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Almost 4,000 mortgage accounts fell into arrears in Q1 of this year, figures from the Central Bank show
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Almost 4,000 mortgage accounts fell into arrears in Q1 of this year, figures from the Central Bank show

Jun 23rd 2020, 3:50 PM 12,695 Views 12 Comments

The lowest number of mortgage arrears since 2010 was recorded in the first quarter of the year.

Ulster Bank sells portfolio of 3,175 mortgages to Pepper
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Ulster Bank sells portfolio of 3,175 mortgages to Pepper

Oct 8th 2019, 6:42 PM 31,869 Views 50 Comments

There are 2,800 home loans and 375 buy-to-let loans included in the portfolio.

Taoiseach asks for details about letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days
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Taoiseach asks for details about letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days

May 21st 2019, 8:41 PM 32,899 Views 50 Comments

Taoiseach has said it is now time for to review the tax treatment of vulture funds.

Experts say 'vulture friendly' commentary from government is 'dangerous'
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Experts say 'vulture friendly' commentary from government is 'dangerous'

Apr 19th 2019, 6:30 AM 15,883 Views 38 Comments

An Oireachtas committee yesterday heard legislation is needed to ensure banks cannot sell mortgages to vulture funds without a customer’s consent.

Concerns over letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days
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Concerns over letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days

Apr 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 116,161 Views 110 Comments

The Central Bank is aware that a regulated entity has written to a number of buy-to-let borrowers in arrears.

Cabinet to consider Bill to help borrowers in mortgage arrears
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Cabinet to consider Bill to help borrowers in mortgage arrears

Feb 26th 2019, 9:37 AM 10,934 Views 29 Comments

The Bill aims to broaden the matters a judge needs to take into account when considering repossessions.

State will no longer automatically pay for barristers in personal insolvency cases
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State will no longer automatically pay for barristers in personal insolvency cases

Feb 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 25,305 Views 24 Comments

Changes to the funding structure of the government’s mortgage arrears assistance scheme mean solicitors will have to show why they need a barrister for each case.

Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'
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Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'

Jan 28th 2019, 1:26 PM 15,462 Views 24 Comments

Just 30% of those who engaged with Abhaile’s financial advice have a solution in place or are on track for one.

'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests
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'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests

Jan 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 12,215 Views 33 Comments

People who are working every day with customers in arrears say lenders are still refusing to cooperate in any significant way.

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin
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'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin

Jan 11th 2019, 6:15 AM 57,295 Views 74 Comments

Edmund Honohan urged the Fianna Fáil leader to support a piece of legislation he wrote that is currently before the Dáil.

Varadkar says he's reluctant to use the term 'vulture fund' to describe firms that have bought up Irish mortgages
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Varadkar says he's reluctant to use the term 'vulture fund' to describe firms that have bought up Irish mortgages

Dec 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 25,606 Views 115 Comments

Varadkar says he tried to remove split mortgage-holders from recent loan book sales but failed to do so.

Union says KBC staff 'extremely upset and stressed' by recent incidents
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Union says KBC staff 'extremely upset and stressed' by recent incidents

Dec 23rd 2018, 3:22 PM 25,753 Views 91 Comments

KBC Ireland said it is taking additional measures to ensure the safety of its staff.

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'
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The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dec 22nd 2018, 12:05 AM 96,133 Views 90 Comments

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'
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Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'

Dec 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,377 Views 77 Comments

Unregulated loan owners hold 17% of all mortgages in arrears over 720 days.

No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct
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No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct

Nov 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 12,370 Views 30 Comments

The Central Bank said no sanctions have been put in place since the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears commencement in 2009.

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 possession cases before the courts?
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FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 possession cases before the courts?

Nov 24th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,793 Views 13 Comments

There has been a slowdown in the number of cases being issued, but it is unclear where exactly the situation stands now.

FactCheck: Has the number of cases taken by banks over arrears halved in two years?
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FactCheck: Has the number of cases taken by banks over arrears halved in two years?

Nov 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 11,395 Views 16 Comments

Brendan Burgess claims there is “no tsunami” of arrears cases now.

Mica scandal: Family living in 'falling down house' finds out mortgage has been sold to vulture fund
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Mica scandal: Family living in 'falling down house' finds out mortgage has been sold to vulture fund

Oct 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 58,897 Views 39 Comments

Just a month before the government announced a redress scheme for the thousands of impacted homeowners, Karl Murtagh was told his mortgage had been sold.

Call for householders to be given free legal aid to address 'power imbalance' during reposessions
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Call for householders to be given free legal aid to address 'power imbalance' during reposessions

Sep 11th 2018, 1:34 PM 8,800 Views 24 Comments

Minister Charlie Flanagan today praised the success of the Abhaile legal advice scheme, but did not indicate it would be extended to provide full representation.

Ulster Bank sold mortgages to vulture fund despite offer to buy loans for mortgage to rent
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Ulster Bank sold mortgages to vulture fund despite offer to buy loans for mortgage to rent

Aug 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 24,151 Views 38 Comments

The vulture fund that bought the loans has confirmed it is not currently putting forward cases for this scheme.

'Mary' is recovering from cancer and her mortgage - in €29k arrears - has been sold to a vulture fund
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'Mary' is recovering from cancer and her mortgage - in €29k arrears - has been sold to a vulture fund

Aug 18th 2018, 6:30 AM 43,987 Views 97 Comments

‘Mary’ has been out of work since her cancer diagnosis. She had no idea her mortgage was to be sold to a vulture fund.

Ulster Bank to sell 5,200 'non-performing' mortgages to vulture fund
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Ulster Bank to sell 5,200 'non-performing' mortgages to vulture fund

Aug 13th 2018, 3:39 PM 22,017 Views 135 Comments

The portfolio, worth €1.4 billion, is to be sold to Cerberus Capital Management LP.

How many mortgage holders were taken to the High Court by banks so far this year?
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How many mortgage holders were taken to the High Court by banks so far this year?

Jul 29th 2018, 10:00 PM 31,325 Views 52 Comments

The numbers are down on recent years but there still has been almost 300 cases initiated in the High Court.

'Say no to vulture funds': Applause breaks out as TD calls for support for new law aimed at keeping people in their homes
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'Say no to vulture funds': Applause breaks out as TD calls for support for new law aimed at keeping people in their homes

Jul 10th 2018, 4:44 PM 23,833 Views 69 Comments

The bill, written by the Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan, was introduced in the Dáil today.

Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments
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Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments

Jun 20th 2018, 3:45 PM 15,514 Views 11 Comments

The number of accounts in arrears over 720 days has fallen but these cases still account for 41% of all accounts in arrears.

'One thousand days like this': High Court Master questions banks on their 'pressing need' to evict people
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'One thousand days like this': High Court Master questions banks on their 'pressing need' to evict people

Jun 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 34,625 Views 146 Comments

This week Edmund Honohan again highlighted the need for a legal aid system in repossession cases.

'This is a human crisis': David Hall believes 17,000 families will have homes repossessed
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'This is a human crisis': David Hall believes 17,000 families will have homes repossessed

May 17th 2018, 12:53 PM 14,680 Views 34 Comments

Hall told the Finance Committee that a narrative has been fostered that people in long-term arrears are “messers”.

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds
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Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds

Mar 22nd 2018, 1:41 PM 20,953 Views 100 Comments

Executives blamed the European regulator for the classification of these loans as non-performing.

PTSB chief refuses to appear before Finance Committee next week over loan sale
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PTSB chief refuses to appear before Finance Committee next week over loan sale

Feb 24th 2018, 7:35 AM 16,966 Views 58 Comments

The bank recently announced it is to sell off a €3.7 billion portfolio of non-performing loans, including mortgages 14,000 private dwelling homes.

Mortgages sell-off will disrupt already-volatile housing market, charities warn
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Mortgages sell-off will disrupt already-volatile housing market, charities warn

Feb 23rd 2018, 3:11 PM 27,362 Views 211 Comments

Ulster Bank said today that it would be looking to offload around 7,000 mortgages on top of PTSB’s proposed 18,000.

'They're for the chop': High Court Master says 'wave of repossessions' on the horizon
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'They're for the chop': High Court Master says 'wave of repossessions' on the horizon

Feb 21st 2018, 9:08 AM 42,893 Views 117 Comments

Master Honohan asked if it’s a “sick joke” that people writing to the Taoiseach were told to seek help from Abhaile.

High Court Master writes new legislation to help keep people in their homes
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High Court Master writes new legislation to help keep people in their homes

Feb 20th 2018, 8:30 PM 14,701 Views 21 Comments

The bill would give greater powers to the government’s Abhaile scheme and provide stronger protections for people who are in debt.

'There is a solution for everybody': Debtors urged not to put their heads in the sand in 2018
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'There is a solution for everybody': Debtors urged not to put their heads in the sand in 2018

Dec 25th 2017, 7:30 AM 7,157 Views 10 Comments

Legal and financial experts say there are ways they can help – especially if people come to them at an early stage.

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?
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Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?

Dec 24th 2017, 9:30 AM 9,850 Views 39 Comments

More than 30,000 accounts have been in arrears for more than two years.

High Court Master says government's legal advice scheme is 'a scam'
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High Court Master says government's legal advice scheme is 'a scam'

Dec 9th 2017, 7:15 AM 19,798 Views 0 Comments

Edmund Honohan criticised the government for failing to deliver systems it had promised to help keep people in their homes.

Poll: Should Ireland have a separate court to deal with mortgage arrears cases?
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Poll: Should Ireland have a separate court to deal with mortgage arrears cases?

Nov 26th 2017, 8:15 PM 16,015 Views 73 Comments

Ten percent of home mortgage accounts in this country are in arrears.

High Court Master lashes KBC and tells father in arrears to write to Taoiseach
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High Court Master lashes KBC and tells father in arrears to write to Taoiseach

Nov 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 23,416 Views 0 Comments

Edmund Honohan: ‘What kind of a way is that for a bank to approach its customers?’

Farmer sues receiver and 'vulture fund' who have threatened to sell his stock
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Farmer sues receiver and 'vulture fund' who have threatened to sell his stock

Sep 8th 2017, 6:10 AM 35,505 Views 0 Comments

He fears such action would destroy his business, the High Court has heard.

Man with intellectual disabilities loses control of income after spending money on dating sites
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Man with intellectual disabilities loses control of income after spending money on dating sites

Sep 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 25,417 Views 22 Comments

The man’s food and rent bills have fallen into arrears by almost €2,000.

'Deal with your debt problems': The number of people seeking insolvency is on the rise
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'Deal with your debt problems': The number of people seeking insolvency is on the rise

Aug 2nd 2017, 1:55 PM 15,145 Views 16 Comments

€588 million worth of insolvency applications were made between April and June this year.

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