Insurance News

Irish Examiner: Waiting times for tests keep insurance costs high for young drivers

Online insurance brokers Coverinaclick say that because tests have been limited to essential workers … Read more

Joe.ie: Over 50,000 drivers could pay €600 more for insurance due to driving test delays

Deirdre McCarthy, Manager with Coverinaclick.ie, described how the temporary initiative could work in … Read more

Irish Independent: Most people expect family members to meet cost of their funeral

Insurer Royal London found women were more inclined to consider how their funeral would be paid than … Read more

Irish Independent: Your Questions: Should we opt for the higher mortgage rate that includes cashback?

Q: I hear the Government has announced a new grant scheme. Do you know if I’m eligible to get this? According … Read more

Newstalk: Pat Kenny Show Podcast – Health Insurance

Dermot Goode, Health Insurance Expert with totalhealthcover.ie joined Pat to discuss new research has … Read more

Irish Times: House insurance: save yourself money by reviewing your policy

“There is a lot of accidental non-disclosure in the home insurance area,” says Jonathan Hehir of … Read more

Irish Independent: Winter of discontent predicted as consumers face raft of price hikes

Health insurance broker Dermot Goode warned of more rises to come from other insurers after the Irish … Read more

Calls to include motor insurance in new grant scheme to help ‘white-van man’

Motor insurance is one of the biggest expenditures for the so-called 'white-van man', according to broker … Read more

Irish Mirror: Storm Ellen: Irish motorists and homeowners warned to act to prevent damage

Jonathan Hehir, Managing Director of Insuremyhouse.ie and Insuremycars.ie advised: “Ireland is … Read more

Irish Independent: Your questions – Will I get credit from health insurers for having a cash plan?

According to Dermot Goode of TotalHealthCover.ie, unfortunately for this reader the insurers are only … Read more

Tax News

Irish Times: Working from home? Get (some) tax back in five steps

Marian Ryan, consumer tax manager with Taxback.com says that employers are entitled to pay employees … Read more

Irish Independent: Home Economics – Our property finance expert answers your questions

Marian Ryan, Consumer Tax Manager, Taxback.com, says your solicitor may be referring to Capital Gains … Read more

RTE.ie: Taxing times: How Covid has changed the way your Pay & File tax return will work

"There’s an extra four weeks there for people to get their taxes in order, which is great," said Marian … Read more

Irish Times: Fair Deal nursing home scheme and the family home: how does it work?

So what happens to your home under the Fair Deal? “The main property where you live is only included … Read more

RSVP Magazine: Bike to Work Scheme 2020 – Do I Qualify For A New Bike, How Much Will it Cost and How To Apply

According to 2019 figures, Taxback.com say that those earning less than €35,300 will gain an effective … Read more

Irish Examiner: ‘I have to drive around to find broadband coverage’

In a recent survey conducted by Taxback.com, more than half of the 2,500 respondents surveyed said they … Read more

Joe.ie: Poor broadband is impeding over half of people working from home in Ireland

A new survey conducted by Taxback.com finds that 51% of 2,500 respondents from across Ireland had experienced … Read more

Irish Independent: Your Money: Take time out for some taxing maths

According to Marian Ryan of Taxback.com the best advice is to keep all your receipts. "Too many people … Read more

Breakingnews.ie: Majority of businesses worried about further lockdown, survey shows

Responding to the last CSO COVID-19 Business Impact survey, Michael Kavanagh, chief executive of the … Read more

Irish Examiner: Making Cents – Bike to Work scheme offers great savings

Taxback.com say the financial benefits of availing of the Cycle to Work scheme are significant.  According … Read more

Pensions News

Irish Independent: Your Questions – Pensions

According to the CEO of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, Jerry Moriarty, it will depend on your … Read more

Irish Independent: Your Questions – How to protect your pension from any coronavirus fallout

According to Jerry Moriarty, chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) "the biggest … Read more

Irish Independent: Your Questions / I have been laid off due to Covid-19 – what happens to my pension?

According to CEO of the Irish Association of Pension Funds Jerry Moriarty - whatever decisions you make … Read more

Sunday Times: Don’t despair — here’s how to manage your plummeting pension

According to Jerry Moriarty, chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, "If you’re … Read more

Irish Independent: Your Questions: I’m worried stock market turmoil has hit my pension, should I be taking action?

CEO of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, Jerry Moriarty says that most funds have some exposure … Read more

Law Society of Ireland Gazette: Virus will knock pension age restoration off agenda, legal expert predicts

This is not definitely business as usual, Jerry Moriarty of the Irish Association of Pension Funds told … Read more

IPE.com: IAPF chair repeats call for Ireland’s dedicated pensions minister

Eunice Dreelan, chair of the Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF), has reiterated previous calls … Read more

Irish Independent: How to stop pension hitches and delays ruining your retirement

"It's important to get all of the information on your private pension or pensions together early - as … Read more

Irish Times: Can the State afford to roll back on the ‘pensions time bomb’?

Jerry Moriarty, chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, welcomed the idea of expert … Read more

Irish Independent: One-third of those with a pension have quit paying money into it

Jerry Moriarty, of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, said it assumed the core reason for not taking … Read more

Personal Finance & Business News

RTE.ie: Buying a home during a pandemic: What is different?

Trevor Grant, Chairperson of the Association of Independent Mortgage Advisors explains that getting mortgage … Read more

Irish Independent: We are trying to buy a house so what help is available to us?

According to director of Affinity Advisors Peter Gilbourne, Central Bank rules state that mortgage applicants … Read more

Irish Independent: Two-thirds of borrowers lose out on €10,000 by not switching their mortgage

"The crux of the matter for mortgage holders is [that] their bank would prefer if they didn’t switch," … Read more

The BT Blog #9

On Coping with a Future Tax Tsunami Guest Blog by Marc O'Dwyer, CEO, Big Red Cloud The … Read more

B&F.com: Business leaders from Ibec, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, and Big Red Cloud respond to Budget 2021

Marc O’Dwyer, CEO of Big Red Cloud said in response to Budget 2021: “The CRSS and the reduction in … Read more

Irish Times: Switching your mortgage could see you keep €200 a month in your wallet

"Borrowers are typically couples in their 40s or they are single. They would have borrowed for their … Read more

THE BT BLOG #8

Guest blog by Michael Kavanagh, CEO of the Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland (ACOI) The … Read more

BusinessWorld.ie: 64% OF FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRMS EXPECT TO RECRUIT IN 2021

CEO of the Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland (ACOI) Michael Kavanagh said, "The results are … Read more

Irish Independent: Your money: Seven things you must know on the new mortgage playing field

"Before the Covid crisis, people who qualified for the Central Bank exemptions could typically get them," … Read more

Irish Examiner: Property prices in South West are up 4.3%

Meanwhile, Trevor Grant Chair of The Association of Irish Mortgage Advisors said that the figures indicate … Read more