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Should I accept pension transfer value?

Query: I left my former employer two years ago after working there for almost 20 years. I have an entitlement to a pension from that company’s defined benefit (DB) pension scheme. I have received a letter from my former employer, […]

Mortgage approvals jump by 11pc as values also increase

Mortgage approvals jumped in October, both in terms of volume and value.

‘If you’re going to leave, leave, but don’t do this halfway house’ – Tony Blair on second Brexit referendum

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair said any second Brexit referendum should be a choice between remain and a hard Brexit.

Hundreds of regional jobs to be created as €30m allocated to ‘food hubs’

A selection of ‘food zones’ are the big winners from the allocation of €30m in new funding for regional employers.

Italian stocks lead Europe in recovery driven by banks, technology

European shares climbed modestly at the end of a volatile week, with banks and technology stocks, which have been hit hard by growth worries, leading the way, while Italian stocks rallied as bond yields fell. The pan-European STOXX 600 managed […]

DAA bid to raise cap on airport fliers to 35 million

THE DAA has entered preliminary discussions with An Bord Pleanála about raising the cap on the number of passengers that Dublin Airport can handle, from 32 million to 35 million. The construction of Terminal 2, which opened a decade ago, […]

Banks have become more profitable since the crash

BANKS in this country have become more profitable since the financial crash. At the same time, other EU banks have seen their level of profits decline, a new paper from an economist based in the Central Bank has found. Banks […]

What do I do if my bank says projections for firm are not based in reality?

Q: I am at an advanced stage of business planning for a new food product and all the indicators are that it will be successful. My projections show I will be doing several million in turnover in the third year, […]

Ecommerce explosion: online cross-border sales boom in China offers Irish exporters opportunities

Ecommerce has exploded in China – on current trends half of all of the world’s online transactions will take place in the economic power house this year. Local Chinese tech champions such as Alibaba, Tencent and JD.com dominate a rapidly-growing […]

Adrian Weckler: ‘Beware of Black Friday ‘sales’

In five days, ‘Black Friday’ will occur. You’ll see and hear lots of ads appearing about this. Sadly, it’s a time of the year when retailers spoof a lot about price cuts with no consequence from any regulatory body. Discounts […]

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