IPT hike – industry fears further rise

As IPT is raised to 12%, many commentators wonder if a VAT-matched rate of 20% is on the cards The rate of insurance premium tax (IPT) will rise again next June to 12%, the third increase in the space of 18 months (see graph below). Brokers launched a scathing attack on chancellor Philip Hammond after the November Autumn Statement, claiming IPT is a stealth tax on consumers. The government maintained in an official statement that IPT is a “tax on …

Abbey Bond Lovis take on Deep River Rock Belfast Half Marathon

After months of training and preparation some members of staff have completed this year’s Belfast Half Marathon. Individually each runner challenged their bodies over the grueling 13.1 mile city course in order to raise funds for this year’s ABL nominated Charity – NI Hospice. The Hospice provides specialist care to children, young people and adults with life limiting illnesses and their aim in both the adult and children’s service is to provide the best quality of life for their patients …

ABL CII Exam Success

On Friday 27th May 2016, the IINI (Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland) held their annual Award Ceremony in the Great Hall of Queens University of Belfast.  The Awards Ceremony celebrated the success of all members who completed a CII qualification in 2015.   Once again, ABL was well represented with staff completing designations at all levels ie CERT CII : Paula Wright, Alison Kane, Colleen Dempsey, Keith Burch, Tracey Brennan, Katherine Ringland & Jane McAlister; DIP CII: Barry Fox & Kevin …

Abbey Bond Lovis proud sponsor of the Northern Ireland Open 2016

The NI Open is part of the European Challenge Tour’s international schedule and is the second tier of men’s professional golf in Europe, providing the final stepping-stone to the ‘big time’ of world golf. It has attracted a strong contingent of Irish European Tour players such as Michael Hoey, Damien McGrane, Peter Lawrie, Simon Thornton and Gareth Maybin, rising European Challenge Tour stars Chris Selfridge, Gareth Shaw, Niall Turner and Ruaidhri McGee, and rookieprofessionals Gavin Moynihan, Gary Hurley & Cormac Sharvin, plus a host …

AbbeyBondLovis complete acquisition of McGrady Limited

AbbeyBondLovis (ABL) has completed the acquisition of insurance company McGrady Limited funded by Global Risk Partners (GRP), the insurance broking and managing general agent investment vehicle. Based in Downpatrick, McGrady transacts both commercial and personal lines business and its present owner, Fintan McGrady, will continue to run the business day to day under its current branding. As a result of this purchase, ABL will control in excess of £35m Gross Written Premium (GWP) and will now employ 117 people across …


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