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The Dilemma for Irish Mortgage Holders

RTE television recently featured a number of Irish couples who were drowning in debt largely as a result of having taken out large mortgages at the height of the property bubble in 2006 to 2007. There are over 45,000 mortgages … Continue reading

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What is an Irish Judgment Mortgage?

A creditor may seek a judgment against a debtor in an Irish court for non-payment of a debt when such payment is overdue. Where such a judgment is awarded, interest is automatically applied at the statutory rate of 8%.

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How To Rank Your Debt Payments

People have to live so in assessing which bills to pay first, one must consider the essentials of life – food and shelter. Making sure you pay your priority debts comes before all your other debt payments and is regardless … Continue reading

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Repaying Your Creditors

You will probably understand creditor harassment if you cant afford to your debts when they are due or you have fallen behind in debt repayments. They will start with sending you reminder and overdue letters. If you cant make the … Continue reading

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Penalties for Debt

Capital punishment for even the most heinous crimes has been abolished in most western democracies with some significant exceptions such as the USA. In regard to debt however, the USA has a most benign set of laws dealing with insolvency … Continue reading

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An IVA can Help you to Keep your Property

An Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) is a formal agreement between an insolvent debtor and his or her unsecured. The terms of the IVA provide for the debtor to repay a portion of his or her unsecured debt over a limited … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Top Region For Bankruptcy

It seems that Northern Ireland is leading the way compared to other regions of the UK in terms of the amount of personal debt problems encountered by its citizens, according to a report issued by a national debt charity, the … Continue reading

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Increasing Number of Irish Citizens Insolvent

Just five short years ago Ireland was awash with the ‘nouveau riche’ of the Celtic Tiger. Brash young Irish men and women and many not so young Irish citizens were basking in the realization that their time had come. Now … Continue reading

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The Contrast Between the UK and Ireland in dealing with Personal Debt Problems

The contrast between the UK and Ireland in dealing with personal debt problems is quite remarkable. The most startling contrast is perhaps the difference in the bankruptcy legislation. In the UK most bankruptcies are discharged within 1 year leaving the … Continue reading

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Going Bankrupt in Northern Ireland

Judging by a recent list of bankruptcy petitions, it seems that in N.Ireland almost every occupation, trade & profession has been affected by the recession. Students, unemployed persons and those who are retired have not escaped either. The law requires … Continue reading

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