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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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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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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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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
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
CommentWire
CommentWire

Allianz: don't discount Dresdner - yet

Although the industry continues to mock Allianz's purchase of Dresdner Bank, the German insurer begs to differ. Yes, the investment and corporate banking business is struggling - but the real value in the takeover lies in increased distribution for Allianz's insurance products, and the opportunity to grow retail market share as investors seek security.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Allianz: expanding presence through UK banking giant

UK insurer Allianz Commercial has signed a deal with Lloyds Banking Group, giving the company access to Lloyds TSB's and Bank of Scotland's 850,000 small business customers. While increasing Allianz's presence in this competitive space, Lloyds Banking Group must ensure it can offer a competitive proposition if it is to succeed as an insurance distributor to small and medium enterprises.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jun 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Allianz: new focus yields benefits

Allianz [ALV.F], Europe's largest insurer, has announced its interim results. It has seen a 3.9% rise in net premium income, driven in part by a strong performance in its property and casualty division. But while Allianz has certainly made progress, it will need to continue making improvements to win back the confidence of its investors.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Aug 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Allianz: on the prowl for a UK acquisition

Published By Datamonitor
27 Nov 2000

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