30 05, 2012

Only one third grasp Pension Funds and Personal Finance

Wednesday, May 30, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Only one third grasp Pension Funds and Personal Finance

Roughly one third of consumers understand the basics of pensions and personal finance, according to research carried out for the Irish Association of Pension Funds during its annual defined contribution pensions conference held recently this month. The impact of interest rates, the effect of inflation on savings and whether investing in a single company’s stock [...]

29 05, 2012

Rise in rebuild costs to affect home insurance premiums

Tuesday, May 29, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Rise in rebuild costs to affect home insurance premiums

Make sure you have the right rebuilding costs on your house insurance policy Despite the depressed property market, the rebuilding cost of a house has increased by 1.5% which will have an effect on House Insurance premiums, attributed to more rigorous enforcement of building regulations. A guide published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland [...]

28 05, 2012

Insolvency Bill due to be published next month

Monday, May 28, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Insolvency Bill due to be published next month

Details of the Insolvency Bill will be revealed within the next 30 days According to Justice Minister Alan Shatter, Irish banks have failed to adequately tackle the mortgage debt crisis but will be compelled to do so by the Government's Insolvency Bill, which is due to be published next month. Speaking yesterday about the Government's search for [...]

25 05, 2012

Permanent TBS to cut rates

Friday, May 25, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Permanent TBS to cut rates

 Irish Life & Permanent indicated would further reduce residential mortgage rates, as it came under criticism from customers furious at having to pay more than homeowners at rival banks. The State-run group's troubled lending arm, Permanent TSB which is set to be split from its profitable life business won approval from the EU/IMF last month [...]

23 05, 2012

Need to exchange your foreign licence for an Irish one?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Need to exchange your foreign licence for an Irish one?

Depending on its country of origin it may be possible to exchange your full driving licence for an Irish licence. Ireland has agreements with most EU/EEA States and recognises full driving licences issued by competent authorities so there shouldn't be a problem doing this if your licence has been issued within the EU. Ireland also [...]

16 05, 2012

Consumers reducing House Insurance cover

Wednesday, May 16, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

House Insurance policy holders are beginning to revise their rebuilding costs downwards as a measure to reduce the cost of their home premiums, according to research by an insurance specialist. The study revealed an average reduction of 16% of the sum of the rebuilding cost from a national average of €248,000 to €208,000, reflecting a [...]

15 05, 2012

Understanding No Claims Bonus – Car Insurance

Tuesday, May 15, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Understanding No Claims Bonus – Car Insurance

A No Claims Bonus (or NCB) gives a reduction to Car Insurance policyholders. The bonus received is dependent on the number of years since you made a claim or when a claim was made against you. At renewal time, your current insurance company posts you out a letter outlining the years of No Claims Bonus [...]

11 05, 2012

Protect your house from fire

Friday, May 11, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

House fires account for approximately 40 deaths a year in Ireland. However, there are simple ways that you can prevent the risk of a fire breaking out in your house (some of which will reduce the cost of your House Insurance too!). The best tip is to install at least one smoke alarm on each [...]

4 05, 2012

Car insurance is better with a broker

Friday, May 4, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Car insurance is better with a broker

Forget the other brokers - get in touch with us for your car insurance needs Sorting out car insurance often gets in the way of our busy lives. For the vast majority, it requires much wasted time contacting brokers and insurance companies. Like anything you have to pay for, you just the cover your need at [...]

3 05, 2012

Insure your home is protected whilst on holiday

Thursday, May 3, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

With summer holidays approaching, there are many people who may leave their home unoccupied for the time they are away. Granted, you may be more occupied with making sure you have the important things for the holiday such as the passport and the sun cream! However, it is a very good idea to take some [...]

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