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  • Netflix: What you should watch this weekend

    Hurray for Friday! Even though we’ve only had a short week following the long weekend, TGIF is never an unwelcome phrase in our books. The question is, what are you going to do with your weekend? If you’re still getting over the Easter festivities and are looking for a cosy relaxing weekend in front of the telly, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for a new show to satisfy those binge ...

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  • Your weekly blog round-up: April 21st, Episode 123

    This week we are talking about: The best mobile apps for banking (00:44) Current account fees (02:33) The falling of fixed mortgage rates (03:54) The broadband, phone & TV deals this summer (06:00) Interested in something in particular? Skip to the timestamps indicated beside each title to skip to that part in the video. Enjoy!   bonkers.ie is a personal finance and price ...

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  • Fixed mortgage rates are falling

    Earlier this month, it was estimated that Irish mortgage holders are paying an eye-watering €800m more in interest than our eurozone counterparts. The average mortgage rate in the eurozone is 1.72%, but it’s hard to find a rate in Ireland that’s under 3.00% at the moment. Tweet this! But that might be finally starting to change, albeit slowly, with fixed rate cuts beginning to trickle through fo...

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  • KBC cuts mortgage rates and increases cashback incentive

    KBC has become the third major bank to cut mortgage rates in the last month, indicating a fresh trend of falling fixed rates in the Irish market. Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB each cut a number of fixed rates last month and it will be interesting to see if theses changes prompt the likes of AIB and Bank of Ireland to do likewise. KBC’s fixed rate cuts KBC’s new cuts. which come into effect on M...

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  • Which mobile provider has the best coverage in your area?

    Small country, tons of options: For a relatively small island population, Ireland has its fair share of mobile network operators. With three providers (Vodafone, Three and Meteor) owning Ireland’s mobile telecommunications infrastructure and a further seven mobile network virtual operators or MNVOs (Tesco Mobile, iD Mobile, 48, Virgin Media, eir, Postmobile and Lycamobile) running off those netw...

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  • Sky launches contract-free NOW TV

    What is NOW TV? NOW TV is a new streaming service offered by Sky that takes into account the new and varied ways we are watching TV these days. NOW TV knows that a lot of us are now watching TV on demand and often on our laptops or other mobile devices rather than on an actual TV. With this is mind NOW TV created a service that allows you to stream premium unmissable TV shows, blockbuster movie...

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  • Is it still possible to get cheaper car insurance?

    Like thousands of Irish drivers, my annual car insurance ordeal began this year with the arrival of my renewal letter. My policy is managed by Chill Insurance and in their letter, they assured me that they’d get me the “best policy at the right price”. The letter didn’t express any of the usual “delight” that I’ve come to expect from Chill after years as a customer, but the next few lines expla...

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  • Meteor customers to get eir Sport for free

    Are you a Meteor or eir Mobile customer? If so, eir has some exciting news for you, particularly if you’re a sports fanatic. The provider is to make all seven eir Sport channels available directly to your mobile phone, for free! What is eir Sport? eir Sport is a sports package consisting of seven separate channels;  eir Sport 1, eir Sport 2, BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport Europe, BT Sport ESP...

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  • What are the best Broadband, TV and Phone deals this Summer?

    Which provider is right for you – eir, Sky, Virgin Media or Vodafone? Whether you’re looking to sign up as a new customer or switch from your current provider, trying to find the best broadband, phone & TV deal can be a confusing minefield - especially in such a competitive market where providers are continually offering appealing incentives in the hopes of snagging you as a customer. In this ar...

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  • Which bank is best for mobile banking?

    Smartphones and banking go hand in hand According to 2016 statistics from the CSO, Internet banking is the fourth most common internet activity among Irish people. Tweet this! With a huge 78% of us now using smartphones, and 83% stating that the internet is the first place we look when we need information; it’s safe to assume that many of us are conducting internet banking via our phones and oth...

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  • Your weekly blog round-up: April 14th, Episode 122

    This week we are talking about: Nationwide's decision to leave Ireland (00:32) Permanent TSB's fixed rate mortgage cuts (01:39) The Central Bank's report on mortgage switcher's positive experiences (02:46) June's upcoming EU roaming law (03:50) Electric Ireland's new Solar PV offer (05:42) New rules from the CER which are set to change the energy market for custom...

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  • Electric Ireland launches into residential Solar PV market

    Good news for eco-minded homeowners as Electric Ireland’s new solar panel offer will allow customers the opportunity to generate their own electricity and reduce energy bills, while helping the environment. Any excess power generated through the solar panels will be diverted automatically to heat water, which offers further savings, greater energy efficiency, and customers can avail of a special...

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  • Tesla is coming to Ireland and we've had a test drive

    Sandyford in Dublin is full of car dealerships, but the Tesla Motor Company should have no trouble standing out. Teslas are seriously selling around the world now. The American electric car maker just shipped 25,000 of its luxury saloons and SUVs in the first three months of 2017, and Wall Street got so excited that Tesla’s value blew past that of Ford and kept on going. And when Tesla starts ship...

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  • Is "roam like at home" going to be the real deal?

    For months now we’ve heard rumours that come June of this year, consumers will witness the end of the last bastion of gratuitous mobile phone charges - roaming fees (well, within the EU at least). Who among us hasn’t panicked as soon as we touch down on foreign soil; worriedly anticipating that welcome text from whatever local network has picked us up to see what kind of exorbitant rates we are a...

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  • Central Bank: Consumers who switched mortgages had a positive experience

    Mortgage repayments are the largest monthly expense of most households in Ireland, so wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy way to lower that big monthly outgoing? Well, in a recent piece of extensive research, the Central Bank of Ireland found that borrowers can save “significant sums of money” by switching their mortgage. And today, the findings of a fresh report have been revealed, and th...

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  • Permanent TSB cut fixed mortgage rates

    Some good news for prospective home buyers. Over the last couple of weeks all we’ve heard about is banks from AIB to Bank of Ireland and KBC cutting their savings rates, so it’s nice to hear a little positive news in the banking sector. Effective from today, Permanent TSB has cut fixed mortgage rates from between 0.2 and 0.4 percentage points. For a quick summary of the new rates, see the table ...

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  • Nationwide UK to leave Ireland

    The savings options available to Irish customers are about to get even worse. The rates being offered to savers are already at an all-time low and now it is being reported that Nationwide UK is to cease providing accounts to leave the Irish market. This is expected to leave about 14,000 customers needing to find a new home for their savings. Tweet this! A big loss Nationwide UK began offering a...

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  • Your weekly blog round-up: April 7th, Episode 121

    This week we are talking about: Why car insurance has become so expensive (00:21) Changes to The National Broadband Plan (02:59) The Central Bank's quarterly bulletin (05:02) Virgin Media's 6 months free Netflix TV deal (06:30) Sky's new LG TV deal (07:33) Interested in something in particular? Skip to the timestamps indicated beside each title to skip to that part ...

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  • Sky offers free 32” TV to new customers

    Last year, the average adult in Ireland watched 3 hours and 1 minute of live TV and 21 minutes of on-demand TV every day. That’s nearly 24 hours a week, which is about one-fifth of our total waking hours! Despite the wide range of video-viewing options now available across countless devices, the telly still accounts for 84% of our total video consumption. It’s safe to say we really love TV here...

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  • Free Netflix for new Virgin Media customers

    Fresh on the back of sweeping the broadband and TV categories at the bonkers.ie Awards last week, Virgin Media has some good news for all incoming broadband customers. If you sign up to any of the provider’s broadband deals before April 30th, you’ll get Netflix for free for six months. The service costs €9.99 a month, so you’ll essentially save €60 by signing up. And if you’re already a Netflix ...

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  • When will rural Ireland get high-speed broadband?

    The National Broadband Plan, which was launched in 2012 with the pledge to connect all homes in Ireland with high-speed broadband by 2020, has suffered countless setbacks over the past five years. Delays in the procurement process have resulted in the slated completion date being pushed back to 2021 and a fresh change to the plan has brought more uncertainty. However, optimistic analysts are wel...

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  • Three ways to improve motor insurance for customers

    The Cost of Insurance Working Group, led by TD Eoghan Murphy, has identified three ways in which the motor insurance industry can be improved to better protect consumers in Ireland. Governor of the Central Bank, Philip Lane, has voiced his support for the proposals and has acknowledged that “volatility in the price of insurance has an unwelcome impact on consumers”. 1 - Longer renewal notice per...

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  • The inaugural bonkers.ie awards - a night to remember

    After months of preparation, the inaugural bonkers.ie awards took place in the spectacular Round Room at the Mansion House last night. And it was a night to remember! The bonkers.ie awards in full swing at The Round Room at the Mansion House The ceremony With over 250 black-tie-clad representatives of Ireland's leading banking, energy, broadband and insurance companies packed into the Round R...

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  • KBC to cut savings rates

    Savings rates are continuing to tumble for Irish savers, with KBC the latest bank to take the proverbial surgical knife to the returns being offered to customers. Just last week, Bank of Ireland cut its Demand Deposit rate from 0.01% to the rock-bottom figure of 0.00%, and AIB took the rates on a range of its deposit accounts down to 0.01%. And on April 7th, the rate of return available to saver...

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  • eir announces new €49 Tripleplay deal

    What are the details? From today, customers signing up to eir can get unlimited fibre broadband, eir Vision essential and unlimited anytime calls to mobiles and landlines in the UK and Ireland for €49 a month for the first 12 months of their contract. Once the first 12 months have passed, the monthly price will rise to €85. Since it’s an 18-month contract, the average price works out at €61 a mo...

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  • Virgin Media awarded for broadband speed

    After carrying out over one million speed tests between July and December 2016, Ookla has revealed that Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Ireland, delivering an average speed of 228 Mbps to its customer base. Virgin Media currently offers speeds of up to 360 Mbps to households in Ireland and, thanks to the new Virgin Media Hub modem, customers are getting closer and closer to achi...

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  • New average energy consumption figures revealed

    What are the changes? After conducting a thorough consultation, the CER has decided to change the figure used for average annual gas and electricity consumption in Ireland. For electricity, the average annual consumption figure has been changed from 5,300 kWh to 4,200 kWh, which is a reduction of 21%. The average annual consumption figure for gas has been reduced from 13,800 kWh to 11,000 kWh. ...

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  • AIB and Bank of Ireland cut savings rates

    Jonathan Swift once said that “a wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart”. If he was still with us today, I wonder if he would have replaced “heart” with “bank” in that saying. Savings rates are at an all-time low and look still be on a downward spiral, leaving many of us wondering if it really is wise to keep hard-earned cash in the vaults of Ireland’s banks these day...

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