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Discrimination: Irish have no credit scores!

“They’re for poor people” I hear you say! Well, no they are not. When you have a good, strong credit rating or score in the…

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Should I buy a property for investment purposes?

Yes and No. You certainly shouldn’t buy one directly, particularly if you have other income. Why would you buy something that generates more taxable income?…

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Switching bank is easy; why is no one doing it?

Simple, there is nothing worth switching to? Where’s the Fintech guys (Financial technology? FinTech or fintech is the new technology and innovation that aims to compete with…

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Landlords rejoice: higher rents but there may be a cost

It’s great if you’re a landlord as rent is increasing (ok 4%) each year as is the property value. But what happens if the tenants…

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We treat Road ownership better than Home ownership – No one should profit from homes!

The Irish are all obsessed with property ownership. Some say it’s the old foreign landlord fear – built up from 400 years of foreign control;…

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Prize bonds for the next generations homes

Homecoin, you haven’t heard of it yet but it’s coming soon. When it’s here, it should be the default gift for communions and confirmations, birthdays,…

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Why kids ignore pensions

Who on god’s earth would consider making pension contributions when they do not even own a home? The most important investment that people make in…

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Make the biggest investment of your life on a single day with 90% leverage! Are you mad?

Well that’s exactly what we ask young people to do when it comes to purchasing their homes.  Imagine a pensioner going into a finance shop…

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Why the Irish water charges debacle would not have happened in the UK

So if the UK Government decided to force unpopular charges on to its citizens, do you think they would refuse? Oh I forgot they did;…

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Long term arrears

A second post crisis legacy (see article dated 02/08/2017 for first legacy) is the long-term arrears issue and the 37,000 people involved.  I say 37,000 but…

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