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#Moneylenders

# moneylenders - Monday 4 February, 2019

UK Moneylender charging nearly 50% APR opens for business in Ireland

Amigo uses a model whereby a friend or family member acts as a guarantor for the borrower in case they can’t pay the money back.

# moneylenders - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Credit unions are to be given more freedom to compete with moneylenders, so what would this mean?

It could mean they can offer small loans to people who otherwise mightn’t get credit.

# moneylenders - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Opinion: It is time to ban moneylenders charging interest of up to 287%

330,000 Irish people are customers of moneylenders, many of them risk getting caught up in a vicious cycle of debt, writes Brendan Whelan.

# moneylenders - Monday 30 July, 2018

Parents turning to moneylenders to cope with back-to-school costs

More than one-third of parents in Ireland say they are debt due to these costs.

# moneylenders - Friday 5 December, 2014

Families turning to moneylenders charging up to 200% interest ahead of Christmas

The majority of loans taken out this time last year were to cover debts consumers already had.

# moneylenders - Monday 14 July, 2014

A third of ads for financial services 'do not meet guidelines'

A Central Bank survey assessed almost 300 advertisements from 23 different firms.

# moneylenders - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders

The 18-34 age bracket are the most likely to use a moneylender with 12 per cent say they will do so in 2013.

# moneylenders - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Twitter, Toronto mayor and mystery GPO woman: The week in numbers

Plus: how much will the average household spend on Christmas this year?

# moneylenders - Thursday 17 January, 2013

61% of people have under €100 left a month after essential bills - Credit Unions

the final 2012 ‘What’s Left’ tracker series conducted by the Irish league of Credit Unions shows 61% of people have €100 or less left at the end of the month once essential bills are paid.

# moneylenders - 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.

# moneylenders - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Government will oppose SF bill to limit moneylenders' interest rates

Sinn Féin’s legislation would mean licensed moneylenders would not be allowed to charge interest higher than 40% APR.

# moneylenders - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Call for stronger regulations on moneylenders

The Central Bank has been urged to strengthen regulations on moneylenders in the light of newly released figures that suggest increasing numbers of families are turning to them.

# moneylenders - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Two-thirds of people back Government's overall Budget strategy

An independent poll shows most people support the focus on spending cuts rather than tax increases.

# moneylenders - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Column: These arrests won’t tackle the root causes of crime in Limerick

On Limerick’s estates, crime is being spurred by pressing social problems – and they’re not going away, writes sociologist Niamh Hourigan.

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