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Pension Asset Security

Do you ever ask yourself, how safe are my pension assets? Or what would happen if my pension provider were to get into trouble?In this vlog our Business Development Manager, Stephen Dooley, will take you through the risks associated with pension scheme security and how…

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The Pension Property Process

In our latest vlog, ITC Business Development Executive Eve Nolan, will take you through the ins and outs of purchasing a property through your pension.  The views expressed in this video are based on ITC’s current understanding of pensions law and Revenue…

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Roadmap for Pensions Reform (III) - It Could Be Really Simple

The main reason for complexity of Irish pensions is that there are too many different types of vehicles in place. Do you know your OPS from your BOB or your ARF from your PRSA? There are 13-15 different such vehicles in the Irish system. We need one or two. How can that be…

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Roadmap for Pensions Reform (II) - Don’t Roll Over, Just Yet!

As the Department of Social Protection and Pensions Authority have been reminded many times, most recently at the consultation on pensions simplification in 2015, nobody in the pensions industry believes that yet another structure is needed to accommodate mandatory retirement…

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Roadmap for Pensions Reform (I) - How We Got Here

It is widely accepted that Irish pensions are unnecessarily complex. They are part of an evolution which has taken place in a piece-meal fashion over the years. Many, many rules were created, not as part of an overall Government plan – there wasn’t any - but by Revenue in…

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International Pensions

In this vlog, ITC Business Development Manager Eoin Hassett, will give you a brief introduction to international pensions. Eoin discusses who can move their pension internationally and what are the benefits of making this transfer?  The views…

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The Pension Property Opportunity

In the first of our series of informative vlogs, ITC Business Development Manager John McGovern, will take a look at the Pension Property Opportunity. Specifically, why property works for pension investment, the Revenue rules on Pension Property and the ITC solution…

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MiFID II: What You Need to Know!

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (“MiFID II”) became effective on 3rd January 2018 and is generally considered one of the most important regulatory updates undertaken by the EU since the financial crisis.Though MiFID II is not expected to impact pension…

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ITC Charity Challenge

In 2017, ITC staff launched the ITC Charity Challenge. The purpose of this initiative is to raise money for charity by each staff member setting a personal challenge. ITC then donates €100 on behalf of staff members to a charity of their choice when the challenge is…

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The Cost of Tax Relief on Pensions is Fake News

Reports on the cost for the Exchequer of tax relief on pensions are either misunderstood or disingenuous.Experts in the Department of Finance claim that an additional €2.1bn could be collected by Revenue if we abolished tax relief on pensions.Obviously, if one is looking…

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