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The changing face of pension schemes

The changing face of pension schemes

A changing pension environment poses challenges for trustees and retirement savers, writes James Kavanagh

The Tax Take

The Tax Take

Investing in a pension fund is still the best way to beat the Revenue

A stitch In time: planning for our old age has never been more urgent

A stitch In time: planning for our old age has never been more urgent

Figures show half of Irish workers will rely solely on the state pension

How to get a mortgage: Preparation is key for applications

How to get a mortgage: Preparation is key for applications

Would-be buyers should be aware of new mortgage rules and keep their current accounts squeaky clean

One year on, the mortgage market is still distorted

One year on, the mortgage market is still distorted

It is likely that the next couple of months will be a graveyard for activity unless potential buyers meet the criteria

The Tax Take

The Tax Take

Every time the property market heats up or cools down the tax policy on property also changes

A crisis or a twist in the road to recovery?

A crisis or a twist in the road to recovery?

Comment: The housing market has endured a bumpy ride over the last decade, and the current lending rules may only prolong it

New rules create a nation of winners and losers

New rules create a nation of winners and losers

Comment: If you want a home loan, and you’re not in one of the favoured white-collar professions, you’ll have to jump through hoops

Ask Emma

Ask Emma

How do I build up savings?

Jury still out on new rules

Jury still out on new rules

Too early to say – that’s the verdict of lenders and mortgage brokers on the onerous mortgage rules which came into force earlier this year

Irish and Spaniards got poorer as Dutch and Germans prospered, ECB says

Irish and Spaniards got poorer as Dutch and Germans prospered, ECB says

Irish citizens lost more of their personal wealth than any other euro zone country after the financial crash

Switch and feel warmer for winter

Switch and feel warmer for winter

With fuel poverty a sad fact of life for many households, it’s vital to realise the potential benefits of switching providers

Run for cover

Run for cover

With car insurance rates climbing, it’s no time to put up and pay up on that initial quote

Ask Emma

Ask Emma

How can I recoup operation costs?

Boom in rent means increased tax liabilities for landlords

Boom in rent means increased tax liabilities for landlords