With over 45 years of experience and opened in Portlaoise over 11 years now, Brophy & Company have been providing insurance solutions for customers, both business and personal insurance products.
While insurance is the least on people’s minds, Brophy & Company undertake to do a full search of the marketplace for their customers’ insurance needs. If there is an alternative that is substantially cheaper but retaining similar cover, it will always be offered at renewal to their customers.
Richard Brophy, Branch Manager states, “While we deal with the main brand names of insurers in Ireland such as Allianz, Aviva, RSA, Zurich, Liberty there are other insurers out there that we have access to, who offer competitive premiums such as Sertus, Footprint and more recently Bump Insurance, where we are offer their cover to our clients. This is how we are helping customers reduce their premiums”.
Along with this Brophy & Company are members of the Brokerline Direct network of insurance brokers across Ireland. Brokerline Direct have a specially priced products with AXA Insurance, which are rich in features such as windscreen cover and breakdown assistance as standard but at a competitive price.
Specialist areas that have developed since opening in Portlaoise has been our Classic Car scheme which is designed for various classic car enthusiasts in mind, looking for the basic cover to get on the road to fully comprehensive cover. One unique feature of this product is that it can be paid by Direct Debit. Vintage commercial vehicles, tractors and motorcycles can also be covered under this specialist scheme. Richard Brophy states, “Our interest in such vehicles has lead us to sponsor the Gordon Bennett Irish Classic Car Run for over 10 years now, and are proud to be associated with a leading classic car event in Ireland”. Another new product launched recently is Camper Van Insurance which is growing in popularity in the last few years.
In saving premiums, Richard Brophy comments, “many of our new car and van insurance customers in the past year have saved between 20-30% coming to us in situations where they previously stayed with the same insurer for 2 years or more. We save them money through dealing with large selection of insurers but also establishing if there are second cars in the household, named experience on other policies and more recently security features on cars, all resulting in greater discounts to our client base”.