HMP Insurance & Pensions Advisors nominated Best Broker in Dublin at the IBA Awards

Colm Power & I are delighted that HMP Insurance & Pension Advisors are shortlisted for nomination in the category of “Best Broker in Dublin award” & “Best overall broker award” at the IBA awards in the mansion house this evening. … Read More

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ECB holds rates at record low, assesses deflation risk

The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged today, holding off fresh policy action to combat the threat of deflation while it waits for new staff forecasts next month. The decision to leave rates on hold was expected by most … Read More

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Rate cut boost for tracker mortgages is likely

HOMEOWNERS with tracker mortgages could get another boost amid intense speculation of another interest rate cut by the European Central Bank. The Frankfurt-based bank meets on Thursday with another surprise slip in the rate of inflation and upheaval in emerging … Read More

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Dublin named best European city for property investment by global think tank

Dublin has been tipped as Europe’s top property investment hotspot for the year ahead. The city will undergo a renaissance from property pariah to star market for commercial investors, according to a report by international think tank Urban Land Institute … Read More

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Cost of current accounts in Irish Banks

Please see a quick summary of the costs of running a current account in the Irish Banks. AIB KEEP a balance of at least €2,500 in your current account at all times. If you do not, you will be charged … Read More

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Danske Bank customers have just two months to shut accounts

The bank is shutting its retail operation here, but will give those with credit card accounts a month longer to clear their balances and find a new card provider, the Irish Independent has learnt. Danske Bank said in October it … Read More

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Draghi refuses to rule out fresh rate cut in new year

TRACKER mortgage holders could benefit from a new cut in interest rates in the new year as Europe grapples with damaging deflation. The European Central Bank (ECB) left its key interest rate at its record-low of 0.25pc yesterday when it … Read More

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One in five renters plan to buy next year

THOUSANDS of people who are renting a home expect to buy a property in the new year. One in five of those who are renting a home now say they are likely to purchase a property in the next 12 … Read More

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Pensioners in troubled schemes could face cuts under new law

Troubled schemes will be allowed balance brunt of cuts between workers and retired members The Government has today approved a significant change in the rules governing pensions schemes which could see cuts in the payments being made to existing pensioners … Read More

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SIX out of 10 adults do not have a pension, a new survey has revealed.

Half of those surveyed by Research Plus for Standard Life found that just 41pc of people own a private, company or work scheme pension. Almost half of adults surveyed said they couldn’t afford to save into a pension. The people … Read More

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