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# car-insurance - Last year 2021

Car insurers set to introduce new compliance measures following CCPC investigation
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Car insurers set to introduce new compliance measures following CCPC investigation

Aug 20th 2021, 6:15 AM 26,468 Views 36 Comments

The CCPC started its investigation in 2016.

European Commission says Insurance Ireland restricted competition and drove up prices on premiums
# Insurance Ireland
# Insurance Ireland

European Commission says Insurance Ireland restricted competition and drove up prices on premiums

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 3:28 PM 33,307 Views 63 Comments

The European Commission accusations were made against Insurance Ireland this morning.

# car-insurance - All time

Motor insurance premiums rose 35% in a decade despite a massive drop-off in claims
# Premium Content
# Premium Content

Motor insurance premiums rose 35% in a decade despite a massive drop-off in claims

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:45 AM 24,842 Views 51 Comments

Industry profit margins were up from 9% in 2018 to 10% last year.

Consumer body alleges several car insurance firms were involved in anti-competitive 'price signalling'
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

Consumer body alleges several car insurance firms were involved in anti-competitive 'price signalling'

Sep 17th 2020, 1:41 PM 28,253 Views 64 Comments

The CCPC started its investigation in 2016.

Allianz, AXA, FBD, RSA and Zurich to give relief on car insurance premiums
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Allianz, AXA, FBD, RSA and Zurich to give relief on car insurance premiums

Apr 24th 2020, 3:59 PM 50,181 Views 56 Comments

What kind of relief customers will get will vary from insurer to insurer.

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?

Dec 23rd 2019, 10:10 AM 31,035 Views 68 Comments

The Taoiseach recently claimed that the price of motor insurance is going down.

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?

Dec 23rd 2019, 8:00 AM 21,626 Views 40 Comments

The Taoiseach has claimed the price of insurance is going down – but is he right?

Insurance 'Green Card' no longer needed to drive in North in event of no-deal Brexit
# Insurance
# Insurance

Insurance 'Green Card' no longer needed to drive in North in event of no-deal Brexit

Aug 23rd 2019, 7:24 AM 20,498 Views 15 Comments

It had previously been warned that the cards would be required after the UK left the EU.

Government accused of 'washing its hands' of pledge to publish insurance claims database
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

Government accused of 'washing its hands' of pledge to publish insurance claims database

Jul 8th 2019, 5:13 PM 14,563 Views 41 Comments

The Central Bank is to publish its report on the database later this year – but it was meant to have been set up at the end of 2018.

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí
# Premiums
# Premiums

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí

Jul 4th 2019, 2:11 PM 22,420 Views 64 Comments

Insurance premiums will fall if the cost of claims in Ireland falls, insurance companies told an Oireachtas committee today.

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'
# Insurance Fraud
# Insurance Fraud

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'

Jun 13th 2019, 1:43 PM 19,380 Views 64 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said customers are being ‘fleeced’ by insurance providers.

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation

May 15th 2019, 11:57 AM 8,881 Views 37 Comments

The EU Commission announces yesterday that it will investigate whether Insurance Ireland practices are restricting competition.

Data on insurance costs from industry could be knowingly misrepresenting 'full picture', Doherty claims
# Insurance Costs
# Insurance Costs

Data on insurance costs from industry could be knowingly misrepresenting 'full picture', Doherty claims

Mar 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 25,908 Views 54 Comments

The official CSO stats say the cost of insurance is going down but that isn’t being felt by many on the ground, Pearse Doherty has claimed.

Irish motorists to require 'Green Card' to drive across Northern Ireland border in event of no-deal Brexit
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Irish motorists to require 'Green Card' to drive across Northern Ireland border in event of no-deal Brexit

Jan 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 97,425 Views 87 Comments

Irish vehicles travelling to the UK may no longer by covered by EU rules after 29 March.

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas
# High Court
# High Court

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas

Nov 7th 2018, 7:16 PM 11,112 Views 14 Comments

Motorists will receive 100% compensation, totalling €21 million.

'That is insane': Taxi driver quoted €17,000 for insurance 'had no choice' but to pay so he could work
# Insurance
# Insurance

'That is insane': Taxi driver quoted €17,000 for insurance 'had no choice' but to pay so he could work

Oct 6th 2018, 6:35 AM 59,190 Views 102 Comments

The cost of insurance for taxi drivers has increased sharply in the past three years, the National Private Hire and Taxi Association.

No evidence of older cars being forced off road because owners can't get cover, Insurance Ireland says
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

No evidence of older cars being forced off road because owners can't get cover, Insurance Ireland says

Jul 29th 2018, 8:30 PM 41,396 Views 90 Comments

Minister Michael D’Arcy is to write to Insurance Ireland over concerns older vehicles can’t get insurance cover.

Advice column: How to lower your car insurance premium
# Read Me
# Read Me

Advice column: How to lower your car insurance premium

Jul 7th 2018, 7:30 PM 40,668 Views 66 Comments

Price discrepancies across the Irish car insurance market are as wide as ever, writes Jonathan Hehir.

All young drivers 'should have tracking devices installed to reduce car insurance costs'
# Speeding
# Speeding

All young drivers 'should have tracking devices installed to reduce car insurance costs'

Apr 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 20,334 Views 87 Comments

Junior Minister Michael D’Arcy said young people are choosing to pay higher premiums rather than have the devices installed in their cars.

Survey finds many motorists are still seeing a rise in their car insurance
# Price Around
# Price Around

Survey finds many motorists are still seeing a rise in their car insurance

Apr 2nd 2018, 6:30 AM 13,532 Views 36 Comments

Recent research from the Central Statistics Office indicated that the cost of motor insurance has dropped by 12.8% in the past 12 months.

Insurance company pays €4k to woman after initially refusing crash claim over technicality
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Insurance company pays €4k to woman after initially refusing crash claim over technicality

Apr 1st 2018, 4:00 PM 64,109 Views 48 Comments

The Financial Services Ombudsman’s office said that in 2017 there were 1,914 complaints about insurance.

There could be a 'dedicated' Garda unit to tackle 'increasing' insurance fraud claims
# Report
# Report

There could be a 'dedicated' Garda unit to tackle 'increasing' insurance fraud claims

Jan 25th 2018, 1:18 PM 11,574 Views 32 Comments

A report said that one of the main problems with fraudulent injury claims is that it can be viewed as a “victimless crime”.

Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance
# One Year On
# One Year On

Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance

Jan 20th 2018, 4:00 PM 43,744 Views 57 Comments

While stats show that car insurance is going down as a whole, the cost of premiums skyrocketed 70% from 2013 to 2016.

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?

Dec 23rd 2017, 9:48 AM 26,435 Views 106 Comments

Insurance premiums have risen for many people in recent years.

Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse
# Chronic Pain
# Chronic Pain

Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse

Dec 23rd 2017, 12:05 AM 27,561 Views 24 Comments

Lost income, medical expenses and legal fees have taken a huge toll on her life.

Former Setanta policyholders worried they're 'personally on the hook' for outstanding claims
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Former Setanta policyholders worried they're 'personally on the hook' for outstanding claims

Dec 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 13,718 Views 12 Comments

In May, the Supreme Court ruled that the Irish State must be held liable for the claims.

Is my car insurance void if I drive in a red weather alert?
# Drive Safe
# Drive Safe

Is my car insurance void if I drive in a red weather alert?

Oct 16th 2017, 10:20 AM 193,755 Views 15 Comments

Insurance Ireland has clarified that a post doing the rounds on social media is false.

Driver tries to forge their insurance disc, fails miserably
# Altered State
# Altered State

Driver tries to forge their insurance disc, fails miserably

Aug 7th 2017, 11:16 AM 53,111 Views 89 Comments

See if you can spot what the guards spotted.

Nearly 2,000 people refused a car insurance quote last year - just 53 were denied one in 2008
# Braking Point
# Braking Point

Nearly 2,000 people refused a car insurance quote last year - just 53 were denied one in 2008

May 13th 2017, 1:31 PM 35,735 Views 84 Comments

The sharp rise in refusals has been described as a “dramatic and worrying this trend”.

Irish parents routinely lie about being a car's main driver to lower their children's premiums
# Fronting
# Fronting

Irish parents routinely lie about being a car's main driver to lower their children's premiums

Apr 24th 2017, 9:01 AM 33,207 Views 132 Comments

Over 13% of parents have ‘fronted’ for their children’s insurance according to a new survey.

Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why
# Rising Costs
# Rising Costs

Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why

Jan 10th 2017, 8:27 PM 31,218 Views 63 Comments

New laws will be in place by the end of the year to ensure that insurance companies tell customers why they are paying more.

Poll: Is owning a car worth the cost?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is owning a car worth the cost?

Dec 29th 2016, 8:30 PM 39,477 Views 78 Comments

Motor insurance, fuel, tax, etc. It all adds up.

Your paper insurance disc could soon be a thing of the past
# Paperless
# Paperless

Your paper insurance disc could soon be a thing of the past

Nov 25th 2016, 6:01 AM 25,112 Views 37 Comments

The committee chairperson had some harsh words for Insurance Ireland and the Central Bank yesterday.

'Thrown to the wolves': There's no justification for 300% price hike in car insurance, says committee
# Why So Much?
# Why So Much?

'Thrown to the wolves': There's no justification for 300% price hike in car insurance, says committee

Nov 24th 2016, 4:20 PM 37,550 Views 112 Comments

An Oireachtas committee said Irish drivers must get detailed breakdown of why their car insurance costs so much.

Nissan is hoping to tempt new customers with two years' free insurance
# Free Insurance
# Free Insurance

Nissan is hoping to tempt new customers with two years' free insurance

Oct 28th 2016, 4:23 PM 1,027 Views 0 Comments

The offer is aimed at making the cost of running a car more affordable.

Here's why your insurance premiums look set to rise more this year
# Car Costs
# Car Costs

Here's why your insurance premiums look set to rise more this year

Sep 28th 2016, 7:10 PM 22,772 Views 65 Comments

Ireland’s leading motor insurers have laid bare the losses made by the industry in 2015.

Car insurance: Commission investigates possible 'unspoken co-ordination' between firms
# Anti-competitive Practices
# Anti-competitive Practices

Car insurance: Commission investigates possible 'unspoken co-ordination' between firms

Sep 13th 2016, 10:29 PM 17,475 Views 46 Comments

The CCPC is investigating possible breaches of competition law, due to industry players openly signalling upcoming increases in premiums.

Motorists paying an extra €250 per year over spiralling insurance costs
# Premiums
# Premiums

Motorists paying an extra €250 per year over spiralling insurance costs

Sep 5th 2016, 7:39 AM 15,124 Views 68 Comments

Insurance premiums are wiping out any savings motorists are making from low fuel prices.

"My generation are shackled by the mistakes of institutions which should have known better"
# Opinion
# Opinion

"My generation are shackled by the mistakes of institutions which should have known better"

Sep 3rd 2016, 7:00 PM 397 Views 62 Comments

Kian Griffin argues that young motorists are being left to foot the bill for a broken system.

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