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From TheJournal.ie Poorer households turning to pre-pay heating - but that means they pay a 'poverty premium' MABS

Poorer households turning to pre-pay heating - but that means they pay a 'poverty premium'

A new Mabs report covered the west Dublin areas of Ballyfermot, Chapelizod, Palmerstown and Cherry Orchard.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is a solution for everybody': Debtors urged not to put their heads in the sand in 2018 Arrears

'There is a solution for everybody': Debtors urged not to put their heads in the sand in 2018

Legal and financial experts say there are ways they can help – especially if people come to them at an early stage.

From TheJournal.ie Over 4,000 borrowers flock to voucher scheme in bid to save their homes Abhaile

Over 4,000 borrowers flock to voucher scheme in bid to save their homes

Figures released to TheJournal.ie demonstrate the “massive” scale of the mortgage arrears problem, according to one expert.

From TheJournal.ie Debt advisers slammed as 'penny pinching misers' after docking workers' Leap Year pay Counting Coppers

Debt advisers slammed as 'penny pinching misers' after docking workers' Leap Year pay

Debt advisory service MABS had docked the paychecks of two workers to the tune of between €140 and €160 each.

From TheJournal.ie How to manage your money this Christmas and not break the bank Don't Break The Bank

How to manage your money this Christmas and not break the bank

Luckily, the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) has all the information you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie 300,000 people who owe €2.5 billion have asked for help Mortgages
From TheJournal.ie Want to buy a house next year? You may not actually need a full 20% deposit Mortgages

Want to buy a house next year? You may not actually need a full 20% deposit

New rules restricting banks from granting loans of more than 80% of the property value were due to come into force in January 2015 but there may be a way around that.

From TheJournal.ie These four counties have no personal insolvency practitioners Insolvency

These four counties have no personal insolvency practitioners

Dublin has the highest number of PIPs, followed by Cork and Galway.

From TheJournal.ie 1,600 people waiting to see MABS advisors Debt

1,600 people waiting to see MABS advisors

The average waiting time for a MABS appointment is 4.4 weeks but this figure varies wildly across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Debt advice service threatened with funding cuts in agreement dispute Debt

Debt advice service threatened with funding cuts in agreement dispute

Companies funded through the Citizen’s Information Board have been given two months to sign service legal agreements to ensure funding.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The insolvency process should be a competent public system that ensures everyone has access Opinion

Column: The insolvency process should be a competent public system that ensures everyone has access

The Personal Insolvency Practitioners (PIP) will not be given prescriptive rules around charges, meaning the person who is really in trouble and has no funds could be left on the insolvency scrap heap, writes David Hall, who says there are a number of issues that need to be changed immediately.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: I’m in massive negative equity and I may lose my home, but I won’t lose hope Read Me

Extract: I’m in massive negative equity and I may lose my home, but I won’t lose hope

Single Irish mother, Jillian Godsil, who tried to sell her Georgian mansion on YouTube, has documented her personal slide into insolvency in a new book, Does my Debt look big in this? Here she writes about debt and never giving up.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage holders in arrears are older and more likely to have children - report Mortgage Arrears

Mortgage holders in arrears are older and more likely to have children - report

A survey conducted by MABS indicated that over 36 per cent of mortgage clients were unemployed.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 11 tips to avoid getting into debt this Christmas Read Me

Column: 11 tips to avoid getting into debt this Christmas

It’s easy for spending to get out of hand at this time of year. Michael Culloty of MABS offers some tips to help rein it in.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Four years of crisis, and still no clear deal on mortgage debt Opinion

Column: Four years of crisis, and still no clear deal on mortgage debt

The failings of Government to take simple steps to help mortgage holders has caused further damage – and the Insolvency Bill is by no means our saviour, writes David Hall.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What are the rules that govern legal moneylenders? Explainer

Explainer: What are the rules that govern legal moneylenders?

With Halloween now behind us, Christmas has become the focus of many. While the holiday can bring joy to many, it can be a time of huge financial pressure for others.

From TheJournal.ie Numbers seeking debt help reach highest level since crisis began Debt

Numbers seeking debt help reach highest level since crisis began

More than 50 per cent of those looking for help were families with children, new figures show.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Keane report has consequences for borrowers – but not for banks Opinion

Column: The Keane report has consequences for borrowers – but not for banks

The Keane Report, independent TD Stephen Donnelly notes, cites “inappropriate mortgage-holder behaviour”. It does not mention “inappropriate banker behaviour”.

From TheJournal.ie More Irish families being pushed into poverty and seeking advice Poverty

More Irish families being pushed into poverty and seeking advice

Two separate reports indicate that more and more Irish families are being pushed into poverty as record numbers contact advisory services seeking help.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The HSE offers its sympathy to the family of a woman who died shortly after giving birth to a healthy daughter; tornadoes and storms ravage the US; the super-injunction celebrities named.