It doesn’t add up: 20,000 first-time buyers chase 10,000 new homes

Twenty-thousand first-time buyers are now set to chase half as many new homes, which will drive property prices sharply upwards for the rest of this year.

Healthy savings

If you have private health insurance, there’s a good chance that you’ll need to renew your policy this month, but why not switch instead and save hundreds, if not thousands?

Almost 70pc of Irish workers believe SMEs and start-ups offer best office culture

Almost 70pc of Irish workers would like to work in a small to medium-size enterprise (SME) or a startup, research has found – with respondents believing that startups and SMEs offer the best office culture.

Irish firm buys US international payroll company and announces 150 new jobs

Immedis, a specialist division of the Terry Clune owned Taxback Group, has today announced the acquisition of US international payroll company Expaticore.

Fees fall to €120m on Irish financial deals so far in 2017

Investment banking fees paid so far this year in relation to deals that involved Irish entities have hit $131.2m (€120.4m), according to figures compiled for the Irish Independent by Thomson Reuters.

Firms need to embrace technology to ensure robust anti-money laundering procedures

Late last year we predicted in these pages that the fine imposed of €98,000 on Bray Credit Union by the Central Bank for failures in its anti-money laundering (AML) procedures would be “the thin end of a very large wedge […]

EU urged to halt corporate tax plan until impact studied

The EU’s plan for the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) should be suspended until a country-by-country analysis of its likely impact is undertaken by the European Commission – according to Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes.

Mortgage lending at Bank of Ireland soars by 30pc in first three months of 2017

Bank of Ireland’s new mortgage lending recorded a 30pc increase in the first three months of the year versus the same period in 2016.

Receiver appointed by Cardinal Capital to two Genesis Homes units

Two units of Genesis Homes, a homebuilder controlled by former McInerney Holdings chief executive Barry O’Connor, have been placed in receivership after a repayment date was missed.

INM board members to be reclassified as non-independent

Two members of the board of Independent News and Media will be reclassified as non-independent, non-executive directors, the Irish Independent has learned.

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