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.

Financial advisers unhappy with Central Bank initiative

Financial advisers unhappy with Central Bank initiative

The Central Bank’s proposal to reform the issue of commission payments to financial advisers will meet with opposition

What do Central Bank tweaks mean for home buyers?

What do Central Bank tweaks mean for home buyers?

The changes could, on balance, make things a little easier for first-time buyers - but with supply tight, getting a mortgage is only half the battle

Access Denied: How the banks are blocking debt deals

Access Denied: How the banks are blocking debt deals

As banks and other lenders come under increasing criticism for their intransigence in dealing with struggling debtors, a meeting has been scheduled for next month with the Insolvency Service of Ireland in an attempt to resolve the situation

So you’ve missed the  tax deadline. Now what?

So you’ve missed the tax deadline. Now what?

It’s not the end of the world, say the experts, but you must act fast now to minimise penalties. The worst thing you can do is put your head in the sand

Banks’ bad behaviour not affecting customers’ choice of mortgage provider

Banks’ bad behaviour not affecting customers’ choice of mortgage provider

Reputational damage from the tracker scandal doesn’t seem to have translated into less business for the worst offenders

Invested: Start-ups can still make a grand entrance in Britain

Invested: Start-ups can still make a grand entrance in Britain

Although Brexit brings challenges, Britain still offers opportunities to Irish entrepreneurs beginning their export journey, writes Emma Kennedy

Invested: Charting the path to Auto-enrolment

Invested: Charting the path to Auto-enrolment

The government is working on a ‘road map’ to deliver a mandatory pension scheme for employees

Plans of action

Plans of action

When it comes to pension planning and auto-enrolment schemes, Ireland must act now, according to the head of Britain's retirement savings body

All things being equal: Ireland road-tests gender budgeting

All things being equal: Ireland road-tests gender budgeting

Ireland is following in the steps of other nations by introducing measures in the budget to improve gender equality

Budget 2018: Some mercy for the squeezed middle

Budget 2018: Some mercy for the squeezed middle

Paschal Donohoe’s tax cuts delivered a small bit of respite for the so-called coping classes

Emma Kennedy on the tax implications of Budget 2018

Emma Kennedy on the tax implications of Budget 2018

People scrutinise budgets for the impact on their purse -- but don’t get too excited

Don't focus on the financial freebies, students urged

Don't focus on the financial freebies, students urged

Emma Kennedy looks at what banks are offering, as consumer body urges those going to college to study fees and charges

How to secure the pay rise you deserve: Because you’re worth it

How to secure the pay rise you deserve: Because you’re worth it

With employers bracing themselves for a wave of salary increases across the country, now may be the time to have that quiet word with your boss

Pension paralysis

Pension paralysis

After years of inaction, there are now signs that the government is finally doing something about the brewing pensions crisis

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