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Central Bank announce new plans on mortgage arrears – Paddy Compare for home insurance!

The Central Bank of Ireland has recently set out new targets for banks dealing with mortgage customers who have fallen more than 90 days in arrears. After discussions with Troika, the European Commission led fund organisers, the Central Bank wants to have “concluded agreements” in place with 15% of customers in arrears over three months by the end of the year. It also wants to see banks offering sustainable solutions to 70% of these customers by spring 2014. It is yet to be decided if this is good or bad news for customers The Central Bank has not clearly defined their terminology of “sustainable solution” and whether this includes repossession or voluntary sale.

At Paddy Compare we understand that times are tight and nobody has any extra money in their pockets and so it’s important to shop around for your home insurance. That’s why we offer you a free and independent insurance comparison service that you can trust. Use Paddy Compare to compare home insurance now and see how much you could save before it’s too late. We don’t just compare home insurance quotes, you can also compare car insurance, van insurance, travel insurance, caravan insurance and much more.

Save up to €360 when you compare home insurance – Paddy Compare!

A recent study carried out by the National Consumer Agency has just confirmed the need to compare insurance. In particular the study revealed that the average consumer could save up to €360 on their home insurance by just simply by shopping around. The survey found the highest insurance quote for a four bedroom semi-detached house in Dublin to be €530, while the lowest was €250. The statistics show that only 14% of customers switched provider on their renewal, and 80% of those who did saved money.

At Paddy Compare you can compare home insurance from providers across Ireland with just one simple form. We understand the importance of comparing insurance and know the true value of shopping around for your home insurance. Whether you need home insurance for your house in Dublin, or for your bungalow in Cork, Paddy can help. So get home insurance quotes and see how much you could save.

Compare motorbike insurance in Ireland at Paddy Compare!

Own a motorbike? Did you know that it is an offence to keep a motorbike without bike insurance? If so you will need to find the right motorbike insurance. You will need to make sure that your bike is insured for the whole year and not just the summer months. You can choose between fully comp, third party or third party fire and theft insurance cover levels. The main factors that affect the price of motorbike cover will be the driver age, experience, type of bike and number of years no claims bonus. So make sure you shop around and get a good motorbike insurance comparison before you buy.

At Paddy Compare you can compare motorbike insurance from insurers across Ireland free of charge. Simply enter a few details about your motorbike and some details about yourself and Paddy’s trusted motorbike insurance partners will contact you directly with quotes. For cheap motorbike insurance quotes try Paddy Compare today.

Taxi branding rules in Ireland – Compare taxi insurance now!

As part of new regulation submitted by the Government, the National Transport Authority has set new branding rules for all small public service vehicles.The Authority proposed that each taxi should display branding that contains the individual vehicle licence number and carry the Transport for Ireland logo. These rules have been in place since early 2013 and the Authority has warned that new taxi licences will not be issued unless the branding is fitted. For more information on the branding click here.

At Paddy Compare we understand that finding cheap taxi insurance cover is a must. Whether you own a taxi for hire on the street or taxi rank, a hackney cab or limousine for private hire, Paddy can help. Simply use our taxi insurance quote form and our specialist panel of taxi providers will contact you directly with quotes to suit. So if you need Dublin taxi insurance, taxi insurance in Galway, or anywhere in Ireland, use Paddy Compare today.

Twitter set for flotation – compare gadget insurance today!

Twitter is the next of the tech giants to announce plans for flotation and is now the hottest topic amongst investors since the flotation of Facebook last year. The micro-blogging business has been valued at more than $10bn. However, given Facebook’s post flotation troubles analysts remain sceptical as to the ongoing growth and sustainability of the company.

Twitter has more than 200 million active users, over two thirds of which access social media via their mobile phone device. This area has been particularly difficult for advertisers to reach. No matter whether you access social media via your mobile phone, tablet, iPad or laptop, finding the right gadget insurance is a must. Use Paddy Compare today to find cheap mobile phone insurance, tablet insurance, iPad insurance or laptop insurance in Ireland. Enter your gadget details onto our one page online gadget insurance quote form and get gadget insurance quotes now.

Compare insurance at Paddy Compare!

Use Paddy Compare to compare car insurance, home insurance, van insurance or travel insurance in Ireland. Even if you are looking for something more specialist such as taxi insurance, caravan insurance or landlord insurance, Paddy can help you. We provide a totally independent and fully authorised comparison service that helps you find the best insurance deals on the market.

Simply enter some details about you and some details about your risk and Paddy will compare prices from insurance brokers across Ireland. We will then match your details up with specialist insurers that will contact you with tailored quotes to suit. So try Paddy Compare today, compare insurance for free and see how much you could save.

Ryanair to reduce stakes in Aer Lingus – Compare travel insurance!

Ryanair’s Chief Executive Michael O’Leary received a negative result from the UK Competition Commission (UKCC) today as he was told to reduce his minority 29.8% stake in Aer Lingus to 5%. The UKCC claimed that such a stake in Aer Lingus had led or may be expected to lead to a substantial lessening of competition on routes between the UK and Ireland. Michael had been expecting this result but said in a statement that he plans to challenge the commission’s decision. On the other hand, Aer Lingus’ Chairman Colm Barrington welcomed the outcome as he said it was unacceptable that the airline’s main competitor was allowed to remain on it’s share register.

Whether you plan to fly Aer Lingus or Ryanair, finding the right travel insurance is a must. At Paddy Compare you can compare travel insurance in Ireland with just one form. If you are planning a quick break, a family holiday or simply on business, it is important to ensure you have the right travel insurance policy. Travel insurance covers you against accidents, delays, loss of baggage and much more. Therefore compare travel insurance at Paddy Compare today.


CPP to pay £1.3 billion in mis-selling scandal! Compare insurance at Paddy Compare

Insurer CPP is the latest name in the mis-selling scandal to pay up to £1.3 billion sterling in compensation to customers for mis-sold credit card insurance. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) stated that approximately seven million customers who bought and renewed about 23 million policies will soon be contacted by CPP. The FCA had already issued a fine to CPP earlier in the year for £10.5 million for giving customers misleading and unclear information. Card protection insurance costs roughly £30 per year, with identity protection about £80 annually and in most cases both are optional extras.

For a brand you can trust, use Paddy Compare. At Paddy Compare you can compare insurance quotes for a range of products such as car insurance, home insurance and more specialist insurance such as taxi insurance, landlord insurance, life insurance and much more. Paddy Compare is fully authorised by the FCA and we provide you with a totally independent service. Simply complete an online insurance quote form and Paddy could help you find cheap insurance in Ireland today.

Rental prices rise in Ireland – Landlord insurance comparison

Recent good news for the Irish property rental market as prices in Dublin rose by 7.5% in the three months from April to June. According to a report from rental property experts, prices outside of Dublin also rose by 1% and the average rent is now €825 per calendar month, again up from €790 this time last year.’s report revealed that this increase in rents is due to a fall in the number of rental properties available, down to approximately 2,300 from 4,200 in August 2012.

Irish landlords will be looking to take advantage of the increasing rents available. If you own a property for investment purposes, currently or plan to rent, then finding the right landlord insurance is a must. Quality landlord insurance in Ireland will not only cover your property from structural or contents damage but protect you against tenants refusing to pay. At Paddy Compare you can compare landlord insurance across Ireland in seconds. Just complete our one page online landlord insurance quote form to find out how much you could save today.

IT sector growth in Ireland – Compare business insurance today!

The IT sector in Ireland is going from strength to strength, as a recent survey found that the majority of Irish tech companies plan to recruit over the next three months. The IT companies interviewed said that they expect sales to continue to grow but are still finding it difficult to locate the right talent for the jobs. The MD of the Irish Software Association, Edel Creely said there is a need to drive more IT graduates and create more IT-related college programmes. The IT sector in Ireland currently employs over 10,000 people and contributes €1.8 billion to the economy.

So if you are a business owner and thinking of employing staff, then you need to make sure you have the right business insurance cover to suit. If you own a business of any size, PL insurance is a must as it will protect you and your business against any claims for accidental damage to property or persons at your business premises. You also may need professional indemnity insurance to protect you against any claims made by dissatisfied customers that receive or use your services. At Paddy Compare you can compare business insurance, public liability insurance or professional indemnity insurance with just one form. So equip your business for the future and compare insurance quotes today.