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Updated 11:30 | 10th August 2020

MABS services in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

MABS offices in counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly are continuing to offer a full remote service to the public by phone and email. During the period of extra COVID-19 restrictions, offices in in Newbridge, Kilcock, Tullamore and Portlaoise will be temporarily closed – until 21 August 2020. You can find details for your local MABS office here.

Please note that all other MABS offices nationally are not affected by these temporary changes.

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Updated 08:30 | 5th August 2020

5 Tips to Make the most of your Weekly Food Shop - MABS Blog

Shopping can be either a joy or a chore. But don’t worry, we’re here to make things a bit easier. We are sharing our top tips to help you get the best value out of your shopping and maybe save a few euro on your shopping bill. This week, we look at having a plan for when you are going around the supermarket.

You can read the 5 tips here.

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Updated 19:30 | 23rd July 2020

The Government has announced their July Jobs Stimulus plan to get people back to work, create new jobs and stimulate the economy. There are 50 measures aimed at supporting people returning to work, businesses and build economic confidence.

Areas include:

  • Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be extended and gradually reduced to finish in April 2021
  • Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme will replace the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and run to April 2021
  • "Stay and Spend" Incentive on spends of over €625 per taxpayer
  • 35,000 places in further and higher education.
  • Temporary reduction in the standard 23% VAT rate to 21% from September 2020 to April 2021
  • The existing Restart Grant will be extended and expanded

You can read the full plan on our page on July Jobs Stimulus plan.

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Updated 12:00 | 23rd July 2020

From 17 September 2020, the rate of COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be reduced to €300 per week. There will be three rates instead of the current two, linked to the person's previous earnings.

The scheme will close to new applicants on 17th September too.

You can read more on our page on Pandemic Unemployment Payments.

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Updated 08:30 | 22nd July 2020

Shopping can be either a joy or a chore. But don’t worry, we’re here to make things a bit easier. We are sharing our top tips to help you get the best value out of your shopping and maybe save a few euro on your shopping bill. This week, the focus is on how to prepare your budget for your shop. Read on for useful tips on how to spend your money wisely.

You can read the 6 tips here.

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Updated 08:30 | 21st July 2020

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien has confirmed today (20 July, 2020) that the rent freeze and eviction moratorium will be extended until August 1st.

The Minister said, “Following detailed discussions with the Attorney General and his office I have been advised that the need to restrict the movement of persons is increasingly at variance with the relaxations provided for in the roadmap for reopening society and business.

“I have obviously taken this advice on board and recommended a short extension under the existing emergency legislation to afford me the time to bring forward robust legislation that will provide real protection to tenants and property owners alike.

You can read the full announcement here.

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Updated 08:30 | 8th July 2020

Shopping can be either a joy or a chore. But don’t worry, we’re here to make things a bit easier. We are sharing our top tips to help you get the best value out of your shopping and maybe save a few euro on your shopping bill. Up first, food planning and five tips to remember when creating a shopping list.

You can read the 5 tips here.

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Updated 08:30 | 2nd July 2020

Planning out what your family is going to eat each week can be a challenge. Making a plan and creating a shopping list can help with household budgeting. It can also help to reduce waste, which is both good on your pocket and the environment. Did you know that each year, Irish families throw up to 117kg of food away? That’s equivalent of throwing up to €1,000 straight in the bin!

MABS is here to help

Each Thursday we will share a 5-day family menu covering Monday to Friday. We’ll pull together suggested breakfast, lunch and dinner plans to satisfy all types of households. The plans are easily adaptable for dietary requirements like vegetarians. These delicious suggestions will be taken from 101 Square Meals cookbook,and the Safe Food Recipe hub which are full of healthy and nutritionally balanced meals.

You can read week three's planner here.

Follow @MABSinfo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily menus and other updates.

Updated 15:30 | 27th June 2020

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities have announced there will be no extension for domestic disconnections beyond 29th June. The level of emergency credit available to Gas PAYG customers back to €10 from 29th June (it was increased from €10 to €100 during the crisis to assist customers who could not travel to shops to top-up).

You can read more here.

MABS encourages anyone that feels they are having difficulty paying their gas or electricity bill to get in contact. You can contact your local MABS office , chat through our live chat or call the MABS Helpline on 0761 07 2000, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 8pm or you can check the MABS News Feed for further updates and guidance.

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Updated 17:30 | 25th June 2020

From 29 June, MABS will be offering a limited face-to-face service by appointment only. As part of the gradual reopening, offices will be taking measures to ensure safe social distancing. Please note, the service cannot accept drop-in callers to local offices. If you need to speak with a MABS adviser, you can call or email your local office here. You can also use our live chat for your money advice queries.

MABS are still offering a full service over the phone and by email - you can read how we've adapted our service during lockdown on our blog.

You can also keep up to date with us on social media, find @MABSinfo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Updated 11:45 | 25th June 2020

From 29 June 2020, the rate of COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be linked to your earnings. You do not need to contact the DEASP about your earnings. The DEASP has access to this information from Revenue.

If you were earning €200 or more per week, you will continue to get a payment of €350 per week.

If you were earning €199.99 or less per week, you will get a COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment of €203 per week. You will get paid this new rate on Tuesday, 7 July 2020.

Employee earnings assessment from 29 June 2020:

If you are an employee, your average gross weekly earnings will be assessed in two separate periods – January to December 2019 and January to February 2020 - the higher figure will be used.

For example, if your average gross weekly earnings was €195 in 2019 and €210 in 2020, the figure of €210 will be used. Similarly, if your average gross weekly earnings in 2019 was higher than in 2020, the 2019 figure will be used.

Self-employment earnings assessment from 29 June 2020:

If you are self-employed, your average weekly income in 2018 will be used to decide your rate of payment.

You can read more on the Citizens Information's page on Pandemic Unemployment Payments.

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Updated 8:30 | 25th June 2020

Planning out what your family is going to eat each week can be a challenge. Making a plan and creating a shopping list can help with household budgeting. It can also help to reduce waste, which is both good on your pocket and the environment. Did you know that each year, Irish families throw up to 117kg of food away? That’s equivalent of throwing up to €1,000 straight in the bin!

MABS is here to help

Each Thursday we will share a 5-day family menu covering Monday to Friday. We’ll pull together suggested breakfast, lunch and dinner plans to satisfy all types of households. The plans are easily adaptable for dietary requirements like vegetarians. These delicious suggestions will be taken from 101 Square Meals cookbook,and the Safe Food Recipe hub which are full of healthy and nutritionally balanced meals.

You can read week three's planner here.

Follow @MABSinfo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily menus and other updates.

Updated 8:30 | 24th June 2020

In MABS we receive a lot of great questions. Questions that we know many people want to ask, but don't know who to ask or where to start. This week's question is how do you go about opening a bank account and what are the basic banking options.

You can read the full blog here.

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Updated 16:30 | 18th June 2020

The Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) have welcomed the announcement by the European Banking Authority to extend the deadline for new payment break applications to the 30th September. 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.

"The advice of MABS is to engage and pay whatever you can. Apply for a payment break as a last resort, and to contact MABS for support in assessing your situation before applying for a break. This is not free money, and will have to be paid in the future, which may incur an extra cost" - Michelle O'Hara, Regional Manager for South Leinster MABS

You can read the BPFI News Piece here.

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Updated 8:30 | 17th June 2020

MABS Meal Planners - Week Two

Planning out what your family is going to eat each week can be a challenge. Making a plan and creating a shopping list can help with household budgeting. It can also help to reduce waste, which is both good on your pocket and the environment. Did you know that each year, Irish families throw up to 117kg of food away? That’s equivalent of throwing up to €1,000 straight in the bin!

MABS is here to help

Each Thursday we will share a 5-day family menu covering Monday to Friday. We’ll pull together suggested breakfast, lunch and dinner plans to satisfy all types of households. The plans are easily adaptable for dietary requirements like vegetarians. These delicious suggestions will be taken from 101 Square Meals cookbook,and the Safe Food Recipe hub which are full of healthy and nutritionally balanced meals.

You can read week two's planner here.

Follow @MABSinfo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily menus and other updates.



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Updated 14:30 | 15th June 2020

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 June 29.

You can read the new announcement here.

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Updated: 09.30 | 15th June

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15th 2020, take a few moments to consider whether you are in control of your own finances and happy with the way you are managing them.

Things to remember:

  • There are lots of safe ways for people to manage their money these days and banks and financial institutions have put in place additional systems and supports to help and support customers who are in vulnerable circumstances. Talk to your bank, credit union or post office about how they can support you.
  • Before you give anybody any access to any aspect of your finances, make sure you are confident that you have considered alternatives and that it is the right thing to do for you, that you can trust the person, and there are strict limits to the amount of money they can access or spend on your behalf. Never give your PIN number to anybody else.
  • If you’ve asked someone to do your shopping, pay a bill or make any other payment for you, make sure you get a receipt and check the balance of your next bill to be sure the payments are being made.
  • If you are in receipt of a State pension you can sign up to the Household Budget Scheme with An Post and this will mean that payments for rent payable to a local authority or housing body and other utilities can be deducted automatically from your pension.
  • If you didn’t have a bank account before, opening a bank account now might help you to manage your money and stay in control. Ask your bank about a basic bank account or find out more about how they work here.
  • If an adult child is living in your home don’t be afraid to look for a contribution from them towards the household expenses. Have the conversation up-front and be clear about the contribution you expect and need to cover the costs.
  • Even if you have no current concerns about your money and how you are managing it’s a good idea to plan ahead for a time when you could find it more difficult to manage your money on your own see https://www.safeguardingireland.org/plan-ahead/ for more information.

If you think that you or someone you know may be the victim of financial abuse, because someone else has taken control of your money or your assets there are organisations that can help you.

Call the HSE’s National Safeguarding Office at (061) 461 358, or find details on their contact page.

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Updated: 09.30 | 11th June

Planning out what your family is going to eat each week can be a challenge. Making a plan and creating a shopping list can help with household budgeting. It can also help to reduce waste, which is both good on your pocket and the environment. Did you know that each year, Irish families throw up to 117kg of food away? That’s equivalent of throwing up to €1,000 straight in the bin!

MABS is here to help

Each Thursday we will share a 5-day family menu covering Monday to Friday. We’ll pull together suggested breakfast, lunch and dinner plans to satisfy all types of households. The plans are easily adaptable for dietary requirements like vegetarians. These delicious suggestions will be taken from 101 Square Meals cookbook,and the Safe Food Recipe hub which are full of healthy and nutritionally balanced meals.

You can read week one's planner here.

Follow @MABSinfo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily menus.


Updated: 08.30 | 10th June

As Ireland starts the next phase on our road out of lockdown, MABS reminds people to be mindful of changes in spending. We’ve pulled together three simple steps to help you mind your pennies as we move out of lockdown.

You can read the full blog here.

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Updated: 08.30 | 3rd June

Now that summer is here and the kids are off, it is a good time to plan for the new school year in September. Liz is back to help you plan and budget for the coming months to avoid panic in August.

You can read the full blog here.

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Updated: 11.30 | 2nd June

The Government recently announced a new Restart Grant for small businesses.

The new €250m Restart Grant provides direct grant aid to micro and small businesses to help them with the costs associated with reopening and re-employing workers following COVID-19 closures.

The grant is available to businesses with a turnover of less than €5m employing up to 50 people, which were closed or impacted by at least a 25% projected reduction in turnover to the end of June 2020.

The grants will be equivalent to the rates bill of the business in 2019, or a minimum grant of €2,000, with a maximum grant of €10,000. The application form is available online from all local authority websites.

You can read the full announcement herehere.

And you can find the details on how to applyhere.

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Updated: 8.30 | 27th May

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.

You can read the full blog here.

Updated: 8.30 | 20th May

p>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.

You can read the full blog here.




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Updated: 8.30 | 13th May

In MABS we receive a lot of great questions. Questions that we know many people want to ask, but don't know who to ask or where to start. 'MABS Investigates' will seek out 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. Got a question? Get in touch and we'll investigate.

MABS advises anyone who either has a payment break in place or is considering one, to make an informed decision and to contact us, we have advisers are available by phone and email and through our live chat. Contact details are available here.

You can read the full blog here.

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Updated: 9.30 | 12th May

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar met with the Chief Executives of the five Irish major retail banks on Monday evening 11th May.

Business and mortgage customers will now have the option of having the term of their loan extended so they do not face a rise in monthly repayments when they resume paying. Crucially, it will not affect customers’ credit rating, nor increase the burden on non-performing loans on the banks.

MABS advises anyone who either has a payment break in place or is considering one, to make an informed decision and to contact us, we have advisers are available by phone and email and through our live chat. Contact details are available here.

You can read the full statement here.

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Updated: 14.30 | 6th May

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.

"The advice of MABS is to engage and pay whatever you can. Apply for a payment break as a last resort, and to contact MABS for support in assessing your situation before applying for a break. This is not free money, and will have to be paid in the future, which may incur an extra cost" - Michelle O'Hara, Regional Manager for South Leinster MABS

You can read the full blog here

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Updated 17.45 | 30th April

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) members including the five main retail banks, together with non-bank lenders and specialist lenders, and credit servicing firms, have today confirmed that a further three-month extension to the current payment break will be made available to customers that continue to be directly impacted by the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

In light of the prolonged and deepening crisis, the extension will allow impacted personal and business customers a payment break of up to six months in total. The same extension arrangement will also be available to Covid-19 impacted customers who may yet apply for a payment break.

You can read the full update here  

And you can check out our Payment Break FAQ here.

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Getting Social Welfare Every Two Weeks? - Tips on How to Manage - Blog

Updated 11.00 | 30th April

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 North Dublin MABS talks through tips on how to manage so that your money stretches.

You can read the full blog here

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Updated 9.00 | 29th April 2020

Have you been financially affected by COVID-19? Here, Margaret from North Dublin MABS is back and discusses how to deal with your creditors, with tips and tools to help.

You can read the full blog here

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Updated 9.00 | 24th April 2020

The HIA, working with the Department of Health, private health insurers, the HSE and the Central Bank of Ireland have announced a number of supports and measures for health insurance customers. It is expected that these supports will be in the form of a premium rebate. Customers are encouraged to get in touch with their insurance provider to find out the measures that will be available to them.

Click here to learn more.


Updated 9.00 | 22nd April 2020

p>During these challenging times, we want to reassure everyone that we are here, we are working, and while we might not be able to meet face-to-face, we’ll always have your back.

You can read the full blog here

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Updated 15.00 | 20th April 2020

MABS is aware that there may be situations where a parent may have lost their job during these challenging times. Because of this they can no longer pay maintenance, affecting both parents and the children involved. The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) has advised parents receiving One-Parent Family payments to contact their local Intreo Centre. They have also asked those who are receiving One-Parent Family payments to have a letter stating that they are no longer receiving the maintenance payment from the other parent.

The Department will then revise these payments on that basis for 12 weeks. After 12 weeks, the parents’ means may be reassessed following a review.

As the family courts are not hearing maintenance cases during this time, the situation is being carefully and continuously monitored to ensure that lone parents do not face any further difficulties at this time.

If you have been affected by a loss of income due to job loss, maintenance or reduced hours, MABS can help you to manage your money and talk you through your options.

You can read the full announcement here

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Updated 15.30 | 20th April 2020

On the 8th of April, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD announced a range of measures to support small and medium enterprises (SME) during the pandemic. These supports extend to all SMEs and include Sole Traders, Partnerships and small limited companies.

We have gathered together all of these supports together so you can identify which supports you can qualify for and support your business during these challenging times.

You can read the full details on our blog here

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Updated 15.30 | 17th April 2020

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 June 16.

You can read the new announcement here

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Updated 9.30 | 16th April 2020

The Government has launched a Together Campaign and portal on their website. The portal provides advice and tips on how to look after yourself and others during this challenging time. Here are the different categories.

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You can access the portal here.

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Updated 14.20 | 15th April 2020

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton T.D. has announced that all major telecoms providers have committed to a number of measures to help people stay in touch and work from home during COVID-19.

All major providers have signed up, including BT Ireland, eir, Pure Telecom, Sky Ireland, Tesco Mobile Ireland, Three Ireland, Virgin Media Ireland and Vodafone.

“Now more than ever, people are relying on online services to stay in touch with family, friends and work colleagues. These commitments will make sure that all major providers are responding to this increased reliance, providing extra capacity where needed and ensuring people have the services they need to stay connected. These are common commitments and some operators may choose to offer extra services to their customers."

You can read the full statement here.

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Updated 11.50 | 15th April 2020

Following on from Managing on a Reduced Income, Liz shows you how to maximise your income.

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Updated 12.13 | 14th April 2020

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Mr. Eoghan Murphy TD confirmed today that forbearance arrangements have been put in place for local authority mortgage products.

“Measures to support local authority home loan borrowers have now been agreed. These measures will ensure that a mortgage payment break of up to three months will be made available to local authority borrowers who are in need of it”.

The approach being rolled out in the local authority sector will ensure that no additional costs to the original home loan balance will arise for the borrower who avails of these measures, as borrowers are not charged interest for the period of the break.

Work has focused on ensuring a simplified application process that can be accessed and processed quickly so that borrowers in distress can access this payment break quickly. This break is available to those who have already faced mortgage difficulties due to the COVID-19 emergency and those who may encounter difficulties in the near future.

You can read the full statement here.

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Updated 9.50 | 8th April 2020

Have you been financially affected by COVID-19?

Margaret from MABS discusses how to deal with your creditors.

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Updated 9.30 | 8th April 2020

The Banking & Payments Federation Ireland has published a special information guide "Safeguarding Your Money" providing practical advice for cocooning customers on the various ways in which they can manage their day-to-day banking and finances in a safe way while they stay at home.

In addition each of the five retail banks, AIB, Bank of Ireland, KBC, permanent tsb and Ulster Bank now have dedicated phonelines to assist cocooning customers during the COVID-19 crisis.

You can read the full update here  

And you can download the guide here (downloads automatically)

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Updated 12:00 | 1st April 2020

Have you been financially affected by COVID-19?

Here, Liz from MABS discusses how to manage with less money and what you can do to plan.

To read the full blog click here.

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Updated 17.50 | 30th March 2020

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. Information on measures introduced by the main banks and credit servicing funds, or sometimes called “vulture-funds” was announced by the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI) on the 19th March 2020.

Brian Hayes, CEO, BPFI has welcomed this development, and said that "this confirmation provides borrowers with reassurance and confidence that they can avail of the payment break, and do not have the worry about it impacting their credit record on the Central Credit Register." Read the full statement here.

It is important to note that a borrower who takes an agreed break, or “holiday” from paying their mortgage will appear on the credit register as no “missed payments”. However, this is only the case if the borrower has engaged with their lender in good time and agreed on the break.

Borrowers who are at risk of falling behind on their mortgage repayments should speak with their lender without delay. MABS advisers are available to negotiate on your behalf if you cannot talk with your lender directly. Contact details of your local office can be found here. The MABS national helpline is also available on 0761 07 2000, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 8 pm.

The full CBoI update is available here.

Read our Mortgage Payment Suports FAQs for more information on what taking a mortgage repayment holiday might mean for you.

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Posted: 11:45 | 27th March 2020

All applications for protective certificates (those already lodged and those to be lodged), will be deferred unless the Personal Insolvency Practitioner (PIP) notifies the relevant Court office by email advising that the application is urgent.

Similarly, applications to approve Debt Settlement Arrangements/ Personal Insolvency Arrangements which have passed at creditors meetings, and applications to approve Debt Relief Notices shall be deferred unless the PIP or Approved Intermediary (AI) as appropriate emails the relevant Court office advising that the application is urgent.

If you have a PC, DSA, DRN or PIA, please contact your PIP or AI if you have queries on this notice.

Source: Click here to read the full post

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Updated: 16:59 | 23rd March

We all know the importance of social distancing in our attempt as a nation to reduce the effect of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Social distancing is aimed at protecting the physical health of our loved ones and ourselves, along with other measures such as proper hand hygiene and coughing best practice.

However, what about our mental health? These are strange and worrying times. We must allow ourselves to adjust and look after our mental health. The HSE has a great resource titled “Minding your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.” It refers to some of the signs that you might be suffering from increased anxiety and the actions you can take to reduce the effects.

You can read the full document here and remember, MABS advisers are available to take your money advice queries over phone or email. Local office contact details can be found here or call the MABS national helpline 0761 07 2000 is open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 8 pm.

Source: HSE.ie (23rd March 2020)



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