Thrifty News Digest August 13, 2012

  • Bravehearted investors can cast an eye back to Europe

    EARLIER this month, ECB boss Mario Draghi announced a plan to rescue the euro after promising he would do “whatever it takes” to save the beleaguered currency. Although stock markets seemed initially disappointed in Draghi’s plan, there are some signs that investors have taken comfort from it.

  • Mortgage top-ups are history following 97pc fall

    TOP-UP mortgages are almost non-existent these days but were once a vital part of the boom, providing cash to home owners to buy cars or furniture, or extend or invest in other properties, the Central Bank said yesterday.

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