The 2018 report is based on the insights of 1,911 risk exp...

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Arís Celebration Choir

In April 2016, the Presentation School Choir Kilkenny wowed the judges and received standing ovations for its performances on Britain's Got Talent. Since then, the all-female ensemble, under the direction of internationally renowned Veronica McCarron, has reformed to become Arís Celebration Choir and is currently working on its first album - all with the support of Allianz.

We commissioned Arís to sing 'Go the Distance' from the Disney film 'Hercules' for our latest 30-second TV ad featuring blind athlete Sinéad Kane. The music will be used for two additional ads. The choir has made this song its own and a four-minute ...

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Burglary Prevention Tips

Whilst your home insurance covers the financial loss you suffer as a result of a break-in, nothing can protect you from the emotional trauma and shock suffered when a stranger ransacks your home and rummages through your personal belongings. However, there is a lot you can do to help prevent it from happening in the first place.

All External Doors

Fit five-lever mortice deadlocks (or their equivalent) to all external doors and you should lock these doors even if you are out for just a short time.

All Accessible Windows

A large number of break-ins occur through windows. Fit security locks to all accessible windows, i.e. th...

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Teaching your Teenager how to Drive

Teaching your teenager to drive is one of the most challenging and daunting responsibilities of child rearing. As co-pilot, you will be in a very influential position to help your teenager make good driving decisions and develop good habits that will last them a lifetime.

The Essentials

Getting your Teenager a Provisional Licence

To obtain a provisional licence for your teenager must be 17 years of age and will have to complete a DL1 application form which is available from main Post Office branches or MOT test centres. Once the applicant has obtained a Provisional licence the learner driver must prepare and start their...

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Bad Driving Habits to Avoid

It is very easy to pick up bad driving habits, especially in the years following your driving test. These habits are easy to subconsciously adopt and in some cases are hard to kick. Here are 8 common driving habits present today.

Speeding

This seems obvious right? With the constant stream of road safety advertisements and road signs informing the public of the dangers of exceeding the speed limit somehow, speeding remains one of the biggest problems in road safety. In fact, according to the European Commission of Road Safety, speeding is the key factor in around 30% of fatal road accidents in Europe. Exceeding the speed...

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Staged Accidents – What You Need to Know

Unfortunately staged accidents do happen on Northern Irish roads. According to the Association of British Insurers, insurers uncovered 130,000 fraudulent claims worth £1.32 billion across all insurance products in 2015. This represents an increase of 6% from 2014.

The Belfast Telegraph reported (which was highlighted by the Association of British Insurers), a man was convicted of staging fake road accidents in his ice cream van. Had he been successful he would have pocketed around £100,000, the ABI said.

Part of the problem with staged accidents is that they’re difficult to prove and quite often it can be a case of the ...

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