ECB interest rate cut is good news…or is it?

ECB interest rate cut is good news…or is it?

When the European Central Bank governors met this week to announce that its main interest rate was to be cut to a record low of 0.5% nobody was surprised…but not everyone was particularly happy. The rate cut was made against a backdrop of a falling Euro...
Announcing the Pensions Survey Competition Winner…

Announcing the Pensions Survey Competition Winner…

Amy Bennett was one of hundreds who completed the Ocean Finance Pension Survey and entered the competition to win a cool ipad mini! Congratulations to Amy and all who participated in the survey which revealed some surprising results about what you think about...
Best Irish Pensions Fund Manager? Well, Go Compare…

Best Irish Pensions Fund Manager? Well, Go Compare…

iIrish pension managed funds continued their good work of late by delivering further positive returns during the pandemic season. But which fund managers are providing the best returns over different time periods? Use our interactive graph below to compare...
Spring is in the air! Mortgage market thawing out

Spring is in the air! Mortgage market thawing out

In a recent blog post we spoke about how there were signs of life in the mortgage market with AIB, BOI and PTSB coming out and promising to increase lending for the year. Both AIB and Bank of Ireland spoke of doubling their figure to approx € 2 billion each for 2013...
Pensions Time Bomb: 10 reasons why you should defuse it now

Pensions Time Bomb: 10 reasons why you should defuse it now

Recent talk in the media of €324 billion pensions time-bomb may seem fairly dramatic and may have a degree of scaremongering involved but if you look behind the headlines the basic message is clear. We as a nation won’t be able to rely on the state pension for our...