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CommentWire
CommentWire

Alliance & Leicester: no riches from the mass affluent

Published By Datamonitor
21 Dec 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

Alliance & Leicester: spreading the net

Alliance & Leicester's [AL.L] decision to shut 15% of its branch network in October is a result of consumers' increasing use of Internet and telephone banking. While the initial hype surrounding uptake of such direct channels proved to be an exaggeration of reality, some of the promises of online banking are slowly starting to materialize.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jun 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Alliance and Leicester: profit drive or takeover defense?

Published By Datamonitor
09 Oct 2000
Expert View
Expert View

Allianz finally delivers full-cycle e-trading, focusing on SMEs

Online broker platforms are supposed to be an easy and comprehensive way for brokers to research and buy insurance products for their customers, catering very well to SMEs. Allianz is the last of the large insurers to deliver a full-cycle platform focused on the SME sector.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2013
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Expert View

Allianz focuses on direct and partnerships

Allianz achieved growth in personal lines through the direct and partnership channels in 2012, while growth from the broker segment of the business was sacrificed to attain an underwriting profit. The insurer is increasing its focus on the direct and partnership channels for private motor insurance distribution going forward. This is a sensible move that is in line with current consumer trends.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2013
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Expert View

Allianz has big plans to grow in commercial

Despite limited room for growth in the commercial space, Allianz plans to expand its book by £1bn over the next two years. It will have to sacrifice a share of its profits in order to achieve its target and see the expected returns.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2014
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Expert View

Allianz improves its personal lines COR and extends profitable partnerships

Allianz has signed a three-year deal with EE to underwrite mobile phone insurance. With EE's 27 million-customer base this partnership will provide an opportunity for further growth, supporting the positive performance in Allianz's personal lines business in 2012.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Nov 2012
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Allianz is awake to the potential of a strong corporate social responsibility message

Allianz has set up a board-level committee tasked with ecological and social responsibility, becoming the first company globally to do so. Consumers want to see this type of demonstration of social responsibility by their financial services providers, as it highlights considerations wider than profitability. Consumers may also seek out providers with values that align with their own beliefs.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jul 2012
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Allianz targets talented staff early

More insurers need to follow Allianz's example of targeting school leavers if the industry is to attract and secure talented individuals.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2014
CommentWire
CommentWire

Allianz: another entrant into burgeoning Islamic insurance sector

Global insurance giant Allianz is to launch a range of Shariah law-compliant services in southeast Asia as it looks to take advantage of the growing demand for the religiously and ethically sensitive products. With awareness of the new Takaful insurance sector taking-off, those who can get in early are almost certainly in line to prosper.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2006

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