Category: Insights

Mortgages in Ireland – Banks are lending

A TOTAL OF 9,091 new mortgages to the value of €2,142 million were drawn down by borrowers during the first quarter of 2021. The number of mortgages approved in March rose by 18.4% month-on-month and by 15.8% year-on-year. Contact Lyons Financial Services today and talk to our mortgage team about your mortgage needs.misinformed. https://youtu.be/97rtj2QY8L4

Mistakes people make when buying insurance

Many customers are often surprised when our experts talk to them about the insurance products we offer and how we tailor our offerings to your needs. When taking out insurance products, customer often overlook a number of important details, which can lead to them paying premium prices, or worse, not receiving adequate cover. Ciaran Moran… Continue reading Mistakes people make when buying insurance

5 ways to reduce your tax bill

Tax is a necessary evil. If we want to live in a country with access to public services, taxation is the system used to pay for these services. We can (and do!) argue and moan about the different levels of tax payable and whether they are levied fairly. But at the end of the day,… Continue reading 5 ways to reduce your tax bill

When did you last stress test your finances?

2020 has been a year of great uncertainty. Of course Covid-19 has dominated the landscape, bringing with it insecurity for some people around both their health and also their economic circumstances. As countries are moving in and out of various states of lockdown, for many people this is creating a lot of worry about their… Continue reading When did you last stress test your finances?

Don’t just blindly renew your health insurance

We’re at that time of year again when nearly 50% of Health Insurance customers are getting ready for their upcoming policy renewal in January. Many will simply renew without really thinking about it to any great extent – often an expensive mistake. There are a few specific factors to consider this year. First of all,… Continue reading Don’t just blindly renew your health insurance

Vhi Healthcare price and benefit changes 31.12.2020 & 01.01.2020

Vhi Healthcare have announced that there will be price changes on a number of schemes on the 31st of December 2020, details are in the attached pricing template: Vhi prices 31 December 2020.xlsx Price changes will apply to the following schemes on the 1st of January 2021, details are attached: Vhi prices 01 January 2021.xlsx… Continue reading Vhi Healthcare price and benefit changes 31.12.2020 & 01.01.2020

Irish Life Health price updates, benefit changes & new plan announcement 01.01.2021

Irish Life Health have announced the launch of two new plans: BeneFit Access 300BeneFit Access 500 BeneFit Access 300 (€907 per adult, €227 per child) provides cover for a semi-private room in private hospitals and the Beacon Hospital with a €300 inpatient excess per claim and a €2,000 co-payment on certain cardiac and orthopaedic procedures. Day Case… Continue reading Irish Life Health price updates, benefit changes & new plan announcement 01.01.2021

Laya Healthcare price and benefit updates 01.01.2021

Laya Healthcare have announced that there will be price changes on a number of schemes on the 1st of January, details are in the attached pricing template Laya Price Plan Changes 01.01.21.xlsx From the 1st of January a shortfall of 20% will now apply to specific Orthopaedic and Ophthalmic procedures in all private hospitals on… Continue reading Laya Healthcare price and benefit updates 01.01.2021

Vhi Healthcare new plan announcement, price increase and benefit changes 01.12.2020

Vhi Healthcare have announced the launch of three new plans. All plans will be available from the 1st of December 2020 FirstCare Extra 150 Day-to-Day will be priced at €1,002.00 per adult and €198.00 per child. Young adult rates will start at €405.46 FirstCare 250 Day-to-Day will be priced at €888.00 per adult and €192.00 per child. Young adult rates… Continue reading Vhi Healthcare new plan announcement, price increase and benefit changes 01.12.2020

Laya Healthcare price updates, benefit changes & new plan announcement 01.12.2020

Laya Healthcare have announced the launch of two new plans. They are called Everyday Health and Everyday Health Plus. Both plans will be available from the 1st of December 2020 Everyday Health is priced at €575 per adult and €185.14 per child. See table of benefits below: Everyday Health.pdf Everyday Health Plus is priced at €700 per adult and €200… Continue reading Laya Healthcare price updates, benefit changes & new plan announcement 01.12.2020