Barry Cowen: “When people are told they will pay €60 for water they should know that €42 of the bill will be for the water meter. That represents 70 per cent of the bill for a single adult and some 26 per cent of the bill for a family of two or more.” Photograph: Eric Luke

More than two-thirds of the water charges bill for a single adult will be for the water meter, Fianna Fáil environment spokesman Barry Cowen has claim(...)

The number of people putting money aside for a rainy day fell to its lowest level in 10 months in October, driven by negative consumer sentiment towards water charges. Photo: Bloomberg

The number of people putting money aside for a rainy day fell to its lowest level in 10 months in October, driven by negative consumer sentiment towar(...)

The increase in the proportion of people saving  is driven by those aged under 50 with 41 per cent of this age group now saving regularly compared to 38 per cent last month, according to a new survey.

Ahead of tomorrow’s Budget, consumers say that they are in a better position to save, thank to an improving environment.The Nationwide UK (Ireland) / (...)

The proportion of people who say that government policy discourages saving continues to rise, increasing to 66 per cent in July, up from 65 per cent last month and 57 per cent a year ago.

More people are saving regularly despite low deposit rates and higher taxes on saving, a new survey shows. According to the Nationwide UK (Ireland)/ E(...)

The savings index fell slightly in April as the number of people who believe it is a good time to save their cash fell and negativity towards Governme(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney and other officials have played down suggestions that the housing market is overheating. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Growth in British house prices cooled for the third straight month in March, despite recording their biggest annual rise in almost four years, (...)

Ten per cent of people in the survey said they were saving to buy or renovate a home, an increase from 6 per cent a year ago.

FIONA REDDAN Irish consumers are slowly returning to normal regular saving habits, a new survey shows. While the Nationwide UK (Ir(...)

Nationwide said new mortgage lending leapt 37 per cent to £14 billion in the six months to September 30th. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Nationwide building society has posted a surge in profits after Britain’s booming housing market saw it notch up its highest half-year mortgage lendin(...)

The dominance of AIB and Bank of Ireland is returning to levels last seen in the 1980s, said Dara Calleary

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has acknowledged the withdrawal of ACC and Danske Bank will have a negative impact on competition in the Irish ban(...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said Danske’s departure was another setback. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Time

Arthur Beesley, Political News Editor The Department of Finance has said it is for the Central Bank and not the Government to ensure fair competition (...)