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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 20 September, 2018

#MABS

# mabs - Friday 16 February, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

# mabs - Monday 16 February, 2015

# mabs - Saturday 8 November, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The HSE offers its sympathy to the family of a woman who died shortly after giving birth to a healthy daughter; tornadoes and storms ravage the US; the super-injunction celebrities named.