Axa Insurance presentation at Granard Mart encourages farmers to protect their livelihood

Aisling Kiernan

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Axa Insurance presentation at Granard Mart encourages farmers to protect their livelihood

Barry Clarke, AXA spoke about the importance of farm insurance during the recently held ‘Protecting your Livelihoods’ meeting at Granard Mart.

Mr Clarke said the company provided plenty of choice for the smaller set up right up to the bigger farmer when it came to its products.

“We know that not all farms are the same and we allow for that,” said Mr Clarke, before pointing out that because the company was firmly established in the domestic market, there was an element of trust that came with that.

“We have seen over the last couple of years that the financial markets took a big hit, so it is important to be part of a bigger company that provides supports to its customers.”
Mr Clarke, meanwhile, went on to say that the company also offered value for money.

“We are trying to promote people who have no claims and therefore offer a 30% discount for those who do not have claims,” he continued.

“We are trying to improve the market all the time and we also offer local support with 24 offices all over the country including Mullingar and Cavan.

“We realise too that the farm is a very busy place; farm crime is a very big problem as well so we have cover for the theft of tools, theft of diesel and the theft of livestock.”
The local AXA representative went on to point out to the large crowd gathered at the mart for the meeting that the company’s product ‘Smart Farm’ was now available online.
This, he added, would make life a lot easier for those wanting to avail of the service.

“Farming has changed over the years,” continued Mr Clarke.

“And AXA allows for that; we cater for all those changes and understand the farmer’s needs for today.

“We have a good product and it is priced very well.”

Mr Clarke also said that since this latest product was introduced during the summer, 7,500 new customers have come on board.

“60 farmers per day are joining AXA now and just six months in we have more than 5% of the market share,” he continued.

“That is good going and it is going that way for a reason.

“The customer is very happy too.”