25
May

Updated Privacy Statement

As the whole world no doubt knows, today is the day that the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force. Accordingly, we have updated our privacy statement, linked here. Please feel free to read through this document and let us know if you have any questions at all.

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2
Jan

Updated Terms of Business

Following recent regulatory changes, we have updated our terms of business, effective immediately. You can view these updated terms here.

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11
Oct

Budget 2017

In recent years it seems that most of the budget is leaked in advance, and this year was no exception.  For your convenience, we have highlighted the key points of today’s budget in this update. From a pensions perspective, the state pension will increase by €5 per week from March 2017. Tax relief on pension contributions also remains at 40% …

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1
Jul

BREXIT – Further Update (Friday 1st July)

Good afternoon, The old saying “a week is a long time in politics” was never more true! It’s certainly been an eventful few days in the UK, with lots more political machinations to follow no doubt. MARKETS Thankfully, world stock markets have proven to be more resilient than Boris Johnson in the last few days. The FTSE 100 has recovered …

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24
Jun

Brexit – Initial Update

BREXIT – Initial Market Update (Friday PM) Good afternoon, As the song goes “breaking up is hard to do”, but that hasn’t stopped the UK from voting to leave the EU in yesterday’s referendum. Following the vote to leave, it is not certain when the UK will officially notify the EU of its intention to leave under article 50 of …

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30
Jun

Update on Greece – 30th June 2015

With Greece set to default on its IMF debt today, the following update sets out what we may expect over the coming days. Background Greece and its creditors have failed to agree terms to allow the release of the last tranche of financial assistance under a second bailout package that expires today. Greece is to hold a referendum on 5th …

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14
Oct

Budget 2015 – Summary

As the 2015 budget proceeds through the Dail this evening, the main points are outlined below. From a pensions perspective, the Minister has confirmed that the pension levy falls to 0.15% next year, and ceases in 2015. Thankfully, tax relief on pension contributions remains at the marginal rate, giving up to 40% relief in 2015. Total expenditure is projected at …

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1
Jun

Updated Terms of Business

Following a recent review of our compliance procedures, we are updating our terms of business document to include the following  changes: A more detailed description of our regulatory status as an Independent Broker and Authorised Advisor. Guidance notes on the importance of reviewing your circumstances regularly. An explicit option for our client’s to pay in full for our services by …

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27
Feb

Cessation of the Eligible Liabilities Bank Guarantee Scheme

Yesterday the Irish Government announced the cessation of the Eligible Liabilities Guarantee (ELG) Scheme, effective from 28th March 2013. The full text of Michael Noonan’s announcement can be found here. The controversial scheme was introduced in September 2008 in response to share price collapses in Irish banks. The scheme essentially covered all deposits in participating Irish banks, without limit. What …

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