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How to Reduce Your Income Tax Bill Now in One Fell Swoop

  Income Tax and Pension Deadline  – What happens on 16 November 2017? Although, like all dates, it comes around each and every year, this one can throw up more than its fair share of complications on an annual basis. […]

When you say goodbye to your old employer, don’t say goodbye to that pension

Don’t lose track of your pension especially when you move job! If you had thousands in a bank savings account, you would remember keep a good eye on it. You should think about your pension like that. Do you know and […]

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Contractors: Save tax using a limited company pension

Well here are three worked examples to illustrate your net pay could be and how you could save on tax by setting up a Limited Company, employing your spouse and using a Company Pension. Your net salary will depend on a […]

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Zurich pension funds show good returns over 25 years

25 years ago feels like another era, the time of the collapse of communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Pension clients of a certain vintage may find it hard to believe that was back in November 1989, that Zurich Life (formerly [...]
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Why investing in cash may not be the best option

After all the turmoil in property and stock markets in recent years, many people have chosen to put their savings or pension into cash-only instruments.  Is this playing it safe or plain stupid?  Zurich Life, which are one of the […]

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Defined Benefit Pensions v Defined Contribution Pensions

  What is better, a Defined Benefit (DB) pension or a Defined Contribution (DC) pension? If you had asked that question a number of years ago the answer would have been the Defined Benefit scheme by a country mile. A […]

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Which Irish pension fund should you choose now?

OCEAN  ARE A RECOMMENDED PENSIONS ADVISER SPECIALIZING IN HELPING PEOPLE TO SWITCH TO MORE AFFORDABLE PENSIONS WITH MUCH BETTER RETURNS.  CALL 01 8693400 FOR A FREE FRIENDLY CHAT TODAY Ocean recently released results from an online survey which polled ordinary […]

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OECD REVIEW OF THE IRISH PENSIONS SYSTEM

The recently released OECD review of the Irish Pensions Systems might be a worthy tome but its recommendations risk over-reliance on state structures to the detriment of real competition for pension savers. The paper focuses heavily on compulsory structures and […]

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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 […]

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The Pensions Time Bomb! What the people think

PRESS RELEASE Ireland’s Two Speed Pension Economy – New Survey shows whilst some people have stopped making contributions to their pensions, it is being offset by more people increasing their contributions Ocean.ie, a leading pensions advisory firm in Dublin has […]

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