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Motor insurance companies issued 1 million green card forms

Dublin:One million green card forms have been issued to motor insurance agencies all through Ireland as the business increase arrangements for a no-deal Brexit. Irish motorists who plan to drive in the North from the end of March will need to start applying for a so-called Green Card this week.

If motorists do not begin the application process over the coming days they could risk penalties for driving without insurance.

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) affirmed on Wednesday they had issued around one million Green Card forms.

The MIBI has likewise arranged for a no-deal Brexit by sending electronic application formats to protect merchants and insurance agencies.

Any individual who anticipates heading toward the North or somewhere else in the UK following a no-bargain Brexit is being encouraged to apply for their green card from the main seven day stretch of March.

David Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland, says numerous individuals are set to be influenced.

‘There’s unquestionably a lot of individuals making ventures over the outskirt, we’re mindful of countless per annum,’ he said.

‘That is for what reason we’re exhorting any drivers anticipating driving following a no-bargain Brexit to make a move from the primary week in March to verify their green cards.’ Currently, Irish-registered vehicles that travel within the EU are covered by the terms of the EU Motor Insurance Directive. Nonetheless, a no-deal Brexit would see the UK pull back from this mandate, which means Irish drivers will require a Green Card to go there.

While MIBI rules express that there is no charge to acquire a Green Card, a few safety net providers state that expenses may apply when clients request them.

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