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    Offshore deposit accounts

    Thanks Marc. By going this route, the risk of currency rate fluctuations for me will be offset by, a) the security in knowing that my deposits cannot be dipped into by the state and b) having deposits in a broad spread of "safer" non-Euro currencies, which is better than having it here in the...
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    Offshore deposit accounts

    Having taken an ass-whipping in the last equity crash, closely followed by a €150K wedgie when I sold my appartment in '09, I am now kinda keen to hold onto what little cash I've left! Has anybody sourced an offshore deposit account that offers a broad spread of currencies? The HSBC Offshore...
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    Cheapest bank for Sterling?

    I need to exchange euros to £7,000 sterling, anyone have recent experience on what bank offers the best deal?
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    Web sites for up to date financial news?

    Thanks all
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    Web sites for up to date financial news?

    Are there any web sites that give decent financial news as it happens. For instance reports on the ISEQ or what's happening on the international markets, with some king of explanation/commentary?
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    Topographical Surveys

    I got one done as a nixer for €500. It usually takes 2 guys a day on-site and say half a day of work for a CAD technician. Look up the yellow pages under "surveyors - land" and you'll get the picture after a few calls.
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    Bought off plans and floor area is not correct

    The approximate area was specified at booking deposit stage and it was also repeated on a floor plan from the architect that I requested. Will contact solicitor. Even if the floor area details were indicative, the margin of error has gone beyond what could be considered reasonable.
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    Bought off plans and floor area is not correct

    Then I loose the €50k deposit - not really an option!
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    Bought off plans and floor area is not correct

    I bought an apartment last year off plans on the basis of a floor area of circa 807 sqft. When snagging it last week I measured it up accurately and it came to 718 sqft. Now I am well aware that some discrepancy is to be expected but surely not by 11% (worth €54K of the cost). Obviously I feel...
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    Definition of floor area

    Would appreciate if anyone can confirm that stated floor areas that estate agents quote, are by convention the floor area of the property if totally gutted (no kitchen, bathrooms, etc.) and its not the "useable" floor space. Also is it normal to include balcony area in the floor area of the...
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