Emma is a Content Writer for Switcher.ie, writing guides to help readers understand money matters and make the right financial choices. Emma has worked with various financial comparison websites as a copywriter, content designer and researcher.
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Should you get Amazon Prime Video in Ireland?
Amazon Prime Video, the popular streaming service showing movies & TV is available in Ireland. Here’s all you need to know about Amazon’s on-demand video platform, Prime Video.
Retrofitting in Ireland: Costs, grants and installers
A guide about retrofitting in Ireland
How 5G mobile works in Ireland
The latest Apple and Samsung phones launched as 5G only, signalling ultra-fast speeds and improved reliability for all. But what is 5G and which networks have the best 5G coverage?
The cost of charging an electric car across Europe
Electric cars are not only better for the environment, but they could also save you money. Here are the cheapest and most expensive places in Europe to charge your electric vehicle.
Electric car charging in Ireland
Unlock the potential of electric vehicle ownership with our home charging guide. Learn about costs and savings, EV charger installation, and choosing the right charger.
Kilowatt hours (kWh) explained
The Kilowatt-hour (kWh) is a unit used by energy suppliers to work out how much you pay for gas and electricity. Here’s all you need to know about kWhs and saving money on your energy bill.
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Solar panel installation in Ireland
Here’s all you need to know about solar panel installation in Ireland. Discover how solar energy works, how much it costs, available grants and whether solar panels can save you money on energy bills.
Ireland's best towns for work life balance
A good work-life balance is key to a happy life so we’ve researched Ireland’s towns for local services, hybrid working, family life and leisure to find the best places to live and work.
Micro-generation and feed-in tariffs explained
Whether you’re considering heat pump or solar panel installation, here’s all you need to know about microgeneration in Ireland and how to choose the best feed-in tariff to reduce your energy bill.
Should you choose a cashback mortgage?
Costs can spiral when you buy a property or switch, so a cashback mortgage can provide a boost when you need it most. Here’s all you need to know about cashback mortgages in Ireland.
Best ways to heat your home on a budget
What’s the cheapest way to heat your home? Discover how much it costs to run a range of heating solutions and compare the best ways to stay warm this winter.
The First Home Scheme explained
A new help to buy scheme in Ireland is helping first time buyers and other eligible borrowers get on the property ladder, but what is it, and how do you apply? Here’s all you need to know about the First Home Scheme in Ireland.
Last posting and shopping delivery dates for Christmas 2023
Make sure Christmas cards and gifts reach family and friends in time this year. Here’s a rundown of last posting and delivery dates for Ireland and abroad.
Should you get a prepaid card?
Prepaid cards offer a safe, convenient way to pay and give you control over your finances, but they can also come with hidden costs. Here’s everything you need to know about prepaid cards for spending at home and abroad.
Compare student credit cards
Compare credit cards for students in Ireland with introductory purchase rates, cashback and other perks.
How do credit limits work in Ireland?
Your credit limit restricts how much you can borrow on your credit card. Here’s what you need to know about credit card limits and how to use your card responsibly to get better credit.
Your refund rights in Ireland
Getting your money back when you shop online or in-store can be troublesome. Here are your refund rights explained and how to get your money back without a hitch.
Ireland's Best Black Friday Tips for 2023
From refund rights to spending rewards, here’s how to bag a Black Friday bargain without busting your budget.
How to speed up slow broadband
Slow broadband can be really frustrating, especially if you’re paying for a fast broadband package that isn’t performing. Here’s how to check your broadband speed and improve a slow broadband connection.
Wireless broadband choices in Ireland
Most broadband needs cables or a wired network, so if you live in a rural location internet access can be patchy. Here’s some broadband options to consider if you don’t have a phone line or fibre where you live.
Your guide to Pay As You Go energy in Ireland
Here’s how pay as you go electricity and gas plans work in Ireland. We compare prepay energy prices, weigh up the pros and cons, and explain how to switch to stay on top of your bills.
What your smart meter upgrade means for you
The ESB smart meter rollout is taking place across Ireland now, so whether you’re a homeowner or a business, you’ll get your new smart meter free of charge before 2024. Here’s what you need to know.
How to get broadband without a landline
Are you looking to get broadband without a phone line in your home? Here’s how to access the internet with mobile, satellite or fibre broadband.
How does multi-car insurance work?
Many households in Ireland have more than one car on the go. Multi-car cover is one way to save you money and time when you’re shopping for insurance. Here’s what you need to know.
Is car insurance cheaper for women?
Women’s car insurance used to be cheaper, but is it still the case in Ireland? Discover what affects the price of cover and ways to make car insurance cheaper whatever your gender.
How your car insurance quote is calculated
Discover what factors affect your car insurance quote and how your car insurance group impacts the price of cover in Ireland.
Black box insurance explained
Car insurance for young drivers can be expensive but there are ways to reduce premiums. Here’s how black box insurance works and how it could help cut the cost of cover.
Car insurance and learning to drive
Before you 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 car insurance to get you started.
How the no claims bonus works
A good no claims record can help make your car insurance much cheaper. Here’s how the bonus works, what discounts you can earn and tips to get the best value from your bonus.
How to find the right cover for your classic car
If you’re the proud owner of a classic car you’ll want to protect your passion. Here’s what you need to know about classic car insurance with tips to get the best classic car quotes.
Levels of car insurance explained
Once you’ve found your ideal car, the next step is to get the right insurance. Here’s a guide to car insurance options in Ireland and how to get cover best suited to your needs.
What Budget 2024 means for you
Here’s how Budget 2024 affects your household finances; we explain what’s changed and what it means for you and your family.
Green mortgages explained
A green mortgage could save you money if you have an energy-efficient home. Here’s all you need to know about green mortgages in Ireland and how to pick the best one.
Loan repayment calculator
Our personal loan calculator can help you work out your monthly repayments and interest in just a few clicks. See how much a loan costs from Ireland’s leading lenders.
Should you use a mortgage broker in Ireland?
If you’re on the hunt for a new mortgage, finding the right home loan takes time & effort. Here’s how a mortgage broker could save you time and money.
Tax relief and working from home in Ireland
With tax relief set to rise for thousands of homeworkers in January 2022, here’s how to claim financial support if you work from home in Ireland.
How to read your gas & electricity meter
Gas and electricity meters track how much energy you use. Here’s how to read your meter and keep on top of your energy bills.
How to boost your Building Energy Rating (BER)
Boosting your home’s energy rating can slash your energy bills, make your house warmer and even unlock cheaper mortgage deals. Here’s how to improve your BER and save money.
How to find out your energy supplier in Ireland
Not sure who your energy supplier is? Here’s how to find out who supplies gas and electricity to your home.
How to get the best broadband for online gaming
Here’s all you need to know about the best broadband for online gaming and tips to enhance your gaming experience.
Your moving house checklist
Moving home can be a difficult juggling act. Our house move checklist can guide you through the steps to make your move stress-free and simple.
How to find the best value dental cover
Unplanned dental treatment can be expensive, thankfully dental cover can offer financial protection to guard against costly dental work. Here’s how dental insurance in Ireland works and how to find the right plan for your needs.
Ireland's most affordable places for first time buyers
Saving for a deposit and choosing where to live are often the first steps to home ownership. Switcher.ie’s First Time Buyer Affordability Index reveals the most affordable locations to buy a house in Ireland.
How to keep your children safe online in Ireland
As children spend more time online, ensuring it’s a safe space is ever more important. This guide can help parents talk to children about life online, recognise potential dangers and take steps to reduce risks.
How to complain about your broadband service
It’s important that know your consumer rights when you sign up for any service. Here’s all you need to know about making a complaint to your broadband provider, speed issues and cancelling your contract.
What are data limits & fair usage policies?
Unlimited broadband plans are now the most popular deals, but they still have limitations. Here’s all you need to know about broadband data limits and fair usage policies.
Repayment vs interest-only mortgages
Here’s how repayment and interest-only mortgages work in Ireland and the different ways to repay your mortgage loan whether you’re a first time buyer, buy-to-let investor or switcher.
Can you transfer money from a credit card?
Money transfer credit cards can be a fast and flexible way to borrow money for unexpected costs or cash shortfalls. Here’s what you need to know about money transfer credit cards and where to get one in Ireland.
The best places to work from home in Ireland
Remote and hybrid working is here to stay, so we’ve researched Ireland’s towns for telecoms, leisure and family to find the best places to work from home in Ireland.
How to get cheaper young driver insurance
It’s tricky finding affordable car insurance if you’re a young or new driver in Ireland. Here’s the best ways to get cheaper car insurance if you’re under 25.
How does roaming work in Ireland?
If you want to use your mobile while abroad and avoid an expensive phone bill, this guide can help. Here’s how to ‘Roam like at Home’ in the EU and find the right mobile plan for your trip.
Fibre broadband explained
Fibre-optic broadband offers much faster connection speeds than ADSL, mobile, or satellite broadband. Here’s all you need to know about fibre-optic broadband in Ireland.
Top energy tips to save money
One of the best ways to save money on your energy bills is by cutting back on your usage. Here’s all you need to know about energy efficiency with money-saving tips to reduce your bills.
SIM-only or a bill pay contract: which is best?
If your contract ends soon you may wonder whether a SIM-only deal could save you money. Here’s all you need to know about choosing the best deal and making the switch.
Broadband connection types
The broadband connection types available where you live will affect the speeds you can get. Find out about what’s available in your area and what it means for your online experience.
How to switch electricity & gas in Ireland
Switching to a cheaper electricity or gas plan is quick and easy and could save you hundreds of euro. Here’s how to find a better deal and switch your supplier.
What broadband speed do you need?
A fast, reliable broadband connection is vital for a quality, hassle-free broadband service. Here’s all of the information you need on broadband speeds in Ireland.
Ireland's best money saving tips
Here’s our best tips to save money at home, work and on the go. Follow just a few of these saving tips, and save hundreds of euro.
How to switch broadband providers
Switching your broadband plan is quick and easy and could save you a bundle. Here’s what you need to know about switching to a better broadband deal in Ireland.
How to choose the right travel insurance in Ireland
With so many types of travel insurance and levels of cover on offer, it’s difficult to know which is the right one for your needs. Here’s how to ensure you get the right cover at a good price for your holiday or trip abroad.