We are delighted that you have considered Yonder Technology Limited, trading as "Kota”. These Terms of Business set out the basis on which Kota will provide business services to you as a client of the firm. They also contain details of our regulatory and statutory obligations and the respective duties of both the firm and you in relation to such services.If there are any material changes to these terms we will notify you.
Please take a few minutes to read through our terms of business document and if you have any questions we will be happy to answer them. If you have any queries we will be happy to deal with them and you can contact us at:
Yonder Technology Limited, Dogpatch Labs, The CHQ Building, North Docks, Dublin 1
Email: [email protected]
Yonder Technology Limited (C498552), trading as Kota, is registered with the Central Bank of Ireland as a Tied Insurance Intermediary under the European Union (Insurance Distribution) Regulations 2018.
Kota is a Tied Insurance Intermediary of Tailored Finance Limited.
Kota is a member of Brokers Ireland (membership no. 202246).
Tailored Finance Limited (C47452) is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Tailored Finance Limited is an Insurance Intermediary registered under the European Union (Insurance Distribution) Regulations 2018 and is an Investment Intermediary authorised under the Investment Intermediaries Act, 1995.
The Central Bank of Ireland holds registers of registered firms. You may contact the Central Bank of Ireland on 1890 777 777 or alternatively visit their website at www.centralbank.ie to verify our credentials.
Kota is subject to and complies with the Consumer Protection Code, Minimum Competency Code and the Fitness and Probity Standards as laid down by the Central Bank of Ireland. These Codes can be found on the Central Bank’s website www.centralbank.ie
Our principal business is to arrange transactions on behalf of clients in relation to the below products. On receipt of your instructions we will transmit orders on your behalf to Irish Life. We will offer assistance in relation to existing policies in processing changes to policies and in seeking renewal terms. We therefore do not offer the products on a fair analysis basis and do not provide advice.
We use the following product providers:
Irish Life Health d.a.c (Health Insurance)
Irish Life Assurance plc (Pensions)
AWP Health & Life SA (International Health Insurance)
It is your responsibility to read the policy documents, literature and brochures to ensure that you understand the nature of the policy cover.
To ensure continuity of cover, where you have an existing policy which is due to expire and where we have been unable to contact you, we may put continuing cover in force whilst awaiting your instruction. You will be liable for any premiums payable to the relevant insurer for the period of time between renewal and when we receive your instruction. You have the right not to avail of this service.
Kota generally receives commission from the Irish Life Health d.a.c and Irish Life Assurance plc. Further details are set out on our website under our Remuneration Policy and Schedule of fees
Schedule of Fees and Charges
Yonder Platform professional fee (New Business)
Starting take of €9.00 per employee
Irish Life Health d.a.c
Tailored Finance Limited
Revenue Share - 50% of the Commission received from Irish Life Health and Irish Life Assurance will be paid to Tailored Finance Limited
In certain circumstances we may charge you a fee or an admin charge for the services provided. If we do this, we will provide you with a written estimate of this in advance of providing any such business service and get agreement from the customer in advance.
It is in your best interests that you review, on a regular basis, the products which we have arranged for you. As your circumstances change, your needs will change which may result in you having insufficient insurance cover and/or inappropriate investments.
It is the policy of Kota to avoid any conflict of interest when providing business services to its clients. However, where an unavoidable conflict may arise we will advise you of this in writing before proceeding to provide any business service. If you have not been advised of any such conflict you are entitled to assume that none arises.
As noted above, we are a party to a profit-share arrangement with Tailored Finance Limited as we are acting as their Tied Intermediary.
Kota will exercise our legal rights to receive payments due to us from clients (fees and insurance premiums) for services provided. In particular, without limitation to the generality of the foregoing, the firm will seek reimbursement for all payments made to insurers on behalf of clients where the firm has acted in good faith in renewing a policy of insurance for the client.
Product producers may withdraw benefits or cover in the event of default on payments due under policies of insurance or other products arranged for you. We would refer you to policy documents or product terms for the details of such provisions.
When your policy ends or is cancelled, we will send you any documentation and information that you are entitled to on request.
All quotations are valid on the day the quotation is offered. All quotations and cover are issued subject to acceptance by the insurer. A full copy of the insurers’ policy wording, terms and conditions is available under ‘My Documents’ in the Kota website and Mobile Application.
Kota reserves the right to request any facts about you which it reasonably believes it needs to know in order to comply with the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Acts 2010 - 2018.
Either party may, at any time, cancel the policy. If you wish to cancel your policy, you must send written instructions to Kota or your insurance provider. Kota may instruct your insurers to cancel your policy. Policies can be enforced/cancelled by, but not limited to, non-payment, non-disclosure, provision of incorrect information over the phone and online or where the necessary documentation is not submitted within a required time frame. If you cancel during the first year of insurance (outside the cooling off period) short term rates apply in accordance with the terms and conditions of your insurance policy. Please note – our set up charge is non refundable.
A consumer has the right to withdraw from an insurance policy within 14 working days of the start date of the policy without penalty and without giving any reason. If within 30 days you want to cancel your PRSA, you must sign a cancellation notice and return it with your original PRSA certificate. This is known as the cooling off period.The right of withdrawal may be exercised by notice in writing to your insurance or pension provider quoting your policy number. The right to withdraw applies provided that no claim or adjustment has been made or is intended to be made or no incident has occurred which is likely to give rise to a claim. Should this right be exercised the insurance company may charge for the period you are on cover. Please note that the policy set up charge is non refundable if you choose to withdraw from the policy within the cooling off period.
Any complaint that you may have in relation to the services provided should be made in writing to us outlining the nature of your complaint. Any complaint (whether verbal or written) will be acknowledged within 5 days of receipt, updates will be advised at intervals of not more than 20 working days. The complaint will be fully investigated by Kota and we will endeavour to have a full response within 40 business days or sooner if possible. In the event that you remain dissatisfied with our handling and response to your complaint you can contact Yonder Technology Limited at our address and ultimately you are entitled to refer your complaint to the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman, 3rd Floor, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2.
You are required to answer all questions posed by us or the insurer honestly and with reasonable care – the test will be that of the ‘average consumer’.
Before renewal of the contract of insurance, specific questions will be asked. Again, you will be required to answer honestly and with reasonable care. Where you do not provide additional information (after being requested to do so) it can be presumed that the information previously provided remains unchanged.
Failure to answer all questions honestly and with reasonable care can result in the Insurer being able to rely on proportionate remedies for misrepresentation, which include but are not limited to the insurer voiding the contract of insurance. If a policy is cancelled by an insurer for any reason including payment default you may encounter difficulty in purchasing insurance in the future.
You are under a duty to pay your premium within a reasonable time, or otherwise in accordance with the terms of the contract of insurance.
A court of competent jurisdiction can reduce the pay-out to you if you are in breach of your duties under the Act, in proportion to the breach involved.
If you make a false or misleading claim in any material respect (and know it to be false or misleading or consciously disregards whether it is) the insurer is entitled to refuse to pay and to terminate the contract.
It is essential that you should bring to our attention any material alteration in risk such as changes of address or use of premises. Any failure to disclose material information may invalidate your claim and render your policy void.
Kota is a member of the Investor Compensation Company Ltd (ICCL) Scheme established under the Investor Compensation Act, 1998. The legislation provided for the establishment of a compensation scheme and to the payment in certain circumstances, of compensation to certain clients of the firm (known as eligible investors) covered by the Act. However, you should be aware that a right to compensation would only arise where client money or investment instruments held by this company on your behalf cannot be returned, either for the time being or for the foreseeable future, and where the client falls within the definition of eligible investor as contained in the Act. In the event that a right to compensation is established, the amount payable is the lesser of 90% of the clients’ loss, which is recognised as being eligible for compensation, or €20,000.
We are also members of the Brokers Ireland Compensation Fund. Subject to the rules of the scheme the liabilities of its members firms up to a maximum of €100,000 per client (or €250,000 in aggregate) may be discharged by the fund on its behalf if the member firm is unable to do so, where the above detailed Investor Compensation Scheme has failed to adequately compensate any client of the member. Further details are available on request.
Kota is subject to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and the Irish Data Protection Act 2018.
Kota is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We wish to be transparent on how we process your data and show you that we are accountable with the GDPR in relation to not only processing your data but ensuring you understand your rights as a client.
The data will be processed only in ways compatible with the purposes for which it was given and as outlined in our Data Privacy Notice, this will be given to all our clients at the time of data collection.
We will ensure that this Privacy Notice is easily accessible. Please refer to our website
Please contact us at datapr[email protected] if you have any concerns about your personal data.
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