Answers to 10 of the most frequently asked questions that first-time buyers ask.
David, Nina & Ollie: saving for a home
5 MIN READ David lives in Tallaght with his parents. His girlfriend Nina and their son Ollie live in Celbridge with Nina’s mother. Living back in their family…
Nadia El Ferdaoussi: travel on a budget
The question I’m asked the most is, “how do you afford to travel so much?” This blog post shares how I save money and travel on a budget.
A mortgage in a week
Niamh and Richard had mortgage approval from another lender but just as they were signing contracts they decided to choose Bank of Ireland instead. Time was against them. But they went from getting ‘approval in principle’ on Thursday 4 May to drawing down the mortgage funds a week later on Thursday 11 May. They got the keys the next day.
Fields of dreams
An eight-acre site in Cabinteely village where the Bank of Ireland Operations Centre now sits used to house the John Hinde postcard 'factory'.
Spending the cashback on fees, sofa, TV
When Val and Wes got the cashback on their mortgage they set about furnishing their new extension.
‘I played Zinedine Zidane when he still had hair!’
From the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, Dave was one of the most electrifying footballers in Irish soccer, with spells at UCD, Bohemians and Shelbourne. Here he recalls scoring the winning goal in the 1992 FAI Cup final, playing against the legendary Zinedine Zidane, and watching a league title slip away after the team bus broke down.
Small company, big stage
2 MIN READ Acutrace is a small company based in west Dublin that enables businesses to more precisely measure the energy they use and control the lighting in their…
The moment that summed up why I volunteer
Under Bank of Ireland’s Give Together initiative, employees can take one paid day to volunteer for a charity of their choice each year. For some people the experience leads to longer term volunteering. Others, like Linda, have been giving their time and skills to good causes for some time.