Category: Pensions

Helping you on Life's Financial Journey

The Value of Financial Advice

In May 2021, Brokers Ireland commissioned iReach to conduct consumer research in relation to the value of financial advice. The research was nationally representative by age, gender, region, and socioeconomic status. It provides insights into savings/ investments, pensions, financial security, and the role of financial advisors. Using a Financial Advisor:  From those surveyed, 37% had…
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Eolas Money Providing Greater Engagement Options for Members of Company Pension Schemes:

Research has shown that members achieve greater success and retirement fund outcomes when regular engagement is undertaken between the member and their retirement planning advisors. Therefore, Eolas Money has introduced our Eolas Engage App so that members don’t need to wait until their annual review meeting to take any actions or pose question to us…
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Eolas Engage App

Eolas Engage App

Over the coming weeks, Eolas Money are delighted to be rolling out our new Eolas Engage App to members of company pension schemes that we are advisors to. This new app will allow members to engage directly with us with any pension or general financial planning query at any time during the year, not just…
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Financial Planning for Business Owners

At Eolas Money, we want to help business owners make the correct financial planning decisions for themselves, their families & their businesses, now and into the future. As an established Financial Planning practice, Eolas Money has worked with business owners for well over a decade to craft and implement robust financial plans and business strategies…
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Connecting Employees & their Pensions

Eolas Money are delighted to provide our SME clients with a digitalised pension platform allowing their employees access to real time information on their pension plan via their mobile app, tablet or laptop.  Key Features of our digital Pensions platform allows members to: Immediately view their personalised pensions account via their mobile app, tablet or…
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Retirement Planning for Company Owners/Directors

It’s coming towards the end of the calendar year and for lots of businesses, the end of their financial year also. If you are a company owner or director, you have substantial scope to extract cash reserves from your company and turn these reserves into personal wealth via retirement planning.. specifically, Executive Retirement Planning. What…
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Age to qualify for the State contributory pension could rise to 69

An article in today’s Independent.ie stating that the “Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has suggested the age to qualify for the State contributory pension could rise to 69 by 2035 and that Controversial proposals to increase the age at which people qualify for the State pension have been backed by the State’s budget watchdog.” This should…
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ARF v Annuity

The ARF v Annuity discussion is one we have many times with clients and impending retirees. Firstly, it is important for you to understand the merits & flaws of both retirement options and then match your long term retirement and legacy plans best to each product. The most complex part of retirement planning is the…
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What does the market slump mean for my pension?

There has been losses on global stock markets over the last few weeks predominately relating to the Covid-19 outbreak. With the amount wiped off global shares now heading into the trillions, concern is growing about the longer-term impact the virus may have on share values which will have an impact on your longer term investments…
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Retirement Planning

One of the key benefits of saving for your retirement is the tax treatment of pension returns compared to other investments. See below: Investment Funds = Exit tax 41% Deposits = DIRT 33% Equities = CGT 33% Rental Income = Income Tax 20% or 40% plus PRSI & USC Pensions = Tax free Returns So…
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