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From TheJournal.ie Customers of Home Payments Ltd to be repaid some money Savings

Customers of Home Payments Ltd to be repaid some money

Customers of the former domestic budgeting company are to receive some of their money back, following the company going into liquidation last year.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer sentiment in July strongest in two years Consumers

Consumer sentiment in July strongest in two years

KBC Bank Ireland said influences such as the EU summit on Ireland’s bank debt, the ECB rate cut and the latest Troika review likely impacted on sentiment.

From TheJournal.ie Education costs up 9.4 per cent in year to July Prices

Education costs up 9.4 per cent in year to July

Latest Consumer Price Index from the CSO shows increases in education, transport, alcohol and tobacco since July 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank says 'normal service resumed' for most customers Ulster Bank

Ulster Bank says 'normal service resumed' for most customers

Banking group Royal Bank of Scotland said the cost of cleaning up the Ulster Bank technical ‘glitch’ – including redress to customers – would cost stg£28m (€35.5m).

From TheJournal.ie Consumers' Association launches 'class action' against Ulster Bank Ulster Bank

Consumers' Association launches 'class action' against Ulster Bank

The CAI is gathering information from customers left out of pocket by the recent technical problems at Ulster Bank.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you up to date with your bills? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you up to date with your bills?

A new survey says that 47 per cent of consumers struggle to pay all of their bills on time. Are you up-to-date with your bills?

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage holders could be €700 better off per year, predicts IBEC Forecast

Mortgage holders could be €700 better off per year, predicts IBEC

It’s good news for mortgage-holders, according to IBEC – but anyone without a mortgage will see less money in their pocket this year.

From TheJournal.ie Some Ulster Bank branches remain open today as problems continue Gremlins

Some Ulster Bank branches remain open today as problems continue

One TD has warned that the problems at the bank could turn into a ‘more serious crisis’ if it is not fully resolved in the next 48 hours.

From TheJournal.ie 'Incorrect and inconsistent': Food businesses criticised over allergen controls Food Safety

'Incorrect and inconsistent': Food businesses criticised over allergen controls

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has said that manufacturers of food in Ireland need to strengthen their allergen labelling and control policies.

From TheJournal.ie Going down: Retail sales fall in April Retail

Going down: Retail sales fall in April

Sales had been on the up for two months running but the latest figures from the CSO paint a bleaker picture. The weather, VAT, and the government have been blamed.

From TheJournal.ie Just 30 per cent of Irish people 'understand basic finance concepts' Personal Finance

Just 30 per cent of Irish people 'understand basic finance concepts'

We may no longer need to know “what a tracker mortgage is”, but how does our personal finance knowledge stack up overall?

From TheJournal.ie Latest consumer survey suggests fears over economy easing Consumers

Latest consumer survey suggests fears over economy easing

KBC/ESRI consumer sentiment index rose slightly in April for the fourth month in a row.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank clarifies rules on contacting borrowers in arrears Banks

Central Bank clarifies rules on contacting borrowers in arrears

The Central Bank has outlined the appropriate rules of engagement for lenders dealing with mortgage customers who have fallen into arrears.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Vodafone pair were idiots - but they don't need a kicking from us Opinion

Column: Vodafone pair were idiots - but they don't need a kicking from us

Customer service is a tough job, writes Lisa McInerney, but what seemed to rile people most about the disrespectful Vodafone reps was they didn’t count their blessings for having a job. Is that fair?

From TheJournal.ie £283m of punts still in circulation Punters

£283m of punts still in circulation

While £2m of punts were exchanged between mid-February and mid-March, over 7.5 per cent of all old Irish currency is still out there…

From TheJournal.ie APHCI lodges complaint against Bord Gáis with Competition Authority Investigation

APHCI lodges complaint against Bord Gáis with Competition Authority

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors of Ireland has accused Bord Gáis of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer sentiment brightened (slightly) in March Consumers

Consumer sentiment brightened (slightly) in March

Consumer sentiment has risen for the third month in a row and is now at its highest level since last October according to the KBC Bank/ESRI

From TheJournal.ie Consumers saving 'less than they think they should' Savings

Consumers saving 'less than they think they should'

Some 55 per cent of people believe they are saving less than they ought to – while the number of those saving anything at all has declined, according to new data.

From TheJournal.ie Irish grocery market slips back into decline - report Groceries

Irish grocery market slips back into decline - report

The grocery sector declined by 0.5 per cent last year due to falling inflation.

From TheJournal.ie CAI: Consumers still getting a bad deal from financial institutions Consumers

CAI: Consumers still getting a bad deal from financial institutions

The Consumers’ Association of Ireland has said there aren’t enough financial institutions in the market competing to provide better deals for consumers.

From TheJournal.ie How much have fuel prices risen in Ireland recently - and why? Explainer

How much have fuel prices risen in Ireland recently - and why?

The cost of petrol has risen to a record high of more than €1.60 per litre- and tensions between Iran and the EU mean there’s little chance of a slowdown any time soon.

From TheJournal.ie No arts: Nestlé Ireland drops artificial ingredients Nestle This post contains a poll

No arts: Nestlé Ireland drops artificial ingredients

The confectioner says it has replaced artificial ingredients from its entire range, replacing them with fruit, vegetable and plant concentrates.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you feel more optimistic about the Irish economy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel more optimistic about the Irish economy?

The latest consumer sentiment index tells us that consumers became slightly more confident in February. Did you?

From TheJournal.ie Consumer sentiment brightened in February Consumers

Consumer sentiment brightened in February

Consumer sentiment was up last month – and had also increased compared to last year, as consumers become less pessimistic about the outlook for the jobs market, KCB Bank Ireland and the ESRI said today.

From TheJournal.ie More Irish people now shopping online - survey ECommerce

More Irish people now shopping online - survey

Those living in Dublin are more likely to look to the net for a bargain.

From TheJournal.ie Over seven companies collapsed each day in February Businesses

Over seven companies collapsed each day in February

Meanwhile, business and credit analysts at Vision-net say that three out of five hotels and restaurants are in danger of going out of business.

From TheJournal.ie ESRI: Ireland needs tougher financial regulation Consumers

ESRI: Ireland needs tougher financial regulation

The think-tank says that consumers are paying too much for financial products and taking on too much risk.

From TheJournal.ie Less than half think property prices reflect good value Research

Less than half think property prices reflect good value

A new study by Daft.ie found the vast majority of respondents believe property prices will continue to drop over the next 12 months.

The burning question*: How should sandwiches be cut? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: How should sandwiches be cut?

This and every Monday, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

The burning question*: Self-service checkouts - evil or not? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Self-service checkouts - evil or not?

This and every Monday, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie 3 in 5 consumers have signed up to an online discount site Deals

3 in 5 consumers have signed up to an online discount site

Consumers’ attitude to online deals appears overwhelmingly positive, with almost 9 in 10 of customers saying they would return to purchase from a site they had previously used.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer sentiment picks up after December dip - but shoppers still gloomy Consumers

Consumer sentiment picks up after December dip - but shoppers still gloomy

The latest consumer sentiment index indicates that heightened concerns over the eurozone last month have eased somewhat.

In pictures: The best 9-metre high chocolate fountain you'll see today Chocalicious This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie Customers pay 'more for water than beer' in Dublin pubs, says Senator Prices

Customers pay 'more for water than beer' in Dublin pubs, says Senator

Senator Catherine Noone says she carried out a price survey in more than 100 Dublin pubs and found that customers were being charged more per litre for water and soft drinks than for beer and stout.

From TheJournal.ie Inflation drops in December across eurozone and UK Inflation

Inflation drops in December across eurozone and UK

The fall in inflation has raised hopes that the European Central Bank may reduce interest rates.

From TheJournal.ie Four out of five people now shopping around for groceries Shopping

Four out of five people now shopping around for groceries

Ireland’s shopping habits are changing significantly in the recession, a new survey suggests.

From TheJournal.ie IKEA issues immediate recall of children's high chair belt IKEA

IKEA issues immediate recall of children's high chair belt

The furniture chain says that the belt on some of its Antilop high chairs can open unexpectedly.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you done your Christmas shopping? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you done your Christmas shopping?

Retail Excellence Ireland is so worried about the lack of spending that some of its members might hold pre-Christmas sales. Have you been holding off doing your Christmas shopping?

From TheJournal.ie Sales might start next week... BEFORE Christmas Shopping This post contains images

Sales might start next week... BEFORE Christmas

Christmas shopping predictions… and 11 shopping habits we’ve picked up this year.