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Debt tips for students

written by Joel
26.01.11 0 Recommends 5 Comments

A proposed loans scheme could leave university students with debts of up to €25,000 if it goes ahead, after a recent report said it is "essential" that students make contributions to the cost of third level education.

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Start Mortgages' authorisation challenged

written by Patrick

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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Conor Pope explains how Living Lightly works

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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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MBNA payback to customers will take three months

written by Siobhan_Norton

There's few red faces we reckon in MBNA today. Nearly 500,000 MBNA card holders will have their cards credited with an average of €38 after MBNA itself discovered it overcharged its customers by €18m. It came out with its hands up to the financial regulator. Anyway the refund is due to a drafting error in the credit card firm’s terms and conditions.

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Article 15.12.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Conor Pope says shopping around isn't rocket science

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Five more great ways to get the most out of your money

written by Naomi_Richardson

In the run up to Christmas, it is oh so tempting to buy something that you don't have to start paying for until six months down the line. Yes June 2010 seems far away now but it will swing around surprisingly faster than you anticipate. Blowing €449.99 on a Roger Black AG-12501 Bike Cross Trainer Combo - and paying nothing now - seems like a great deal.

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Article 09.12.09 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

How to avoid falling into money traps

written by Naomi_Richardson

Is payment protection insurance really one of the worst forms of insurance you can buy? Those of us who took out mortgage payment protection insurance to cover job loss or serious illness should be feeling confident that at least the mortgage is covered - no matter what happens, right? For most of us meeting those mortgage repayments is a priority.

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Article 02.12.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

How credit cards can ease the financial pain

written by Alex

Feel like your finances are beating you up? Join the club - it's one with an increasing membership. With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time take control over your spending. Christmas has many traditions - plus the traditions we invented during the boom years - splashing the cash and maxing out our credit cards. While overindulging generally meant a lean January...

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