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

Save on AXA Home Insurance

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.

Compare Home Insurance Quotes

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 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, 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 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.