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. 

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:

  1. 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. 
  2. Trail/Renewal commission model: Further payments at intervals are paid throughout the life span of the product.
  3. 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. 

General Insurance Products

General insurance products, such as motor, home, travel, marine, retail or liability insurance, are typically subject to a single or standard commission model, based on the amount of premium charged for the insurance product.  

Profit Share Arrangements

In some cases, the intermediary 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 client’s behalf will be placed with the product provider because that product provider is at the time of placement, the most suitable to meet the client’s requirements, taking all the client’s relevant information, demands and needs into account.


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. 

M.J.O’Neill (Insurances) Limited t/a Yachtsman euromarine act as an agent for the product provider with whom we place your business.

Yachtsman remuneration is as follows: 

Administration Fees 

On pleasure craft insurance Yachtsman charge an administration fee up to €50.00 on new or

renewal business and a midterm adjustment fee of €25.00. A fee of €20.00 will be charged for

all duplicate documentation. On Marine trade / commercial policies an administration fee of

€150.00 will be charged on new and renewal business and a mid-term adjustment fee of


Commission Fees.

The commission earned by M.J. O’Neill (Insurances) Limited t/a Yachtsman euromarine is

 set out below per policy type.

Pleasure Craft insurance 27.5%

We may also receive additional payment from insurers based on a profit sharing agreement. 

Marine Trade insurance 22.5%

Advisory Boat check service €250.00

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