Month: August 2020

Fraud Alert: SMS ‘Smishing’ Scams

What is Smishing? Smishing (a combination of the words SMS and Phishing) is a scam where fraudsters send fraudulent text messages to customers, claiming to be from a reputable organisation such as a bank, card issuer or other service provider. The message will typically ask you to click on a link to a website or […]

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Back to School Research 2020

Over a quarter (27%) of Irish parents are getting into debt to cover the costs of back to school. While this figure is down from 36% in 2019, the average debt parents find themselves in has increased by €40 from €357 to €397. Of this 27% in debt, over four fifths (81%) have debts of […]

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Leaving Cert Results in September – KickStart Loan offer extended.

Everything is running a little later than usual this year for Leaving Cert students. The results of the Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades 2020 will be issued through the government calculated grades student portal and to schools on Monday, 7 September 2020. Thereafter, the first round CAO offers for colleges and universities will be issued on […]

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