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Current Account Charges - MABS Investigates
In MABS we receive a lot of great questions. 'MABS Investigates' will work to provide clarity to these questions from an independent and neutral point of view. This week's question is to do with Current account charges and how they compare across different financial institutions.
Working From Home - Tips on Managing your Budget
For many of us, working from home is very different and something new. We are presented with a new way of working and new challenges. Once we get over the technical hurdles and settle in, that’s when we might notice changes to our spending. Some bills may increase and others reduce. We have put together things for you to consider while working at home that we hope you will find useful to help you with your budgeting.
Mortgage Protection Insurance - MABS Investigates
In MABS we receive a lot of great questions. 'MABS Investigates' will work to provide clarity to these questions from an independent and neutral point of view. This week's question is to do with Mortgage Protection Insurance and whether you should continue to pay it if you apply for a mortgage payment break."
COVID-19 - Mortgage Payment Breaks FAQs
The Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) have announced a further 3-month extension on mortgage payment breaks. This brings the payment break to 6 months. If you are considering a payment break, read this FAQ to fully understand what it means for you and your finances in the long-term.
Getting Social Welfare Every Two Weeks? - Tips on How to Manage
Some people are getting paid their social welfare payments every two weeks as a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus) supports measures introduced by the Government. Are you one of these people?
Carol from Dublin South MABS talks through tips on how to manage so that your money stretches.
COVID-19 - Central Bank Confirms No Impact to Borrowers Credit Rating
On March 30th, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBoI) has confirmed that there will be no impact on a consumer’s credit rating if they take part in the mortgage repayments breaks.Read More
COVID19 - Commission for Regulation of Utilities Extends Covid-19 Customer Protection Measures to Assist Consumers
Following the recent extension of government measures regarding Covid-19, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU), along with Gas and Electricity Suppliers, has extended the moratorium on domestic electricity and gas disconnections to April 19.
COVID-19 - County Registrars Sittings Suspended until after the 20th April
County Registrar's lists will be adjourned to a date after 20th April 2020. This will mean that mortgage possession hearings will also be suspended until after this date. The Abhaile Court Mentor service will be suspended in line with this.