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All You Need To Know About Green Mortgages

All You Need To Know About Green Mortgages

If you are looking to buy or build an energy-efficient home — or to improve your home’s current energy rating — then you may have considered the idea of green mortgages. But what exactly is a green mortgage? How do you avail of one and what are the benefits? To help,...

What Are Mortgage Exceptions And Can I Get One?

What Are Mortgage Exceptions And Can I Get One?

Getting approved for a mortgage can seem like an impossible task, especially for first-time buyers who just want to get a foot on the ladder. There is a seemingly never-ending maze of rules and regulations to wade through, as well as challenges posed by inflation, the...

A Mortgage Guide For Foreign Nationals In Ireland

A Mortgage Guide For Foreign Nationals In Ireland

Ireland is a melting pot of different nationalities and cultures, with thousands of people choosing to settle down and build a life here every year. It has one of the fastest-growing economies in Europe, which makes it a very popular option for foreign nationals...

Ten Questions To Ask When Buying A House

Ten Questions To Ask When Buying A House

Buying a house is a complex journey that looks different for everyone, depending on their priorities, budget, and a whole host of other factors. It can involve a kaleidoscope of emotions, ranging from excitement and suspense to disappointment, joy, and everything in...

7 Tips For Dealing With Inflation In 2022

7 Tips For Dealing With Inflation In 2022

It’s safe to say that the 2020s have been a turbulent decade so far. Inflation is at an all-time high due to a perfect storm of contributing factors, including pandemic-related supply chain issues, the war in Ukraine, rising energy costs, and continual post-Brexit...

What Insurance Do I Need To Buy A House?

What Insurance Do I Need To Buy A House?

Making moves towards buying your first home is a complex process. From figuring out how much you have to work with to where you want to live – not to mention organising the paperwork required to submit your mortgage application in the first place – there is a lot to...

Reducing Your Tax Bill With Pension Contributions

Reducing Your Tax Bill With Pension Contributions

Thinking of reducing your tax bill? Well, maybe it's time to consider some smart pension planning! Pension planning is something many of us don’t start thinking about until we get older. In the heyday of our twenties and thirties, we have so much going on that...

How To Save Money By Switching Your Mortgage

How To Save Money By Switching Your Mortgage

Getting a mortgage is often perceived as a long and arduous process, with endless emails, phone calls, and documents to fill out. Once you’ve signed the last bit of paper and you finally have the keys to your new home, switching mortgage providers is likely to be the...

8 Common Mortgage Myths Debunked

8 Common Mortgage Myths Debunked

The process of getting a mortgage can be confusing and overwhelming, but many of the perceived barriers are a result of misinformation, half-truths and outright lies. In this article we look at common mortgage myths debunked by impartial mortgage brokers, helping you...

What Happens To My Pension When I Die?

What Happens To My Pension When I Die?

Most people don’t like thinking about death, much less talking about it! Doing so forces us to imagine leaving our loved ones behind – a thought that makes us deeply uncomfortable, but recent world events have many people asking the question – "What happens to my...

The Circumstances Required For Early Pension Access

The Circumstances Required For Early Pension Access

For many people, retirement is very much a distant notion that is given very little consideration as they climb the career ladder while building a home, a family and a comfortable lifestyle. However, with recent headlines detailing the future impact of our increasing...

Top Tips For Early Retirement

Top Tips For Early Retirement

For those on the cusp of retirement as the COVID crisis hit, it couldn’t have come at a worse time. A combination of waning investment returns and an unstable jobs market meant that both their saving ability and capacity in the final months and years of their working...

Tips For Saving For A New Child

Tips For Saving For A New Child

Adding to your family is a joyful and life-changing experience, but it is also an expensive one. From nappies and clothing to a buggy with more features than your own car, these little bundles of joy create unlimited extra costs that will suddenly become integrated...