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Every business recovery plan requires safe payment options

Every business recovery plan requires safe payment options

There’s no doubt the arrival of COVID-19 in Ireland was as unexpected as it was sharp. Businesses across the country have been challenged like never before. In addition to the devastation Covid-19 has inflicted on cash-flow and day-to-day operations, it has also introduced significant challenges too. This includes how business owners can plan for and protect the health of its customers.

What Irish SMEs should know about the Credit Guarantee Scheme for

What Irish SMEs should know about the Credit Guarantee Scheme for

The purpose of the SME Credit Guarantee Scheme is to encourage additional lending to SMEs by offering a partial Government guarantee (currently 80%) to banks against losses on qualifying loans to eligible SMEs. The Credit Guarantee Scheme does not substitute for conventional lending that would otherwise have taken place.

What Irish parents need to know about education costs

What Irish parents need to know about education costs

In Ireland, while the general cost of paying for the educators is paid for through general taxation, there is a wide set of costs that need to be understood and factored for in advance of a child starting or returning to school, including the many different education costs.

4 practical financial planning tips as you adjust to life beyond Covid-19

4 practical financial planning tips as you adjust to life beyond Covid-19

Since nobody can predict with any certainty as to when a reasonable state of “normality” will return, we should plan according. The tips and tricks that boost one’s personal financial wellbeing in good times are doubly important when times are challenging, like now.

How to reduce financial stress and improve your well-being

How to reduce financial stress and improve your well-being

Stress can have a significant impact on our financial wellbeing. So it is important to first understand what the different forms of stress are and then, to take some key steps to learn to live with stress and even manage it. In this short article, Frank Conway examines the impact of stress and essential steps one can take to control it.