Claire Borowski

Claire Borowski

Claire is a Content Writer for, 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

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Compare bill pay phone deals

If you need a new phone, the right monthly bill pay deal could save you hundreds of euro. Here are some of the best bill pay phone deals.

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Your complete guide to mortgages

Whether you’re buying your first home, switching mortgages, or moving, this guide has everything you need to help you prepare. Here’s how the mortgage process works from start to finish.

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How to switch to a better mortgage deal

Switching your mortgage could save you thousands of euro in interest, or help you reduce your loan term. Here’s how to find the best switcher mortgage.

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How to get a mortgage if you have bad credit

Getting on the property ladder with a poor credit history can be tough. Here are some ways to improve your chances of getting a mortgage with bad credit.

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How to get a mortgage Approval in Principle in Ireland

Getting a mortgage approval in principle is a step closer to buying your new home or remortgaging. Here’s how to apply and what to do if you’re not approved.

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How to check your credit record

If you’re curious about your credit score, or worried about arrears affecting future borrowing, checking your credit report is easy. Here’s how to check your credit history, your credit check rights, & what your credit score means.

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What to do with your old mobile phone

If you’ve got a new phone and don’t know what to do with your old handset, this guide can help. Here’s how to: sell, donate, recycle, or trade in your old mobile.

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How to use your mobile phone bill to save money

If you often go over your monthly mobile allowance or want to check you’re on the right plan, your phone bill can help. It holds the key to how you use your phone and how to save money.

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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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How to keep your children safe online

In a technology driven world, it’s impossible to keep your children offline, and trying to do so will only hold them back. So, making it safe is one of your many responsibilities as a parent, and this guide can help you do just that.

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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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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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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 you need to know about call charges

If you don’t stick to your call plan terms, you could easily rack up an expensive phone bill. Here’s what calls are usually included, what you’ll pay extra for, and how to avoid paying more than you need to.

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Should you buy a refurbished phone?

If you’re thinking of getting a refurbished phone but don’t know where to start, this guide can help. Here’s where you can get one, how much you can save, and what to check before you buy.

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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 does satellite broadband work in Ireland?

If you’re struggling to get fibre or ADSL broadband in your rural location, satellite broadband could be a good solution. Here’s what you need to know about satellite broadband in Ireland.

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Should you choose SIRO broadband?

We look at how SIRO can help make Ireland one of the fastest broadband countries in the world. Here’s what SIRO is, how it works and where it’s available.

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How to find the cheapest home heating oil

If you use oil to heat your home, our 5 tips cover how to find the cheapest heating oil and save money.

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Should you overpay your mortgage?

Overpaying your mortgage could save you thousands of euro in interest, and help pay off your balance years earlier. Here’s how to overpay and how much you could save.

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How to prepare for a mortgage application

The right preparation can significantly improve your chances of being approved for a mortgage. Here are 7 steps to help you prepare for a mortgage application.

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A guide to self build mortgages in Ireland

If you dream of building your own home, a self build mortgage could help make it a reality. Here’s how they work, how much you can borrow, and what insurance you need.

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Should you get Disney+ in Ireland?

If you love a feel good Disney classic or a piece of Marvel action then Disney Plus could be for you. Here’s what you need to know about the next big streaming service.

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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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Does your insurance cover working from home?

The Coronavirus pandemic has seen home working go through the roof. If you’ve been working remotely, this guide looks at home insurance and whether you’re covered on an existing policy.

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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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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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How does the no claims bonus work in Ireland?

Having a good no claims bonus can help make your car insurance much cheaper. Here’s how it works, how much discount you can get, and whether it’s worth protecting it.

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How to find the best classic car insurance in Ireland

If you’re passionate about your classic car, having the right car insurance is crucial. Here’s what’s usually covered, what to consider, and how to choose the right policy to protect your piece of nostalgia.

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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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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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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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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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What insurance do you need with your mortgage?

Getting the right insurance to protect you and your home financially is vital. Here’s the insurance you need, and other types also worth considering.

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How much can I borrow mortgage calculator

You can use our free mortgage calculator to work out how much you might be able to borrow from mortgage lenders in Ireland.

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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.