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.

Plans to revamp Áras visitor centre

Plans to revamp Áras visitor centre

A maximum budget of €100,000 has been earmarked for the project

Lender in hot water over its ‘Fomo’ loan for DCU students

Lender in hot water over its ‘Fomo’ loan for DCU students

Five complaints are understood to have been received by the university in relation to the product

Start-up bank to roll out products for Irish market

Start-up bank to roll out products for Irish market

N26 is a fast-growing European digital bank that offers a smartphone bank account

Children's finance special: Invest time in teaching children about money

Children's finance special: Invest time in teaching children about money

It’s never too early to teach children valuable skills with money that they can carry into their adult lives

Children's finance special: Making a habit of a lifetime

Children's finance special: Making a habit of a lifetime

Financial institutions are offering free stickers, stationery and backpacks to encourage children to set up accounts that allow them to see their savings grow

BoI trialling ‘Fomo funds’ loans for college students

BoI trialling ‘Fomo funds’ loans for college students

Product is a play on the phrase ‘fear of missing out’

Paying over the odds for mortgage protection

Paying over the odds for mortgage protection

Most people, when taking out a mortgage, need to take out a type of life insurance policy, usuall...

Mortgage drawdowns jump by 14 per cent year-on-year

Mortgage drawdowns jump by 14 per cent year-on-year

The mortgage market is gradually gathering steam, but a lack of property supply means it is still a challenging landscape for first-time buyers

Stock take: market week

Stock take: market week

Strong iPhone sales boost Apple’s revenues Strong festive sales of the iPhone 7 has seen Apple...

Fears viable pension schemes will shut

Fears viable pension schemes will shut

IAPF has written to Leo Varadkar and Pensions Authority to flag concerns about the current funding standard rules

Forgotten debtors?

Forgotten debtors?

With one in ten home mortgages still in arrears, there’s no sign the problem is going away any time soon

Over 50,000 PAYE workers using updated system to pay taxes online

Over 50,000 PAYE workers using updated system to pay taxes online

Revenue figures show that an average of more than 620 customers are using the new service every day

Your Money: The constant in your personal finance is you

Your Money: The constant in your personal finance is you

Recession and austerity taught us to take more control of our own finances, but even as the economy improves, it will pay to remain vigilant

Your Money: Current accounts: the options

Your Money: Current accounts: the options

Banks – and consumers too – are shifting towards a more digital way of banking

Your Money: Covering the basics when it comes to insurance

Your Money: Covering the basics when it comes to insurance

When it comes to insurance, much of the focus in recent months has been on the motor market, writes Emma Kennedy. Given the price hikes that drivers have faced, it is not surprising that car insurance has been top of the agenda. However, for other insurance products, such as life cover, consumers tend to be less pro-active. More often than not, a change in circumstances will be the trigger for reviewing your needs for this type of cover