Thrifty News Digest July 29, 2013

  • Mortgage approvals up in fresh sign of rebound
    THE number of people who got mortgage approval to buy a home or holiday home jumped 8.8pc in June compared to the same month last year, in another sign that the property market is slowly recovering.
  • 1,000 swap providers each day to cut bill cost
    A THOUSAND consumers are switching mobile phone company every day in a bid to get a better deal.
  • Parents can pay a king's ransom for first year of baby's life
    ENGLAND’S new royal baby, Prince George, stands to inherit as much as €760m, according to the international wealth research firm, Wealth X. With an inheritance like that, little George is unlikely to ever want for anything financially.
    AIB and Bank of Ireland are hoping you’ve a nice holiday away planned for next month… so you don’t notice the raft of new current account fees they’ve got lined up for August. Our two nationalised banks will be replacing their fees with a set of shiny new ones which will see the cost of just about everything rise – from writing a cheque, to visiting a branch, even using an ATM go up. BoI customers can expect current account fees to double to around €92 per year and AIB customers can expect fees to go up by €20 to €110.

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