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23 Sep

New Protection Plan from Zurich – LifeProtect

Zurich have launched an enhanced range of LifeProtect products.  If you'd like to discuss your options and get impartial advice please give us a call on (0404) 67123.

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22 Sep

The Top 4 Costly Pension Mistakes

A personal view from Ian Cooke, head of investments at FBD Financial Solutions.   Hands up who finds pensions interesting? On the basis that practically no one is reading this with an upright arm, it...

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01 Sep

Ensuring a Prosperous Retirement

We all want to ensure that we will be able to live comfortably in retirement. Basically this means we need to have built up a fund when we stop working which will be sufficient to...

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25 Aug

Guard your Plum Pension against Tax

Most of us would prefer a large pension pot to a small one. However, if you've built up a large pension pot through a defined contribution scheme, you still can't rest easy.   One of...

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18 Aug

Pension Funds report Strong Growth in First Half

Average fund delivers return of 6.1% and is on track for another year of double-digit investment gain. Pension funds have reported continuing strong growth in the first half of the year, with the average managed...

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06 Aug

Property in your Pension – Does it make sense?

When the topic of retirement funding comes up with clients we often get the response that their property holdings will be their pension. People see the potential for capital appreciation and the prospect of long...

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22 Jul

Start your pension early or risk getting by on €28 a week

Put your pension on the long finger and you could have to retire on €28 a week. This is the kind of pension you could end up with if you wait until your 60s to...

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12 Jun

Have you thought about your family’s financial future?

We all like to think we'll be there to take care of our family's needs - but unfortunately that's something nobody can guarantee. Life's unpredictable and we never know what is going to happen next....

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11 Jun

Are you a Saver or Investor?

Whether you have a lump sum to invest or want to save regularly through a retirement or savings plan it is important to set yourself a goal and clearly identify your expectations. There are a...

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24 Mar

Revival of Ireland’s Banking Sector

Those of us involved in the Irish banking and finance sector during the past decade have witnessed truly historic events, writes Peter O’Brien. Peter O’Brien is a Partner at the Banking and Financial Services Department...