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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

Mitchell O’Brien: The quiet revolutionary

Mitchell O’Brien: The quiet revolutionary

Personal insolvency practitioner Mitchell O’Brien believes that debt for equity is the answer for those in mortgage arrears. And his view is gaining ground in the courts, and even with the most stubborn lenders

Individuals and families must be allowed to move on from debt

Individuals and families must be allowed to move on from debt

Shatter’s Personal Insolvency Act was a start, but several important changes will speed this essential process

Bankers beware: Insolvency Service has sharp teeth

Bankers beware: Insolvency Service has sharp teeth

Lorcan O’Connor, the director of the ISI, has showed that he is not shy about taking banks to task in front of Dáil committees

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

Tax Audits: Your ten-point survival guide

Tax Audits: Your ten-point survival guide

Brian Keegan gives you the lowdown on getting through that most dreaded of experiences: a visit from the Revenue Commissioners

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

When small is beautiful

When small is beautiful

Elephants don’t gallop, so investors may be better off seeking out opportunities among small companies with market niches that can be grown quickly from a lower base. But beware the entry route

Invested: The pension master plan

Invested: The pension master plan

Time is running out for those who wish to make a pension contribution to reduce their 2016 tax bill, but don’t rush into investing in ‘any old pension’ for the sake of it

Invested: What the Brexit fall-out will mean for investors

Invested: What the Brexit fall-out will mean for investors

Brexit gives rise to multiple issues for companies to consider, but investors should focus on the opportunities and threats the fall-out throws up

Invested: Brexit and tax:  the open questions

Invested: Brexit and tax: the open questions

More than a year has passed since the announcement of the Brexit referendum result, yet there are many tax issues still to be reconciled. Brian Keegan separates the knowns from the unknowns

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: Taking social media into account

Invested: Taking social media into account

Banks can reach a large audience through social media, and are using popular channels such as Snapchat to attract a new generation of customers

Invested 2017: The executive with plenty of drive

Invested 2017: The executive with plenty of drive

As chief executive designate of Acushnet, 49-year-old David Maher has proven he has the determination to secure one of the most important jobs in golf. Now he must prove his worth

Invested: What do voters want from the Irish political economy?

Invested: What do voters want from the Irish political economy?

Political success is based on the ability to deliver high-quality public services, public infrastructure and jobs, but voters’ wants are complex and divergent, writes Aidan Regan