Irish Financial Review


An Post mortgages – a business model that requires a lot of scrutiny!

By Frank Conway An Post is reported to be a conduit for a potential mortgage underwriter. Whether or not mortgages costing 1% or less than existing lenders actually launch here in sufficient scale to make a real difference is eagerly…

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Where on earth can your savings grow?

Savers in Ireland have it rough these days. Government imposes a punitive tax (41%) on interest income (DIRT) and many banks scarcely pay any interest worth writing home about. So between earnings potential and holding onto it, options are very,…

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Bank branch closures set to increase

AIB has informed staff that it will close branches and force customers to complete transactions through An Post. AIB’s decision will see some of its 270 branches closing while a decision on EBS remains unknown. The AIB announcement follows a…

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