Insurance News

Irish Independent: Everyday healthcare cash-back plan an alternative to costly insurance

It is estimated that approximately 100,000 customers hold cash-plan cover, said health insurance broker … Read more

Irish Independent: Claims on health insurance plans fall by almost a third

Health insurance broker Dermot Goode said the pandemic has prompted thousands of people to take out private … Read more

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

Tax News : Landmark court decision set to have major impact for Irish backpackers in Australia

The action against the tax was initiated by Irish company, who say that this ruling … Read more

Irish Independent: Claiming a tax refund is well worth the effort – and it’s a much simpler process than you might think

How do I make a return?  Set up a MyGovID or ROS account (if self employed) with Revenue. There … Read more

Irish Independent: TWSS tax bills will be surprise to four in 10

Large numbers of workers who were put on the first wage subsidy scheme are unaware they are facing a … Read more Seven in 10 people missing out on medical tax refunds – survey

The research from over 3,200 taxpayers from’s nationwide database looked at the Irish public’s … Read more 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

Pensions News

Irish Times: The State’s auto-enrolment pension scheme: How it works and why it’s good news

Ray McKenna of employee benefits advisers Lockton was more optimistic. He described it as “a very welcome … Read more

Your Questions: My husband is retiring the end of this year. We have been paying into a pension and have received a lump sum, with the remainder invested.

A We put this to Mark Reilly, Pension Propositions Lead at Royal London. He has assumed that you … Read more

Irish Independent: Employers brace for impact of massive cull to pension plans

Massive changes on the way for pensions in this country have prompted a warning that employers need to … Read more

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

Personal Finance & Business News : Recruitment drive kicks off for summer event staff

Excel Recruitment has launched a recruitment drive to hire over 300 staff to work at events taking place … Read more

Irish Examiner: Consumer Corner: How you can save hundreds of euro on bills each month by ‘going green’

“We've seen a large increase in mortgage switchers availing of this. We expect continued growth here, … Read more Corporate greenwashing discovered in new survey

More than 4 in 10 businesses have seen evidence of greenwashing by companies operating in Ireland, … Read more Widespread reluctance expected on return to the office

80% of financial organisations in Ireland are expecting widespread reluctance towards returning to the … Read more

Irish Times: 90% of businesses want guidance on worker vaccination data, survey finds

“The results have highlighted a demand amongst respondents for guidance on how employers collect and … Read more

Examiner: Making Cents: Do your research before taking out a lifetime loan

“For every ten people who were aged 60 or older when we first launched in Ireland back in 2006, there … Read more

Irish Times: What should Ulster Bank and KBC mortgage holders do?

“If you were considering switching provider, two of the lenders you’d have considered were Ulster … Read more

Westmeath Independent: Moneytimes: Your best funding options for Spring renovations

Drawing down equity from the value of your home is another option, but only Seniors Money/Spry Finance … Read more

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