September 17, 2021

What to do with Ulster Bank & KBC Deposits

In recent weeks we have received a number of phone calls from clients who have deposit accounts with either Ulster Bank or KBC. With the imminent departure of these banks from the Irish banking scene many have sought out our advice as to what to do with these deposits. In some cases, they had almost forgotten that they had put…
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Eamon and Robert

It’s Pensions Awareness Week once again and in a similar vein to last year the pensions landscape, though improving, is still far behind where it should be in terms of usage and wide-scale uptake across Ireland. There is a combination of reasons for this ranging from concerns about a lack
September 15, 2021
The recent high-profile divorces of two of the world’s richest men, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, have shown if there was any doubt before, that divorce knows no boundaries and can impact anyone at any level of society. It is impartial but not impersonal. There is a lot of emotion
September 13, 2021
Acronyms, they are everywhere. Depending on your life stage, profession, or hobbies, you may view one set of letters as having a completely different meaning to that of your son or daughter for example. Our LOL (lots of love) is not their LOL (Laugh out loud), and your POS (point
September 6, 2021
There have been many onset issues that have stemmed from the pandemic since it made its global presence known in early 2020. Several lessons have and will be learnt but perhaps the greatest of all lessons will be that life is fragile. Things that we took for granted we can
September 2, 2021
People are sometimes funny. We often ‘put the cart before the horse’ but expect the horse to continue plodding along as normal. The French writer Voltaire put it best when he said, “Common sense is not so common”. A classic example of this would be Insurance. It seems barely a
August 16, 2021
Planning. It’s a word all too familiar to Business owners and one often found wanting throughout the busyness of our working and personal lives. Similar to time, we never quite have enough of it and never quite feel we made the best use of it when we did. If you
August 12, 2021
A recent 2020 survey by AIB’s Business banking division found that 32% of all Irish SME owners presently operating are likely to exit their businesses within the next five years. This is no small figure, and it raises a number of questions not least about the economic impact of such
August 9, 2021
It was just before 3am on Thursday 29th July beneath the watchful gaze of the Tokyo Gate Bridge that Ireland made history again, picking up only our 10th gold medal since the modern Olympic games began in Athens in 1896. Having previously captured a silver medal four years earlier with
August 4, 2021
What makes a good financial prophet? Predicting investment returns is akin to make weather forecasts. While you might get a sense of what might happen over the next few days, further out is totally impossible and the real experience can be totally random on any given day.
May 10, 2021