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.

Taxing times as PAYE enters a whole new era

Taxing times as PAYE enters a whole new era

In a little under 18 months, employers will provide Revenue with real-time data on workers and what they earn

The mortgage switch hitch: getting a better deal for your mortgage

The mortgage switch hitch: getting a better deal for your mortgage

It isn’t easy to switch to a better deal, even with the same lender. There are plans for change, as borrowers perceive the current switching process as complex, costly and slow

Health Insurance Special: The ins and outs of private health insurance

Health Insurance Special: The ins and outs of private health insurance

The average premium for in-patient care is just shy of €1,200 per year, but consumers need to look beyond the price

Paris is burning

Paris is burning

Hot on the heels of Emmanuel Macron’s promise to turn France into a ‘start-up nation’, the biggest start-up campus on the planet has just opened its doors

Amazon changed shopping, iTunes changed music, but nobody had really changed banking

Amazon changed shopping, iTunes changed music, but nobody had really changed banking

As the founder of Starling Bank, former AIB chief operating officer Anne Boden has challenged the traditional banking model in Britain. Now she’s preparing the bank’s entry into the Irish current account market

In the palm of our hands

In the palm of our hands

With an increasing number of people making the switch from online to mobile banking, We analyse a shifting digital landscape and asks what the future holds for consumers and banks alike

End of the road in sight for beleaguered motorists?

End of the road in sight for beleaguered motorists?

A recent ruling in a Supreme Court appeal could see things improve for motorists struggling with the cost of car insurance

Health insurance: Families braced for hikes

Health insurance: Families braced for hikes

With insurance prices set to claim further casualties next month, consumers should check that their cover is meeting their needs – and doing so at a fair price

Is rent support likely to be the next employee benefit?

Is rent support likely to be the next employee benefit?

With IDA companies coming to Ireland, there isn’t just the question of talent availability, but where to house that talent. Following the call by London’s mayor Sadiq Khan for companies to help staff with housing costs, is it time that Irish companies followed suit?

Letter from Paris: Macron gets down to business

Letter from Paris: Macron gets down to business

Without a parliamentary majority, Macron will struggle to push through reform, writes Emma Kennedy in Paris

Letter from Paris: Today’s winner will inherit a fragmented France

Letter from Paris: Today’s winner will inherit a fragmented France

In their own way, both Macron and Le Pen have tapped into something. A desire for change

Travel Insurance: Don’t trip up on the small print of a policy

Travel Insurance: Don’t trip up on the small print of a policy

Costs may have decreased, but confusion over claims remains an issue for many consumers

Lies, Damn lies and statistics, Is the boom back?

Lies, Damn lies and statistics, Is the boom back?

The economy is improving - but it’s a double-edged sword, as certain bad old habits might be coming back too

Employers could be forced to contribute to workers’ pensions

Employers could be forced to contribute to workers’ pensions

Scheme will feature equal contributions from employees, employers and the state

Central Bank to launch information campaign about debt database

Central Bank to launch information campaign about debt database

Bank plans to raise awareness of credit reporting rules