AIB, Bank of Ireland, KBC, Permanent TSB and Ulster Bank have agreed to provide €2 million a year between them over the next three years to fund StepChange’s service. Photograph: Thierry Roge/Reuters

UK charity StepChange plans to offer a free and independent debt advisory service in Ireland from November 16th after securing €6 million in funding (...)

Deirdre Rice, centre co ordinator with MABS in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Outside Storm Rachel is making its presence felt in the seaside town of Bray on a cold Thursday in January. Inside the local Money Advice and Budgetin(...)

Media reports yesterday and at the weekend were pretty clear in creating a picture whereby, for reasons that were obscure to the Central Bank, Mabs, having won the competion to be the independent third party service provider to the scheme, had subsequently withdrawn.

After yesterday’s statement from the Money Advice and Budgeting Service concerning their involvement or otherwise in the proposed Central Bank pilot s(...)