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Insurance

Hi, Lots of exciting news and interesting market developments in this week’s Engage Tracker. Colossal Catch Insurance Broker LHK Group To Buy Two Smaller Rivals. LHK Group, the Leinster-based insurance and financial planning broker have moved to acquire two smaller Dublin peers, Richardson Insurance Solutions and The Insurance Shop, for undisclosed sums. Salient Snippets Profit At Chill Insurance Surges By 10pc To €4.5m. Operating profits at Chill Insurance rose more than 10pc to almost €4.5m in its last financial year, newly-filed accounts for the company show. But an intercompany loan impairment totalling more than €1.3m pushed it to a pre-tax profit of just under €3m compared with €3.6m a year earlier. Ireland To ‘Shine A Light’ On Insurance Claims Deductions. The government of Ireland has said it wants insurers to disclose when they decide how much to pay out in claims if they are considering whether a policyholder has received state Covid-19 support. Please email stephen@engagepeople.ie or call on 016994530 to continue the conversation on any of the above points.

Accountancy

Hi,Lots of exciting news and interesting market developments in this week’s Engage Tracker.Colossal CatchExploring The Development Of Different Labour Models And Their Regulation.In the March issue of Accountancy Plus, Catherine O’Flynn and Elaine Egan explore the development of different labour models, such as agency, hybrid, platform based models or the likes of William Fry’s PeopleBridge which offers legal and tax practitioners short-term placements with in-house legal and business teams.Salient SnippetsWave Of Insolvencies ‘On The Way’ As State Supports Fall Away And Business Failure Rate Stays Artificially Low.A wave of company insolvencies is expected in Ireland later this year and into 2023 as Government supports that have propped up businesses are withdrawn, according to a report published by accountancy and consultancy group PwC.Digital Skills Investment Could Boost GDP By €9.5bn.A “meaningful” national investment in digital skills could boost Ireland’s gross domestic product (GDP) by €9.5 billion in the next three years, a new report from Google has found.Please email sinead@engagepeople.ie or call on 016994530 to continue the conversation on any of the above points.

Financial Services and Banking

Hi,Lots of exciting news and interesting market developments in this week’s Engage Tracker.Colossal CatchJob Adverts Indicate Starling Bank Is Getting Ready For Its Irish Launch.Starling Bank, a digital challenger bank headquartered in London, has said the brand is to launch in “Ireland and beyond”. The mention of the launch came in an Irish job advert posted last week, suggesting the bank is getting closer to offering its services here.Salient SnippetsMONEY JAR – The First Irish-Owned Digital Current Account Platform.Unlike other major fintech platforms, Money Jar customers get an Irish IBAN, can pay bills, and receive wages.Bank of Ireland Appoints Mark Spain As Chief Financial Officer.Bank of Ireland has appointed Mark Spain as group chief financial officer and executive director. He replaces Myles O’Grady.Please email michael@engagepeople.ie or call on 016994530 to continue the conversation on any of the above points.