The index  shows that the share of respondents who said they would use any surplus funds to pay off debts remained steady at 40 per cent in March

Irish consumers are putting more money away for a rainy day with many believing that now is a good time to save, a new survey shows.According to the l(...)

Michael Fingleton: special liquidators Kieran Wallace and Eamonn Richardson of KPMG are continuing with their action against Mr Fingleton arising from the circumstances that caused Irish Nationwide’s collapse. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The legal action against former Irish Nationwide chief executive Michael Fingleton is due back in court in two weeks’ time and the case could go to a (...)

Dude, where’s my hit?: journalist Jon Snow and doctor Christian Jessen on Drugs Live: Cannabis Dude, where’s my hit?: journalist Jon Snow and doctor Christian Jessen on Drugs Live: Cannabis

I’ve often murmured, “Are you on drugs?” as I’ve watched Jennie Bond gush about a royal hat, and I’ve often thought you’d have to be on drugs as Dr(...)

Nationwide’s figures showed that house prices dropped by 0.1 per cent in February

British house prices fell in February for the first time in five months, taking the annual rate of increase to its lowest since September 2013, figure(...)

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, (...)