Author: Alan Considine

Why You Should Use A Financial Advisor

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Research carried out in Ireland found that those who receive impartial financial advice have Double the savings and investments compared to those who don’t get advice. In addition, they are more financially protected, have higher valued pensions and feel more financially confident about their future.  Financial advisors need to earn a bachelor’s degree to qualify for...

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Are you a Company Pension Trustee?

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In an era of increasing scheme regulatory complexity and cost it is now possible to have an external trustee who can bring expertise to scheme governance hence mitigating the risk and obligations on you. For example Zurich life have Zurich Trustee Services Limited (ZTSL)  ZTSL, a separate legal entity...

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The Cost of Inflation On Your Financial Plan.

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I had 5 pints (One too many) of Guinness watching Ireland play France on Saturday. As I flicked through the news on my phone before the match kicked off I noticed all the news is inflation, inflation, inflation. As per the Central Statistics Office figures inflation in Ireland is...

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Massive Change To Pension AMRF

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The Finance Bill 2022, is the bill which legalises the changes announced in the Budget. The Bill provides more details beyond that revealed on budget day. With effect from January 1st all AMRF Pensions are available to be withdrawn. However, the withdrawals will be subject to income tax. The...

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Easy way To pay Your Tax Bill

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The glow of Wage Subsidy supports has been dimmed with the arrival of tax bills. What if there was a solution to mitigate those liabilities without impacting other taxpayers? Many beneficiaries of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme were taken by surprise when they received...

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September – Pensions Awareness Month

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September is traditionally Pensions Awareness Month so you should expect to see a lot of advertising over the next few weeks form the Irish Pension Providers. Pensions Awareness Month, is to raise awareness about retirement planning and to help you take charge of and invest in your long-term savings....

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Important ARK Life Policy Holders

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All Ark Life Pensions and Life Insurance policies are being transferred to Irish Life. If you did your Mortgage Protection, Life Insurance or Pension through AIB Bank then it is probably with ARK Life. Now is a great opportunity to have your ARK Life Policy reviewed to ensure you have a...

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Smokers Are Very Rich

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The packaging on cigarettes has been changed for years now, and if anything, all it’s done is train smokers to steadfastly ignore the big rotten tumour on it. The massive jump in the price of cigarettes over the last few years has probably done more to dissuade you from...

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Bank Closures – Your Options

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With both Ulster Bank and Bank Of Ireland closing branches in Co. Clare it is imperative that you consider your options for your savings, investments, pensions and Life Insurance policies. Whilst my heart goes out to the bank staff having received terrible news regarding their futures their bosses have...

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