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Eight things the experts want for Christmas

Eight things the experts want for Christmas

Financial experts tell The Sunday Business Post what they’d like to see change in their areas of expertise

The ghost of Christmas Brexit shows Santa a scary new world

The ghost of Christmas Brexit shows Santa a scary new world

‘You’re not going to thank me for this, Santa, but you might owe HM Revenue & Customs a few bob.’ In the near future, Customs Officer Smith gives the man in red the lowdown on the meddlesome new trading arrangements

Banks still too slow to admit tracker failings

Banks still too slow to admit tracker failings

The latest update on the tracker scandal shows that the numbers affected almost doubled in the space of a few months, long after the investigation began

Good tidings on economy allow cautious festive cheer

Good tidings on economy allow cautious festive cheer

What is the economic growth delivering to people this Christmas? Our annual economic outlook survey finds out

Top 10 shopping tips for Christmas

Top 10 shopping tips for Christmas

Financial planner Paul Merriman shares how to get through the holiday season without courting financial ruin

Clear and present danger: How to avoid a consumer nightmare

Clear and present danger: How to avoid a consumer nightmare

What happens if the gift doesn’t arrive in the post, it’s faulty, or it’s the wrong item? The same problems crop up every festive season

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