Allianz Class Action

Johnson Winter Slattery and Maurice Blackburn (solicitors for the Plaintiffs) are jointly conducting a class action against Allianz and Allianz Life in the Supreme Court of Victoria. They have engaged KPMG to send a registration notice by Order of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

A registration notice is being sent by KPMG to potential group members by email, text and post in the Allianz Class Action by order of the Supreme Court of Victoria. If you receive the notice, it is safe to open the attachment to see details of the products you purchased.

You must register on this website before 4pm on 15 July 2024 if you want to be eligible to claim money from any settlement before the trial.

More information can be found in the frequently asked questions FAQs below or on the Supreme Court of Victoria website

Please note: if you received a notice about the AAI & MTA class action, that is a different case and you need to register on Maurice Blackburn's website here.

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ONLY COMPLETE THIS ONLINE REGISTRATION IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER FOR THE ALLIANZ CLASS ACTION. IF YOU REGISTER, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO CLAIM MONEY IF THERE IS A SETTLEMENT BEFORE THE TRIAL.

The deadline for registering is 4pm, 15 July 2024 (AEST).

  


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If you purchased a car or motorcycle and were sold Allianz or Allianz Life “add-on” insurance products by the dealership, at any time between 1 June 2006 and 27 September 2021, you may be eligible for compensation. These “add-on” insurance products include:

  • Loan Protection Insurance (also referred to as “repayment insurance” or “consumer credit insurance”);
  • Motor Equity Insurance (also referred to as “guaranteed asset protection insurance”, “GAP insurance”, “shortfall insurance”, “purchase price insurance” or “value protect insurance”);
  • Extended Motor Warranty; and
  • Tyre and Rim Insurance.
Johnson Winter Slattery and Maurice Blackburn (solicitors for the Plaintiffs) are jointly conducting a class action against Allianz and Allianz Life in the Supreme Court of Victoria, alleging various breaches of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (the ASIC Act) and the Corporations Act 2001 (the Corporations Act) by Allianz and Allianz Life for engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct.

On 2 May 2024, the Supreme Court of Victoria made orders for registration and soft class closure. This means that group members must register if they want to be eligible for compensation if the class action settles before the trial.

The deadline for registering is 4pm, 15 July 2024 (AEST).

The Supreme Court of Victoria ordered KPMG to send a registration notice by email, text or post to each person identified by Allianz and/or Allianz Life as potential group members.

Between 13 May 2024 and 27 May 2024, KPMG will send eligible group members a registration notice either via email, text message or post during business hours.

Between 11 June 2024 and 25 June 2024, KPMG will send eligible group members a reminder notice either via email, text message or post during business hours.

Registrants are not being asked to provide any bank account details for this process.


FAQ


If the following FAQs do not answer your question, you can contact KPMG on 02 9346 6249 or allianzclassaction@kpmg.com.au


No. Legitimate texts, emails and postal notices concerning the Allianz class action are being sent by KPMG on behalf of the solicitors for the plaintiffs between 13 May 2024 and 27 May 2024 and between 11 June 2024 and 25 June 2024.

Confirm the legitimacy of the class action by visiting the website of the Supreme Court of Victoria (https://www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au/areas/group-proceedings/allianz)


Yes. The notice attachment is safe to open, and includes a product table on page 1 with details of the products you purchased.

If you received a text message containing your notice, please click on this link PDF confirmation link and provide the mobile number you received the text on and class action ID contained in the title of the pdf notice to confirm the pdf notice is valid


Allianz Australia Insurance Limited (Allianz) and Allianz Australia Life Insurance Limited (Allianz Life) issued “add-on” insurance products to persons which were sold to them at or around the time they purchased a motor vehicle (or motor cycle) from a vehicle dealership at any time between 1 June 2006 and 27 September 2021. These “add-on” insurance products included:

  • Loan Protection Insurance (also referred to as “repayment insurance” or “consumer credit insurance”);
  • Motor Equity Insurance (also referred to as “guaranteed asset protection insurance”, “GAP insurance”, “shortfall insurance”, “purchase price insurance” or “value protect insurance”);
  • Extended Motor Warranty; and
  • Tyre and Rim Insurance.

The legal proceedings commenced against Allianz and Allianz Life in the Supreme Court of Victoria allege:

  • various breaches of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (ASIC Act) and the Corporations Act 2001 (Corporations Act) by Allianz and Allianz Life for engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct;
  • certain group members purchased the “add-on” insurance products in circumstances whereby they were mistaken as to certain matters relating to the insurance products as a result of the conduct of Allianz and/or the dealers acting on behalf of Allianz; and
  • that Allianz gave personal advice to consumers and breached various obligations under the Corporations Act in relation to the giving of that advice.


If you received a text, email or postal notice from KPMG concerning the Allianz Class Action, you are likely a group member. See your product table on page 1 of the Notice.

If you did not receive a notice about the class action, you may still be a group member. The class action covers persons who:

  1. purchased one or more of the “add-on” insurance products (referred to in the FAQ above “What is the case about”) on or around the same time they purchased a motor vehicle or motor cycle from a vehicle dealership;
  2. in conjunction with the purchase were issued with an “add on” insurance product by Allianz, or Allianz and Allianz Life, or offered by Allianz on behalf of OnePath;
  3. became liable to pay or paid (directly or indirectly), a premium to either of Allianz or Allianz and Allianz Life for the “add on” insurance products.


Register by 4pm on 15 July 2024 if you want to be able to claim money from any settlement before trial.

If you do not register (i.e. do nothing), then you:

  1. will not be eligible to receive compensation if there is a settlement before trial, unless the Court makes an order permitting you to participate;
  2. may lose your right to claim against the defendants in relation to the same or similar claims alleged in the class action if there is a settlement before trial;
  3. may be given another opportunity to register in the future, but not in relation to a settlement reached before the trial;
  4. will be bound by the terms of the settlement or any final judgement


You must register by 4:00pm on 15 July 2024 (AEST) if you wish to be eligible to claim compensation if there is a settlement before the trial.


It does not cost you anything to register and regardless of the outcome of the class action, you will never have to pay any costs out of your own pocket.

If the class action is successful:
  • JWS and Maurice Blackburn’s legal costs (together) will be calculated as 25% of any award or settlement amount. Therefore, the plaintiffs and all group members are guaranteed to share 75% of any award or settlement that may be recovered in the proceeding.
  • The 25% rate can be adjusted by the Court at any time over the course of the class action, including and up to the conclusion of the trial or any settlement.

If the class action is unsuccessful, group members will not be liable for any costs.


The Court ordered that the defendants provide your information, and for us to distribute the registration notice to you. The defendants’ records show that you purchased one or more of the ‘add-on’ insurance products during the relevant period. See your product table on page 1 of the Notice.

Your personal information will be treated confidentially at all times. Your information will not be used for purposes outside of the class action


Johnson Winter Slattery (JWS) and Maurice Blackburn are the joint solicitors running the class action.

JWS and Maurice Blackburn have engaged KPMG to manage the current registration process.

You can read about the Allianz Class Action on JWS’ and Maurice Blackburn’s websites below, but please note you must register for the class action through this website:


If you received our SMS, your PDF notice will be delivered via MMS. Please allow up to 1 hour to receive the MMS after the SMS. You may need to enable mobile data in order to receive the MMS.

The steps you can try if you did not receive the MMS:

    iPhone
    1. To turn mobile data on or off, go to Settings,
    2. Then tap Mobile Data or Cellular. If you're using an iPad, you might see Settings > Mobile Data.

    Samsung
    1. Launch the Settings app, and then select Connections.
    2. Tap Data usage
    3. Make sure that Mobile data is enabled. If you want to disable Mobile data, tap the switch to turn it off

    Google Pixel
    1. Select the Settings icon.
    2. Select Network & Internet,
    3. Then select Internet
    4. Then select the SIM
    5. Tap the indicator next to 'Mobile data' to turn the function on or off.
  • You may need to enable MMS Messaging in your phone Settings
  • If you are connected to multiple networks (Dual SIM), please check to ensure that mobile data and MMS is enabled for the SIM that received the SMS.
  • Once you have taken the above steps:
    • you may need to wait for your mobile carrier to attempt to redeliver your MMS
    • if you received the PDF but couldn’t open it, please try again


If you received our SMS, your PDF notice will be delivered via MMS. You may need to enable mobile data in order to receive MMS.

The steps you can try if you cannot open the MMS:

    iPhone
    1. To turn mobile data on or off, go to Settings,
    2. Then tap Mobile Data or Cellular. If you're using an iPad, you might see Settings > Mobile Data.

    Samsung
    1. Launch the Settings app, and then select Connections.
    2. Tap Data usage
    3. Make sure that Mobile data is enabled. If you want to disable Mobile data, tap the switch to turn it off

    Google Pixel
    1. Select the Settings icon.
    2. Select Network & Internet,
    3. Then select Internet
    4. Then select the SIM
    5. Tap the indicator next to 'Mobile data' to turn the function on or off.
  • You may need to enable MMS Messaging in your phone Settings
  • If you are connected to multiple networks (Dual SIM), please check to ensure that mobile data is enabled for the SIM that received the SMS.
  • Once you have taken the above steps:
    • you may need to wait for your mobile carrier to attempt to redeliver your MMS
    • if you received the PDF but couldn’t open it, please try again


If you received our SMS, your PDF notice will be delivered via MMS. An expiry date on the MMS usually means the MMS was not delivered and your mobile carrier will delete the MMS once it expires.

Please refer to the FAQ on “I cannot open my PDF notice after receiving an SMS” if you cannot open the PDF notice delivered via MMS.


These email addresses have been used to facilitate the issue of a large volume of registration notices and are valid. Should you have any queries please email allianzclassaction@kpmg.com.au.

Contact Us


If the above FAQs do not answer your question, you can contact KPMG on 02 9346 6249 or allianzclassaction@kpmg.com.au