Thematic investing seeks to capture trends playing out in the world around us. It gives investors access to the emerging technologies which shape the ways we work, communicate and travel. […]
Cyber-security – the next big investment opportunity?
In the US, the SolarWinds crisis and the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline helped concentrate minds about defeating criminal hackers. The advanced cyberattack was attributed to DarkSide, a ransomware gang which […]
Housing and Nursing Homes in Ireland, 2021
Mortgage drawdowns in Q1 2021 reached their strongest levels since 2007 according to published data from the Banking and Payments Federation. The strong demand, together with the depleted outlook for […]
Rehabilitation Programmes for income protection customers
When our ability to earn, is removed due to accident or illness, there are consequences for our financial future and that of our families. Many employers provide their employees with […]
Must I take out life cover for my mortgage?
The Consumer Credit Act, 1995 requires borrowers to take out a life assurance policy to cover repayment of the outstanding mortgage on the death of the borrower. This requirement only […]
Life and Serious Illness Claims 2020
This is the time when Life Insurers report on their claims experience for the previous year. In 2020, there was a 15% reduction in death claims compared to 2019. Insurers […]