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Pension Property and Co-ownership

One of the key features of ITC self-administered pensions is the ability to invest in property, be it residential or commercial. Some of the main benefits are that 100% of the employer pension contributions are allowable against tax, there is no Capital Gains Tax payable on…

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Lessons From Australian Pension Reform

As Ireland trundles ever closer to the implementation of Auto-enrolment there has naturally been a lot of discussion on the experiences of a similar process in the U.K. We can also learn a lot from Australia’s pension market which has transformed drastically in the last 20…

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Pension Property is Alive and Well

As Ireland’s fascination with bricks and mortar continues unabated, pension property may be a way to encourage resistant pension savers to start retirement planning. Retirement can be a daunting prospect, both economically and personally, but investing in a pension…

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International Pensions Webinar – Recording Now Available

In our recent webinar for advisors, we were joined by our team in Malta to discuss international pensions and the opportunities available.Topics included:Why Malta? Why ITC International Pensions? The practicalities of establishing an overseas pensions Recent tax changes…

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Defined Contribution Scheme Wind-Ups and the PRSA Conundrum

The transfer of corporate pensions from traditional Defined Contribution schemes to Master Trusts is gathering pace. In his latest piece for the FM Report ITL’s Eoin Hassett identifies a number of circumstances where transferring to a PRSA can be a better strategy…

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ITL Trusts Webinar – Recording Now Available

In our latest webinar for advisors, our Independent Trustee Limited (ITL) team discussed Trusts as the secret to managing intergenerational wealth.Topics included:SME Share Schemes Family Trusts Death Benefits From Pension Schemes Asset Protection To view the…

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Closing the Gender Pension Gap – The Path to Parity

It is widely known that the gender pension gap disproportionately affects women. The general reasons for this are gaps in employment for maternity leave, reduced working hours required to facilitate childcare duties and subsequent lack of representation in senior roles. This…

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LEAP – More Choice, More Transparency, Lower Costs

What is LEAP?The Leading Edge Advisor Programme (LEAP) in an investment platform that provides the professional advisor with innovative and transparent pension solutions for their clients. This unique service combines the expertise of both Conexim and Independent Trustee…

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Are PRSA’s the Future?

The Irish pension market is currently going through a period of significant regulatory change. The amendment to the taxation of contributions to Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs) has clearly improved its offering as a retirement vehicle option and now is seen as a…

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Merry Christmas From ITC

Our office will be closed from the evening of the 23rd of December, to reopen on January 3rd, 2023.Please note that we will process bank transfers and requests that are received before 12pm on the 23rd December 2022.We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very…

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