Sunday 25 February 2018

Make me richer: Playstation gaming, cheaper insurance

FOOTBALL AHEAD: Charity, sorry Community Shield today and Premiership starts Saturday
FOOTBALL AHEAD: Charity, sorry Community Shield today and Premiership starts Saturday
Sarah Stack

Sarah Stack

So you've finally recovered from the World Cup, and now you're bracing yourself for the new footie season, but what if that's not enough. FIFA 15 - Ultimate Team Edition for Playstation 4 - is about to hit the shelves.

 It includes goal-line technology, authentic player head scans and all 20 Premier League stadiums which are said to make FIFA 15 bigger and better than ever. Some claim fans will even experience the emotion of the sport like never before on PS. So what does it cost to pre-order your copy, according to cost comparison website

Best €75 Smyths

Avoid €83 Littlewoods Ireland

Save €8


Gadget insurance

School is almost back and more students are making the switch from traditional books to e-books. Some parents may not realise they need to get it covered on their own insurance. We looked for accidental damage, theft and 60 days worldwide cover for an iPad 4 Wifi 32GB. But be warned loss cover (which is probably more likely) must be added on to some policies.

Best €4.99 a month

Avoid €9.99 a month

Save €5 a month


Landlord insurance

With house prices on the up, and rising, many landlords are reaping the rewards. Remember you need cover for your property even if someone else is in it. This alarmed apartment in Dublin 15 is worth €150,000 and the contents are valued at €25,000. The 35-year-old landlord has five years no claims and the excess is €300.

Best €101.64 FBD

Avoid €223.31 Zurich

Save €121.67


House insurance

What if you own the house, especially a fancy five-bedroom detached home in hilly Howth.

The owners shopped around for cover to include a rebuild cost of €220,000 and content worth €45,000. It's alarmed and they have six years no claims.

Best €244.90 Aviva Blue via Chill

Avoid €691.10 Axa Home

Save €446.20


Car insurance

Our 59-year-old woman drives a 2006 Toyota Avensis worth €8,000 around the scenic roads of Kilkenny. She has no previous claims and zero points on her full licence. So now much will a new policy, bonus protected, cost her? Excess €300.

Best €281.52 Aviva

Avoid €468.65 Axa broker

Save €187.13

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