Inflation hits 10% in the euro area but pace in Ireland moderates

By |2022-09-30T11:46:50+00:00September 30th, 2022|Investments, News|

Inflation across the euro zone hit 10pc for the first time in September in a development likely to build pressure on the European Central Bank to hike interest rates further, In Ireland the pace of price increases softened, the latest estimates from the the European Union’s statistics agency, Eurostate, show.  In September Irish consumer prices

Are you due a refund? Nearly 500,000 workers paid €600 too much to the taxman

By |2022-08-30T14:39:32+00:00July 29th, 2022|News|

Households have been urged to check the income tax they are paying after it emerged that hundreds of thousands of people are overpaying on their PAYE income every year. The call comes after it emerged that close to half a million people overpaid a total of €300m in income tax last year alone. Over the

Tens of thousands to get health insurance refund worth €240

By |2022-08-30T14:36:27+00:00June 22nd, 2022|News|

Thousands of Laya Healthcare members are in line for a second refund. The move by the Cork-based health insurer will benefit a typical family to the tune of €240. Laya is the second-biggest health insurer in the market with around 600,000 members. It comes after VHI and Irish Life both gave refunds this year. Fewer people are claiming from

Tablets and Smart TVs gifted to loyal staff as firms struggle to hold on to talent

By |2022-06-07T11:19:03+00:00June 7th, 2022|News|

As staff shortages are felt across all sectors of the economy, Ireland’s biggest firms have been treating workers to a whole new level of corporate gifting in an attempt to hold on to talent. From luxury luggage, laptops, tablets and jewellery, to Smart TVs, popcorn makers and juicers, no expense is being spared as employers

KBC and Ulster Bank customers are facing months of ‘chaos’ over new accounts

By |2022-05-23T14:20:52+00:00May 23rd, 2022|News, Personal Finance|

More than a million KBC and Ulster Bank customers face chaos as they try to switch accounts while the two institutions leave Ireland. People seeking a new bank are being blocked from opening a credit card account and getting an overdraft facility. The Central Bank has been urged to “get its finger out” and do more to stop the

New Sick Pay Scheme to guarantee all workers up to 10 days paid leave by 2026

By |2022-04-08T10:32:31+00:00April 8th, 2022|News|

Employees will be entitled to 10 days of paid sick leave every year from 2026 under new legislation. Cabinet approved the Sick Leave Bill 2022 yesterday, which will legislate for a statutory sick pay scheme in Ireland for the first time. Currently, there are discrepancies around Ireland in pay for sick leave, with most public

Smart Finance Connections

By |2018-04-05T14:43:00+00:00April 5th, 2018|News, Pensions|

Smart Finance ConnectionsWe work to give our clients the best possible advice tailored to their circumstances. We have a wealth of financial planning expertise and experience to share. We are a local business who can provide expert financial advice in a wide range of areas.We would welcome the opportunity to discuss the services we can

Financial Resolutions for 2018

By |2018-04-05T14:56:56+00:00January 6th, 2018|News, Pensions|

Financial Resolutions for 2018 1. Review your Finances and consider making your Lifestyle Financial Plan. The start of the New Year is a great time to give yourself a financial health check as this allows you to gain or in some cases re-gain greater control over your finances over the next twelve months and

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