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Our Remuneration


We, Richard Anderson & Co Ltd act as intermediary (Broker) between you, the consumer,

and the product provider with whom we place your business.

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. 

We are remunerated by commission and other payments from product producers. When assessing products, we will consider the different approach taken by product providers in terms of them integrating sustainability risks into their product offering. This will form part of our analysis for choosing a product provider.

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:


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.


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


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.
Life Assurance/Investments/Pension Products

For Life Assurance products commission is divided into initial commission and renewal commission (related to premium), fund based or trail (relating to accumulated fund).


Trail commission, bullet commission, fund based, flat commission or renewal commission are all terms used for ongoing payments. Where an investment fund is being built up though an insurance-based investment product or a pension product, the increments may be based on a percentage of the value of the fund or the annual premium. For a single premium/lump sum product, the increment is generally based on the value of the fund. 


Life Assurance products fall into either individual or group protection policies and Investment/Pension products would be either single or regular contribution policies.  Examples of products include Life Protection, Regular Premium Life Assurance Investments, Single Premium (lump sum) Insurance-based Investments, and Single Premium Pensions.


Investment firms, which fall within the scope of the European Communities (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 (the MiFID Regulations), offer both standard commission and commission models involving initial and trail commission. Increments may be based on a percentage of the investment management fees, or on the value of the fund. 



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. 



The firm may also be remunerated by fee by the product producer such as policy fee, admin fee, or in the case of investment firms, advisory fees.  



Life, Pensions and Investments – Fees


You may elect to deal with us on a fee basis.

Initial consultation meeting Free of Charge

Managing Director €250.00 per hour

Senior Advisers €200.00 per hour


Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs) – Fees 

Initial consultation meeting Free of Charge

Managing Director €250.00 per hour

Senior Advisers €200.00 per hour

In general, the Company does not charge fees as a rule.  However our scale of fees are as above and are by agreement, in writing, with clients and range from a minimum of €200.00 per hour, to an expected maximum of €250.00 per hour.  We will notify clients in advance, and agree the scale of fees to be charged, if applicable.

Richard Anderson & Co Ltd commission options are displayed as a range, showing the maximum amount which can be received. The level of commission depends on individual circumstances, based on the following factors: 

  • Intermediary discretion

  • Whether the level of commission is negotiable

  • Client relationship

  • Length of time of the policy

  • Amount of investment

  • Length of investment

  • Commercial decision

  • Complexity of the case

  • Product constraints by the product provider


The firm’s service does not include ongoing suitability assessments.


Click on a link below to access a list of the providers that our firm deals with, which for ease of reference is in alphabetical order.









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