The 60-second guide to… organising your pension and will

Pensions and wills are some of the most common things which people put on the long finger. Make 2017 the year that you either start paying into a pension (if you’re not doing so already) or that you ensure that you’re saving enough into one. Many people are in for a financial shock when they […]

Read More

First-time buyers’ Help-to-Buy scheme opens for applications today

The new Help-to-Buy scheme for first-time buyers, announced in the Budget last October, opens for applications today. First-time buyers can recoup up to €20,000 in a tax refund to put towards the cost of purchasing a property. Just last week, the Central Bank said that first-time buyers would only need a 10pc deposit, no matter […]

Read More

Tax Accountants – Helping You Start A Small Business

If you’re planning to start a small business, it is important that you understand the business taxation system. Tax accountants can help you with the taxation aspect of setting up your business. It’s important that you file your tax returns on time and accurately to remain in compliance and to avoid costly penalties. It’s simple …

Read More

10 Reasons to Use A Dublin Accountant

Here is a list that we believe are all excellent reasons why you should use a Dublin accountant for all of your business accounting needs: 1. An experienced and qualified accountant knows what he/she is doing and understands the accounting framework, concepts and principles which are essential to preparing your annual business accounts. 2. An …

Read More

Ten Rules For Accounts Payable

Healthy working capital flow is of paramount importance to all businesses. This is especially true for small to medium sized businesses. Accounts payable, when properly managed, can be an effective strategy to free up and protect working capital. Here are ten best practices for accounts payable management: 1. Develop a written accounts payable policy and …

Read More

Markets quiet ahead of Christmas

European stocks were little changed, after two straight weeks of gains, as investors kicked off the last full week of trading of the year. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell just 0.13pc in London. The Stoxx 600 is on course for its first annual decline since the peak of the sovereign-debt crisis in 2011, while […]

Read More

Christmas showdown as SuperValu and Dunnes go head-to-head in battle for consumers

Dunnes Stores and SuperValu now hold an equal share of Ireland’s multi-billion euro grocery market, as the pair battle it out for supremacy among consumers over Christmas. New figures from research group Kantar Worldpanel show the retailers each have a 22.5pc share of the market. Dunnes Stores, headed by Margaret Heffernan and Frank Dunne, snatched […]

Read More

Bank of Ireland admits over-charging thousands of its mortgage customers

Bank of Ireland has admitted over-charging thousands of its mortgage customers. It is the latest twist in the tracker mortgage scandal. The bank had already restored 2,100 customers to good value tracker rates in 2010. Now it says it has found another 600 cases where homeowners were wrongfully denied a low-cost tracker rate. And the […]

Read More