In the wake of news that PermanentTSB have increased their mortgage lending fund to €450m in 2013, recently released figures from Bank of Ireland also provide some grounds for optimism. Bank of Ireland lent over €1bn in mortgages last year with a surging 65% increase on lending in last half of the year compared to… Read More
Personal Finance Blog
Do Google property search trends suggest sentiment shift?
It’s no secret that we in Ireland are obsessed with property and the number of Google searches per month on property-related terms bear this out. But can Google tell us which way the market is going? If one had a crystal ball to help us predict the future trends of the property market, one would… Read More
Just how much life cover do I need?
Already have Life Cover or Life Insurance? Then you are alright then…or maybe not… Recent research from Caledonian Life has shown how many people who already have a Life Cover policy may be under-provisioning for their dependants and beneficiaries in the event of their untimely demise or serious illness. Caledonian have revealed that the average… Read More
EU Gender Directive affects women…on facebook
Ocean Finance has had a facebook page for some time, albeit it was unloved (by all) and neglected (by us) until recently. Things have changed a bit since… Facebook provided us with a unique channel to reach out specifically to an audience that we wanted to talk to before the 21st of December…and that is… Read More
Budget 2013 Guide: All you need to know at a glance
Ocean.ie have compiled a summary of the main budget headlines indexed by category from the budget speech. If you have any questions about how it might affect you, drop us a line using the contact form or comment function below. Business Taxation Commitment to maintain the 12.5% rate of corporation tax New funding sources and… Read More