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International Pensions Webinar – Listen Here

In our recent webinar for advisors, ITC’s Aidan McLoughlin and ITC International’s Caroline Spiteri discussed the latest developments in international pensions.Topics included:Malta Pensions – The Key Benefits Recent Tax Developments – Lump Sums; ARFs Changes to…

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Inflation and the Impact on Your Retirement Nest Egg

The news media of late has reported on various indicators like the Consumer Price Index (CPI) showing the inflation rate receding from its recent highs. However, looking back to the mid 1960’s to the early 1980’s, inflation came in waves. History shows that it is possible…

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Pensions and ESG Integration

Since the introduction of IORP II, trustees of occupational pension schemes are obliged to consider Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) risks and include them in their investment decision-making process. This reflects the growing recognition of the importance of…

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Step by Step Guide to Pension Borrowing

Interested in investing in property through your pension but don’t have enough funds in your scheme? The solution could be a loan within your pension, but how does it work?Step 1: Set up your ITC self-administered scheme. Currently our ITC PRSA and ITC Buy Out Bond schemes…

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ITC – Your feedback. Our focus.

Customer satisfaction is top priority for us in ITC. Through systems like our ITC Customer Voice and annual surveys we are able to consistently monitor feedback to ensure we are meeting our customer’s expectations.Below we have shared some highlights from our surveys, that…

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Age Limit Removed for Vested PRSAs

In the most recent Finance Act, the Government introduced a major change in the rules around PRSAs which will benefit those who wish to retire and remain in the PRSA. From January 2024, you are able to take income from the Vested PRSA in the years following turning 75.This is…

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Finance (No. 2) Act 2023 – New Pension Property Requirement

As of January 1st, 2024, all residential pension properties must be registered with the Residential Tenancy Board (RTB) in order to maintain tax exemption.Currently rental income through pension property is not subject to income tax but in order maintain this exemption, all…

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Happy Holidays from all the Team in ITC

Our office will be closed from the evening of the 22nd of December, to reopen on January 2nd, 2024.Please note that we will process bank transfers and requests that are received before 12pm on the 22nd December 2023.We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very…

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3 in 4 Pension Advisors Say People Would Settle for Smaller, Earlier State Pension

Earlier this year we conducted a survey to gauge the opinions of our advisors on recent developments in the pension space.The survey of over 100 pension advisors covered topics such as:ARFs Vs Annuities Master trusts Vs PRSAs Changes to state pension Effects of Finance Bill…

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ITC at the Forefront of Pension Trusteeship at the Irish Pension Awards 2023

ITC Group received the largest number of awards of any trustee at the Irish Pension Awards 2023. “We are of course delighted to be recognised by the industry in this way”, says Aidan McLoughlin, ITC Group Managing Director. “It speaks of the dedication of our team that we…

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