Belfast Telegraph

Heavyweight radio star Nolan to host advice week for home buyers

By Clare weir

An initiative to provide support and information for homebuyers and home improvers will take place next month.

The Bank of Ireland's Home Advice Week will feature in-branch activity, talks and exhibitions featuring home-related businesses.

Research carried out by Bank of Ireland UK shows that customers value the advice they receive from their bank when it comes to selecting a mortgage.

This was particularly high among first-time buyers, where 84% stated they needed advice when it comes to the mortgage process.

Research also highlighted that only one in three people believe that they know enough to buy a mortgage without any advice.

Pat Byrne, regional manager for Bank of Ireland in Northern Ireland, said people can access expert mortgage advice to help them through each step of the financial aspects of buying, moving or improving their home.

He added: "Home Advice Week not only offers solid financial advice to attendees but also offers access to a whole range of experts from interior design to energy saving initiatives and preparing your home for buying or selling.

"We want to make sure our customers have the very best support and information available when it comes to making decisions about their home."

Home Advice Week will take place from April 1 to 8.

Bank of Ireland UK will also host a free information event at the Europa Hotel conference centre on Thursday April 7, hosted by BBC Radio Ulster broadcaster Stephen Nolan.

There will also be an exhibition in the Foyleside Shopping Centre, Derry, which takes place from April 7 to 9.