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Situation grows desperate for mortgage holders

written by Rachel_McDonald
19.01.10 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Seems like the situation is becoming more desperate for mortgage holders - the Irish Independent predicts an avalanche of repossessions as new figures show that 6400 people stopped paying their mortgages more than a year ago. These homeowners are now almost certain to have their homes repossessed, says Charlie Weston.

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Five of the best credit cards to use this Christmas

written by Naomi_Richardson

We can resist anything but temptation to paraphrase Oscar Wilde. Despite the best laid plans and your own personal cutbacks (you've taken the office beer-up over buying something new to wear to it), you're still a bit short on cash to tide you over the yuletide period. The Visa and Mastercard have been tucked away

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Article 21.12.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

First time buyers can cherry pick property

written by Naomi_Richardson

It's not all depressing news on the property front. First time buyers (FTB) have the world at their feet. Once they have a mortgage in the bag (no mean feat in itself), they quite literally have their pick of the properties. And there are plenty of bargains out there. Reports this week that buyers in 2007 forked out €332,000 for a 65sqm apartment in one development...

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Article 19.11.09 1 Recommends 0 Comments

NAMA from heaven

written by Charlie_Weston

Legislation creating the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) is likely to be published later this month. It is set to be the one of the most important laws passed in the country...

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Article 06.07.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

You can bank on this

written by Charlie_Weston

Banks and other finance firms are putting the squeeze on customers to recoup huge losses. If you are not careful you can find yourself getting taken to the cleaners by bankers intent on making the customer plug their profits gap.

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Article 06.07.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

At this rate, its seems we're getting into a right fix

written by Charlie_Weston

With interest rates having been cut seven times since last October it is now time mortgage holders started considering getting in a fix. By that we mean of course locking in for three or five years to the low mortgage rates that are currently available.

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Article 02.06.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Get one over on the bankers

written by Charlie_Weston

Do you want to get one over on your bank? Then using your savings to pay off an expensive debt like your credit card bill is one of the most effective ways you can beat the bank.

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Article 02.06.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Free banking? What's the catch

written by Charlie_Weston

The credit crunch has taken a big bite out of low-cost banking for consumers, but there is still value out there.

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Article 02.06.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Friends aint so flexible anymore

written by Charlie_Weston

The deepening recession is turning banks and credit card companies nasty. Back in the boom you may have been given leeway if you missed a credit card payment or went over your credit card limit.

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Article 08.05.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

How do your savings rate?

written by Charlie_Weston

Many people have reacted to the downturn by saving more.  A recent survey found that three out of five consumers said they are more likely to save due to the current economic recession

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Article 03.04.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments
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