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 [...]
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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 [...]
THE average price of a house is set to jump by 10pc this year, and rise by another 8pc next year. House completions are set to grow strongly, Goodbody Stockbrokers said in a new report on the economy. But it will take a number of years before the number of units built matches demand, [...]
Planning permission granted for new children's hospital at St. James' https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/a-watershed-day-goahead-give...
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 [...]
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, [...]
I presented to a group of business peers in a local BNI Networking Chapter that I am involved in. It's the 6th time that I've stood up and done this, and each time I ask myself "am I getting my message across?" It's important not to bombard people with financial jargon and I'm well [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I come across a lot of things when carrying out financial reviews with clients. When conducting a thorough inspection of their current cover, I often come across various policy types, from the well recognised mortgage protection plans to the lesser known, but increasinggly popular, mortgage convertible policies now on offer. However a common policy [...]