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  • Make the first move - 7 tips on saving for your first home
    deposit As soon as you have a house price in mind it s time to set up a savings account that will help you focus on your end game We re all for savers playing it savvy so shop around pay attention to terms and conditions compare like for like and don t be fooled by ads with big fat rates and lots of tiny writing There s no such thing as a free lunch so if it sounds too good to be true it probably is It s a cheeky plug no doubt but an account somewhere like say RaboDirect that allows you to keep your deposit stash at arm s length away from your day to day dosh is a good idea That way it won t get eaten into when unexpected bills or not so unexpected nights out pop up Tip 3 Curb the spends Saving is a skill so if you re serious about getting that deposit together you probably need to look at how you re spending your money and where you can save more The most important thing is to be honest with yourself It s like a food or exercise diary once it s down on paper or on your phone it s usually pretty clear where you need to focus your efforts Lash it all down Everything from new clobber to coffee should be noted so you get a true sense of where the real saving opportunities lie No one s saying it s easy but when you ve your feet up in your new pad you won t be thinking about the taxi you wished you d taken or the pizza you couldn t live without Tip 4 Get regular When you know how much you can save and how regularly it s time to set up a standing order or direct debit Side lining your reserves is essential regular saving s a habit just like spending and once you crack it you ll be checking in watching it grow and coo like a proud parent as you get closer to your savings goal Tip 5 Clear your debt At the risk of sounding like your Mother you need to pay off your credit cards and any personal loans For some the bank restricting your mortgage borrowing potential will be the very same crew sending you fancy new credit cards with increased spending limits in the post You know how this stuff works You re an earner for them one way or the other so be smart Reducing or paying off debts in full is the best way to future proof your savings and increase your borrowing power Tip 6 Know your budget and stick to it A good budget is your trump card when it comes to saving for property We recommend taking to the pen or phone again and really getting on top of what s coming in and out of your account You can put rough dates on

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  • Online Banking News – Financial Information from RaboDirect Ireland
    it s invested At retirement How to apply PRSA fees FAQs The Blog Check it out Open Account Log in Home More The Blog Check it out Blog Buyer Beware 7 hidden costs that every home buyer should know Submitted by RaboDirect ie on Saturday 20 June 2015 No comments Category Personal Savings When we think about saving for a new home we focus on the deposit But anyone who s been there will tell you it s the extras that caught them off guard Here s 7 extra costs to include in your savings plan Read more All you need to know about the new mortgage rules Submitted by RaboDirect ie on Saturday 20 June 2015 No comments Category Personal Savings If you re saving for your first home or upgrading you re probably heard about the new Central Bank mortgage rules Here s some FAQ s to help work out what they actually mean for you and your savings Read more Page Previous 1 2 Categories Business Savings 9 Investments 18 Partnerships 12 Personal Savings 48 Theme Education 1 Holidays 1 Life Money 11 Property 7 Retirement 7 Weddings 16 Need help Why not give us a call

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  • Top tips for better spending and saving habits with your other half
    important in most relationships Its not good for confidence to have to ask your partner for money all the time and its not a good idea for one person to have too much financial control as it can breed resentment Having a joint account is important for couples to share the responsibility for the household budget and keep finances transparent but many couples also keep their own personal account for personal spending so they don t have to account for the price of make up or the latest gadget they bought and so that they have their own savings as well as having a joint savings account This can help build a healthy financial relationship Honesty and trust Honesty and trust are important foundations for any relationship and the survey results back this up almost 90 women and 67 men feel its important that you know about your partner s finances One suggestion would be to agree what each contributes to the joint account and savings account s and when personal accounts will be used That way you can still keep their present secret until the special day knowing too that your partner won t have to worry it came out of the household savings Here are some tips for communicating with your partner about finances Find a Neutral time don t wait until something goes wrong the credit card bill arrives The goal is to have a calm relaxed discussion when there are no particular financial issues arising Pick a quiet time to bring up the subject when neither of you are too emotional or tired Prioritise Your Relationship see yourselves as being on the same team rather than competing You need to listen as much as you talk Try not to react defensively even when you don t like what you re hearing Make an effort to understand your partner s perspective Identify the Outcome you d like to achieve together when you re both working towards an agreed outcome or savings goal its easier to stay focused on the task and keep the emotions calm For instance identifying where savings can be made discussing who takes responsibility for bills how to save for holidays Christmas etc Be Willing to Negotiate Speak openly about your financial situation your hopes your goals your fears and your emotions Look at both your parents financial approaches beliefs and identify how that has impacted your beliefs and approach to spending and saving Look for common ground and be willing to negotiate over differences Be honest with yourself first You need to be able to recognise and own your feelings maybe you find it difficult not to be totally independant Or maybe you haven t taken responsibility for your spending habits Be honest with yourself first and then with your partner Honesty is the key to building trust in a long term relationship Niamh Hannan mindworks ie is a Registered Counselling Psychologist with over 15 years client experience She works with individuals and

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  • RaboDirect shortlisted for Best Social Media Award
    for Best Social Media Award Submitted by Maeve Moriarty Sponsorship Programme Manager RaboDirect ie on Thursday 30 January 2014 No comments Category Sponsorship Last night we rubbed shoulders with the best in European Sponsorship as RaboDirect was shortlisted for Best Social Media at the ESA Excellence Awards in London We were recognised for our engaging social media campaign on RaboInsider alongside established sponsorship heavyweights such as Royal Bank of Scotland Aviva Volkswagen and Kellogg s Although we lost out to RBS in our category it was fantastic to be part of such a special occasion especially for Irish sponsorship where Electric Ireland and Liberty Insurance picked up awards Understanding what our audience wants The judges credited our approach as really getting under the skin of rugby and understanding what our audience wants High praise indeed from the sponsorship experts who also acknowledged that our fan s first approach brought of a lot of added value to the RaboDirect PRO12 Check out our funky animation that shows you why we were nominated for our social media work on RaboInsider If you want the very best content from the Rabo and to hear what s going on in the changing rooms gossip on the pitch and banter in the pubs get following RaboInsider now Tweet Previous post Looking after NO 1 Focusing on our customers Back to Blog Post comment Name Please fill in your name Email address For verification only it will not be published Please fill in your email address Please fill in a valid email address Comment Please fill in a contribution or question Please type in the code shown below Please type in the verification code All comments are moderated and posted live during working hours Categories Business Savings 9 Investments 18 Partnerships 12 Personal Savings 48 Theme

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  • RaboDirect & Pendulum Summit partnership is out of this world, literally!
    day Benefit by learning from industry experts on vital areas like measurable ROI s improving health to boost productivity motivation managing your work life balance learning to develop effective leadership communication skills and much much more This competition will run up to the 3rd January and all you have to do to enter is complete the following statement In 100 words or less let us know why your business could benefit from attending this event it s that easy All entries will be validated by RaboDirect and the lucky winners will be announced on the 6th of January Terms Conditions apply but as usual there s no sneaky stuff We are offering a pair of tickets each to three lucky winners the chance to showcase your business in a very short interview with a member of our team on the day Tweet Previous post Robeco help dispel the myths surrounding sustainable investing Back to Blog 7 comments Add comment I would love to attend I started my performance consulting business Inside Edge in October 2013 and pounce on every opportunity to get help tips support from others trying to reach their potential Like many small business owners I m learning as I go and it s very early days for my venture Attending this event would give me the momentum to swing into action and get inspired for 2014 Louise McCabe Posted on 01 January 2014 12 47 pm We would benefit greatly from the pendulum summit We are a growing toy company both online and with retail outlets It s the new year we are over our busiest season and need a kick start to bring our company to the next level We are a pendulum moving from side to side this event would make us swing faster in a competitive industry The knowledge and expertise of the speakers are truly out of this world there wisdom and advice would truly give us direction take our next move and grow our business Ronan walsh Posted on 31 December 2013 4 20 am I know my business could only benefit from attending such a fantastic event Train Ability is only open one year in January and whilst it s been quite successful helping clients overcome their own fears about disability is paramount Marketing my business is definitely my most difficult area so I know I could learn so so much on this day I have secured a 90 grant for all private sector companies to provide training in disability awareness to their staff under a scheme with the National Development Plan With over 13 of the Irish population living with a disability the work that I do is incredibly important Please consider the fact that I am very new to running my own business and how much I could learn in one day Thank you Angela www trainability ie Angela O Connor Posted on 30 December 2013 6 46 am In the 30 months since launching Irish Insurance has grown

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  • Blog - Plan for the Future – open a Business Notice Saver Account today!
    of this strategy involves implementing a smart business savings plan But don t panic we re here to help We ve just launched two new RaboDirect Notice Saver Accounts Notice Saver 30 and Notice Saver 90 to help businesses plan their savings more effectively while earning an attractive rate of interest at the same time Sound too good to be true Well it ain t Our new accounts enable you to set aside a portion of your hard earned deposits for a 30 or 90 day period meaning that not only are your savings working harder for you but you can feel safe in the knowledge that your funds are set aside for when the right opportunities arise in your business Another advantage of a RaboDirect Notice Saver Account is flexibility We don t believe in penalising customers for accessing savings after all it s your money With a Notice Saver account you can make as many notice withdrawals as you like for as much as you like up to the maximum amount you hold with us All you need to do is give us the appropriate notice 30 days in advance for Notice Saver 30 and 90 days in advance for Notice Saver 90 It s so easy There is no sneaky stuff and equally important no fees or charges with our new RaboDirect Notice Saver Accounts You can also open one Notice Saver 30 and one Notice Saver 90 meaning you have even more options to start your business savings plan And of course as we re part of the Rabobank Group ranked one of the Top 10 safest banks in the world again by Global Finance Magazine in August 2013 you can rest assured that your money will be with one of the safest banks in the

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  • Video highlights from the first RaboDirect Business Roadshow
    in Video highlights from the first RaboDirect Business Roadshow Submitted by Martin O Leary Head of Marketing RaboDirect ie on Tuesday 13 August 2013 No comments Category Business Savings Our first RaboDirect Business Roadshow took place in the new Marker Hotel in Dublin The Business Roadshow is a free half day series of seminars for Irish Businesses focussing on the key areas of Customer Centric Strategies Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Digital Marketing and Work Life Balance Speakers included our Voice of Rugby Keith Wood the Irish Munster and Lions legend who shared some of his experiences not least of all on how to motivate and inspire a team towards success Tweet Previous post RaboDirect Straight Talking Investment Seminar The Highlights Back to Blog Post comment Name Please fill in your name Email address For verification only it will not be published Please fill in your email address Please fill in a valid email address Comment Please fill in a contribution or question Please type in the code shown below Please type in the verification code All comments are moderated and posted live during working hours Categories Business Savings 9 Investments 18 Partnerships 12 Personal Savings 48 Theme Education 1

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  • Mark Little on Starting a New Business
    them They draw inspiration and energy from other people s success as if it was their own I feel a hunger for change far beyond the business community I think all of us as Irish people have lost faith in the institutions which were supposed to protect and serve us and we want something new This is the single biggest reason why there has never been a better time to start a business We all know our future is in the hands of people who take personal responsibility for change We need them to succeed Of course all this hunger for change won t write the cheques you need to get you going even the most friendly potential investor is still a hard headed business person So let me offer up some tips on how to increase your chances of making a go of this crazy dream of yours Prepare Do your homework before you make the jump Research the hell out of your customers and their problems your competitors and their weaknesses Inspire Find the right staff for your business and inspire them with your madness You pick the wrong people and your business will fail Explain Your idea may be blindingly obvious to you but other people won t get it unless you can sum it up in one easy to remember sentence or story Focus Do one thing very well rather than many things badly As a fellow entepreneur once told me You may want a wedding cake but you have to start with a cupcake Conserve Watch your pennies Everything to do with a start up takes longer but it doesn t have to cost more Adapt Your business will change Be prepared to change with it Sell You came up with the idea so you are the best salesperson you have You may not be comfortable promoting yourself but you have to get comfortable And finally I will leave you with one more lesson one that might surprise you embrace the possibility of failure When you understand that success is not written in the stars that is when you try your very hardest And when we all look back on this tough time for Ireland the real heroes will be the people who tried Mark Little Note All of the views expressed in this blog are purely the personal views of Mark Little and are based on his personal experiences and knowledge at the time of writing No responsibility will be taken by RaboDirect for any content contained in any post neither does RaboDirect represent or warrant the content of any post Click here for more information Tweet Previous post David McWilliams Q A with RaboDirect Back to Blog 14 comments Add comment Thank you for your contributions However this blog is now closed for further comments Check out our latest blog entries here RaboDirect Posted on 24 January 2012 1 46 pm Very interesting article Der Posted on 08 December 2010 11 46 am

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