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Am I insured to drive someone else’s car in Ireland

Yes, it’s legal to drive someone else’s car in Ireland, but with some conditions: Permission: Ensure you have explicit permission to drive the car; otherwise, it could be considered theft. Insurance: You should have your own car insurance. Third Party, Fire & Theft and Comprehensive policies generally allow you to drive another person’s car, but check […]

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Principle of Subrogation

Subrogation is one of the main principles of insurance. Subrogation refers to the right of an insurance company to pursue a third party that caused a loss to the insured. For example, when an insurer pays a claim to a policyholder if a third party’s negligence caused the loss, the insurer may seek reimbursement from […]

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Principle of Contribution

The Contribution Principle in insurance refers to the concept that if a customer has multiple insurance policies covering the same risk, each insurer should contribute proportionally to the claim. The Principle of Contribution ensures that no single insurer bears the entire financial burden of the loss. It promotes a fair distribution of liability among the […]

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Perils vs Hazards

A Peril and a Hazard in home insurance are two distinct concepts. A Peril refers to a specific event that can result in a loss, such as theft, fire or flood. On the other hand, a hazard is a condition that increases the likelihood of a Peril occurring, making the loss more probable. Peril example: […]

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Physical and Moral Hazards in insurance

An insurance hazard refers to a condition or situation that increases the likelihood of a loss, which could lead to a potential claim on a car or home insurance policy. Insurance companies assess and manage these hazards to determine the risk associated with providing coverage to an individual, property, or business. There are several types […]

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Principle of Indemnity

The Principle of Indemnity ensures that an insurance payout is designed to compensate the policyholder for financial loss. However, it prevents the insured from profiting from the insurance claim. What is the Principle of Indemnity? Indemnity is one of the main Principles of Insurance. Indemnity in insurance refers to the idea that an insurance policy […]

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Principles of Insurance

The Principles of Insurance serve as the foundation for how insurance operates in Ireland. It defines the relationship between the policyholder and the insurance company. These principles help ensure fairness, transparency, reliability, and sustainability in the insurance industry. The main Principles of Insurance include: Utmost Good Faith The Utmost Good Faith principle requires both the […]

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Peril

In insurance, a Peril refers to a specific event or cause that may result in a loss or damage to the insured property or individual. It is a particular risk that the insurance policy is designed to cover. Insurance policies typically list the Perils that are covered and those that are excluded. What is a […]

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Insurable Interest

Insurable interest refers to a legal and financial concept that determines whether a person or entity has a valid financial interest in the preservation or continued existence of a particular asset or individual. In the context of insurance, it is a crucial principle that helps ensure that insurance policies are based on genuine risk-sharing and […]

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Utmost Good Faith

Utmost Good Faith, also known as Uberrimae Fidei, is one of the fundamental Principles of Insurance. The Principle of Utmost Good Faith is explained below. What is Utmost Good Faith? Utmost Good Faith requires both the insurance company and the policyholder to act with the utmost honesty and disclosure when entering into an insurance contract. […]

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