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Seaspray Quarterly Investment Outlook- Q1 2021

Risk assets have seen a broadly positive start to 2021, and while we acknowledgethat it has not been a simple and straight forward ride higher for markets, we donote that the S&P500’s ‘VIX volatility index’ at the beginning of April has tradedthrough its lowest price since before the initial pandemic-led equity sell-off. Webelieve market participants …

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Psychological illness features high in 2020 income protection payouts

26 Mar 2021 Life & Pensions In her recent Money Times article in The Meath Chronicle, journalist Jill Kerby, discussed the increase in claims paid out by Aviva in 2020 for psychological issues. As someone who has worked from home for nearly my entire career – and with no young children to homeschool – the lockdowns of …

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Affordable housing plan will see State take up to 30% equity with first-time buyers

State will take up to 30% equity to help finance house purchase under new Bill A new affordable housing plan that will see the State take up to 30 per cent equity in a home with a first-time buyer is set to go to Cabinet next week. The Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien, said the …

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No access to retirement benefits from age 50 under new proposals

Now may be the opportune time to review any retained pension benefits you may have, before these proposals become law. Government eyes more simple pensions and abolition of multiple products Pension savers will no longer be able to access their retirement benefits from the age of 50 under new proposals from Government, which also recommend …

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Seaspray Financial arranges €1.3m funding for the redevelopment of Dublin 8 property

Property developer Danoj Developments last week announced it has secured more than €1.3 million in funding from Lotus Investment Group to support its redevelopment of 133 James’s Street in Dublin 8. Financing for this latest development by Danoj Development was arranged by Seaspray Financial Services, a specialist financial advisory firm providing corporate finance and investment …

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