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Cost of international stamp to rise to €1.70

An Post has announced a rise in the price of an international stamp as well as increased prices for some large envelopes and parcels.

Revolut to launch mobile bank app for children to improve their ‘financial literacy’

Revolut’s alternative banking services already appeals to more than 200,000 Irish users – but now the fintech is looking to expand its target market.

New State lender – aimed at builders and developers – has initial €750m to finance house building

The Government has formally launched a new State lender that will finance house building.

 

Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI), will lend up to €35m per scheme and up to 80pc of the development cost of housing schemes.

It is aimed at small and medium sized builders/developers.

HBFI has an initial €750m of State funds to fund the delivery of up to 7,500 new homes over the next five years.

No-deal Brexit to increase cost of importing cars from UK – Revenue

A no-deal Brexit would significantly impact and change the economics of bringing a car from the UK into Ireland.

That is according to the Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, who is appearing before the Oireachtas Finance Committee.

Niall Cody said if the UK leaves the EU those who buy cars in the UK will be liable for VRT and VAT as normal.

However, he added that they will also be …

No-deal Brexit to increase cost of importing cars from UK – Revenue

A no-deal Brexit would significantly impact and change the economics of bringing a car from the UK into Ireland.

Ombudsman Report – underpayment of credit card debt

Pavel acquired a credit card in 1998 and made the necessary repayments on the card every month until October 2012, when he accidentally underpaid the amount by €19.

How scheme will work for those at risk of losing home

A new option has been offered for those in deep arrears. Anyone considering the scheme would be wise to get independent financial advice. Here is how it works:

IDA chief: Brexit can help lure investment from UK

Brexit presents an opportunity for Ireland to win foreign direct investment (FDI) that would otherwise have gone to the UK, according to IDA boss Martin Shanahan.

Applicants for court-approved debt deals fall

There has been a fall in the number of people applying for court-approved debt deals.

Sterling reaches 2-month high

Sterling jumped to a 2-month high against the euro after strong employment data suggested Britain’s labour market remained robust despite an economic slowdown ahead of Brexit.

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