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The Rising Cost of Education in Ireland

28.09.2023 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

The annual ‘Cost of Education’ survey reveals that more families are now inclined to initiate a savings fund compared to the previous year.   Key Findings: A Shift Towards Savings: The number of families planning for future savings has surged…

The Real Costs of DIY Investing

14.09.2023 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

Empowering individuals to take control of their finances is essential. However, managing investments on your own might not always be the best approach. While it might seem like a straightforward task, akin to assembling a piece of furniture, the intricacies…

What is income protection and how does it work

7.09.2023 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

  Income protection insurance offers a safety net by providing a regular cash payment if you’re unable to work due to a prolonged illness, injury, or disability. This is different from private health insurance and doesn’t cover redundancy.   What…

Unlocking the Power of Compound Interest: The Regular Savings Plan Albert Einstein, one of the most brilliant minds in history, once remarked, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who…

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Estate Planning & Inheritance in Ireland

23.08.2023 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

Navigating the complexities of inheritance tax can be daunting. In Ireland, it’s essential to understand the ins and outs of inheritance tax planning to ensure that your loved ones receive the maximum value of your estate without being burdened by…

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Inheritance Tax for Cohabiting Partners in Ireland

16.08.2023 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

In Ireland today, more couples are opting for cohabitation, either delaying marriage or forgoing it altogether. The Law Society’s 2016 census revealed that out of 1.22 million families in Ireland, over 152,000 are cohabiting. This represents a 6% increase since…

The Crucial Role of Financial Advisors in Pension Planning

3.08.2023 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

When it comes to our finances, most of us tend to go on hunches or on the advice of a close friend or relative (albeit despite their best intentions, not being qualified). However, navigating the intricate maze of personal finance…

Roban Financial Breakfast Seminar

31.03.2023 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

We were delighted to host a Breakfast Seminar in the Riverside Park Hotel on Tuesday last 28th March in conjunction with Irish Life. Kevin Fitzsimons, Pensions Development Manager, Irish Life presented very informative and interesting presentation on the topical subject…

Budget 2023

28.09.2022 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe T.D., and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath T.D., delivered the details of Budget 2023., yesterday 27th September. Jim Power, Economist summarised it by stating; “Budget 2023 can accurately be described as a very…

Budget 2022

13.10.2021 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

The Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform have  announced details of Budget 2022.  The budgetary preparation process is far more transparent than it has been in the past, and therefore there were no real surprises announced…

Happy Easter from all at Roban Financial

31.03.2021 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

We would like to wish you a Happy and Peaceful Easter. Our office will close on Thursday evening 1st April and we will return Tuesday April 6th.

Planning for Gift & Inheritance Tax

19.02.2021 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

The importance of inheritance tax planning is not in question.   However it may not be well known that there are measures you can take to alleviate at least some of the burden of same. The standard Gift and Inheritance tax…

Happy Christmas From All At Roban Financial

22.12.2020 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

All of us at Roban Financial would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year. Thank you for your continued support during 2020 and we look forward to meeting you again in 2021! Our offices are…

Roban Financial are Open

23.11.2020 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

We hope you are all keeping well through these uncertain times. We appreciate that while we have had to adapt the way we live our lives due to the ongoing threat of Covid 19, that our financial needs remain the…

Roban Financial – Phase 1 Re-Opening

19.05.2020 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

Our Government has just commenced phased re-opening of the country, as of yesterday 18th May 2020. In adhering to Government guidelines and in the interest of public safety, to both our clients and staff alike, we would like to assure…

Roban Financial are here for you

24.03.2020 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

In adhering to Government guidelines and in the interest of public safety, to both our clients and staff alike, we would like to assure you that we are taking every measure to manage and minimise the risk of COVID-19 and…

Roban Financial – Our Response to Covid 19

16.03.2020 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

We are in unprecedented times in our world, facing a global pandemic due to Coranavirus or Covid 19. It is truly an anxious time and we all need to do what is required of us now to stay safe. With…

Investing in Today’s World

9.03.2020 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

After a lengthy and very strong investment run, the investment markets are under a lot of scrutiny currently due to the effect of the Coronavirus. This of course is not welcome news, either in the investment industry or for any…

A New Year Financial Resolution!

13.01.2020 / by Lisa Sexton / 0 comments

Several weeks into the New Year, the media coverage and social media is yet again very focused on all our New Year Resolutions from keep fit regimes, menu planning, house decluttering and financial planning.   All of which are very positive….