Our normal remuneration is in the form of commission from the insurance undertaking or premium finance provider with whom the business is placed. Details of commissions payable to us are available on request. In certain situations, we may charge a brokerage fee for our services (see Scale of Fees below). If a fee is to be charged, the amount will depend on the type of product and time spent researching markets. The amount of any fee will be clearly shown on the relevant quotation or invoice/renewal notice. In the event that fees or charges are payable to a third party in connection with arranging or renewing cover, these charges will be disclosed and will be payable by you.
|Initial Fee||Renewal Fee||Alterations/Cancellations|
|Motor Insurance||Up to €50||Up to €50||Up to €50|
|Household Insurance||Up to €40||Up to €40||Up to €40|
|Commercial Insurance||Up to 25% of premium||Up to 25% of premium||Up to 25% of premium|
|Malpractice Scheme||Up to €20||Up to €20||Up to €20|
|Underwriting Agency Business||Up to €50||Up to €50||Up to €50|
We may amend these fees depending on time spent and/or if the complexity of the product or item of business requires a higher fee to be charged. We will confirm and agree any higher fees with you in advance of any increased fee being charged. Once the insurance has been arranged, any fees paid are non-refundable.
We can give you a choice of different life and pension products from the insurance companies with whom we hold appointments. On your instruction we can receive and transmit orders for such products on your behalf to these Insurers.
With your agreement we may review the policies you take out on a periodic basis to ensure you are kept informed as to their benefit and to check whether they are still suitable for your needs. We will also assist you with any queries you may have in relation to the policies or in the event of a claim during the life of the policy. We will explain to you the various conditions, restrictions and exclusions attached to your policies. However it is your responsibility to read the policy documents, literature and brochures to ensure that you understand the nature of the cover.
We may be remunerated by the insurance companies to whom orders are transmitted. Details of these payments will be included in a product information document which you will receive before an application for a product is completed and extended details will also be included with your policy document pack. If we act for you on a non-commission basis, we will charge a fee to be agreed with you in advance. The fee will depend on the complexity of the transaction and time spent on market research. In the event that fees or charges are payable to a third party in connection with arranging or renewing cover, these charges will be disclosed and will be payable by you.
OBF Insurance Group Ltd. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland