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Ignorance can be bliss in a downturn

“If you can keep your head when all about you. Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too" So we officially in a bull market, which does not make for pleasant reading for savings and investments. Markets have [...]

Ignorance can be bliss in a downturn2022-06-23T11:41:45+00:00

Covid 19 – Things we can do

Right, so we have been hit with the greatest pandemic in living memory. It has literally rocked our world, and not in a good way. As I type this almost 1,000,000 Irish people are in receipt of social welfare payment, be it job seekers or the new Covid benefit payment. Retail (with the notable exception [...]

Covid 19 – Things we can do2020-04-23T14:45:42+00:00

Mortgage Prep; the Do’s, the Don’ts, and the myths

I get a lot of mortgage enquiries, significantly up from 2016. There are a number of reasons for this; the new government Help to Buy Incentive, and increased consumer confident in the property market. In the course of providing advice and assistance to clients wishing to engage the whole mortgage application process, a number of [...]

Mortgage Prep; the Do’s, the Don’ts, and the myths2017-06-20T20:31:57+00:00

Pepper Homeloans

A recent new entrant into the Irish mortgage market, Pepper Homeloans are a part of  the Pepper Group, a highly experienced international lender with a lending portfolio of over €2.7bn, providing a range of mortgage and other lending products in countries such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia and Asia. As a mortgage broker I [...]

Pepper Homeloans2016-11-29T04:33:27+00:00

If in doubt, don’t leave it out!!!! Insurance and Non-Disclosure

If you've ever taken out a life insurance policy you may or may not recall the medical questions that you were supposed to be asked when completing the application. It's doubtful you remember much about the process. However the single biggest factor in the rejection of life/specified illness insurance claims in that of non-disclosure, [...]

If in doubt, don’t leave it out!!!! Insurance and Non-Disclosure2016-11-29T04:33:31+00:00

Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves

Remember beng told that growing up? Our parents were savers, whenever they could manage to with all the costs of raising a family, paying a mortgage and all those bills. There was no culture of borrowing really, the odd credit union loan perhaps, but car loans? Personal loans? Didn't really happen too often. When [...]

Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves2016-11-29T04:33:43+00:00

Pension season

Well it's approaching mid October, a time where I get very busy with pensions. From new clients who'd like to reduce their impending tax bill to existing clients who are now starting to increase their contributions, it's a busy period right up until the ROS deadline in mid-November. I provide pension solutions for Sole [...]

Pension season2016-11-29T04:33:48+00:00