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#Banks

# banks - Friday 13 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Bertie and Brian need to get ready for some tough questions Banking Inquiry

Bertie and Brian need to get ready for some tough questions

‘Nexus’ is coming their way…

# banks - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Rich heiresses, film stars, supermodels and criminals: Who is on the HSBC list? SWISSLEAKS

Rich heiresses, film stars, supermodels and criminals: Who is on the HSBC list?

One British businessman withdrew enough cash to fill a suitcase.

# banks - Thursday 5 February, 2015

From Business ETC Euro takes a wallop as ECB plays hardball with Greece Crunch Talks

Euro takes a wallop as ECB plays hardball with Greece

The central bank will no longer accept Greek debt as collateral for loans.

# banks - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

From Business ETC These Trinity students think they may have solved the Bitcoin problem Credit Check

These Trinity students think they may have solved the Bitcoin problem

Critics say that the digital currency lacks transparency – and a group of students have been trying to fix that.

# banks - Friday 23 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A community is taking to the streets today to stop its local bank from closing Rural Ireland

A community is taking to the streets today to stop its local bank from closing

Ulster Bank announced last year that it would close 14 of its branches in the Republic.

# banks - Friday 16 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie How can Ireland get the money it put into the banks back? Retrospective Recapitalisation

How can Ireland get the money it put into the banks back?

Would the country then have loads of money overnight?

# banks - Thursday 15 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Brian Lenihan wanted to burn bondholders – but he was overruled Banking Inquiry

Brian Lenihan wanted to burn bondholders – but he was overruled

The committee will write to several institutions, including AIB and the Department of Finance, seeking documents to aid its work.

# banks - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

From Business ETC Thinking of moving your mortgage? ‘Make sure it benefits you more than the bank’ Fine Print

Thinking of moving your mortgage? ‘Make sure it benefits you more than the bank’

However, it could work in your favour.

# banks - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

From Business ETC Irish people in debt are still looking to the UK to fix their money problems Bankruptcy

Irish people in debt are still looking to the UK to fix their money problems

Only 311 insolvency applications have been approved to date in Ireland.

# banks - Monday 5 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What's the best credit rating score and how do you find out yours? Lending

What's the best credit rating score and how do you find out yours?

These are some of the most common questions house buyers ask.

# banks - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish people repaid €335m more than we borrowed last month Show Me The Money

# banks - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Taxpayer ‘plugging €58 million hole’ in financial regulation cost Watchdogs

Taxpayer ‘plugging €58 million hole’ in financial regulation cost

The Department of Finance says it is looking into the issue.

# banks - Friday 19 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Three-quarters of Dunnes Stores workers are on part-time flexible contracts Zero Hours

Three-quarters of Dunnes Stores workers are on part-time flexible contracts

This comes from a survey carried out by Mandate Trade Union on worker satisfaction.

# banks - Friday 5 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Despite talk of an improving economy, worrying mortgage arrears on family homes persist Home

Opinion: Despite talk of an improving economy, worrying mortgage arrears on family homes persist

Will the State will put the interests of its people above commercial and provide us with strong consumer protection standards?

# banks - Monday 1 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before

David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before

The mortgage debt advocate has slammed the planned mortgage-to-rent scheme.

# banks - Sunday 30 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank wants to limit how much you can save in a credit union Bang It In The Credit Union

The Central Bank wants to limit how much you can save in a credit union

If you have over €50,000 in savings, that is.

# banks - Saturday 29 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Cash-in-transit vans will no longer be protected by an armed escort Unarmed Protection

Cash-in-transit vans will no longer be protected by an armed escort

The Defence Forces say they won’t be providing the armed support on “routine” journeys.

# banks - Friday 28 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Army almost called in to protect banks during the crisis Close To The Edge

Army almost called in to protect banks during the crisis

Simon Coveney said the country was “bust”.

# banks - Friday 14 November, 2014

From Business ETC Two-thirds of first home buyers would not meet new Central Bank rules: Ulster Bank Ruled Out

Two-thirds of first home buyers would not meet new Central Bank rules: Ulster Bank

The bank’s boss is not a fan of buyers having to save a 20% deposit.

# banks - Thursday 13 November, 2014

From Business ETC AIB will return the €21bn taxpayers pumped into it, but don’t hold your breath on when Payback Time

AIB will return the €21bn taxpayers pumped into it, but don’t hold your breath on when

Here’s what the bank’s chief would reveal today about how long that will take…

From Business ETC Why does Ulster Bank charge Irish customers much higher mortgage rates than those in NI? Getting Screwed

Why does Ulster Bank charge Irish customers much higher mortgage rates than those in NI?

The bank’s boss has been accused of “screwing” customers to pay for its bad decisions.

# banks - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Five banks fined €2.5 BILLION over rigging foreign exchange rates Rate Rigging

Five banks fined €2.5 BILLION over rigging foreign exchange rates

The fines were handed down by UK and US regulators.

# banks - Monday 10 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie AIB is giving out more mortgages and fewer people are in arrears Back In Black

AIB is giving out more mortgages and fewer people are in arrears

The bank says it is “profitable” this year.

# banks - Friday 7 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Permanent TSB submit plan to the ECB a week early Stress Test

Permanent TSB submit plan to the ECB a week early

The bank failed the latest ECB stress test after an €855 million shortfall was identified.

# banks - Friday 31 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank is planning more ‘cost-saving initiatives’ after closing a bunch of branches Keepsies No Backsies

Ulster Bank is planning more ‘cost-saving initiatives’ after closing a bunch of branches

But parent company RBS doesn’t want to sell its Irish arm any more now it’s making a profit.

# banks - Thursday 30 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Do you have an AIB, EBS or Haven mortgage? Good news*! Interesting Stuff

Do you have an AIB, EBS or Haven mortgage? Good news*!

*Except tracker mortgage holders.

# banks - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

From Business ETC How to: Get blood from a stone… or at least a loan from a bank Squeeze Harder

How to: Get blood from a stone… or at least a loan from a bank

Sure it can be hard, but here are a few things that could help.

# banks - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why the state’s new investment bank will do little to help Irish SMEs New Bank Old Story

Why the state’s new investment bank will do little to help Irish SMEs

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) will be open for business this week.

# banks - Sunday 26 October, 2014

From Business ETC Report card in… Permanent TSB has an €855m shortfall Stress Test

Report card in… Permanent TSB has an €855m shortfall

The group confirmed that it has already “provided for” over 80% of the shortfall .

From Business ETC Permanent TSB, along with 25 other eurozone banks expected to fail stress test Fail

Permanent TSB, along with 25 other eurozone banks expected to fail stress test

The results are expected to be out shortly after 11am today.

# banks - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s everything you need to know about the launch of Apple Pay Shopping Spree

Here’s everything you need to know about the launch of Apple Pay

It works in McDonalds and taxis. (But it’s not in Ireland yet).

# banks - Monday 20 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie About 138 SMEs a day are asking Bank of Ireland for loans Deal

About 138 SMEs a day are asking Bank of Ireland for loans

And they say they are approving 87% of them.

# banks - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From Business ETC Bubble buster: Homebuyers face 20% deposits as banks hit with tighter controls Laying Down The Law

Bubble buster: Homebuyers face 20% deposits as banks hit with tighter controls

The Central Bank is seeking to reduce banks lending risky mortgages.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a limit on how much you can borrow for a mortgage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a limit on how much you can borrow for a mortgage?

Is self-regulation now a non-runner?

# banks - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From Business ETC Less than half of Irish bonds are held in the country Bond Holders

Less than half of Irish bonds are held in the country

The nominal value of outstanding Government bonds now stands at €112,240 million.

# banks - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

# banks - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What do ECB interest cuts mean for Irish pockets? Plenty for trackers Winners

What do ECB interest cuts mean for Irish pockets? Plenty for trackers

But you should take advantage while you can, OK?

# banks - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Couple evicted from home before they could get dressed may have to ‘sleep in a van’ Crisis

Couple evicted from home before they could get dressed may have to ‘sleep in a van’

Martin and Violet Coyne are left homeless after being evicted from their residence in Castleknock.

# banks - Friday 15 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Was it legal? High Court refers PTSB bail-out case to Europe Courts

Was it legal? High Court refers PTSB bail-out case to Europe

The High Court could not rule on whether the move was legal.

# banks - Friday 1 August, 2014

From Business ETC Bank of Ireland reports first profit in five years Return Of The Profit

Bank of Ireland reports first profit in five years

Ulster Bank also reported a profit for the first half of 2014.