State planning major clampdown on insurance fraudsters

Full recommendations of the working group are to be published in the coming weeks

20th November, 2016
Minister for Financial Services, Eoghan Murphy Pic: RollingNews.ie

The state is planning a major crackdown on insurance fraud as it attempts to lower the cost of motor premiums.

The Sunday Business Post understands that the government’s insurance working group will recommend scrapping paper-based car insurance discs, and allowing gardaí to use automatic number plate recognition technology.

It is also planning to step up cooperation between insurance companies and the gardaí on fraud investigations, and to set up a database to...

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