Our Remuneration

Our Remuneration

We, Cotter Insurance Brokers Limited trading as BestCover Insurance act as an intermediary (Broker) between you, the consumer, and the product provider with whom we place your business.

The Background
Pursuant to provision 4.58A of the Central Bank of Ireland’s September 2019 Addendum to the Consumer Protection Code, all intermediaries, must make available in their public offices, or on their website if they have one, a summary of the details of all arrangements for any fee, commission, other reward or remuneration provided to the intermediary which it has agreed with its product producers.

What is Remuneration?
Remuneration is the payment earned by the intermediary for work undertaken on behalf of both the provider and the consumer. The amount of remuneration is generally directly related to the value of the products sold.

What is Commission?
Commission is payment that may be earned by an intermediary for work undertaken for both provider and consumer.

Single commission model: where payment is made to the intermediary shortly after the sale is completed and is based on a percentage of the premium paid.

General Insurance Products
General insurance products, such as motor, home, van, retail or liability insurance, are typically subject to a single or standard commission model, based on the amount of premium charged for the insurance product.

Clawback
Clawback is an obligation on the intermediary to repay unearned commission. Commission can be paid directly after a contract is concluded but is not deemed to be ‘earned’ until after a specified period of time. If the consumer cancels or withdraws from the financial product within the specified time, the intermediary must return commission to the product producer.

Preferred Provider Rate
Being a BLD (Brokerline Direct) Broker, we receive preferred commission rates for AXA and Liberty.

Other Fees, Administrative Costs/ Non-Monetary Benefits
The firm may also be in receipt of other fees, administrative costs, or non-monetary benefits such as:

  • Attendance at product provider seminars
  • Assistance with Advertising/Branding

Click on a link below to access a list of the providers that our firm deals with, which for ease of reference is in alphabetical order.