Sep
13

Buy Out Bonds Explained

Who qualifies?

A Buy Out Bond is a pension bond into which you can transfer your fund if you leave your company pension scheme.

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Mar
23

Planning For Retirement

It is important for you to take control of your retirement planning and make decisions regarding your pension. It is often not appreciated that contributing to a pension arrangement can help you build up an extremely valuable asset.

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Feb
18

Can you afford not to have a pension review in 2016?

Your pension is one of the biggest, if not the biggest investment that you will make during your lifetime. After all, many of us spend our full working lives, which may be 40 to 50 years, saving for a good lifestyle in retirement. It is certainly a financial commitment at least the size of a mortgage.

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Feb
10

When can I draw the State Pension?

In an overhaul of the State pension, qualification ages will increase in phases over the coming years from 65 up to 68 years of age in 2028.

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Jan
26

Getting the most from your pension

To get the best out of your pension, read our questions to ask and dos and don'ts. You should also keep tabs on your pension so you know how it is performing.

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Jan
24

When was your last pension review?

Retirement Planning is becoming a bigger and bigger financial concern for many of us.

It's becoming increasingly unlikely that the State Pension will be able to provide anything more than a subsistence allowance – hardly the reward you want after a long working life.

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Jan
24

Do I Need A Pension Review?

Throughout their working lives most people collect a number of different pension plans that are then parked in a drawer somewhere and forgotten about until they mature. The result of this is that your pension may not be worth as much as it could be.

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Jul
11

What is key man insurance, and does my new business need it?

When you're just starting out, you've got a lot on your plate, and it seems like you spend all your time working on the urgent stuff--trying to get your product or service ready, hiring people, figuring out how to increase sales, paying the bills and so on. It's hard to find the time to consider something that isn't really urgent but that can be incredibly important, such as insurance--specifically, "key man" insurance.

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Jul
11

Warning retired Irish workers not guaranteed State pension

Irish workers cannot be sure of receiving a State pension in retirement in future generations, according to a report published this morning.

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Jun
26

Plan for EU-wide pension schemes to avert 'time-bomb'

A new EU plan will allow employees of multi-national corporations to avail of pension schemes in various member states.

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Jun
25

Is Capital Acquisitions Tax still a real issue for clients?

These are some of the highlights from an article entitles “Families should be allowed to pay death tax in stages” on 8 June 2015 on inheritance tax, headlining in the Irish Independent, Monday 8th June 2015.

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Jun
23

What is Financial Planning?

Financial Planning is an ongoing process to help you make sensible decisions about money that can help you achieve your goals in life; it’s not just about buying products like a pension or a protection policy.

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Jun
23

Key Man insurance – Is your business properly protected?

As a business owner or director your staff are your lifeline and without them most business owners would agree that they would struggle.

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Jun
23

When should I start saving for retirement?

The answer is simple: as soon as you can. Ideally, you’d start saving in your 20s, when you first leave school and begin earning paychecks.

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Jun
23

Why choose Income Protection?

If asked what their greatest asset is, many people would automatically respond that it’s their home. But when you do the sums, the fact is that your income is by far your greatest asset.

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Apr
13

Workers should fund their own retirement – OECD review on Irish pensions says

A major review of Irish pensions has recommended that workers should be obliged to contribute to pension schemes to fund their retirement.

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Apr
11

ARFs and AMRFs – understanding your retirement options

ARFs and AMRFs are personal retirement funds which allow you to keep your money invested after retirement as a lump sum.

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  • Buy Out Bonds Explained

    Who qualifies?

    A Buy Out Bond is a pension bond into which you can transfer your fund if you leave your company pension scheme.

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