October 10, 2018

Budget 2019 – Life, Pension & Investment Update

Yesterday, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe delivered Budget 2019. Like previous years many of the key elements were leaked well in advance so there were no surprises. From a financial services point of view, there were no significant changes. This post outlines the changes which are relevant to the Life, Pensions […]
September 7, 2018
Pension fund| savings piggy bank

When is the best time to start a pension plan?

What is a pension? A pension is a long-term savings plan that helps you save for retirement in a tax efficient manner. We are living longer these days in comparison to previous generations. As a result, most of us can now look forward to 20 or even 30 years of […]
August 30, 2018

Are you saving for your child’s future education costs?

As the summer holidays draw to a close, primary and secondary school students around Ireland have returned to the classroom this week, with third level students due back in the coming weeks.  Back to school shopping lists have been sorted, college accommodation paid for and many families are now feeling […]
August 9, 2018
Home Loan

Is the booming Irish Property Market on the brink again?

Much has recently been written about the Irish property market with many observers suggesting that the market is very similar to that which prevailed in 2006/2007 when the tiger was finally slain. Recently Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank, suggested that due to increased housing supply, including of student […]