Commission Arrangements – Financial Services

Commission Arrangements - Financial Services

We,

  • Hastings (Westport) Ltd t/a Hastings  Insurance Brokers, Irishweddinginsurance.ie, Mytravelinsurance.ie & Myfarminsurance.ie hereafter referred to as Hastings Insurance Brokers
  • David Flannelly (Holdings) Ltd t/a Flannelly Insurances & Hastings Insurance Brokers hereafter referred to as Hastings Insurance Brokers  and
  • Pat Hardiman Insurances Ltd t/a Hastings Insurance Brokers hereafter referred to as Hastings Insurance Brokers

act as intermediary (Broker) between a consumer and a product provider with which we place its 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.   Hastings Insurance Brokers does not receive commissions or other remuneration linked to the achievement of targets that do not consider our clients best interest e.g. targets relating to volume (including override commission) and bonus payments linked to business retention. 

 

What is Commission?

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

 

There are different types of remuneration and different commission models:

 

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/amount invested/amount borrowed.

 

Trail/Renewal commission model:  Further payments at intervals are paid throughout the life span of the product.

 

Indemnity Commission

Indemnity commission is the term used to describe a commission payment made before the commission is deemed to be earned. Indemnity commission may be subject to a clawback (see below) if the consumer lapses or cancels the product before the commission is deemed to be earned. 

 

Other forms of indemnity commission are advances of commission for future sales granted to intermediaries in order to assist with set up costs or business development. 

 

Profit Share Arrangements

In some cases,  Hastings Insurance Brokers may be a party to a profit-share arrangement with a product provider and will earn additional commission.  Any business arranged with these product providers on a clients behalf will be placed with the product provider because that product provider is, at the time of placement, the most suitable to meet the clients requirements, taking all the clients relevant information, demands and needs into account.

 

Life Assurance/Investments/Pension Products

For Life Assurance products commission is divided into initial commission and renewal commission (related to premium), fund based or trail (relating to accumulated fund).

 

Trail commission, bullet commission, fund based, flat commission or renewal commission are all terms used for ongoing payments. Where an investment fund is being built up though an insurance-based investment product or a pension product, the increments may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. For a single premium/lump sum product, the increment is generally based on the value of the fund. 

 

Life Assurance products fall into either individual or group protection policies and Investment/Pension products would be either single or regular contribution policies. Examples of products include Life Protection, Regular Premium Life Assurance Investments, Single Premium (lump sum) Insurance-based Investments, and Single Premium Pensions.

 

Investments

Investment firms, which fall within the scope of the European Communities (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 (the MiFID Regulations), offer both standard commission and commission models involving initial and trail commission. Increments may be based on a percentage of the investment management fees, or on the value of the fund. 

 

Credit Products/Mortgages

Commission may be earned by intermediaries for arranging credit for consumers, such as mortgages. The single, or standard, commission model is the most common commission model applied to the sale of mortgage products by mortgage credit intermediaries (Mortgage Broker).

 

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.  

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 a conference within the State, IT software or platforms, or hospitality of a reasonable de minimis value such as food and drink during a business meeting or conference
  • Assistance with advertising / branding

Further detail on the providers we work with, the products we sell and the maximum commissions available to us are outlined below.

Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC


Term Life Protection

A Term Life Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Term Protection150%22%24

Specified Illness

A Specified Illness Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Specified150%22%24

Savings

The Savings contract typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Savings15%1%48

Pension Term

A Pension Term Assurance Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Pension Term150%22%24

Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA)

A Personal Retirement Savings Account or PRSA typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below with certain restrictions around PRSA’s.  Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
PRSA22.5%0.5%48

Personal Retirement Bond (PRB)

The Pension Retirement Bond typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
PRB5.25%1%

Mortgage Protection

A Mortgage Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage Protection150%22%24

Income Protection

An Income Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Income Protection200%30%48

Investment

An Investment Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
Investments5.25%1%

Group Life Protection

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
Group Life6%6%

Group Income Protection

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
Group IP12.5%12.5%

Defined Contribution Pension

A Defined Contribution Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below.  Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to "clawback" some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Regular Premium pension15%1%48
Single premium pension5.25%1%-

Approved Retirement Fund (ARF) & Approved Minimum Retirement Fund (AMRF)

An ARF / AMRF Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to "clawback" some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

 

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
ARF5%1%

Annuity

The Annuity contract typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %
Annuity3%

BCP


Investment

An Investment Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %
Investments2.5%

Approved Retirement Fund (ARF) & Approved Minimum Retirement Fund (AMRF)

An ARF / AMRF Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to "clawback" some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

 

ProductInitial €Recurring Commission %
ARFNo0.75%

Brokers Ireland Network Services Limited


Mortgage Switcher

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - Switcher1%36

Second and Subsequent Time Buyers

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - Second/subsequent Buyer1%36

First-Time Buyer

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %
Mortgage - First-Time Buyer1%

Equity Release

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - Equity Release1%36

Davy Select


Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA)

A Personal Retirement Savings Account or PRSA typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below with certain restrictions around PRSA’s.  Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
PRSA0.5%0.5%

Personal Retirement Bond (PRB)

The Pension Retirement Bond typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
PRB0.5%0.5%

Investment

An Investment Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
Investment0.5%0.5%

Approved Retirement Fund (ARF) & Approved Minimum Retirement Fund (AMRF)

An ARF / AMRF Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to "clawback" some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

 

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
ARF0.5%0.5%

Friends First


Savings

The Savings contract typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Savings10%0.75%48

Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA)

A Personal Retirement Savings Account or PRSA typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below with certain restrictions around PRSA’s.  Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
PRSA17.5%0.25%48

Personal Retirement Bond (PRB)

The Pension Retirement Bond typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
PRB4%0.75%

Investment

An Investment Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
Investments5%0.75%

Defined Contribution Pension

A Defined Contribution Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below.  Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to "clawback" some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Regular Premium pension25%0.75%48
Single premium pension5%0.75%-

Approved Retirement Fund (ARF) & Approved Minimum Retirement Fund (AMRF)

An ARF / AMRF Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to "clawback" some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

 

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
ARF5%0.75%

Haven


Mortgage Switcher

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - Switcher1%36

Second and Subsequent Time Buyers

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - Second/subsequent Buyer1%36

First-Time Buyer

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - First-Time Buyer1%36

Equity Release

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - Equity Release1%36

ICS/dilosk


Mortgage Switcher

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - Switcher1%36

Second and Subsequent Time Buyers

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - Second/subsequent Buyer1%36

First-Time Buyer

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - First-Time Buyer1%36

Equity Release

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - Equity Release1%36

Irish Life Assurance plc


Whole of Life Protection

The Whole of Life Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Whole of Life100%28%60

Term Life Protection

A Term Life Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Term Protection100%28%60

Specified Illness

A Specified Illness Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Specified100%28%60

Savings

The Savings contract typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %RenewalClawback Period (Months)
Savings5.5%0.5%5.5%48

Pension Term

A Pension Term Assurance Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Pension Term100%15%60

Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA)

A Personal Retirement Savings Account or PRSA typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below with certain restrictions around PRSA’s.  Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %RenewalClawback Period (Months)
PRSA5%0.75%5%48

Personal Retirement Bond (PRB)

The Pension Retirement Bond typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
PRB5%0.75%

Mortgage Protection

A Mortgage Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage Protection100%28%60

Income Protection

An Income Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Income Protection120%30%60

Investment

An Investment Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
Investments5%0.5%

Group Life Protection

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
Group Life6%6%

Group Income Protection

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
Group IP12.5%12.5%

Defined Contribution Pension

A Defined Contribution Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below.  Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to "clawback" some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %RenewalClawback Period (Months)
Regular Premium pension17.5%0.5%5%48
Single premium pension5%0.75%--

Approved Retirement Fund (ARF) & Approved Minimum Retirement Fund (AMRF)

An ARF / AMRF Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to "clawback" some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

 

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
ARF5%0.75%

Annuity

The Annuity contract typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %
Annuity3%

New Ireland Assurance Company plc


Term Life Protection

A Term Life Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Term Protection225%50%60

Specified Illness

A Specified Illness Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Specified225%50%60

Savings

The Savings contract typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %RenewalClawback Period (Months)
Savings10%0.5%2.5%60

Pension Term

A Pension Term Assurance Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Pension Term225%50%60

Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA)

A Personal Retirement Savings Account or PRSA typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below with certain restrictions around PRSA’s.  Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %RenewalClawback Period (Months)
PRSA7%0.5%6%60

Personal Retirement Bond (PRB)

The Pension Retirement Bond typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
PRB5%1%60

Mortgage Protection

A Mortgage Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage Protection225%50%60

Income Protection

An Income Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Income Protection225%50%60

Investment

An Investment Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Investments4%1%36

Group Life Protection

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Group Life20%20%12

Group Income Protection

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Group IP20%20%12

Defined Contribution Pension

A Defined Contribution Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below.  Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to "clawback" some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %RenewalClawback Period (Months)
Regular Premium pension25%1%8%60
Single premium pension5%1%-60

Approved Retirement Fund (ARF) & Approved Minimum Retirement Fund (AMRF)

An ARF / AMRF Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to "clawback" some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

 

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
ARF5%1%

Annuity

The Annuity contract typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %
Annuity3%

Phoenix Life Limited


Annuity

The Annuity contract typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %
Annuity2%

PTSB


Mortgage Switcher

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - Switcher1%36

Second and Subsequent Time Buyers

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - Second/subsequent Buyer1%36

First-Time Buyer

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - First-Time Buyer1%36

Equity Release

Credit intermediation with respect to Mortgages allows for an initial once off upfront commission to remunerate a Brokerage based on the advice, service and packaging of a mortgage. If a client switches or ceases to pay a Mortgage repayment with the clawback period, the Brokerage will receive a pre agreed pro rata clawback within the below timeframes.

ProductCommission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage - Equity Release1%36

Deposits

ProductCommission %
Deposits0.2%

Royal London Insurance DAC


Whole of Life Protection

The Whole of Life Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Whole of Life200%36%60

Term Life Protection

A Term Life Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Term Protection200%36%60

Specified Illness

A Specified Illness Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Specified225%36%60

Pension Term

A Pension Term Assurance Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Pension Term225%36%60

Mortgage Protection

A Mortgage Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage Protection200%36%60

Income Protection

An Income Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Income Protection225%60%60

Standard Life International dac


Savings

The Savings contract typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Savings15%1%60

Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA)

A Personal Retirement Savings Account or PRSA typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below with certain restrictions around PRSA’s.  Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %RenewalClawback Period (Months)
PRSA5%0.5%5%48

Personal Retirement Bond (PRB)

The Pension Retirement Bond typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
PRB5%1%

Investment

An Investment Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
Investment4%1%

Defined Contribution Pension

A Defined Contribution Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below.  Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to "clawback" some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %RenewalClawback Period (Months)
Regular Premium pension25%1%8%60
Single premium pension5%1%-48

Approved Retirement Fund (ARF) & Approved Minimum Retirement Fund (AMRF)

An ARF / AMRF Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to "clawback" some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

 

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
ARF4%1%

Annuity

The Annuity contract typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %
Annuity3%

Zurich Life Assurance plc


Whole of Life Protection

The Whole of Life Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Whole of Life90%18%12

Term Life Protection

A Term Life Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Term Protection100%12%12

Specified Illness

A Specified Illness Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Specified100%12%12

Savings

The Savings contract typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %RenewalClawback Period (Months)
Savings10%0.5%1%48

Pension Term

A Pension Term Assurance Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Pension Term100%12%12

Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA)

A Personal Retirement Savings Account or PRSA typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below with certain restrictions around PRSA’s.  Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %RenewalClawback Period (Months)
PRSA15%0.5%5%48

Personal Retirement Bond (PRB)

The Pension Retirement Bond typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
PRB5%0.5%

Mortgage Protection

A Mortgage Protection Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Mortgage Protection140%40%12

Investment

An Investment Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
Investment5%0.5%

Group Life Protection

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
Group Life6%6%

Group Income Protection

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
Group IP6%6%

Defined Contribution Pension

A Defined Contribution Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below.  Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to "clawback" some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %RenewalClawback Period (Months)
Regular Premium pension20%0.5%3%48
Single premium pension15%0.5%--

Cancer Cover

A Cancer Cover Product provides for an initial commission as outlined below. These policies have an inbuilt recurring commission structure to remunerate the Brokerage for reviews, service and claims support. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %Clawback Period (Months)
Cancer Cover100%12%12

Approved Retirement Fund (ARF) & Approved Minimum Retirement Fund (AMRF)

An ARF / AMRF Product typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to "clawback" some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

 

ProductInitial %Recurring Commission %
ARF5%0.5%

Annuity

The Annuity contract typically provides for an Initial Commission as outlined below. Brokerages may also agree with a client a recurring commission that may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. If for some reason a client moves or terminates their policy within a particular period of time, this might result in the provider seeking to “clawback” some or all of the commission paid to the broker, depending on how long the policy was active with the provider.

ProductInitial %
Annuity3%