Tag Archives: Good Financial Housekeeping

Simply the Zest

Simply Zesty Irish company CEO Niall Harbison gave an excellent and refreshing presentation at the Independent Trustee Company’s webinar this morning. I had never heard of Groupon! Continue reading

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State Pension – Suffer later for youth holiday work!

In Ireland, the State Pension (Contributory) is a very important buffer against poverty in our old age. It will never be enough to keep you in  much style but losing it or even part of it would be disastrous. Rather … Continue reading

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Reduction in European mortgage rates

3 month Euribor continues to fall – Good news for people with European tracker mortgages. Continue reading

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How’s your Pension?

Irish pension funds have barely broken even over the last 10 years. One of the things you can do is to look at the management and administration charges – Good Financial Housekeeping suggests that you may be able to get lower charges, thereby enhancing your pension performance. Ignorance is not bliss. Continue reading

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KBC announces new Irish mortgage rates

Irish mortgage rates rise again, this time it’s the turn of KBC Homeloans. Is it worth switching to this lender for €1,000? Good Financial Housekeeping is willing to analyse individual cases where requested. Continue reading

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Haven hikes mortgage rates

Haven Mortgages increases mortgage rates for Irish customers. The 5 year fixed rate product may still be good value with uncertain times ahead. Continue reading

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Are 5 year fixed mortgage rates attractive?

Irish mortgage lenders have increased interest rates yet again, despite no increase yet in the ECB 1% rate. Is it time to look at the 5 year fixed rate offerings if you are on a standard variable rate or if you are about to take a new mortgage? Continue reading

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Feeling the burden of mortgage rate increases

To fix or not to fix – Irish Times article of 9th August 2010 including views of Austin Hughes of KBC and Rachel Doyle of PIBA Mortgage Services Continue reading

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Time to go for fixed rates?

Following our recent Good Financial Housekeeping “To fix or not to fix” post, PIBA (Professional Insurance Brokers Association) put out the following press release on 8th August:-  Broker group PIBA has advised mortgage holders – except those on tracker rates – to … Continue reading

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To fix or not to fix?

Irish mortgage rates rise again. Is it time to fix? Continue reading

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