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Start Mortgages' authorisation challenged

written by Patrick
29.11.10 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Robert Gunn is taking a High Court action challenging whether or not mortgage lender Start Mortgages is properly authorised to lend in the Irish market. The High Court has cleared the way for an unemployed father-of-one in arrears on his mortgage to challenge whether his lender ‘Start Mortgages’ was licensed to issue the loan.

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Ski holidays put on ice as recession continues

written by Naomi_Richardson

It's a slippery slope it seems when it comes to ski holidays. Despite the snow laden pistes and optimum ski conditions, it seems our love affair with winter sports has been put on ice while the recession continues to hold us in its wintry grip. The numbers taking to the slopes is down by half on the 70,000 who travelled in 2007, according to the Sunday Business Post.

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Article 25.01.10 1 Recommends 0 Comments

Situation grows desperate for mortgage holders

written by Rachel_McDonald

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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Article 19.01.10 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Running taps has trickle effect on water

written by Naomi_Richardson

Insurance company FBD got a rap over the knuckles for suggesting that householders leave their taps trickling all night in order to prevent their pipes from freezing in a pre-Christmas blog. Dublin City Council said the actions of FBD Insurance were "just not acceptable" when everyone nationwide is being urged to conserve water, the Irish Independent reports.

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Article 13.01.10 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Six ways to get financially fit for 2010

written by Rachel_McDonald

This is going to be the year - the year we finally get on top of our personal finances. Yes, come January we'll all be making similar promises to ourselves but there is a way - and it's not even too painful. There will be no forced selling of unwanted Christmas pressies on eBay (though that's not a bad idea), there will be no flogging the second car or the apartment in Turkey.

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Article 22.12.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Which financial bubble will go pop next?

written by Alex

We all like to think we're smart and can see trouble ahead. So how come no-one spotted the largest bubble of them all? The biggest financial crisis since 1929 has affected everyone around the world, a massive bubble that blew spectacularly. We knew house prices were over-valued. We knew mortgage lending from banks was reaching ridiculous levels

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Article 08.12.09 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

Ireland to become a world leader in broadband

written by Siobhan_Norton

Could it be, could it possibly be true? Ireland to become a world leader in, I can barely say it, broadband? It seems, after months and years of us moaning about how we’re stuck in the digital dark ages, change is gonna come. UPC, trading as Chorus NTL, is planning to launch Europe’s fastest broadband service to 600,000 homes, according to this week’s Sunday Business Post.

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Article 09.11.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

The uchoose news round up

written by Siobhan_Norton

We’ve heard plenty of rants about the state of Ireland’s broadband service, but is our failure to stay connected having social, as well as economic, effects? Tim Adams in the Observer, is bemoaning the plight of the e-solated. Ten years ago, before the advent of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and even Google, the idea of living without the internet was perfectly plausible. Now it’s like living without a limb.

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Article 27.10.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

The uchoose news round up

written by Aidan_Coughlan

Having been hinted at last week, WiMax burst forth in the last seven days to become the dominant broadband story on all the news pages.

Posted in Home Utilities
Article 19.10.09 1 Recommends 0 Comments
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