Monthly Archives: July 2015

Zurich eyes up troubled RSA Insurance

Zurich Insurance is weighing a bid for British rival RSA which could top $8 billion and attract counter-offers as insurers look to diversify amid toughening regulations. RSA, which has an operation in Dundrum, Co. Dublin, is Ireland’s largest insurance company. It was hit by an accounting scandal in November 2013, and its chief executive, Philip…
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Cost of raising a child is €105,000

The cost of raising a child until they are 21 years of age is over €105,000, new research has shown. According to the findings, childcare and third level fees are the most expensive costs that parents have to contend with, however these are just two of a number of costs, including food, clothing, health expenses,…
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Don’t let insurance claims put you out of business.

Don't let insurance claims put you out of business. They cost you money both in increased insurance premiums and loss of revenue due to dissatisfied members and negative word of mouth advertising in your community. The most common claims that we see in insurance programs that have specialized in the fitness industry over the past…
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Consumers need new insurance legislation, report says

New consumer legislation designed to remove “vicious devices and traps for the unwary” from insurance contracts has been recommended by the Law Reform Commission. In a report published today, the commission recommends warranties should be abolished from insurance contracts, changes should be made to the duty of disclosure and there should be proportionate remedies for…
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Does my insurance extend to extensions?

My house insurance is currently up for renewal and I am trying to figure out the cost to rebuild. It is a Dublin semi-detached four-bed. The width of the house is 7.4 metres and the length is 13.80 metres (13.80 x 7.40 = 102.12m2). I have no idea what to do with this figure. Presently…
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