Claire Borowski

Claire Borowski

Claire is a Content Writer for Switcher.ie, writing guides to help readers manage their finances and save money on their household bills. Claire also helps look after Switcher’s social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter and previously worked as a Content Designer at money.co.uk.

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Your guide to landlord insurance

If you rent out a property, having the right protection in place is essential. Here’s what landlord insurance is and what it can cover.

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What are your redundancy rights?

If your job’s unstable and you’re at risk of redundancy, it’s vital to know your rights. Here’s an overview of the process, what you’re entitled to, and how to appeal.

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Your guide to tenant home insurance

If you’re renting a property, you’ll need to protect your belongings with the right cover. Here’s a guide to home insurance for tenants.

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A guide to your holiday consumer rights

If something goes wrong while you’re away or the travel company goes bust, knowing your rights is essential. Here’s what to do if you need to cancel your trip or complain.

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How to transfer money from Ireland to the UK

Transferring your euro to a UK bank account can be tricky and expensive. Here’s how to do it at the best exchange rate, and save money.

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Do you need buildings insurance?

If you’re a homeowner, buildings insurance could save you thousands if your home gets damaged. Here’s what’s covered, extras you can add, and exclusions to look out for.

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How to choose a waste collection provider

Sorting out your household waste correctly could save you time and money. Here’s how to find the right door to door collection service for less.

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Spending abroad: What are your options?

If you’re going abroad, you’ll need to decide whether to use cash or your cards. Here’s how to get a better deal on currency and work out the best way to spend on your trip.

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What to sort out before you learn to drive

Before you can get into the driver’s seat, there are a few things you need to sort out. Here’s all you need to know about learner permits and insurance to get you started.

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What is the Christmas bonus?

If you get social welfare payments, you could be entitled to some extra cash this Christmas. Here’s all you need to know about the social welfare Christmas bonus.

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How to check broadband availability in your area

The type and speed of broadband you can get depends on where you live. Here’s how to check what broadband is available in your area.

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How to claim the Fuel Allowance

If you get a social welfare allowance and struggle to pay your winter energy bills, you could be eligible for some extra help. Here’s how to claim the Fuel Allowance.

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A guide to the basic Sky TV packages

Sky is a popular choice for TV entertainment packages. Here’s all the info you need to find a standalone TV plan, or a package that includes your broadband and phone too.

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What is the European Health Insurance Card?

If you’re travelling to the EU, you’ll need to carry a European Health Insurance Card with you. Here’s everything you need to know about the EHIC.

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How to afford young driver car insurance

It’s tricky finding affordable car insurance if you’re a young or new driver. Here’s how to keep the cost of your policy down if you’re under 25.

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How to get the best car insurance

The right car insurance could save you hundreds of euro. Here are the different types and how to pay less for a policy that works for you.

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Who offers the best mobile phone coverage in Ireland?

Good phone reception is crucial for making and receiving calls and texts, as well as accessing data. Here’s how to work out which network can offer you the best coverage.

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Should you get single trip or annual travel insurance?

If you’re not sure which type of insurance to choose, take a look at the pros and cons of single trip and annual cover.

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How to choose the best travel insurance policy

With so many types of travel insurance and levels of cover to choose from, it’s difficult to know which is best. Here’s how to find the right cover for your trip.