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.

Running the rule over the market

Running the rule over the market

Many fear looser mortgage requirements will overheat the housing market, but the Central Bank believes the loan-to-income ceiling will prevent that

Wills special: Preparing for life after death

Wills special: Preparing for life after death

A will is the way to go if you want to have your wishes respected after you die, to see your loved ones provided for, to limit their exposure to tax and to avoid family discord

Emma Kennedy: Looser rules a step in the wrong direction

Emma Kennedy: Looser rules a step in the wrong direction

Coming after help-to-buy scheme, relaxation of mortgage measures highlights lack of joined-up thinking

State planning major clampdown on insurance fraudsters

State planning major clampdown on insurance fraudsters

Full recommendations of the working group are to be published in the coming weeks

Ask Emma

Ask Emma

Money Editor Emma Kennedy answers your personal finance questions

Stock take: Market week

Stock take: Market week

A week in the markets

Ireland's pensions timebomb

Ireland's pensions timebomb

There has been a dramatic shift in the pensions landscape - what does it mean?

Invested: What’s next for  interest rates?

Invested: What’s next for interest rates?

While interest rates are predicted to rise soon in the US, low inflation and political uncertainty are leading to a more cautious approach in Europe

Invested: Navigating the tax landscape in 2017

Invested: Navigating the tax landscape in 2017

Budget 2017 did not dramatically change the tax environment for investors. However, there were small steps taken on capital tax, and the hint of more to come, writes Emma Kennedy

What to consider when seeking a mortgage

What to consider when seeking a mortgage

A major financial decision like buying a home should not be made lightly, writes Emma Kennedy

M&S to close stores as profits dip

M&S to close stores as profits dip

19 per cent dip sends around 60 stores to the chopping block

McDonald’s in a Big Mac battle in Florence

McDonald’s in a Big Mac battle in Florence

Chain refused permission to open outlet near famous cathedral

Burberry set to cut number of products

Burberry set to cut number of products

Slide in profits results in simplification of offering

Siemens plans to spin off healthcare unit

Siemens plans to spin off healthcare unit

Group wants to focus its healthcare business

ITV predicts slump in ad revenue over economic fears

ITV predicts slump in ad revenue over economic fears

Brexit uncertainty will see continued decline in advertising