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The Gender Pension Gap

A recent survey carried out by Bank of Ireland focused on women’s confidence regarding financial planning and managing money. The survey results outlined the variations between men and women’s approach and confidence when it comes to money management. At a high level, it was…

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Tax Deadline: Set up ITC pension overnight with ITC Nexus

With the online tax deadline looming on 17th November, it is good to know that a self-administered pension can be set up overnight through ITC’s online facility - ITC Nexus. Send us a cheque for your client’s contributions the following day, ensuring you meet the deadline…

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Utilise the BOB Before it’s Too Late

In our latest vlog, ITC's Stephen Dooley discusses the restrictions of IORP II on investments by occupational pension schemes in unregulated investments such as property and how the Buy Out Bond can provide a cost effective solution.     …

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Lending in Pensions Attracting Investors

It is an interesting time for the property sector. We are currently dealing with the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic on our economy and investments as a whole. Also, in April 2021, the IORP II Directive was implemented. This is an EU directive requiring pension schemes…

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Can I Buy Commercial Property Through My Pension Scheme?

In his latest vlog, ITC’s Eoin Hassett discusses the options available for commercial property investment and the possible benefits.   The views expressed in this video are based on our current (August 2021) understanding of pensions law and Revenue…

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The Socially Responsible Pension

What an interesting 16 months the Irish pension sector has faced. Not only are we dealing with the lasting effects of the Covid 19 on our economy and investments as a whole, but 2021 has also brought the implementation of the IORP II Directive, an EU directive requiring…

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LEAP - Driving Better Value

In these days of volatility, uncertainty and pedestrian returns, financial advisors are looking for tailored options to ensure they reach their investment targets for their clients.A one-size-fits-all investment model fits no-one properly. Financial advisors need the tools to…

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Explore the Benefits of ITC’s Non-Standard PRSA

In our latest vlog, ITC's Eve Nolan will be discussing our Non-Standard PRSA and the advantages it offers as a product. The views expressed in this video are based on our current (June 2021) understanding of pensions law and Revenue practice, which is subject to…

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Can Your Pension Help Tackle Climate Change?

In the investment world, we are currently seeing a shift towards more sustainable investing. The European Union legislation, due to be introduced this year, will require financial advisers to ask clients about environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) preferences and,…

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What Does IORP II Mean For Pensions?

The Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, T.D., has now signed IORP II into Irish law. The new legislation applies to all occupational pensions and trust Retirement Annuity Contracts (RACs), including small schemes and one-member arrangements.But what does this…

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