Emma Archer

Emma Archer

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 digital copywriter and researcher.

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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.

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How to compare dual fuel tariffs

Compare dual fuel tariffs and change to a better energy deal today. Here’s how to find the cheapest deals in Ireland and make switching tariff quick and easy.

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Who are the cheapest gas and electricity suppliers?

Many suppliers claim to be the cheapest, but who really has the best gas and electricity deals on the market? Here’s how to find the cheapest energy supplier in your area.

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What are roaming charges?

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.

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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.

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Should you switch to a SIM-only deal?

If you don’t need a new phone, a SIM-only deal could save you money. Here’s all you need to know about SIM-only plans, how to find the best deal and make the switch.

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Should you get prepay electricity?

If you’re thinking of switching to a prepay electricity deal, we look at the cost, how it works and how to switch. Here’s everything you need to know about pay as you go electric in Ireland.

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Top energy saving tips

One of the best ways to save money on your energy bills is by cutting back on your usage. Here’s our top energy saving tips to cut the cost of your bills.

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Should you use a mortgage broker?

If you’re on the hunt for a new mortgage, finding the right deal can be tricky. Here’s how the right mortgage broker could save you time and money.

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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.

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Who is my electricity and gas supplier?

Not sure who your energy supplier is? Here’s how to find out who supplies gas and electricity to your home.

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How to get the best current account in Ireland

Here’s all you need to know about current accounts in Ireland. Find out about the benefits, what they cost and how to pick the best current account for your banking needs.

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How to get the best dental insurance

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.

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A complete guide to loans

Loans are useful when you need a financial helping hand, but borrowing money can also be costly. Here’s all you need to know about loans in Ireland and how to make the right choice.

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5G broadband in Ireland

The rollout of 5G broadband could bring about lightning-fast speeds and rock-solid connections for homes and businesses across Ireland. Here’s all you need to know about 5G broadband, who offers it and when it will be available near you.

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Compare rewards credit cards

Compare the best rewards credit cards in Ireland using our comparison. Earn cashback, discounts and travel perks when you spend on your credit card.

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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.

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What's so good about 5G mobile?

Apple and Samsung both launched their latest flagship handsets in 5G only. This signalled the true arrival of 5G connectivity, bringing ultra-fast speeds and improved reliability. But what is 5G and why is it set to revolutionise our use of mobile phones?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Broadband consumer rights

For any product you buy or service you sign up to it’s important that know your consumer rights. Here’s all you need to know about cancelling your broadband contract, speed issues and making a complaint to your broadband provider.

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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.

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How to understand your gas & electricity bill

Understanding your energy bills gives you the power to make choices. Here’s how to read your gas & electricity bill and cut your energy costs.

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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.

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How much energy do you use?

The more energy you use the higher your bills will be. Here’s how to work out your energy usage and reduce what you pay for your gas and electricity.

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How to get broadband without a phone line

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.

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Should you choose a cashback mortgage?

Buying a property can drain your finances, so taking out a cashback mortgage could provide a cash boost when you need it most. Here’s all you need to know about cashback mortgages in Ireland.

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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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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.

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How do credit limits work?

How much you borrow using your credit card depends on your credit limit. Here’s what you need to know about credit card limits and how to use your card responsibly to get better credit.

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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.

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How to pick the right type of car insurance

Once you’ve found your ideal car, the next step is to get the right type of car insurance. Here’s a guide to car insurance options and how to choose the best one for your driving needs.

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Your refund rights in Ireland

Getting your money back whether 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.

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Compare student credit cards

Compare credit cards for students in Ireland with introductory purchase rates, cashback and other perks.

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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.

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9 Black Friday tips for 2020

Black Friday may be a little different this year, but there will still be lots of sales and offers to shop for. Here’s how to bag a Black Friday bargain without busting your budget.

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Last posting dates for Christmas 2020

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.

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Compare 0% purchase credit cards

Compare credit cards with 0% purchase offers to save money on interest-free purchases for a fixed period. Find the best purchases credit cards in minutes using our comparison.

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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.

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Broadband speeds in Ireland

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.

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How to switch broadband providers

Switching your broadband is quick and easy and could save you a bundle. Here’s a look at the best offers in Ireland and everything you need to know about switching to a better broadband deal.