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.

Insurance industry braced for blizzard of claims after storm

Insurance industry braced for blizzard of claims after storm

While previous weather events have cost insurers hundreds of millions of euro, we don’t yet know the total cost of the Beast from the East – nor do we know the effect it might have on premiums, and on the industry as a whole

How to negotiate the mortgage maze to get to your first home

How to negotiate the mortgage maze to get to your first home

With lenders reporting a surge in mortgage demand, there several things that prospective applicants should and shouldn’t do

INTERN NATION

INTERN NATION

No legal definition, no welfare entitlement, and very often no pay – the internship is the only way into some careers, and experts say the law needs to catch up

When it comes to cashback, it pays to keep your medical receipts

When it comes to cashback, it pays to keep your medical receipts

It only takes a few minutes to claim what you’re owed from private health insurers and the taxman

Co-living giants eyeing Dublin market

Co-living giants eyeing Dublin market

The Medici Living Group, the world’s largest co-living provider, and Roam, which has a string of properties from London to Bali, both confirmed that they are eyeing up the Irish market

Co-living it up

Co-living it up

Dublin’s first ‘co-living’ building will open next month. Supporters claim co-living is a housing solution with potential. Detractors, however, see it as ‘just more housing for the rich’

Your Business: The future of money

Your Business: The future of money

It’s official: cash is no longer king

A switch in time saves thousands

A switch in time saves thousands

Getting the best deals on household bills, banking and other services is easier than you think

The new Banking Standards Board - just another quango?

The new Banking Standards Board - just another quango?

A body to improve the culture of banking, set up and paid for by the banks themselves, aims to boost trust and raise banking’s ethical bar

Imagining tomorrow’s cities

Imagining tomorrow’s cities

While technology has been the driving force in the way we develop our cities, we must not forget the humans who live in them, say the experts who are at the heart of planning for future urban living

How to make a financial plan for 2018 and beyond

How to make a financial plan for 2018 and beyond

Now is a good time to take a hard look at income and expenditure, at areas where you can save money, and how you can plan ahead

Eight things the experts want for Christmas

Eight things the experts want for Christmas

Financial experts tell The Sunday Business Post what they’d like to see change in their areas of expertise

Banks still too slow to admit tracker failings

Banks still too slow to admit tracker failings

The latest update on the tracker scandal shows that the numbers affected almost doubled in the space of a few months, long after the investigation began

Clear and present danger: How to avoid a consumer nightmare

Clear and present danger: How to avoid a consumer nightmare

What happens if the gift doesn’t arrive in the post, it’s faulty, or it’s the wrong item? The same problems crop up every festive season

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