Since the pandemic hit in early 2021 and savers stashed their cash deposits in record amounts, the impact of negative interest rates and inflation on household savings have become a keenly debated topic. In July, Irish household deposits hit a record €131.5 billion, a result
If you think you can’t afford to invest in a pension, you are not alone. The impact of mortgage and car repayments, personal credit and price hikes on a range of commodities from electricity to food, many people feel they simply don’t have the financial
With 2020 now well in the rear vision mirror, the future is looking much brighter than it did even six months ago. The Covid-19 vaccine roll-out and prospect of getting back to normal life is a great cause for optimism. But after a very rocky
Welcome to our 2019 Budget Summary. Find out how Budget 2019 affects you, your family and your future with our special report on the government’s plans for the next year. Click here to download the PDF.
Thanks to the explosion in app development and our own increasing familiarity with smart phones, monitoring and managing money has never been so easy with a range on online tools to help monitor your expenses, help you save and cut the clutter when it comes
The Irish are known as some of the best savers in the world, so take a moment to give yourself a pat on the back. It’s no mean feat to achieve regular savings, especially with across-the-board hikes in the cost of living. That’s why it’s
It’s fair to say over the last twelve months that investors have experienced their share of jitters. Trump’s successful bid for presidency and the extraordinary Brexit vote caused shockwaves worldwide, but did they significantly affect stocks and investments? The simple answer is no – despite
A great education is the best possible start in life and for most parents ensuring they can provide for their children’s education, from primary school right through to third level, is crucial. The problem is that many parents get to grips with the costs when
Yesterday’s Sunday Business Post included a special report on Pensions which is a very worthwhile read. The good news is we are all living longer. However, if you want to retire before age 68 without suffering a big drop in income, you need a plan.
Retirement should be a time to sit back and enjoy life, not to worry about how you are going to make ends meet. Here are our top tips to help you plan for a prosperous retirement. Think about how long you might live Most of
The clock is ticking for all those employers thinking of introducing a health insurance group scheme for their staff. From 1st May 2015, the new Lifetime Community Rating legislation comes into force which will see all new members to health insurance aged 35 or older
Did you know that 50% of Health Insurance policies fall due for renewal between December and market each year? Nearly 20% of the whole market renews their health insurance in January alone. Many consumers again this year will be shocked when they receive their renewal
Most of us won’t be sitting pretty when we retire, according to a new survey that shows employees aren’t saving enough. A new study shows that Irish people aren’t saving nearly enough towards their retirement and may be in for a nasty surprise when they
As part of our commitment to keeping you up to date with industry developments we have prepared a Budget Summary. The summary outlines the key developments announced by the Minster for Finance, Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, which impact