Category Archives: Investments

A Different Era

The fitness levels on display in the last Sunday’s All Ireland final once again had us in awe. Similarly, when I watch Rugby and many other sports I marvel at the speed, strength and athleticism of today’s players. Matches have … Continue reading

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How will investment markets react to Trump or Clinton as President?

The gap between the two candidates has all but closed as we fast approach the 8th November finish line. Markets will either rise, fall or stay the same immediately after the election. This short term ‘movement’ has always been unknowable … Continue reading

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Irish property almost as risky as Chinese – Standard Life

There were some mixed messages on the outlook for Irish commercial property this week. Standard Life Investments has suggested that investors may be under-estimating the risks of investing in Irish property. Continue reading

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Early approval can beat new Mortgage rules

A report published recently advises those that are considering the purchase of a new house of the advantages in seeking approval now, otherwise double the current minimum deposit level may be required from January 2015. Continue reading

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Money on deposit is just not making cents

The move by the European Central Bank to reduce its key lending rate to just 0.05pc this month means that Irish banks will keep reducing saving rates. Continue reading

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Credit Union-Is your money safe?

New figures obtained by the Central Bank suggest that 1 in 4 (25%) Credit Unions are in trouble; these credit unions are on a “watchlist”, indicating the regulator has concern over their current position.

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Depositors Beware-EU to set up a bank “Bail-In” system!

A political agreement was reached on Wednesday 11th of December by parliament and Council Presidency negotiators for a draft bank recovery and resolution directive, this is the first step towards setting up an EU system to deal with struggling banks.

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