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# mabs - Friday 16 February, 2018

Poorer households turning to pre-pay heating - but that means they pay a 'poverty premium'
# MABS
# MABS

Poorer households turning to pre-pay heating - but that means they pay a 'poverty premium'

Feb 16th 2018, 8:36 AM 33,188 Views 98 Comments

A new Mabs report covered the west Dublin areas of Ballyfermot, Chapelizod, Palmerstown and Cherry Orchard.

# mabs - Monday 25 December, 2017

'There is a solution for everybody': Debtors urged not to put their heads in the sand in 2018
# Arrears
# Arrears

'There is a solution for everybody': Debtors urged not to put their heads in the sand in 2018

Dec 25th 2017, 7:30 AM 7,160 Views 10 Comments

Legal and financial experts say there are ways they can help – especially if people come to them at an early stage.

# mabs - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Over 4,000 borrowers flock to voucher scheme in bid to save their homes
# Abhaile
# Abhaile

Over 4,000 borrowers flock to voucher scheme in bid to save their homes

Jun 8th 2017, 12:02 AM 57,285 Views 32 Comments

Figures released to TheJournal.ie demonstrate the “massive” scale of the mortgage arrears problem, according to one expert.

# mabs - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Debt advisers slammed as 'penny pinching misers' after docking workers' Leap Year pay
# Counting Coppers
# Counting Coppers

Debt advisers slammed as 'penny pinching misers' after docking workers' Leap Year pay

Apr 19th 2017, 6:20 AM 19,693 Views 4 Comments

Debt advisory service MABS had docked the paychecks of two workers to the tune of between €140 and €160 each.

# mabs - Saturday 17 December, 2016

How to manage your money this Christmas and not break the bank
# Don't Break The Bank
# Don't Break The Bank

How to manage your money this Christmas and not break the bank

Dec 17th 2016, 1:00 PM 12,426 Views 12 Comments

Luckily, the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) has all the information you need to know.

# mabs - Monday 16 February, 2015

300,000 people who owe €2.5 billion have asked for help
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

300,000 people who owe €2.5 billion have asked for help

Feb 16th 2015, 5:15 PM 13,574 Views 23 Comments

MABS has been busy.

# mabs - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Want to buy a house next year? You may not actually need a full 20% deposit
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Want to buy a house next year? You may not actually need a full 20% deposit

Nov 8th 2014, 2:00 PM 16,931 Views 28 Comments

New rules restricting banks from granting loans of more than 80% of the property value were due to come into force in January 2015 but there may be a way around that.

# mabs - Saturday 12 October, 2013

These four counties have no personal insolvency practitioners
# Insolvency
# Insolvency

These four counties have no personal insolvency practitioners

Oct 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 8,497 Views 41 Comments

Dublin has the highest number of PIPs, followed by Cork and Galway.

# mabs - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

1,600 people waiting to see MABS advisors
# Debt
# Debt

1,600 people waiting to see MABS advisors

Jul 17th 2013, 2:27 PM 4,641 Views 16 Comments

The average waiting time for a MABS appointment is 4.4 weeks but this figure varies wildly across the country.

# mabs - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Debt advice service threatened with funding cuts in agreement dispute
# Debt
# Debt

Debt advice service threatened with funding cuts in agreement dispute

Apr 24th 2013, 6:27 PM 6,503 Views 11 Comments

Companies funded through the Citizen’s Information Board have been given two months to sign service legal agreements to ensure funding.

# mabs - Friday 19 April, 2013

Column: The insolvency process should be a competent public system that ensures everyone has access
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The insolvency process should be a competent public system that ensures everyone has access

Apr 19th 2013, 1:00 PM 32 Views 23 Comments

The Personal Insolvency Practitioners (PIP) will not be given prescriptive rules around charges, meaning the person who is really in trouble and has no funds could be left on the insolvency scrap heap, writes David Hall, who says there are a number of issues that need to be changed immediately.

# mabs - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Extract: I’m in massive negative equity and I may lose my home, but I won’t lose hope
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: I’m in massive negative equity and I may lose my home, but I won’t lose hope

Apr 17th 2013, 7:00 PM 153 Views 53 Comments

Single Irish mother, Jillian Godsil, who tried to sell her Georgian mansion on YouTube, has documented her personal slide into insolvency in a new book, Does my Debt look big in this? Here she writes about debt and never giving up.

# mabs - Friday 12 April, 2013

Mortgage holders in arrears are older and more likely to have children - report
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

Mortgage holders in arrears are older and more likely to have children - report

Apr 12th 2013, 11:09 AM 8,953 Views 51 Comments

A survey conducted by MABS indicated that over 36 per cent of mortgage clients were unemployed.

# mabs - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Column: 11 tips to avoid getting into debt this Christmas
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 11 tips to avoid getting into debt this Christmas

Dec 18th 2012, 7:30 PM 26 Views 21 Comments

It’s easy for spending to get out of hand at this time of year. Michael Culloty of MABS offers some tips to help rein it in.

# mabs - Friday 7 December, 2012

Column: Four years of crisis, and still no clear deal on mortgage debt
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Four years of crisis, and still no clear deal on mortgage debt

Dec 7th 2012, 9:00 PM 25 Views 94 Comments

The failings of Government to take simple steps to help mortgage holders has caused further damage – and the Insolvency Bill is by no means our saviour, writes David Hall.

# mabs - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Explainer: What are the rules that govern legal moneylenders?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What are the rules that govern legal moneylenders?

Nov 3rd 2012, 7:45 AM 5,670 Views 11 Comments

With Halloween now behind us, Christmas has become the focus of many. While the holiday can bring joy to many, it can be a time of huge financial pressure for others.

# mabs - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Numbers seeking debt help reach highest level since crisis began
# Debt
# Debt

Numbers seeking debt help reach highest level since crisis began

Apr 11th 2012, 11:15 AM 1,441 Views 4 Comments

More than 50 per cent of those looking for help were families with children, new figures show.

# mabs - Monday 17 October, 2011

Column: The Keane report has consequences for borrowers – but not for banks
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Keane report has consequences for borrowers – but not for banks

Oct 17th 2011, 8:00 PM 54 Views 41 Comments

The Keane Report, independent TD Stephen Donnelly notes, cites “inappropriate mortgage-holder behaviour”. It does not mention “inappropriate banker behaviour”.

# mabs - Thursday 28 April, 2011

More Irish families being pushed into poverty and seeking advice
# Poverty
# Poverty

More Irish families being pushed into poverty and seeking advice

Apr 28th 2011, 8:49 AM 848 Views 0 Comments

Two separate reports indicate that more and more Irish families are being pushed into poverty as record numbers contact advisory services seeking help.