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21.07.2020

RECALIBRATE: DEBT REORGANISATION AS A CONSENSUAL SOLUTION

The Central Bank, in its latest Financial Stability Review, 2020 has warned that the scale of economic shock due to COVID-19 is unprecedented and we are perhaps only at the end of the beginning as the challenges emerge. The review further goes on to state “Uncertainty remains about the likely mortgage default rate resulting from…

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16.07.2020

REVITALISE: PREPARE FOR THE NEXT NORMAL NOW: OWN THE NARRATIVE

Our Previous article Respond: Shielding Your Business From COVID: Black Swan Of 2020” provided six recommendations to respond to the disruption caused by the COVID pandemic. One of the key recommendations was to focus on assessing the cashflow of the company. It would be worthwhile to mention that cash and liquidity have played a very…

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09.07.2020

RESPOND: SHIELDING YOUR BUSINESS FROM COVID: BLACK SWAN OF 2020

Unforeseeable, detrimental and hindsight bias are the three characteristics of a “Black Swan Event”, a phrase coined by former wall street trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb and very commonly used in the world of finance. Owing to the unpredictable and unprecedented disruption/ loss that the COVID 19 pandemic has caused to Governments and businesses worldwide, it…

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27.03.2019

A No-Deal Brexit Remains Very Much On The Cards

Overview Forecasting what turn Brexit is going to take next, remains extremely difficult – when so much remains unknown. However, the possibility of a no deal Brexit remains very likely outcome, even considering the most recent extension in departure date from 29th March to 12th April. Below are some scenarios that could occur in the…

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06.06.2018

Blockchain part 5 of 6 – How Do I Implement my First Blockchain?

If you have read our previous blogs on Blockchain, you are probably now wondering what steps you and your business might undertake to incorporate Blockchain. Below are 6 steps to assist you in implementing Blockchain into your business: Step 1. Deciding if Blockchain is applicable to your Industry If you are uncertain how Blockchain can…

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30.05.2018

Blockchain part 4 of 6 – Blockchain in the Real World

The best ways to determine if Blockchain can help your business it to look at some real-world benefits. For example, it can provide to a range of businesses across the following separate and varied industries: Insurance Insurance providers need an efficient way to process claims. Blockchain can facilitate this by incorporating insurance claims and policy…

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03.05.2018

Blockchain part 3 of 6 – What are the Benefits of Blockchain?

Blockchain is a virtual public ledger that records transactions and tracks assets in a secure and transparent manner. Blockchain can provide many benefits for a business including: Cost savings – implementing Blockchain can achieve a variety of cost savings: Intermediaries are reduced as participants exchange items directly. As the network is self-policed by the network…

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19.04.2018

Blockchain part 2 of 6 – Concepts Underpinning How Blockchain Works

Blockchain’s name is derived from the way the system stores transactions in blocks which are subsequently linked together to form a chain. As the number of transactions grows so does the blockchain. The blocks record the time and sequence of the transactions. Each block possesses digital fingerprint in the form of a hash (maps a…

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19.03.2018

Blockchain part 1 of 6

Overview Blockchain is an operating system like Microsoft Windows or MacOS. Blockchain is a shared ledger that enables the process of recording transactions and tracking assets. These assets can be tangible items such as a house or intangible item such as copyrighting and patents. Blockchain can enable any item of value to be tracked and…

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04.10.2017

What is the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (“LIHAF”)?

The Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) is part of the Rebuilding Ireland Programme. Announced last July and approved on the 28th March 2017. The fund totals €226 million and will be used to improve Ireland’s strategic infrastructure and increase the number of houses. It is hoped the fund will lead to the development of…

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