Updated: 10:05, Monday, 21 July 2014
Women are hit hardest by new EU car insurance law
Consumer Guide

Women are hit hardest by new EU car insurance law

Women will be hit hardest by the new EU rules banning gender-based discount for car insurance, but young men could save up to 50%

How to complain effectively
Money Headlines

How to complain effectively

Consumers are reporting in increasing numbers that it is difficult to complain. Here are five easy steps towards getting the result you want

Telephone line fee increase for over 66 year olds
Consumer Guide

Telephone line fee increase for over 66 year olds

People over 66 will face a hefty increase on their telephone landline, following last December's budget, but there are ways of counter-acting the hike if you shop around.

Almost 2m left with €100 or less after bills.
Consumer Guide

Almost 2m left with €100 or less after bills.

The number of people left with €100 or less at the end of each month has risen with consumers' finances continuing to deteriorate

New premium phone rules to protect consumer
Consumer Guide

New premium phone rules to protect consumer

Premium rate telephone services can cost as much as €3.50 a minute. Now, a new code of practice has been imposed on phone companies to ensure you don't get ripped off.

Beware of the 'cheap' motor insurance
Consumer Guide

Beware of the 'cheap' motor insurance

Buying car insurance used to be simple. These days the it's all about tailor-making your own policy with add on extras. So beware of the headline 'cheapest' offers when renewing.

Spotting Irish own-brand products
Consumer Guide

Spotting Irish own-brand products

More than ever consumers want to support Irish home produce, but they also want to save money with own-brands. Learn how to do both with Tina Leonard's guide

Shop around now as Electric Ireland hikes price
Consumer Guide

Shop around now as Electric Ireland hikes price

The price of gas and petrol is already on the up. Now Electric Ireland is adding to the pain increasing prices by October 1.

Now Bord Gais increases electricy prices
Consumer Guide

Now Bord Gais increases electricy prices

Bord Gáis Energy is to follow Electric Ireland and Airtricity with residential electricity price hikes from 15 October.

How to get money off your next purchase
Consumer Guide

How to get money off your next purchase

Voucher codes, daily deal sites, discounts online and off line. Consumer expert Tina Leonard tells Today with Pat Kenny where and to get money off everything from groceries to school books.

Ulster Bank plans for compensation over IT glitch
Consumer Guide

Ulster Bank plans for compensation over IT glitch

Ulster Bank has released plans to compensate the 600,000 customers who were affected by IT problems at the bank. It is also working with other banks on out-of-pocket expenses.

Back-to-school money-saving tips
Consumer Guide

Back-to-school money-saving tips

Four in five parents have financial worries about back-to-school costs. Consumer expert Tina Leonard has five top tips to help you save money this September.

Money-saving tips as petrol rises to €100 a tank
Consumer Guide

Money-saving tips as petrol rises to €100 a tank

With the price of petrol set to exceed 170c a litre, learn how to economise on fuel with these 15 tips on driving techniques and car servicing.

Energy bills set to rise this autumn
Consumer Guide

Energy bills set to rise this autumn

Look at changing your gas and electricity tariff or provider now, before a possible price hike. Tina Leonard has the details

Health insurance: beware of penalties if switching
Consumer Guide

Health insurance: beware of penalties if switching

Switch your health insurance without triggering penalties - new terms and conditions make it less attracting to do this mid-contract. Tina Leonard explains to Today with Pat Kenny.

Don't be ripped off by your garage
Consumer Guide

Don't be ripped off by your garage

Under EU laws, consumers no longer have to go to their car manufacturer approved garages for repairs to protect their warranty. Tina Leonard has the details.

Countdown to Saorview launched
Consumer Guide

Countdown to Saorview launched

RTÉ Weather's Nuala Carey has launched thecountdown to the switch over to digital TV at the end of October.

Saorview: how to switch to digital TV by October
Consumer Guide

Saorview: how to switch to digital TV by October

Analogue TV is being switched off across the country in October. Here is the complete guide to TVs, aerials and set-top boxes plus prices to get you equipped in time.

Roaming charges down to 29c across EU
Consumer Guide

Roaming charges down to 29c across EU

Mobile phone companies have finally been told they can no longer charge exorbitant rates to consumers while abroad in EU ruling.

Top 10 holiday saving tips.
Consumer Guide

Top 10 holiday saving tips.

Every cent counts when holidaying, but if you invest in some research before you book your hotel and destination, you could save hundreds of euro. Tina Leonard reports

Ulster Bank to compensate customers
Consumer Guide

Ulster Bank to compensate customers

Ulster Bank customers are to be compensated for problems caused by its computer crash and it has been told it must also compensate those affected in other banks

Worst of property crash may have passed
Mortgages

Worst of property crash may have passed

The worst may be over in the property market with the first monthly increase in property prices in almost five years, according to new government figures.

Get the best out of Groupon and deals sites
Consumer Guide

Get the best out of Groupon and deals sites

Consumers are enthusiastically embracing the likes of Groupon and Living Social - but make sure you get the best out of them. Tina Leonard has tips of the best deals.

Credit ratings agency's warning on house prices
Mortgages

Credit ratings agency's warning on house prices

The credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has said that residential property prices in Ireland may continue to fall.

Distressed property sale includes Merrion Sq house
Consumer Guide

Distressed property sale includes Merrion Sq house

A house in Merrion Square, one of the most prestigious Georgian districts in Dublin, is up for sale in a ''distressed properties'' auction that also includes an entire ghost estate in Co Kerry.

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