Market Update September 2023

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes” A US government shutdown could start on Sunday 1st October if spending bills are not approved by Congress before then. In this note, we outline what this would entail and its potential economic and market impacts. Overall, the financial-market impact is likely to be minimal given that […]

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The Longevity Issue – Investors Beware

October 27, 2022 by Terry Devitt While the investment universe is currently consumed by inflation and interest rates, there are other factors at play which will, arguably, have a far bigger impact on longer term pension and investment returns than the current war between central banks and the CPI. One of these factors is the ageing population […]

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Implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Investors have had much to contend with in recent months, with the emergence of the Omicron variant, rising inflation worries and the prospect of higher interest rates. To these concerns, we can now add the Russian invasion of Ukraine which, aside from the likelihood of human suffering, poses geopolitical dangers for the West and threatens […]

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Benchmark Merges with Money Plus

Money Plus are delighted to announce the appointment of Jim O’Kelly as Key Account Manager.  Following the acquisition of Benchmark Financial Services, Jim will lead our team in the Mid-West from his base in Ballaghaderreen.  Jim’s addition further strengthens the Money Plus offering encompassing the full range of financial services: Life Assurance.  Mortgage Protection          Investments […]

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Public Sector Mortgages

If you work in the public sector, at Money Plus we can offer you a mortgage that has been specifically designed for you. These mortgages, which are provided by ICS Mortgages, are designed for First-time buyers, Second time buyers and those switching from another lender and possibly releasing equity in their home.   Only one […]

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Switching Your Mortgage: Have You Seen the Savings?

Lending Institutions are very good at recruiting new mortgage candidates and provide highly competitive discounted rates.  In many cases, the lending community do so at a cost to their long-established existing book of mortgage holders?  Could this be you? There has been considerable media coverage regarding the substantial savings that can be achieved by switching […]

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