AXA Home Insurance – Background & Review

AXA Home Insurance – Introduction

AXA is one of the largest and oldest insurance companies in the world. They offer a broad range of products and services here in Ireland including home insurance and car insurance.

They have over 650,000 customers in Ireland at the moment. Their Irish head office is is based in Wolfe Tone House, Dublin 1.

Background: AXA Insurance

Established in Normandy, France in 1958 by Claude Bebear, AXA has grown to be one of the largest insurance companies in the world.

The company now has 160,000 employees and 105 million customers worldwide. They have offices in 62 countries across the globe with largest presence in Europe, North America and Asia.

AXA Ireland has been in operation since 1999 and they currently have 42 branches. They previously operated under the names of GRE, Guardian, PMPA and indeed New PMPA.

They are vastly experienced with home insurance and one of our most popular providers.

Review of AXA Home Insurance

We highly recommend AXA home insurance to our customers. They are one of the most trusted providers in Ireland and we have sold a number of their policies recently.

AXA offers a whole range of added benefits with their home insurance policies.

They offer three types of home insurance: Buildings & Content Insurance, Buildings Only Insurance and Contents Only Insurance. All of these policies come with emergency call out assistance as standard, a claims helpline and an alternative accommodation promise.

In addition, AXA offers cover for lock damage, fire brigade call-outs, accidental damage to glass and garden contents.

We are very confident in recommending AXA home insurance policies to our customers.

Rating: 5/5

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Our online quote comparison tool will let you know whether a AXA Home Insurance policy is the right fit for your needs.  This tool gives you a list of the most suitable policies for you.  Most significantly it gives a breakdown of the price of each insurance policy available to you.

Additionally you can give us a call on 0818 224433 or 042 9359051. Talk to one of our insurance advisors who will be delighted to help.

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There can be drastic differences in home insurance quotes so we recommend that you use our comparison tool to find the best price for you. If a quote from AXA Home Insurance is within your budget, then we highly recommend that you choose them.

They are a company with great customer service – particularly in the handling of claims. They have a great reputation and a range of insurance cover that will suit the vast bulk of Irish home owners.

 

 

 

 

Brexit Green Cards – Top 5 Things You Need to Know

With a “no deal” Brexit on the horizon. Irish motorists will need a Green Card to drive in Northern Ireland.

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Green Cards for Car Insurance

Here are the main five points that you need to know about Brexit and Green Cards.

1) In the event of a “no deal” Brexit Green Cards will be required when driving in Northern Ireland and Mainland UK. If you don’t have one, you risk your vehicle being impounded and prosecution.

2) You don’t need a Green Card when travelling to EEA( countries, including all EU states. So, no need to worry if you are getting the ferry to France.

3) If a deal is agreed, with the UK,  then Green Cards will not be required. However, in the case of a “no deal” Brexit they will.

4) Our customers can get a Green Card by e-mailing a request to us at info@quoteme.ie. You can also call us on 042 9359051.

5) Green Cards are proof of insurance that will be accepted by UK authorities. It is an internationally recognised document that shows that you have the minimum insurance cover required by law.

Green Cards – Why the Uncertainty

We understand that this is an inconvenience to many people, especially our customers who live in border areas.

However, the uncertainty is down to whether a deal can be reached between the British government and the EU.

As we have highlighted above, Green Cards will only be required in the case of a “no deal” Brexit. So it’s important that you keep an eye on the news as some important dates come up e.g. 12th April.

Green Card – Car Insurance and Brexit

As Brexit negotiations continue, one of the major issues that will affect people in the Republic of Ireland, in the event of a “no deal” Brexit, is the requirement to carry a Green Card to prove insurance cover. This impacts any driving of your car in the UK and north of the border.

Therefore, if you are driving in Northern Ireland you should plan ahead in case of a no deal Brexit.

As a result, we have answered some common questions on Green cards in case there is a “no deal” Brexit.

What are Green Cards?

Why are Green Cards important?

What if a no deal Brexit doesn’t occur?

What will happen if I drive in Northern Ireland without a Green Card?

What is the purpose of the Green Card?

Do I need to get a separate Green Card of each person on the policy?

What are Green Cards?

A Green Card is proof of insurance coverage.  The document is internationally recognised.  As the name suggests, the card is printed on Green paper.

In a nutshell, a Green Card provides proof of the minimum compulsory motor insurance cover required by the country that you are visiting (outside of the Republic of Ireland)

Why are Green Cards important?

In the event of a no deal Brexit, Quoteme.ie customers will need to carry a Green Card while driving in the UK. This includes Northern Ireland.

As we have many customers located in border areas who cross into Northern Ireland every day this is something you must be aware of.

What if a no deal Brexit doesn’t occur?

If a “no deal” Brexit does not occur, then green cards will not be required, depending on the terms of the agreement reached. As a result, you may wish to hold back applying for one if you do not plan on driving in Northen Ireland or mainland UK.

What will happen if I drive in Nothern Ireland without a Green Card?

If the is a “no deal” Brexit then driving in Nothern Ireland without a green card would be an office. Your vehicle could be seized and you could be prosecuted.

As a result, you must make sure you carry a Green Card if you are driving in the UK after a “no deal” Brexit.

What is the purpose of the Green Card?

In the case of a “no deal” Brexit, a Green Card confirms to the UK and Northern Ireland authorities that the minimum required level of insurance is in place.

Therefore, you should keep it with your car.  When you drive in the North or the UK. Ideally, having it easily accessible in the glove/map compartment).

Do I need to get a separate Green Card of each person on the policy?

No, the Green Card covers everyone on the policy. Note that the Green Card relates only to a specific car on your particular policy.

What you need to do

In conclusion, we recommend that you apply for a Green Card if there is a “no deal” Brexit. You can do this by emailing your request to info@quoteme.ie. Make sure to include your name, address and policy number. And of course,  if you have any questions about your policy please call us 042 9359051.

All in all, if there is a “no deal” Brexit you can drive in Northern Ireland, but only  if you have a Green Card.

 

RSA Car Insurance – Background & Review

RSA Car Insurance – Introduction

The RSA Group has been in operation since 1710.  They were founded in London but now have a global presence.  In Ireland, they operate through an exclusive number of brokers of which we are one.

They currently have over 400,000 customers in Ireland.  This review will help you decide whether RSA Insurance is the right fit for your needs.

Background: RSA Car Insurance

The RSA Group has a presence in 140 countries with  23,000 employees and 17 million customers worldwide.

Their Irish base is in the stylish RSA House in Dundrum, Co. Dublin.

Another key point to note is that like all of the companies we provide quotes for, RSA Car Insurance is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Review of RSA Car Insurance

RSA Insurance has been one of our leading insurance policy providers for a number of years.  On the whole, they are known for their simple policy solutions and great customer services.

The RSA group are well established in the market and our experiences with them as a broker have been very good.

They are able to offer competitive rates for all insurance policies, in particular young drivers insurance.  They offer great value car insurance with excellent customer service.

RSA Car Insurance comes with a number of added benefits including key care, windscreen claims and breakdown assistance.  They have been providing a great service for many years and we are delighted to have them listed on QuoteMe.ie.

Having said that, everyone’s insurance requirements are different.  You should review policy documents before purchasing insurance with RSA. Our quote comparison tool will let you know if RSA Car Insurance is the cheapest policy for your needs.

Obviously we would recommend that you strongly consider a policy with RSA should it fit your needs and budget.

Rating 5/5

How to Get a Quote from RSA Car Insurance

Our online quote comparison tool will let you know whether a RSA Car Insurance policy is the right fit for your needs.  This tool gives you a list of the most suitable policies for you.  Most importantly it gives a breakdown of the price of each insurance policy available to you.

Additionally you can give us a call on 0818 224433 or 042 9359051. Talk to one of our insurance advisors who will be delighted to help.

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Aviva Home Insurance – Background & Review

Aviva Home Insurance – Introduction

Aviva are one of the most well-known insurance brands in Ireland.  They have been the named sponsors of our national football and rugby stadium, the Aviva Stadium, since its opening in 2010.

Aviva Ireland is part of the worldwide Aviva Group that provides insurance, savings and other services to 33 million customers.  This review will give you an overall look at whether Aviva can provide the right policy for your home insurance needs.

Background: Aviva Home Insurance

Aviva Home Insurance is provided by Aviva Group Services.  The group has been operating under the brand name Aviva in it’s 16 markets around the world since 2002.

The company employs roughly 30,000 people worldwide, headquartered in London, England.  Aviva Ireland has 1,260 employees based in offices in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

Aviva Direct Ireland Ltd. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Review of Aviva Home Insurance

As one of Ireland’s leading online insurance brokers, we have a great relationship with Aviva. Many of our customers opt for Aviva policies.

Their strong brand reputation and good customer service has made them a trusted choice for home insurance in Ireland.  They provide a comprehensive range of insurance products including cover for home, motor and travel.

Additionally, Aviva provide some features to help you protect your home.  This includes contents and mortgage insurance.  These have proved popular with our customers.

They often provide best value for our customers and their insurance needs.

Rating: 5/5

How to Get a Quote for Home Insurance from Aviva

Aviva are one of the many home insurance providers that we provide quotes for on site.  You can compare these quotes using our online comparison tool.  As has been noted, quotes do vary and it’s important to shop around for the best fit for you.

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However, if the quote from Aviva for home insurance is within a comparatively good price point you can be confident that the company is reputable and from our experience, has a good track record dealing with customers.

Allianz Home Insurance Overview

Allianz Insurance has been operating in Ireland for many years and has built up good brand recognition in that time.

It is part of the Allianz SE Group which is one of the leading financial service providers globally.

As well as offering home insurance Allianz offers a range of insurance products and is well known for providing specialist products to the Irish Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector.

Many sports fans will be familiar with Allianz insurance sponsorship of the GAA National Football and Hurling Leagues.

Allianz Home Insurance Review

Allianz Insurance stacks up very well as a home insurance provider. We have a long relationship with Allianz and will recommend them as an insurer.

As with all insurance providers, the level of cover and price vary depending on your circumstance.

So, if you can get the level of cover you require at the best price from Allianz then you should strongly consider taking out a policy.

However, as always we suggest checking multiple insurers in order to find the best price.

After many years of dealing with Allianz and working with them to help our customers, we believe that Allianz Insurance is a tier one insurance provider to the Irish market.

Rating: 5/5.

Conclusion – Allianz Home Insurance

Allianz branding focuses on serving the community. They can serve your home insurance needs also. So, if you are about to renew your policy or taking one out for the first time, then Allianz may have the right policy for you.

Compare Allianz with other home insurance providers. All insurance providers we work with are regulated by the central bank of Ireland.

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Liberty Car Insurance – Background & Review

Liberty Car Insurance – Introduction

Liberty Insurance have been offering car insurance in Ireland since 2012 and many of our customers have taken out policies with them.

The company currently have over 215,000 customers in Ireland.  We have written this review to help you when you’re looking for a Liberty car insurance quote.

Background: Liberty Car Insurance

Liberty Car Insurance is provided by Liberty Seguros which is part of the Massachusetts based Liberty Mutual Holding Company (LMHC), head of the Liberty Mutual Insurance family.

LMHC employs more than 50,000 people in 800 offices around the globe.  400 of these employees are based in their Irish offices in Dublin and Cavan.

On January 1st 2019, Liberty Insurance Ireland merged with its parent company in Spain, Liberty Seguros. As part of the Liberty Mutual Insurance family they benefit from having over 100 years’ experience in providing insurance.

Liberty Insurance is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Review of Liberty Car Insurance

We have been providing quotes for Liberty Insurance for a number of years.  Overall our customers have been happy with their Liberty Car Insurance policies.

As mentioned previously, Liberty Insurance has only been active in Ireland for less than a decade.  As a result of their strong brand reputation they were able to build up quite a large customer base in a short space of time.

Liberty Insurance is a good option for car insurance in Ireland.  They offer good coverage. They have also established a strong base in Ireland.  Their recent merger with Liberty Seguros will allow them to share expertise and resources. Consequently, this should allow them to better serve their customers.

Furthermore, Liberty Insurance has a great track record with customers. They are known as one of the most trustworthy and reliable providers in the country.

Our quote comparison tool will let you know if Liberty Car Insurance is the cheapest policy for your needs.

Rating: 5/5

How to Get a Quote for Car Insurance from Liberty Insurance

You can compare car insurance policies using our online quote comparison tool.  This will help you find the most suitable car insurance quote for your needs.   Our quote comparison tool will return the cheapest available policy for you.

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Switching Saturday Section of Irish Independent Features Customer Who Saved €485

A customer who saved €485 on her car insurance quote with us was recently featured in the Switching Saturday section of the Irish Independent.

The lady in question saved just over 50% on her policy by switching with us.

This is a great example of how shopping around when renewing your policy can save you significant amounts.

We constantly see cases like this when people who have been quoted high premiums by their existing insurance company get a quote with us.

It is commonplace to see similar savings.

The lesson to take is not to accept the first quote from your insurance provider. Get quotes from multiple companies.

As seen in the Irish Independent piece, we can get quotes from a number of insurance companies for you.  This can help you save on your premium.

The full article can be read here:

https://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/switching-saturday/super-switcher-shop-around-for-motor-insurance-37702652.html

Motor Insurance – Compare Quotes for the Cheapest Price

The central bank published a report on consumers attitude to Motor Insurance. The report is titled “Motor Insurance – Consumer Research on Attitudes and Behaviours – November 2018.”

The report contains significant insights into the Motor Insurance sector in Ireland from a customers point of view.

Motor Insurance Ireland – Shopping Around and getting the Best Price

Price is a major factor in deciding which motor insurance policy to take out.

Seventy-nine per cent said that price was the most important factor in deciding their last purchase of motor insurance.

However, fifty-eight per cent of those involved in the study did not change insurers.

It is advisable to shop around to get the best quote. Get quotes from multiple providers. In a lot of cases, there is a large swing from the lowest cost to the highest cost policies.

Therefore, you should set a reminder before your policy is due for renewal in order to make sure you avail of any possible savings by switching to another insurer.

As an insurance broker we check thirteen insurance providers for our clients and pick the best one for them at renewal time. As a result, you can save time checking prices.

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Customer Satisfaction for Insurers who Provide Motor Insurance

Ninety per cent of those surveyed said that they were either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the service they received.

Therefore, the insurance sector should take pride in this statistic.

Motor Insurance Full Report

The full report is available to download from the Irish central bank’s website.

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Kennco Insurance – Get The Best Price on Your Policy

We have worked with Kennco Insurance (Kennco Underwriting Limited) for the last number of years. Many of our customers have taken out a Kennco policy for either car, home or commercial insurance.

In some cases, Kennco offered the cheapest price for customers given their profile. The feedback from our customers has been overwhelming good. As a result, they are one of the best insurers we work with.

Background: Kennco Insurance

 

Kennco Underwriting Limited was formed in Ireland in 2008. Over the years they have impressed us with their professionalism and responsiveness.

Like Quoteme.ie, Kennco is a 100% Irish company.

They employ a staff of around 50 people who we found very knowledgeable and capable of dealing with any customer queries we have from time to time.

Kennco Insurance Review

We have experience with Kennco’s Car Insurance, Home Insurance and Commercial Insurance products. As a result, we are well positioned to observe the policy types and business practices used by Kennco.

Kennco Insurance is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

We recommend a Kennco policy if it fits your particular needs and is the best price for the level of cover you required.

Operationally from a broker’s perspective, we find Kennco to be top class at fulfilling our customers’ needs.

Rating 5/5

How to Get The Best Quote From Kennco Insurance

As with getting the best price for your policy with all other insurers they key is to find out the level of cover you require.

In some cases across home, car and commercial you will find that Kennco can offer you the best price for the cover you need. Therefore, get a quote and compare it with quotes from other providers.

It only takes three minutes. You can check if Kennco can give you the cheapest price use our quote engine.

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Conclusion – Kennco Insurance

First of all, if the price is the best for the cover that you require, then we would recommend taking out your policy with Kennco.

However, in order to be sure, make sure you look at quotes from other reputable providers.

In conclusion, Kennco is an established Irish insurance brand who we have seen deliver first class service. Consider a Kennco policy for car, home or commercial insurance.