Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy is Money Editor at The Sunday Business Post. A qualified financial adviser, she manages the newspaper’s Money Plus section, and reports on personal finance. She has a degree in economics & finance from UCD, and a masters in journalism from DCU. Her first book, Megan and the Money Tree, which is designed to teach children about money, was published in 2011.

Revenue to brief building firms on help-to-buy scheme

Revenue to brief building firms on help-to-buy scheme

So far, just five builders are listed as qualified contractors for the scheme

Debt charity answering hundreds of calls a month

Debt charity answering hundreds of calls a month

The British debt charity struck a deal with Ireland’s five main mortgage lenders in 2015

Guarded welcome for motor insurance report

Guarded welcome for motor insurance report

The publication of a 178-page report on high costs does not promise any silver bullet

Stock take: market week

Stock take: market week

A boost for both Tesco and Cineworld

Comment: Consumers should take the time to review their bills

Comment: Consumers should take the time to review their bills

Make 2017 the year you stop moaning and start acting, writes Emma Kennedy

New Beginning to offer financial advice for SME workers ‘to learn from mistakes’

New Beginning to offer financial advice for SME workers ‘to learn from mistakes’

Debt-help lobby group expands range of services to incorporate future-looking element

Stock take: market week

Stock take: market week

Apple reports a surge in App Store sales Apple’s App Store recorded its busiest single day ever...

Flood of applications for help-to-buy scheme

Flood of applications for help-to-buy scheme

Change in Central Bank rules, the help-to-buy scheme and short supply look set to drive house price inflation

There's a lot crowding the crystal ball in 2017

There's a lot crowding the crystal ball in 2017

The markets proved resilient last year in the face of unprecedented events, yet the triggering of Article 50, a strong dollar and European elections make next year unpredicatable

Low uptake on Dirt refund for first time buyers as fewer than 600 apply

Low uptake on Dirt refund for first time buyers as fewer than 600 apply

Average of €800 paid out to buyers under incentive scheme

Plan your financial year now

Plan your financial year now

Draw up a strategy, make it realistic and specific, and plot your financial course for the next 12 months

Consumers cautious this Christmas, survey shows

Consumers cautious this Christmas, survey shows

Few planning to spend more than last year as majority report rising financial pressure

Military chic: wanted, €150k of sports kit

Military chic: wanted, €150k of sports kit

Defence Forces are offering a three-year contract for the supply of sportswear

Rent Controls: Nation’s renters in new landscape

Rent Controls: Nation’s renters in new landscape

Some hailed the government’s new housing plan as a step in the right direction, but it has also drawn criticism - from tenants and landlords

Stock take: market week

Stock take: market week

First commercial drone delivery by Amazon