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.

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...

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

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...

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

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

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

Your Money: Small change,big issues

Your Money: Small change,big issues

Cuts to the USC mean a small boost to this month’s pay packet, but there are other changes ahead when it comes to tax, inheritance and mortgages

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

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: 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

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

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

Stock take: market week

Stock take: market week

A boost for both Tesco and Cineworld

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

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