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First time taxi insurance

  • 15-06-2017 2:26pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 7,879 ✭✭✭ Guffy


    Can anyone suggest a company that gives new drivers insurance on a taxi for the first time?

    I have a taxi sitting outside, long story, and want to work it. I've no taxi insurance history.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,420 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    I know that a lot of firms have pulled out of the taxi insurance game. This along with the general random price hikes have made quotes beyond a joke. Axa, Allianz, Liberty and I think RSA are the only ones taking on policies but unless they will take on your NCB then be prepared to pay thousands.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,273 ✭✭✭✭ Mustafa Sharp Shorts


    I was talking to a driver recently. He paid 4500 and been driving years.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24 damotaxo


    My insurance started at 3000 12 years ago, with no claims over the years I had it down to 700 fully comp. I still have no claims and am now paying 3000 3rd party f+t! It's nothing short of legalised robbery


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,729 ✭✭✭ plodder


    damotaxo wrote: »
    My insurance started at 3000 12 years ago, with no claims over the years I had it down to 700 fully comp. I still have no claims and am now paying 3000 3rd party f+t! It's nothing short of legalised robbery
    - report suspect claims

    - ask your TD why are whiplash awards twice the level in the UK.

    - why is whiplash unknown in countries that don't give compo for it

    - etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24 damotaxo


    plodder wrote: »
    - report suspect claims

    - ask your TD why are whiplash awards twice the level in the UK.

    - why is whiplash unknown in countries that don't give compo for it

    - etc.

    Thats all well and good, but I find our TDs about as useless as a shell on a cracked egg. Shower of me feiners.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭ ma88


    Does anybody got new to the industry now recently?
    How did you got sorted the insurance, on a rented or own vehicle?
    Need some advice/info about please.
    Thank you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,416 ✭✭✭ vandriver


    ma88 wrote: »
    Does anybody got new to the industry now recently?
    How did you got sorted the insurance, on a rented or own vehicle?
    Need some advice/info about please.
    Thank you.
    I'm renting and got insurance through AXA(the cab owner has to arrange it)
    Do you have full private NCB no points etc?
    Expect a rather large bill!


  • Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭ ma88


    How much could i expect as a named driver if so?
    Will the bonus count that way?
    Have myself 5+ ncb on private car, full clean licence over 10 years.
    Thank you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,416 ✭✭✭ vandriver


    ma88 wrote: »
    How much could i expect as a named driver if so?
    Will the bonus count that way?
    Have myself 5+ ncb on private car, full clean licence over 10 years.
    Thank you.
    About 7
    You must build up a taxi NCB


  • Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭ ma88


    vandriver wrote: »
    About 7
    You must build up a taxi NCB

    As u're renting, are you operating as private or using link/mytaxi to get the fares?
    Thanks.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15 ✭✭✭ John198119


    Hi guys,
    Anyone could give me un idea about getting first time taxi insurance? I have 2 years ncb private, but also have 3 penalty points.
    Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭ ma88


    Try https://www.firstireland.ie/ or https://bjp.ie/ - as a frirst timer, i know they where asking for min.5 years full Irish licence and 5 years ncb on private policy in order to get a fair price of 6 and a half grand for the first timers!
    Good luck.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,416 ✭✭✭ vandriver


    There's also a broker on Clanbrassil St called www.taxifair.ie


  • Registered Users Posts: 15 ✭✭✭ John198119


    Hi guys,
    Can anyone give a rough idea of the difference in price for taxi insurance 4 pasangers vs 6 passangers? I understand numbers varies depending on personal circumstances, just trying to get un idea..
    Thanks


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