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Simple steps to cutting your tax  bill

Simple steps to cutting your tax bill

We live in taxing times, but turning the tables on our annual return can provide an opportunity to make something back, writes Paul Merriman

Knowing the credit score

Knowing the credit score

A new credit register governed by the Central Bank goes live in January. But what will it mean for lenders?

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

The mortgage switch hitch: getting a better deal for your mortgage

The mortgage switch hitch: getting a better deal for your mortgage

It isn’t easy to switch to a better deal, even with the same lender. There are plans for change, as borrowers perceive the current switching process as complex, costly and slow

Beating the barriers to changing banks

Beating the barriers to changing banks

Although it may seem a daunting task at first, switching from one current account to another is easier than you think

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan

Why we’re not feeling the tax benefits of the recovery

Health Insurance Special: Is Your Insurance A Waste Of Money?

Health Insurance Special: Is Your Insurance A Waste Of Money?

Roughly half the population has health insurance, but many consumers are throwing their money down the drain on plans that are effectively useless

Health Insurance Special: The ins and outs of private health insurance

Health Insurance Special: The ins and outs of private health insurance

The average premium for in-patient care is just shy of €1,200 per year, but consumers need to look beyond the price

Health Insurance Special: The great insurance cover-up

Health Insurance Special: The great insurance cover-up

Health insurance premiums are spiralling, forcing consumers into taking reduced cover. So what is the best policy for you, and how can you avoid being overcharged?

‘While €220 million might seem like a lot, spread across two million income taxpayers it doesn’t amount to very much'

‘While €220 million might seem like a lot, spread across two million income taxpayers it doesn’t amount to very much'

The amount of money available for new tax reliefs in Budget 2018 won’t buy a lot for individual taxpayers

Would you credit it?

Would you credit it?

Your choice of plastic can have an impact on safer shopping, as well as your credit rating and budgeting, writes personal finance adviser Paul Merriman of AskPaul.ie

Family Business Survival Guide: Taking business full circle

Family Business Survival Guide: Taking business full circle

The question of succession is an important one for all family businesses, with many pitfalls lying in wait. So how do you steer a course between keeping everybody happy and doing what’s best for the company?

Family Business Survival Guide: Keeping it in the family

Family Business Survival Guide: Keeping it in the family

Going into business with kin is no guarantee of loyalty, as lots of families have found out the hard way. Joe Behan explains how to keep a row from derailing your dynasty

In the palm of our hands

In the palm of our hands

With an increasing number of people making the switch from online to mobile banking, We analyse a shifting digital landscape and asks what the future holds for consumers and banks alike

The robot revolution about to hit finance

The robot revolution about to hit finance

We’re not too far away from a potential future where chatbots replace apps as our primary conduit to the world of technology. But what exactly are they, and what do they do? Róisín Killeen finds out