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What To Consider Before Buying a New Car

Posted on July 13, 2017

Buying a New Car Buying a new car can be costly, so it's important to ensure that you're making the right decision before you splash out on a new car.  Do You Really Need a Brand New Car One of the biggest factors affecting the value of your car is depreciation. A brand new car's value drops as soon as it leaves the garage for the first time. It may be worth weighing up whether the benefits of buying a...

Automatic vs Manual Cars

Posted on June 30, 2017

The majority of car owners in Ireland drive manual cars. But which is the best option? Unlike our neighbours in the US, the majority of cars in Ireland are manual. Nearly every new driver will learn to drive using a manual car. But what is it that attracts Irish drivers to manual cars and what are the benefits?  Your First Driving Licence  If you're planning on taking the driving test anytime soon, it might be worth noting that if you pass your test...

Looking for the Cheapest Travel Insurance? You may be at risk.

Posted on June 27, 2017

What Does Your Travel Insurance Cover? Irish holidaymakers are leaving themselves exposed by travelling without travel insurance or the inadequate level of cover in place. Many holidaymakers are purchasing their travel insurance based on the cheapest price obtainable and do not take the time to check what is covered under the terms of their policy.  Planning for holidays can be an expensive time so it's understandable that travellers are often reluctant to spend more on travel insurance after paying for a holiday. Travel insurance is...

What is Car Insurance Fraud?

Posted on June 14, 2017

Insurance fraud costs the industry in Ireland over €200 million every year. It doesn't just have an impact on insurance companies; it also results in car insurance increases for drivers too.  What is Insurance Fraud?  Insurance fraud presents itself in many different forms. Whether it's exaggerating injuries to receive higher compensation or providing inaccurate information to receive a cheaper premium, they are all considered as fraud and may result in a prosecution. The number of fraudulent car insurance claims has...

Looking for Car Insurance after Driving a Company Car?

Posted on June 2, 2017

Switching from Company Car Insurance to a Policy in your Own Name If you've been driving a company car for more than 2 years, you may find it difficult to get car insurance when you switch back to an insurance policy in your own name.  Many insurance companies in Ireland will charge you higher premiums or refuse to quote you if you do not have a no claims bonus (NCB). However you must have an insurance policy in your own...

Home Insurance Providers Ireland – What Does KennCo Cover?

Posted on May 31, 2017

The information below provides useful information in relation to your policy. This Policy Summary does not contain the full terms and conditions of your Household Policy. Subject to change. Correct as at 31 May 2017.  Section 1 - Material Loss or Damage to the Building of your Home A wide range of covers are provided under the Buildings section including: Fire, Lightning, Explosion and Earthquake Storm, Flood and Weight of Snow Persons taking part in Labour Disturbances, Malicious Damage and Vandalism...

Has your No Claims Bonus Expired?

Posted on May 29, 2017

Your No Claims Bonus may have expired after moving abroad or a lapse in your car insurance cover. Are you aware that if you have a gap of 2 or more years in your car insurance cover, your no claims bonus may have expired? Many drivers in Ireland are unaware than if they have do not have an insurance policy in their own name in Ireland for more than 2 years, they may lose their entire no claims bonus. This...

Travel Insurance for IMPACT Members

Posted on May 15, 2017

KennCo Insurance have teamed up with IMPACT Trade Union KennCo Insurance are offering IMPACT members a discount on their travel insurance. You can now get Annual Multi-Trip travel insurance for just €59. This price not only covers you, but your partner and children too.* Each policy includes great benefits as standard including: Worldwide Cover 365-day Medical Assistance Cancellations Lost Baggage Medical & Emergency Expenses Personal Accident Missed Departure Public Liability Winter Sports & Scuba Diving Trips to US and Canada  Get...

Changing Address on your Car Logbook – Quick Tips

Posted on May 10, 2017

Amending Your Car Registration Certificate Every car owner in Ireland must have a Vehicle Registration Certificate (Logbook) for their car. When a car is purchased or sold, the change of ownership must be registered with the Vehicle Registration Unit of the Dept. of Transport. This applies to both new and used cars.  Not registering change of ownership can result in heavy fines. It is particularity important for the previous owner to ensure change of ownership has been completed as they may...

Introducing Professional Indemnity Insurance

Posted on May 3, 2017

Professional Indemnity In keeping with our commitment to providing the highest quality in our product range, coupled with our superior customer service, we are delighted to announce the arrival of our new Professional Indemnity offering. Rich in policy features and benefits, the product caters for most professions including the following: Auctioneers & Estate Agents Architects Insurance Brokers / Retail Intermediaries Chartered Surveyors Engineers Miscellaneous Professions Heading up the PI Team at KennCo Underwriting is Margaret Brennan who commented “we are...