Dominic Coyle

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There’s a lot of customer uncertainty out there. People are not used to their bank suddenly telling them it is shutting down. Photograph: Alan Betson

  I’m in the process of moving house. We have an existing mortgage on our current property with Ulster Bank that we will be paying off as part o(...)

Personal current account and deposit holders at Ulster Bank do not yet know what will happen but their accounts will close at some point.  Photograph: Alan Betson

I’m just wondering when Ulster Bank will actually be closing to customers? I am a little confused by the wind down period or when do I need to move ba(...)

Irish mortgage interest rates are higher than other euro zone countries due in part to the high level of capital they are required to hold by regulators, according to the BPFI, the industry lobby group

Irish home owners could be paying less interest on their borrowings if European regulators applied looser capital rules to Irish-based banks, accordin(...)

The limit that cab be earned under the rent-a-room scheme is €14,000 per calendar year – or just under €270 a week on the basis the room is let for the full 52 weeks of the year.

I am purchasing my first home and I am looking to buy a place with sufficient space to rent out additional rooms, ideally availing of rent-a-room reli(...)

When you switch mortgages, there are two considerations: lower monthly payments and what you save overall in interest payments over the remaining life of your loan. Illustration: iStock

I wonder if you could give me a little advice? We currently have a variable mortgage of 2.95 per cent with AIB with a balance of €187,610 remaining ov(...)

As long as you pay your mortgage in full in line with your agreed contract, there should be no reason not to change a fourth time or more as circumstances dictate. Photograph: iStock

We have switched our mortgage twice already in the past and are about to switch again. There is an attractive cash-back offer that we could go for tha(...)

If selling the family home allows you to live in a retirement centre as you would like to do, then that is a perfectly valid decision. Photograph: iStock

I live alone in the family home. My husband is in a nursing home. I was going to sell the house and move into retirement centre. I never thought of (...)

Try to persuade your employer to pay the €3.20 per working day. You could receive €736 a year on the basis of a five-day week with four weeks’ holiday and time off for bank holidays.

I have a query about end-of-year tax returns, specifically remotely working from home. The Revenue’s very helpful and clear advice suggests that eit(...)

With cash-in-hand you are in control. You can continue to pay down your current home loan and have the freedom to move when it suits you on a new home

I recently received a lump sum as a settlement for personal injury. I’m not sure how best to use this money. My hope is to buy/build a second house (...)

The first phase of Fáilte Ireland’s €55m Tourism Business Continuity Scheme will be launched this month, with a focus on outdoor businesses such as surfing. Photograph: Brian Morrison

Fáilte Ireland is to unveil plans for a €55 million aid package aimed at tourism businesses previously unable to access Covid-19-related aid. The To(...)

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