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Credit unions struggling to roll out scheme to compete with moneylenders, committee hears

THERE is no effective protection for vulnerable consumers from the activities of moneylenders, it was claimed.

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Illustrator behind new €2 Dáil centenary coin stamping his mark on SME market

The illustrator behind the special €2 coin marking the 100 years since the first sitting of the Dáil is establishing his stamp on the SME market.

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Bank of Ireland cuts some fixed mortgage rates, but increases others

LEADING mortgage lender Bank of Ireland has cut some of its short-term rates, but also increasing fixed rates for those who want to lock in for five years or more.

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Bank of Ireland cuts some fixed mortgage rates, but increases others

LEADING mortgage lender Bank of Ireland has cut some of its short-term rates, but also increasing fixed rates for those who want to lock in for five years or more.

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Brexit to cost us 55,000 jobs as May reneges on backstop

More than 50,000 jobs will be lost amid rising food and clothing prices if the UK continues on the path towards a disorderly Brexit.

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Rise in total value of new mortgages drawn down in 2018 – BPFI

The total value of new mortgages drawn down last year rose by nearly a fifth compared to the previous year.

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Economy could be 4.25% smaller in hard Brexit scenario – Department of Finance

The size of the Irish economy could be 4.25% smaller than current projections over the medium term if there is a hard Brexit, according to an assessment by the Department of Finance.

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Economy could be 4.25% smaller in hard Brexit scenario – Department of Finance

The size of the Irish economy could be 4.25% smaller than current projections over the medium term if there is a hard Brexit, according to an assessment by the Department of Finance.

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Can I inherit my parents’ home tax-free?

Query: My husband, daughter and I live with my elderly parents in my parents’ primary residence. We have lived here for 18 months and I do not own any other properties. Can I inherit my parents’ primary residence tax-free in 18 months (that is, after three years of us living here) while my parents are still alive? Caroline, Co Dublin.

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Cost of international stamp to rise to €1.70

An Post has announced a rise in the price of an international stamp as well as increased prices for some large envelopes and parcels.

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