The economic outlook for 2018 and beyond continues to look optimistic, with forecasted growth of 4.4% for Ireland for 2018 (Central Bank). Unemployment is now at 5.8% (CSO May 2018) predicted to fall to 5% this year which is regarded as full employment, not experienced here since 2007.
This is a final opportunity to reduce last year’s tax bill. If you don’t avail of this opportunity before the tax deadline, then you may have paid more tax than you need have paid for 2016 and you have missed your last chance to get this tax back or reduce the income tax you are about to pay.
Budget 2018 was delivered by Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, today. We have compiled a document with a list of the main changes that have taken place.
This information is very important for people aged 75 or over who have unclaimed pension funds.
What is Guaranteed Insurability?
Guaranteed insurability aka the life events option lets you increase your level of cover without the need for medical information.
It is available on some life insurance, mortgage protection and income protection policies.
We are delighted to announce the successful maturity of another product in the BlackBee range of investments. Hot on the heels of Gold Bond 1 which matured in May 2016 and Oil Bonus Note 2 in June 2016, Oil Bonus Note 3 has also matured.
Good news on the equities front this week with a number of stock indices reaching new highs:
Equity markets have been subjected to increased volatility in 2016 due to a confluence of events. These include economic growth concerns in China, severe oscillation in the price of oil, negative interest rates in some regions and, more latterly, Brexit.
On behalf of New Ireland, we are delighted to announce the new Easy Access SmartFunds offer.
After a couple of months of planning, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. We wanted a design that is more modern, but that would also make it easier for you to find the information that you are looking for. The site is now compatible with modern tablets and smart phones to allow you to keep in touch while on the move.