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Brutal costs of using banks to exchange foreign currency

Peter McGahan
WITH the Easter holidays upon us and the summer season on the way, I thought I would cover the ways to save significantly on holiday purchases, and rather than paying banks, you might enjoy an extra few bottles of wine here and there.

The rising cost of staff pay

Paddy Harty
QUESTION: I have a small team and have heard that the National Living Wage went up earlier this month – could you please tell me by how much? ANSWER: The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers are entitled to by law.

The £3,420 buy to let mortgage imprisonment

Peter McGahan
THE buy to let mortgage market boomed as many investors, unhappy with near zero returns on their cash, moved to buy a property to provide themselves with a sustainable income.

Was Budget 2017 really a taste of Spring?

Malachy McLernon
QUESTION: What were the main announcements in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget last week? ANSWER: The Chancellor delivered the first of two Budgets due in 2017.

Know when to hold ‘em, know when to run?

Peter McGahan
I CAN remember 20 years ago staring at a customer’s exposure to Europe within their pension fund and thinking: should I stay or should I go? The same decision would have to be made for their Japanese fund.

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