Insurance News

Irish Independent: Health insurers hike prices ahead of surge in claims post-Covid

Health insurance broker Dermot Goode of said the latest price increases could add … Read more

Irish Examiner: Where there’s a will, there’s reassurance

Insurance company Royal London’s Let’s Talk About Death survey series sought the views … Read more

Irish Examiner: VHI to increase premiums by 3% expecting a surge in claims

Health insurance consultant Dermot Goode of said the price increase will cost a family … Read more Smoking ‘quitters’ could save thousands in life assurance

A smoker could pay anywhere from €6,000+ to €60,000+ than their non-smoking counterpart for life … Read more

Irish Independent: Your Questions – What are my options for getting insurance for an electric vehicle?

Electric vehicles (EVs) generally benefit from lower insurance costs and lower running costs, says Deirdre … Read more Smokers could pay between €6,000 and €60,000 more for life insurance than non-smokers

According to figures released today by Royal London, non-smokers benefit from a reduction in life insurance … Read more

Irish Independent: Your Questions – How do I avoid paying more for my motor insurance every year?

Loyalty doesn’t pay, is the view of Deirdre McCarthy, manager with If you … Read more

Irish Independent: Your Questions – Is it true my insurer is introducing shortfalls on some procedures?

 This change is being introduced across a number of Laya policies, according to Dermot Goode of He … Read more

Irish Examiner: Shop around before renewing your health insurance

Dermot Goode of welcomes the news. “The average family of two adults and two … Read more Huge support for overhaul of way insurance claims are assessed

A new survey by insurance group CFM finds there is a landslide of support amongst the Irish public for … Read more

Tax News Nearly 9 out of 10 taxpayers in Ireland are unsure of what rate of tax they pay

According to a new survey from, nearly 9 out of 10 taxpayers in Ireland are unsure as to … Read more

Irish Examiner: Donohoe ‘missing the point’ on Stay and Spend amid calls for change

Tax return consultant wants the Minister to reconsider his views on restaurants. … Read more

Irish Independent: Charlie Weston: Dear boss, can you pay my heating bill? How to claim all you can for your new home office

According to the consumer tax manager at Marian Ryan, you will need to have a formal agreement … Read more How much your pay will be cut when returning to work after PUP

The idea of a pay-cut for workers already under significant financial pressure is of course stressful … Read more 30% of PAYE taxpayers overpaid in 2020

Marian Ryan, Consumer Tax Manager of commented: "The usual suspects of tax … Read more

Irish Independent: Your money: What price the perks of remote work?

“When someone is deemed an e-worker, an individual’s employer may provide all equipment needed to … Read more List of Irish tax reliefs and allowances that can be claimed while working from home during COVID-19

According to's Consumer Tax Manager, Marian Ryan, the change to working from home tax reliefs, … Read more National Remote Work Strategy

Marian Ryan, Consumer Tax Manager at also commented on the Strategy which she viewed as … Read more

Irish Mirror: Thousands of PUP recipients hit with ‘surprise’ tax bill of up to €1,000 Today

“A lot of PUP and TWSS recipients are simply unaware that these payments will have given rise to tax … Read more

Irish Independent: 1,600 firms that used pandemic subsidy face checks by Revenue

Revenue is subjecting 1,600 businesses to detailed reviews as part of a compliance sweep on employers … Read more

Pensions News

Irish Independent: Affordability is main barrier to putting a pension in place

The survey, which was commissioned by life and pensions company Royal London, sought to gain insight … Read more

Mark Reilly, Pensions Proposition Lead at Royal London, spoke of the findings, “The survey highlights … Read more

Irish Times: Insurance can pay inheritance tax bills… at a price

For a couple aged 64 and 60, who are both relatively healthy with no illness or conditions, Royal London … Read more

Irish Independent: Your Questions – Surely 5pc of my salary is enough to be putting into my pension?

It is definitely beneficial to be familiar with your insurance policies so you can be sure that they … Read more

Sunday Times: Money Q&A: How can I avoid exceeding the standard fund threshold for my pension?

Eoin Hassett, Senior manager at Independent Trustee Company - "While you are in a fortunate position … Read more 41% of Irish will be relying on the state pension as main source of income

More than 4 in 10 adults expect State Pension to fund retirement according to a survey by protection … Read more

Irish Times: Workers have little idea of the cost of retirement income

Royal London asked people to estimate how much of a pension pot they would require to secure a weekly … Read more

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

Personal Finance & Business News

Irish Times: House price growth accelerates to 2.6% as market defies pandemic low

“Today’s figures reflect the strong demand across Ireland’s property market, particularly from … Read more Most financial services firms expect jobs growth, ACOI survey reveals

Almost three quarters of businesses in the financial services sector expect to see jobs growth this year, … Read more

Sunday Times: Don’t panic – arm yourself for Ulster Bank withdrawal

While customers on a tracker mortgage should stay put, any borrowers on a variable rate or about to roll … Read more

Irish Times: Ulster Bank’s departure likely to push up banking costs – consumer advocates

Trevor Grant, chairman of the Association of Irish Mortgage Advisors, described the news as “disappointing” … Read more

Irish Independent: Finding new business the biggest concern for firms

Two in five Irish firms say generating new business in the current climate is their main concern this … Read more

Irish Examiner: Irish mortgage rates remain second highest in Europe

Trevor Grant, Chairperson, Association of Irish Mortgage Advisors (AIMA) said the figures throws light … Read more Remote working, cyber attacks biggest data protection threats facing Irish organisations

“It’s abundantly apparent from this survey that remote working is a major issue facing firms this … Read more

The Echo: Uncertainty across businesses around data protection

76% of businesses have experienced growing uncertainty across the data protection spectrum over the last … Read more

Irish Examiner: Remote working makes firms feel more vulnerable to data breaches

According to a new survey from the Association of Compliance Officers Ireland (ACOI), remote working … Read more

The BT Blog #10

Navigating Work from Home Tax Relief for e-Workers Photo: Guest … Read more