Planning for the new retirement in five steps

By |2023-05-05T09:24:35+00:00April 28th, 2023|Pensions, Retirement Planning|

Planning for retirement isn’t what it used to be. The good news? We’re living longer. The not-so-good news? Inflation is at historic levels, and healthcare costs continue to increase. What does that mean? You need to save more for retirement than your parents did. Follow these five tips to help make your future a good

‘Rip-off’ claims after it emerges banks making €1.8bn on savers’ cash

By |2023-05-05T09:44:27+00:00April 21st, 2023|Banking|

THE three retail banks have been accused of “ripping off” their customers by paying savers tiny amounts in interest while using their money to earn billions of euro. The accusation comes after Central Bank Governor Gabriel Makhlouf told TDs and senators banks were making around €1.8bn a year by putting household and business deposits they have in

BOI’s Blunder Sparks Fears For Borrower Credit Ratings

By |2023-04-14T09:11:50+00:00April 14th, 2023|Banking, Mortgages|

A blunder on around 35,000 KBC mortgages transferred to Bank of Ireland has led to fears the borrowers' credit ratings may be impacted. The mortgage 'start date' was incorrectly entered into Bank of Ireland systems, and as a result, the lender did not submit the data to the Central Bank's Central Credit Register (CCR). And Bank of

Insurers to improve access to life cover for survivors of cancer

By |2023-04-06T09:33:47+00:00April 6th, 2023|Insurance Planning|

INSURANCE companies have committed to improving access to mortgage protection insurance for cancer survivors. Insurance Ireland said this comes after talks with the Irish Cancer Society last summer regarding its 2021 report. Controversy has erupted in the last few years after it emerged that cancer survivors are struggling to access life insurance years after recovering

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