Mark Harrop Business Development Manager

Jul 22
2014

Electronic payments on the cards in Ireland? That’s no bad thing

It’s no secret social protection budgets are struggling to cope with the increasing demands placed upon them. Tough economic times mean less money is being asked to go further and sadly, it is having an impact on front line services in Ireland. Child protection issues made the headlines last year and earlier this month concern...

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Jul 21
2014

Doting ‘pet parents’ could be set for lower insurance premiums

Aquarium Software say lower insurance premiums could now be two shakes of a dog’s tail away, thanks to doting ‘pet parents’ pampering their pooches properly. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), pet owners are now spending more than $58billion a year on their animals and this growing number of so-called ‘...

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Jul 14
2014

And our survey said…efficiency is the key to delivering the insurance family’s fortunes

I read with interest the article in POST (Insurers recognise need for efficiency, 9 June). Whilst this may be perceived in some quarters as earth-shattering news, I have been commenting on these issues for what feels like a long time now. The EDM Group found 38% of insurance executives said ‘significant opportunities’ existed...

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Jul 14
2014

Britain’s obese pets could lead to rises in premiums unless steps are taken

Britain is a nation of pet lovers but some owners may well be overindulging their animals. A health report on the nation’s pets by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) has found that 10million of them are being fed fatty treats that damage health and mean more costly trips to the vets. Elaine Pendlebury, PDSA senio...

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Jul 11
2014

Does size really matter when it comes to doing the business?

I felt a recent national debate in the insurance sector hit the spot when it said a ‘fresh and innovative approach’ rewards collaborative and flexible firms, but not perhaps in the way that was intended. The implication from some quarters is clearly ‘small firms good; big firms bad’ when it comes to such laudable attributes as...

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