Martin Lane

Martin Lane

Martin has over 10 years writing experience, and was previously the Managing Editor of money.co.uk and Financial Services Content Lead at uSwitch. He has often appeared as a guest on UK radio stations, including BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live, talking about personal finance, insurance and managing your money. At Switcher.ie, Martin oversees the articles and guides written by the team and helps edit the Switcher.ie email and social media posts.

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Compare credit card balance transfers

Compare the top balance transfer offers in Ireland using our comparison. Find the best balance transfer deal in minutes and save hundreds of euro in interest.

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Europe's most expensive countries to charge an electric vehicle

Electric cars are growing in popularity, not only are they better for the environment but they could also save you money.

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Find the best Samsung Galaxy deals

The Samsung Galaxy is one of the most popular smartphones on sale worldwide. Here’s how the latest Samsung Galaxy phones and offers compare in Ireland.

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Find the best iPhone deals

The Apple iPhone continues to revolutionise and lead the way when it comes to mobile phones. Here’s how to pick the right iPhone for your needs and find the best deal.

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How to unlock your mobile phone

Unlocking your phone takes minutes and lets you pick the best SIM only deal on the market. Here’s how to unlock your handset.

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Compare SIM-only bill pay deals

Whether you’re looking for a cheap, no frills mobile phone plan or an unlimited 5G enabled plan, you can compare the best SIM-only bill pay deals here.

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How to get a mortgage if you’re self employed

If you run your own business or work for yourself, proving your income and getting a mortgage can sometimes be tricky. Here’s what you need to know about getting a mortgage when you’re self employed.

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Should you get an interest only mortgage?

An interest only mortgage could be a more affordable way to buy a property in Ireland. Here’s how they work and what you need to know before you apply.

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Your guide to Stamp Duty in Ireland

When you buy a home in Ireland you’ll have to pay a tax called stamp duty. Here’s how stamp duty works and how much it’ll cost you.

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How do mortgage deposits in Ireland work?

Before you can get a mortgage to buy a home in Ireland you’ll need a deposit. Here’s how they work and how much you’ll need to have saved.

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What the Ulster Bank closure means for you

Ulster Bank has announced it plans to wind down its business in Ireland and close branches over the coming years. Here’s what the Ulster Bank announcement means for you.

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A guide to TV sports packages

If you’re a sports fan, a standard digital TV package may not cut it. Here’s how to choose a sports package that lets you watch all the action for less.

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How do boiler servicing plans work?

If your boiler breaks you could be without heating or hot water, boiler cover ensures you can get it fixed without a hefty bill. Here’s what boiler service plans cover and how to work out if they’re worth it.

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Do you need travel insurance?

Travel insurance gives you vital financial protection should something go wrong on your holiday. Here’s a closer look at what it offers and whether it’s worth paying for.

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How to get the best family travel insurance

Family travel insurance offers protection for your whole family when you travel abroad. Here’s how to save money and protect your loved ones with a family travel policy.

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7 ways to save money on your home insurance

Home insurance protects our belongings and the property itself but it can be expensive. Here are 7 easy ways to save some euro on your home insurance cover.

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How does gift and inheritance tax work?

If you receive a gift or inheritance you may have to pay tax on it. Here’s a closer look at how gifts and inheritance are taxed in Ireland.

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Water bills: What charges will you have to pay?

Gone are the days of limitless free tap water in Ireland. Here’s a closer look at the charges from Irish Water and how to avoid them.

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Your guide to contents insurance

Contents insurance protects your belongings and possessions from theft and damage. Here’s how contents insurance works and how to choose the right cover.

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Your guide to winter sports travel insurance

If you’re hitting the slopes finding the right travel insurance before you ski is crucial. Here’s a closer look at winter sports ski insurance and what extra benefits it offers.

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What is backpacker travel insurance?

If you’re planning a gap year or a long holiday you may need to get specialist travel cover before your go. Here’s a closer look at backpacker insurance and what it offers.

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How to get travel insurance as you get older

As you get older, finding the right cover for your holiday can be tricky and expensive. Here’s how to get the right travel insurance without paying more than you need to.