Here is a simple video that we found was good at giving you a quick explainer on what APR or ‘Annual percentage rate’ is.
Who doesn’t want to save money? Here are ten money-saving tips that may make it easier than you think to save.
1. Automatic Transfer
Set up an automatic transfer from your checking account to your savings account. You can start with a small amount and gradually increase t if you would like. You can set this up to transfer an amount from each paycheck or a certain amount each month.
If you get a raise, put that extra money from your raise into your savings account. Many of us look forward to a raise because you know you’ll be getting more money with each paycheck. Instead of using that extra money, continue to live as you have before the raise. Put that extra money into a savings account and watch it add up.
3. Loose Change
Saving all your loose change and cashing it in every month. This is such an easy task, but few people think of doing it. Every evening you can empty your pockets and put it in a jar or some type of container …
We were part of a discussion around Covid19 and mortgages on Matt Cooper’s ‘The Last Word’ show on Today FM yesterday. The other participant was Brian Hayes of the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland.
For our part we were impressed with the fact that the banks have been able to do more than 2,000 mortgage restructures per working day since the pandemic driven mortgage breaks were announced. To put that in perspective, it took six years to do 100,000 restructures after the financial crisis. This time around that figure could be achieved in a little over two months, that is something to be commended.
We are sometimes asked ‘who are finance Ireland’ because people don’t know the company. In short, they are a broker only lender, this is yet another reason you should never go to a bank directly, they couldn’t tell you about their rates and products if they wanted to and in this instance their prices are amongst the best there is!
Bank loans in Bulgaria
My name is Hristo Dimitrov. I’m a student from Varna Bulgaria.
How to pick bank loans in Bulgaria
In Bulgaria you can borrow relatively easily for an apartment and pay it off within 30 years. The maximum loan amount for the banks are up to EUR 200,000. Also, Bulgaria has low interest rates compared to other countries. The best conditions for buying a home are on Postbank
And DSK Bank.
For specific rules and percentages, you can look at them.
APR at individual interest rate selected for the purposes of the example * – 3.66%
An example of a fixed interest rate for the last 3 years and a variable interest rate (benchmark interest rate + margin) for the remaining term of the loan when included in the DSK Coz Plus Sales Prohibition Program.
The long-term interest rate for the implementation of the DSK Coz Plus program can be set in the range of 3.00% to 4.49%.
Amount of credit
Term of the loan
A financial plan is an instrument everyone with money should create. A financial plan is any drawn out concept in which showcases some direction of where you would like your finances to go. Whether you are taking your financial situation into your own hands or seeking advice from a professional, with both options, individuals should have a written plan of expectations. However, when crafting these expectations, there are many factors one should consider in order to account for life. Here are some factors that one should consider while planning their life’s financial plan:
Employment – What is your employment status? Do you feel stable in your current position? Are you happy at your current job? If you are unhappy, are you considering switching to a new company? These are important questions regarding one’s employment that should be considered. The most ideal position someone could be in is one in which an individual is happy and feels stable within the company. However, if you are unhappy with your job and you are considering moving position, consider how the job change …
Whole vs. Term Life Cover – Term Life insurance covers you for a specified period of time (ex. 10, 20 or 30 years). You are only paid benefits if you die within the term. Whole life insurance covers you for your whole life. When you die, a lump-sum payment will be paid to your family. Contemplate the Type of Cover You Need – For example, if you are considering buying life cover for your children, consider that it is taking longer than previous generations to get established into the workforce. They may need until their mid-twenties to be able to afford their own life insurance. Contemplate your family – The earlier you die, the more money you need to support your family. If you were to hypothetically die in your thirties, your family would be missing out on potentially thirty years of income that you would be providing. On the other hand, if you were to die in your seventies, it may not affect your family as drastically financially-speaking as it would if you were in your thirties. Consider Specified Illness …
The Central Bank of Ireland reports that the total amount of mortgages that are now classified as long-term arrears have hit record highs, topping the charts at almost 6 billion euro. There are many types of properties that can and have become part of this number, but the largest group tends to be that of more residential properties.
In the previous quarter, mortgages in arrears were down significantly. Sadly, the largest category in mortgages in arrears, residential properties that are two years or above in late payments, is still increasing. The buy-to-let sector has been the largest subcategory of residential properties in arrears; 17.62% of the total is in arrears.
In April 2019, only 118 of all applications of mortgages for buy-to-let properties were approved while in April 2018 154 mortgages were approved. There was a 30% decrease within the same months separated by only one year, according to the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI).
This huge scale down may be due to Brexit, or perhaps the seeming unreliability of buy-to-let properties ability to bring in …
Being able to take out a mortgage has become a major hassle for all types of home buyers, but especially first time buyers. Recently, a 2018 study by the Central Bank reported that the best position to be in so that your request for a loan can be approved by one of the 7 largest lending banks is in a couple with a substantial down payment already available.
This is most likely the case because a couple can bring in two salaries, making a steady stream of income more reliable even if one person were to lose their job. Additionally, having a large down payment reduces risk for the lender. If you were to foreclose on a property, meaning you couldn’t afford to pay your mortgage anymore, there would be significantly less consequences on the lender side.
Although this is an ideal situation for approval, it is not the only solution. Plenty of first time buyers are individuals without extremely high credit scores and salaries, but there are a few key parts that must be fulfilled in order …
There are many noticeable aspects that differ significantly between the United States and Ireland. For me, one of the largest changes is that the value of every euro I have us significantly more than that of my US dollar.
When coming to Ireland, I used my local bank to exchange dollars for euros with the euro being 1.2 times more valuable than my crisp dollar bill. Although I was aware of this rate, it has continuously thrown me off as I go in and out of sandwich shops, Tesco’s and the occasional Spar.
When I walk into any of these places, I think only in terms of my euros in hand. I am amazed by the €4 sandwiches, the €1.5 salads, and in general much less expensive grocery prices. When getting my first installment of groceries, I was amazed by the €36 price. This is because I usually spend around $50 at the grocery store in the US in order to stock up with those same ingredients.
Although that seemed cheap, the extra $5 in conversion made the payment just …