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Young homeowners on the move in Ireland – Paddy Compare news!

Are you planning to move home? A recent survey by KBC Bank revealed that almost a quarter of young homeowners living in Ireland, aged between 25 and 40 years plan to up size within the next year. Some of the reasons include a need for more space, wanting to live in a more desirable location or wanting to live closer to family. The survey also found that on average first time buyers aim to spend close to €200,000 on their first home.

At Paddy Compare you can get quotes from local Irish home insurance specialists in minutes. Simply complete our online home insurance quote form and our partner brokers will contact you with quotes. With the cost of living on the rise it is important to compare prices and save money. Let Paddy Compare search the home insurance market for you and get you a great deal on your home insurance today.

Car insurance premiums in Ireland rise almost 20% in 2015 – Paddy Compare news!

A recent study by the AA revealed that car insurance premiums have rose by almost 20% in 2015 alone. This marks the single biggest one year rise in over a decade. The typical driver of a family car now faces annual premiums of over €1,000 and for any more specialist risks the increase could be even greater.

What do the insurance companies say?? They say the price rises are due to more claims, people going to court for compensation and lower levels of reserves. A routine whiplash claim in Ireland will often result in compensation of around €15,000 when compared to only €5,000 in UK.

What do we say?? Shop around and use Paddy Compare. Do not let the reduction in fuel costs go to waste, use Paddy Compare to compare motor insurance prices in Ireland. Simply complete our car insurance quote form and our partner brokers will contact you with tailored quotes to suit your circumstances. All you have to do is pick up the phone and choose the best policy for you. Give it a try, speak to a specialist car insurance broker today.

A guide to life insurance in Ireland – Paddy Compare!

Struggling to get to grips with life insurance in Ireland? Want to protect your family but unsure how much life insurance you might need? Confused as to which type of life insurance you should get, if any? At Paddy Compare, we know the thought of life insurance can be daunting. At the end of the day, who wants to think about the worst happening to them? So we got to work and created our very own life insurance guide to help you better understand what to look for in life insurance, why you might need it, how much you might need and the different types on the market. Our life insurance guide sets it out in simple terms that we can all follow.

At Paddy Compare you can also compare life insurance quotes from our trusted panel of Irish life insurance providers. By simply completing our online quote form our specialist brokers will call you to discuss your circumstances and advise on the best policy to suit. When buying life insurance it is important to shop around because your bank/lender will often only use one insurer. By using Paddy Compare you can compare quotes from local Irish regulated brokers who work with all the main insurers such as Aviva, Irish Life, April, Friends First, Zurich and much more. So get a great quote and protect your family today.

Annual cost of a family car in Ireland over €10k, could you afford it? – Paddy Compare news!

How much does a family car actually cost? A survey by The AA revealed that the cost of running a typical family car for a year was approximately a whopping €10,600. Yes, that is right when you add it all up most families in Ireland are spending more than €10k a year on their car. Rising motor insurance premiums counteracted the reduced fuel prices. For further details on the survey check out The AA website here.

Whilst car insurance prices in Ireland have increased on average by about 20% across Ireland, at Paddy Compare you can compare car insurance with just one form. By completing our motor insurance quote form our specialist local brokers will contact you with cheap quotes suited to meet your circumstances. So fill in the form and sit back and relax and see if you could save on your car insurance today.

AIB cut variable mortgage interest rates again, benefiting 150,000 customers – Paddy Compare news!

Great news for Irish mortgage holders as AIB announce a reduction of 0.25% in their standard variable mortgage rate. The reduction will apply to both new and existing customers and will benefit around 150,000 customers of AIB, EBS and Haven. Although the reduction doesn’t sound like much in percentage terms, it is now the third in ten months and means that a €200,000 mortgage holder could save close to €1,000 per year. For more information on the reduction and to see how you could benefit, click here.

For a great deal on your home insurance try Paddy Compare. By simply completing our one page home insurance quote form, Paddy will match your details up with a home insurance partner that is best placed to meet your needs. Our specialist will then contact you via telephone and email with competitive quotes. All you need to do is complete our online form and wait for the call.

Compare Life insurance and mortgage protection cover in Ireland in minutes at Paddy Compare!

Life insurance is easy at Paddy Compare and our new life insurance guide now makes it even easier. Our guide explains who and why you might need cover, how to work out how much cover you might need, the types of cover available and the costs involved. So if you think you might need life insurance but are struggling to understand what it really is, read our life insurance guide now.

Compare life insurance at Paddy Compare and let us help you protect your family.  Simply complete our online life insurance quote form and once complete our specialist life insurance brokers will contact you with tailored quotes to suit your circumstances. We offer you a completely free, independent service and we work with a range of life insurance and mortgage protection insurance brokers to bring you the best policies on the market. So put your mind at ease and speak to our specialists today.

Over 15 year old car insurance – Paddy Compare news!

Big news for motor car owners in Ireland with “old” cars as some insurers are insisting that they will not offer cover to new customers with vehicles registered in 2000 or older. Even if you hold a valid National Car Test (NCT) certificate that shows your vehicle is safe to drive, they still will not protect you. The insurers concerned are two of the biggest in Ireland, being Allianz and Aviva. WHY? They say, older vehicles, those over 15 years old, carry higher risk and often lead to fraudulent claims. Read more here.

At Paddy Compare you can compare car insurance from a range of specialists with just one form. Simply complete our car insurance quote form and we will put you in contact with a broker that is best placed to meet your needs. You can get car quotes for any vehicle and any age. It is free and easy to use, so give us a try today.

Irish car sales on the rise, 16% increase in May 15 – Paddy Compare news!

May proved to be a great month for car sales as it saw an increase of 16% on the same month last year. Approximately 9,000 new cars were sold during the month with the most popular vehicle make being the Volkswagen which made up 12% of the total sold and over 9,300 registrations. Other popular makes were Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Hyundai.

At Paddy Compare you can get compare car insurance with one short form. With car insurance on the rise it is even more important to compare prices to ensure that you get yourself the best deal possible. By answering a few short questions, Paddy will match your details up to a broker, best suited to your circumstances. Our car insurance specialists cover all vehicle types, so get a quick quote and get yourself a great deal today.

Over half a million don’t have life insurance in Ireland, do you?? – Paddy Compare news!

Do you have life insurance cover? If not, you are not alone, in fact you are one of around half a million people from across Ireland who don’t have life cover. Irish Life just launched a new campaign to raise awareness and have teamed up with the mother from the TV show Moone Boy, actress Deirdre O’Kane. In an interview she tells of how she isn’t the only mum who goes to extreme lengths to protect her kids, but the most important thing that you could to protect your family is to get the right life insurance.

At Paddy Compare you can compare life insurance from specialist life brokers from across the country in just one go. Simply complete our online life insurance quote form. Protect your family and get a quote today.

Toyota and Nissan to recall 6.5 million cars worldwide – Paddy Compare news!

Yes, you heard it right, more car recalls. Toyota and Nissan car makers are set to recall a total of 6.5 million cars worldwide to replace potentially faulty airbags as made by Japanese car parts maker Takata. Toyota will be recalling around 5 million cars to include Corolla, Vitz and other models manufactured from March 2003 to November 2007. Nissan will recall over 1.5 million cars with the same problem. Toyota and Nissan said they will be contact customers in the coming weeks.

There is no word yet of how many motorists this could affect from Ireland, if any. However, if you own a Toyota and are concerned about your car, you can use Toyota’s Recall Checker by clicking here to check if your vehicle is to be recalled. No matter what make or model of vehicle you must have insurance and get the right cover to protect you on the roads. At Paddy Compare you can compare car insurance for any car, nationwide with one form. Simply complete our car insurance quote form and our specialist car insurance partners will contact you with quotes that suit. So get a quote and get covered today.