Category Archives: Insurance

Opportunities for Landlord Insurance as rental costs rise

Rental prices in Dublin have increased by 5% since this time last year, according to a recent rental report by property website Daft.ie. This is in line with the average rise of 2.7% across Ireland.

The gap between the cost of renting in urban and rural locations is increasing. Supply in Dublin City Centre is less than half of the monthly demand. This figure is decreasing, as typically more properties are rented out than become available on the market each month. On the other hand, supply outside of the city is typically greater than the demand, and this has resulted in decreased rental prices.

Increased rental prices are an excellent opportunity for property investors trying to maximise returns on their investment. Gross yields often appear very attractive, but bad debt, bills, maintenance and insurance can eat away at the net figures.

Paddy Compare can help landlords and homeowners across Dublin, Cork, Galway and Ireland in general. Home insurance and landlord insurance can be compared at any time of the day or night, and our panel of specialist insurance brokers will provide you with the best prices. Simply fill in one of our one page forms today for great deals on all your insurance needs.

 

Samsung profits hit record high – Gadget insurance

Samsung Electronics profit reaches new levels. Samsung shipped over 70 million smartphones in the first quarter, leaving rival Apple way behind on a mere 37 million iPhones. Apple therefore has a lot to do if they want to get back to the top of the smartphone market. Experts are predicting that the new Samsung S4 will outsell its SIII predecessor. Samsung is also a world leading television and memory chip manufacturer.

Everybody owns a mobile phone and most people own a smartphone. These great devices can be used for calling, texting, listening to music, watching videos, taking pictures, sending emails and running your business from the palm of your hand. Therefore getting mobile phone insurance is so important. Mobile phone insurance can cover you if your phone gets damaged, lost or stolen. At Paddy Compare you can compare gadget insurance quotes in Ireland for your phone, tablet, laptop and much more.

Fodder Crisis Relief – Farm Insurance

The Department of Agriculture and the Minister for Agriculture have recognised the difficulties farmers have faced with the recent fodder crisis. They have taken a number of steps to aid farmers in Ireland.

A low-call crisis number – 1850 21 19 90 will be monitored until midnight each day, for farmers who are struggling to feed their livestock. Banks have been asked not to request loan repayments until the situation improves and some flexibility will be exercised with any farm inspections. Additional supplies of hay are being imported into the country, following recent, extensive wet weather and the shortage of feed.

Unpredictable weather, increasing fuel costs and fluctuating meat and milk prices are just some of the issues a typical farmer has to deal with on an annual basis. Farm insurance is flexible, but can provide cover for farm livestock, buildings and contents, public liability and environmental liability against induced contamination. Try Paddy Compare today for your farm insurance in Ireland, by comparing quotes from insurance brokers in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Donegal, and across the country.

Did the Titanic have boat insurance?

Tourism in Northern Ireland was encouraged to hear that over 800,000 people from 128 countries visited the Titanic exhibition in Belfast during the first 12 months. The exhibition was constructed to mark the centenary of the launch of the Titanic from the Belfast docks on 12 April 1912. This was close to double the 450,000 visitors expected. With more than half coming from overseas and 30% from the Republic of Ireland, the city welcomed the £30m boost to the economy.

Not many of us will have a boat as large as the Titanic. Indeed it was one of a kind. At Paddy Compare you can compare boat insurance quotes in Ireland for boats of all sizes. So whether you need dingy insurance, speedboat insurance or yacht insurance, Paddy can help. Get a boat insurance quote and start saving now.

Mobile Phone Insurance for 1.6m in Ireland

The latest Eircom Household Sentiment Survey has revealed that Ireland’s love of technology has resulted in a large increase in the use of smartphones and tablet computers.

1.6 million people now share the country’s obsession with iPhones, Samsung Galaxys, Nokia Lumias and other such mobile devices. There has been an increase of over 25% in the last 6 months alone.

Increasing numbers of users are becoming dependent on mobile phones and other such gadgets, with large proportions revealing use in the car, on public transport, in the bedroom, and on the toilet!

With the latest devices costing hundreds of euros, don’t let an accidental slip result in a cracked screen or a terrifying splash. Gadget Insurance from Paddy Compare will let you compare mobile phone insurance, tablet insurance or laptop computer insurance quotes, to ensure you won’t be out of pocket.

More hotels for dublin – hotel insurance comparison!

Another hotel set for the Irish capita! An overseas investor has agreed to pay just over €6 million for the somewhat vacant Findlater House Office block. The property showed some interest with eight tenders in total, but the €6 million offer comes along way shy of the purchase price of over €30 million in 2005 by Garret Kelleher’s Shelbourne Developments.

Hotel insurance is vital to ensure the peace of mind of you and your guests. The last thing either of you want to worry about is, “what could go wrong?” Adequate hotel insurance will cover your hotel and its contents against damages. Your staff and guests may claim against you so having the right hotel insurance cover is essential. At Paddy Compare you can compare hotel insurance quotes from the whole market. So whether you own a small bed and breakfast, a guest house or a large hotel, Paddy can help you today.

Mileage clocking scams – motor insurance ireland!

Thinking of buying a used car? Recent figures show that over 11% of all cars on the roads have been “clocked”. With the current economic climate and the lack of cash in the pocket of consumers, dodgy car dealers are taking advantage of unsuspecting car buyers by falsifying mileage. This is particularly common in vehicles with registration year 2009. Not only are these cars being sold at premiums, driver safety is a major concern as the car has been subject to many more miles of wear and tear.

So whether you are thinking of buying new or second hand, finding the right motor insurance is a must. It is a legal requirement to have at least third party car insurance. You can use Paddy Compare to quickly compare car insurance prices in Ireland. Simply complete our one page online car insurance quote form and start comparing now.

Frozen travel adventure; not your typical holiday insurance!

Two Irish adventurers have returned from Russia’s largest lake, following 26 days of traversing the ice cap in -30 degrees. Lake Baikal is the world’s largest frozen lake. At 640km in length, it’s visible from space and it holds around 20% of the world’s fresh water.

Mike O’Shea from Dingle, Co. Kerry, and Clare O’Leary from Brandon, Co. Cork have set themselves the challenge of crossing all the main ice caps by 2016, termed their “Ice Project”.

Frozen adventures aren’t the typical holiday for Irish residents, but Paddy Compare can help you compare the entire travel insurance market with just one form. So for single or multitrip insurance for your holiday, business trip or weekend getaway from Ireland, try our holiday insurance comparison service today!

Avon quits in Ireland – Salon insurance!

Cosmetic giant Avon has announced that it has ceased trading in Ireland as part of a wider attempt to save $400 million by 2016. Avon, listed in the New York Stock Exchange is well known in the UK for its “ding-dong, Avon calling” ads in the 60s. The door to door sales model that Avon adopts is still extremely effective at reaching consumers in Brazil, which is the third largest beauty market in the world behind the US and Japan.

All cosmetic businesses need insurance. The typical policy will protect your business against injury to customers, damage to stock and equipment and much more. So whether you need salon insurance, hairdresser insurance or beautician insurance in Ireland, Paddy Compare can help. Simply fill in our online salon insurance quote form and start comparing prices now.

PL insurance and new building control measures

The Department of the Environment recently announced strict new building control measures in an effort to rebuild consumer confidence in the industry. The new regulations aim to prevent poor construction, pyrite damage and breach of fire regulations. From now on, any new build projects will be assigned certifiers that will inspect the building at key stages of construction and sign off the building upon completion.

For a builder, public liability insurance is very important due to the nature of the work and the proximity to the public. A good public liability insurance policy will cover you against claims for damages from injury to members of the public and also if you cause damage to property outside of your premises. At Paddy Compare you can compare public liability insurance across Ireland free of charge.