The average sum given by parents to their “generation rent” offspring is £17,500, or 7 per cent of purchase price

(...) research from Legal & General, providing finance for one in four of all mortgage transactions in the UK(...)

Trinity College Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill 18/8/05.

(...) second-highest level of student fees and the third-highest level of personal and household debt in the EU(...)

Some experts  fear that  allowing retirees to cash in all their pension at retirement could see a surge in spending on cruises and holidays - therefore impacting the long term sustainability of pension funds. (Photograph: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg)

Pension experts warned on Tuesday against allowing Irish retirees to cash in their entire pension when they reach retirement. In the UK, pension save(...)

Irish savers are earning less of a return on their deposits than their European peers figues from the ECB show.

Irish savers are earning the lowest return on their deposits across 18 European countries, new figures from the European Central Bank show. In Irela(...)

Eóin MacManus: I have a tendency to compare online and then shop locally as much as I can.

Are you a saver or a spender? I would reluctantly say that I am a spender rather than a saver, but as I have gotten older I have become a lot more sen(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The United States bull market, now 2,612 days old, has just become the second-longest rally in history. Stocks have more than tripled since March 2009(...)

The seven-year bull market has hung on to become the second-longest rally in S&P 500 history

CRH’s executive pay under scrutiny The so-called “shareholder spring” continues, with CRH one of many FTSE companies to come under scrutiny last wee(...)

In most cases, not nearly enough money is being set aside for retirement

My dad is living independently and fairly healthy at 93. He sold his last asset in 2013 and will be able to cover his own living expenses until 2017. (...)

Vodafone special offer: Just three weeks remain before the May 24th deadline. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Just over one in four small Irish shareholders in Vodafone have availed of an offer by the company to sell their shares for free. Vodafone, and its (...)

Deciding how to generate an income from your pension pot is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever makeunhappy senior couple worrying about expenses

Wouldn’t retirement (for those lucky enough to get there) be so much easier if we knew when we were going to die? At least financially it would. There(...)