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Green Cards: Brexit’s Effect on Driving Across the Border

If a ‘no deal’ Brexit takes place then any person driving their Northern Ireland registered car in the Republic of Ireland will require a green card.

What Is A Green Card?

A Green Card is an internationally recognised insurance document which provides proof of the minimum compulsory motor insurance cover required by the country visited.  It is a hard copy document which is printed on green paper or with a green background.

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How Does it Work Right Now?

Currently all UK, including Northern Ireland, registered motor vehicles with a valid registration travelling within the EU are covered by the terms of the EU Motor Insurance ...

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How to Decide What Car is Right for You

  • Consider where and how often you will be driving
  • Newer petrol engines have more power
  • Hybrid vehicles come in various combinations of electric and traditional
  • Technology add-ons are becoming more relevant
  • Front wheel drive and winter tyres can be just as practical as all wheel drive depending on the driving conditions you expect to face
  • Test drive on a familiar route for the best idea of compatibility

On the one hand, car buyers today have never had it so easy, thanks to a variety of ways in which to purchase both new and used vehicles. But on the other hand, these choices can make it more confusing. Then there’s the consid...

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Holidays to Beat the Winter Blues

The winter months can be a long haul for many people. The short, dark days, coupled with a sharp change in temperatures can lead to some people feeling the winter blues. Experts say that one of the best ways to get out of your winter slump can be to book a trip away. Most people’s mood will be lifted if they have something to look forward to. Take a look at some ideas for trips to help lift your mood!

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Skiing in the Alps

It’s important not to always associate winter with doom and gloom; Why not make the most of the winter weather with a skiing trip to Italy, France, or Switzerland! You’re likely to get the best of both w...

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Preparing Your Car Windscreen For Winter

Fill Up on Screen Wash

Aside from the likelihood of more rain, driving in winter months can result in more dirt, salt and other road grime being thrown up on your car. That means you’ll be using your windscreen washers more frequently and in colder temperatures. To make sure that it keeps working optimally, keep the washer fluid bottle topped up with the right mixture of screen wash.

This fluid is designed to have a lower freezing point than just water, so it should also prevent the washer jets from freezing up. However, if these do freeze over, don’t keep the washer lever pulled in as this can burn out the pump. Just p...

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How Insurers Assess Risk

When we request an insurance quote we are asked a lot of questions. For a car insurance quote we are asked for information about:

  • ourselves – for example, our age, where we live, details of any medical conditions

  • our driving experience - driving licence type, details of any driving convictions and claims

  • our motor insurance history – no claim discount entitlement

  • the car we want to insure – its’ make and model, age and value, details of any modifications to the car

  • any other drivers we want covered

  • what cover we require – Comprehensive cover? For what purposes the car will be used

The information we provide to the insurer in...

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Allianz Leagues 2019 Media Launch

This week we launched the 2019 Allianz Leagues. Take a look:

Allianz Football League All Set For Take-Off

The inter-county famine is about to end, giving way to a nine-week feast of Allianz Football League action between the weekend after next and the four divisional finals in Croke Park on March 30/31.

The exciting programme features 116 games across the four divisions in a campaign which will mark the 27th year of Allianz’ partnership with the GAA as sponsor of the Allianz Leagues, making it one of the longest-running sponsorships in Irish sport.

CEO of Allianz Ireland, Seán McGrath said: “Over the past 27 years we have...

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