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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A guide to mortgage protection insurance in Ireland
Mortgage protection insurance offers financial protection to you and your mortgage lender. Here are the different types and how to get the right cover.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How much can you borrow with a mortgage?
If you want to get a mortgage in Ireland, you’ll need to know how much you can borrow. Here are the borrowing limits, exceptions, and what lenders are likely to lend you.
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.
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.
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.
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.