PPI Refunds Ireland

Payment Protection Insurance  or PPI for short –  was usually sold by banks, credit card companies and retailers alongside mortgages, personal loans, credit cards , store cards , car loans , overdrafts and business loans. The scale of the mis-selling of payment protection insurance in Ireland (just like the UK) is becoming clearer. In October […]

Personal Loans Ireland

Personal loans are loans for a specific amount of money, usually between €2,500 and €25,000, taken out over a certain number of years (usually 3 ,4 or 5 years) The main providers of personal loans are banks, building societies, finance companies and credit unions. You can use a personal loan for both short and long-term […]

Injury Compensation Ireland

Ireland has a reputation for being a country where people will resort to legal action in order to try and claim compensation for accidents or medical negligence. Every week the papers seem to have at least one story of large settlements paid by insurance companies or the state for compensation for injuries received in car […]

Savings Accounts

The ECB rate is now just 0.05% – (January 2015) but you can still get interest rates around 2% on some deposit accounts in Ireland For longer term fixed rates the National Savings offer good rates and the fact they they have little or no tax  on the interest helps too. The interest rates on […]

Interest Free Credit Cards

Interest Free Credit Cards

Credit Cards Ireland Credit cards with introductory offers of Interest free credit on balance transfers or zero interest rates on purchases are always on offer to entice new customers in Ireland. Tesco Ireland are offering 6 months interest free credit on balance transfers and 8 months at 0% on purchases. This is the best offer […]

Opening a UK Sterling Bank Account

Moving Euros to Sterling The financial turmoil in Ireland  and other countries in the Eurozone  in recent years –  resulted in many Irish people withdrawing Euros from their Irish bank accounts and transferring it into other currencies. It appears that many Irish residents transferred moneyy to UK banks operating in Ireland or to UK banks […]

Ireland the UK and Brexit

Ireland the UK and Brexit

The Possible Effects on Ireland  of a British Exit from  the EU There is a referendum in June in Britain – which will determine if they leave the European Union Two way trade between Ireland and the Uk is worth over EUR €1 billion per week. Ireland is the UK’s fifth largest export market and […]