Yearly Archives: 2014

Ireland’s No 1 Supporter

Irish Rugby’s No.1 supporter, Jim Flannery, Balcombes celebrates after Tommy Bowes try against Australia in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 22nd November 2014

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Assessor v’s Direct

Insurers attitudes have hardened, some covers have been curtailed and premiums have increased; it is more important than ever for policyholders to have independent advice and representation when it comes to a property claim. Consumers expect and demand a better … Continue reading

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In the event of a fire…

When someone suffers fire damage to their home or business it can be a bewildering experience and cause a great sense of shock.  If you are sensible enough to have arranged property insurance you may breath a sigh of relief … Continue reading

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Insurance for Water Leak Charges

What happens if your property suffers a burst pipe and there is a sizeable bill for metered water that may have been flowing un-detected for some time?  Will Irish Water be willing to waive or discount such a bill?  Will … Continue reading

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Fiver Friday

Fiver Friday is the brain-child of the popular Joe Duffy show on RTE Radio 1.  It is an opportunity to help Irish businesses to climb out of recession by having special promotion offers on Friday 24th October 2014 for €5.00.  … Continue reading

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A little spark can kindle a great fire…

Up to 25,000 people die every year in domestic fires across Europe. Approximately 70,000 are hospitalised due to injuries caused by fire and smoke annually, and fire damage burns up about 1% of Europe’s GDP. The most important piece of … Continue reading

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Balcombes “Fire Power”

“With Balcombes ‘Fire Power’ on your side you can level the playing pitch in favour of your clients” so said Jim Flannery, Director, Balcombes Claims Management, speaking to Insurance Brokers.  Unfortunately fires occur every day of the year.  Provided the … Continue reading

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6 Things Insurers Don’t Tell You

Property claims made using the services of a loss assessor settle for more than those without because the full reinstatement scope is negotiated. Insurers will not pay for the policyholder to be represented, yet they will pay for their own … Continue reading

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End Austerity Now

We are bombarded with Advertising of insurance products that promise low premiums and great service.  Think 123.ie, No Nonsense, Chill.ie, Aviva, AXA to name a few. All of the price competition promised has led to a race to the bottom, … Continue reading

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Water charges and insurance

The Irish Government are introducing metered water charges for residential property owners/occupiers on 1st January 2015. Water meters are being installed by Irish Water outside properties all over the country.  This is a very unpopular measure that is being seen … Continue reading

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