Thrifty News Digest February 20, 2012

  • More mortgage holders in serious arrears but repossessions down

    MORE than 70,000 mortgages in Ireland are now in arrears, latest figures reveal.

  • Our banks are broken on almost every level
    I was contacted recently by a reader who had a story which, I think, reflects the rotten state of the Irish personal banking sector. She has been with National Irish Bank for 20 years, has never had an unauthorised overdraft, defaulted on a loan, run up a massive credit card debt or behaved in any […]
  • Sky high saving…
    I was contacted a couple of hours ago by a SKY customer who wants to get rid of her eircom landline but is afraid that if she does she will lose her TV signal. I actually thought she might be right but Twitter tells me no. While you do need a phone line for Sky […]
  • Is Greyhound the worst service provider in Ireland?
    Several weeks ago Greyhound came uninvited into my life. The relationship, so far, has not been problem free.

    First they sent me a calendar of collection dates which saw my bin day move from Wednesday to Tuesday. No problem there.
    So like everyone in else in my neighbourhood, I dutifully put my bins out on […]


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