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What You Need To Know About Defined Benefit Pension Schemes

What You Need To Know About Defined Benefit Pension Schemes

Defined Benefit Pension Schemes are a type of occupational pension scheme. Under a Defined Benefit Scheme, there is typically a commitment to pay you a retirement income which is calculated based on years of service and salary. You would normally have the option to...

A Guide To Defined Contribution Pension Schemes

A Guide To Defined Contribution Pension Schemes

Defined Contribution Pension Schemes are a type of Occupational Pension Scheme. Under a defined contribution scheme, you and your employer together contribute to build up a Retirement Account for you. This Retirement Account should grow over the course of your working...

Personal Pensions – An Overview

Personal Pensions – An Overview

In this week's blog, we outline Retirement Annuity Contracts – or as they are more commonly known, Personal Pensions. As we edge closer to the tax filing deadline, contributions to this scheme are used by many to reduce their tax liabilities. Similar to last week’s...

PRSAs – What You Need To Know

PRSAs – What You Need To Know

And so Pension Season sets in for another year! The annual season where those who are self-employed have to think about paying their tax and seek ways to reduce it by paying into a pension, and the employed worry if they have enough in their pensions! Over the coming...

It’s Never Too Early To Start Planning Your Pension

It’s Never Too Early To Start Planning Your Pension

Think you don’t need to consider a pension at 30? Think Again!   The Early Bird... There are choices you make in life that will have a huge impact on your future. Starting a pension for your retirement (yes it’s a long way away) is one of those choices because...

Benefits of Life Insurance

Benefits of Life Insurance

Choosing the right life insurance cover for you and those closest to you is essential. It will provide many great benefits, not least peace of mind that should something happen to you, your family will be protected financially. Future Planning As you age and your...

The Smart Move for Cohabiting Couples

The Smart Move for Cohabiting Couples

Did you know that generally only married couples and registered civil partners are exempt from inheritance tax? This means if you are living with your partner and are not married to them, or in a registered civil partnership, you may have to pay inheritance tax, even...

Negative Interest Rates: How could they affect you?

Negative Interest Rates: How could they affect you?

In economic downturns, people typically hold onto their money and wait to see some sort of improvement before they ramp up spending again. As a result, deflation can become deep-rooted in the economy because people stop spending, demand declines, prices for goods and...

Know your Pension Benefits

Know your Pension Benefits

With so many redundancies of late, it has become more important than ever to know your pension benefits. Many companies in Ireland have announced a massive cut of jobs, so this really brings home the need to completely understand what your Pension Benefits are and how...

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