Not knowing what a tracker mortgage is could cost you thousands

Not knowing what a tracker mortgage is could cost you thousands

People who started their loans with a tracker mortgage could potentially be saving hundreds of Euro a month if they reverted to their trackers. Know what your rights are can ensure you aren’t cheated out of money by the big bad banks.

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We love our cheque books and cash

We love our cheque books and cash

The Irish government is finally getting with the “electronic” times via the introduction of the new National Payments Plan. This is their attempt to save the country €1bn by moving away from cheques and cash and into the electronic age.

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Investing on a short term basis will cost you dearly

Investing on a short term basis will cost you dearly

With DIRT increasing to 41%, it would behoove you to consider longer term investment options and not give away almost half your interest to the government.

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Options for members of winding up defined benefit pensions schemes

Options for members of winding up defined benefit pensions schemes

In this entry, we set out the options available to members of Defined Benefit Pension schemes which are now winding up and give some guidance as to what options these members now have.

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Time to go on holiday but at what cost?

Time to go on holiday but at what cost?

Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen and your bathing suit because you are going on holidays! Holidays and other fantasies can be financially achievable without breaking the bank as long as you engage in a bit of forward planning.

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You’re paying how much on bank charges?

You’re paying how much on bank charges?

Changing banks is such a hassle; all your accounts, your direct debits, learning about new bank fees, etc. But the potential to save €150 each year on bank charges may be a good incentive to make the switch. The decision is even easier when banks such as PTSB have dedicated staff to help make it a smooth transition.

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Do you have a friend like Mary?

Do you have a friend like Mary?

Are your financial basics in order? If not, then you may not be as financially independent as you believe; even if you can pay off your credit card at the end of each month.

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What are the secrets to financial success?

What are the secrets to financial success?

You work hard for your money so put in a bit more effort to ensure it works for you. Here are suggestions for why and how to put together and (more importantly) to stick to a household budget.

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The winding up of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes

The winding up of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes

The winding up of a DB Scheme can be very confusing. But all is not lost. There are options available to you as a deferred member.

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Are you making these common mistakes with your finances?

Are you making these common mistakes with your finances?

Don’t get caught out. We have solutions for each of these common mistakes so you can get back on the road to financial success.

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