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Time for a health insurance check-up

Time for a health insurance check-up

This is the peak time for health-insurance renewals. Nearly 400,000 customers are due to renew this month and almost one million are renewing by the end of March. The good news is that the market has stabilised compared with previous years and there are excellent deals available from all three insurers to suit all consumer budgets. But how do I […]

Tune in to better value for telly and broadband

Tune in to better value for telly and broadband

A big chunk of many household budgets goes towards paying for broadband, TV and home phone services. With so many plan types and deals on the market offering so many different kinds of services and packages, there is really no need to be paying over the odds for this service. If you haven‘t switched your broadband provider in a while, […]

Don‘t get left out in the cold: you could save €260 a year

Don‘t get left out in the cold: you could save €260 a year

SWITCHING energy supplier is extremely quick and easy and it can all be done online in the space of a few minutes. There‘s no need for any messy paperwork or to give 30 days‘ notice to your current provider before cancelling. In fact you don‘t even have to your current supplier to let them know you‘re leaving. Out of all […]

Change cards to help relieve your festive spending hangover

Change cards to help relieve your festive spending hangover

Credit card spending has been falling here for some time thanks to a big shift towards the use of debit cards, but the temptation to use a credit card to get through Christmas season is too hard to resist for many. Central Bank figures show while the value of all debit card transactions (including ATM transactions) is now around five […]

Ring the changes with a fresh deal

Ring the changes with a fresh deal

There are two basic reasons to consider switching a mobile phone plan: money and coverage quality. While there are dozens of variables when considering a financial motive, coverage issues are more specific to a geographical area you live in or regularly travel to. In certain counties, towns or sections of towns, there are very definite differences in the quality of […]

‘Your payments may be creeping up each year‘

‘Your payments may be creeping up each year‘

Hopefully we‘ll get a milder spring than last year – which won‘t be hard given the virtual standstill Ireland came to with the deluge of snow in 2018, but that doesn‘t mean you won‘t still be paying for it. House insurers took a huge hit last year between flooding, freezing and other weather-related events. Of course, everyone pays, even if […]

Super switcher: Waste collection

Super switcher: Waste collection

While it‘s difficult to get too excited about bins, refuse collection is something every household in the country must deal with and it‘s a monthly expense that adds up over the course of a year. In Richard Weld-Moore‘s case, it was a negative customer service experience together with a house move from Dartry to Deansgrange in Dublin that prompted him […]