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Budget could be used to help consumers and SMEs on greater energy efficiency

17th September 2019

As part of its pre-Budget submission published today, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) is today advocating for state funded sustainability grants to be extended and made more widely available for consumers and businesses. The submission makes a series of key recommendations including the incentivising of home owners and landlords to undertake deep-retrofits and extending supports such as the Carbon Footprint Grant and Project Assistance Grant to all SMEs.

Ireland now a nation of savers/investors

A new body of research, the IBF Personal Asset Profile, undertaken by Amárach and published today by the Irish Banking Federation (IBF), shows that 9 out of 10 consumers are saving/investing – with two-thirds of them doing so on a regular basis.