Karl was asked to appear on RTE’s ‘The Frontline’ because of his support of property tax. This is ‘the wrong step in the right direction’ in his opinion. Less income tax with local authorities supported by a ‘Site Value Tax’ is the way to go in his opinion. It was not a popular opinion.
We were talking about health insurance, car insurance and credit unions this month on TV3’s personal finance slot. On health insurance in particular we highlighted that you don’t have to go from ‘having cover’ to having zero cover, instead you could opt for the likes of the Hospital Saturday Fund which is a cash plan (pays out on health related spending but isn’t like regular insurance).
Car insurance was also a topic – the new EU ruling will make it illegal to rate men and women differently based on their sex alone from 21st December this year.
Credit Unions were (and are) in the news because of problems they are having. We’ll be back with TV3 next month for more!
John Finnerty interviewed us about the PTsb story that was in the Sunday Business Post.
In this piece we were speaking to Sybil & Martin about the banks passing on rate cuts and what to do if you got flooded recently.
In this piece by Stephen Murphy of TV3 we spoke about the issue of Regulators enforcing pricing and the fact that it is not a common practice.
This piece by Claire Brock of TV3 was about Mario Draghi’s unexpected rate cut of 0.25% last Thursday.