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Number of mortgage approvals continues to grow as almost 4,700 signed off last month
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Number of mortgage approvals continues to grow as almost 4,700 signed off last month

Jun 29th 2021, 6:10 AM 8,153 Views 11 Comments

This represents a significant increase on the 1,879 mortgage approvals issued in May 2020, the BPFI said.

'I'm not sure TDs were fully informed': High Court Master highlights issues with Covid legislation on vulture funds
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'I'm not sure TDs were fully informed': High Court Master highlights issues with Covid legislation on vulture funds

Jun 15th 2021, 6:15 AM 30,665 Views 15 Comments

Judge Edmund Honohon questioned why a sunset clause was not set out in the emergency legislation.

Bank of Ireland to recruit 130 specialist IT staff over next 12 months
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Bank of Ireland to recruit 130 specialist IT staff over next 12 months

Apr 29th 2021, 9:44 AM 17,316 Views 20 Comments

Last month, the bank confirmed plans to close 88 branches in Ireland and 15 branches in Northern Ireland.

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition
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Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition

Apr 16th 2021, 4:39 PM 16,190 Views 39 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the move leaves the future of the Irish banking sector uncertain.

Financial Services Union calling on Bank of Ireland to reconsider branch closures
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Financial Services Union calling on Bank of Ireland to reconsider branch closures

Mar 23rd 2021, 9:34 AM 9,817 Views 10 Comments

Bank of Ireland is to appear before an Oireachtas Finance Committee this afternoon.

The Explainer: Banks, brokers, bonds… are back in the news. Should we be worried (again)?
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The Explainer: Banks, brokers, bonds… are back in the news. Should we be worried (again)?

Mar 11th 2021, 7:00 PM 10,608 Views 3 Comments

In today’s episode, business reporter Ian Curran explains what’s been going on.

A new public banking system in Ireland? The Government is being asked to revisit the idea
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A new public banking system in Ireland? The Government is being asked to revisit the idea

Mar 6th 2021, 9:30 AM 24,637 Views 32 Comments

Green Party and Fianna Fáil TDs are calling for the government to revisit the idea of community banking.

'No need to panic': How will the Ulster Bank wind down affect customers?
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'No need to panic': How will the Ulster Bank wind down affect customers?

Feb 19th 2021, 10:49 AM 21,146 Views 15 Comments

The bank will be wound down gradually over the next few years.

Face coverings are now mandatory in banks, post offices and credit unions
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Face coverings are now mandatory in banks, post offices and credit unions

Jan 26th 2021, 2:48 PM 29,180 Views 35 Comments

The Financial Services Union has welcomed the decision by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly.

Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?
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Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?

Jan 24th 2021, 10:23 AM 52,941 Views 106 Comments

The app, Synch Payments, hit a roadblock last week.

CCPC rejects plans by four Irish banks to set up an industry-wide quick payment app
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CCPC rejects plans by four Irish banks to set up an industry-wide quick payment app

Jan 21st 2021, 8:08 PM 29,737 Views 31 Comments

The CCPC was notified of the proposal from AIB, BOI, KBC and Permanent TSB earlier this month.

Four Irish banks want to set up an industry-wide quick payment app
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Four Irish banks want to set up an industry-wide quick payment app

Jan 12th 2021, 2:55 PM 21,163 Views 37 Comments

The CCPC was notified of the proposal from AIB, BOI, KBC and Permanent TSB last Friday.

Mortgage payment break scheme will not be extended, Government confirms
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Mortgage payment break scheme will not be extended, Government confirms

Sep 28th 2020, 3:37 PM 38,837 Views 39 Comments

The Tánaiste said the banks agreed that solutions for those unable to resume full payments would be applied on a case-by-case basis.

The FinCEN files: Major banks moved multi-million sums of 'dirty' money
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The FinCEN files: Major banks moved multi-million sums of 'dirty' money

Sep 21st 2020, 7:22 AM 18,370 Views 10 Comments

The investigation points in particular to five major banks – JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank and Bank of New York Mellon.

Majority of bank accounts used for money mule transactions belong to people aged 18-24
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Majority of bank accounts used for money mule transactions belong to people aged 18-24

Sep 21st 2020, 6:30 AM 17,639 Views 6 Comments

A new campaign aims to highlight the dangers for teens and encourage their parents to look out for red flags.

Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages
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Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 2:01 PM 37,591 Views 1 Comment

Health officials are warning anyone who thinks they’ve been affected to contact their bank.

Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty accuses banks of ‘profiteering from pandemic’
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Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty accuses banks of ‘profiteering from pandemic’

Jul 8th 2020, 6:26 PM 20,624 Views 92 Comments

Since March, nearly 80,000 mortgage-holders impacted by the pandemic have taken payment breaks.

Almost €600 million spent on contactless payments in May
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Almost €600 million spent on contactless payments in May

Jun 23rd 2020, 7:12 AM 10,465 Views 28 Comments

The contactless limit was increased to €50 in April in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Taoiseach meets with five major banks to discuss Covid-19
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Taoiseach meets with five major banks to discuss Covid-19

May 11th 2020, 7:06 PM 62,752 Views 50 Comments

The government says that the banks have agreed that anyone availing of a mortgage break can now extend the loan term.

Drop of nearly 10% in mortgage approvals in March compared to 2019
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Drop of nearly 10% in mortgage approvals in March compared to 2019

May 6th 2020, 8:18 AM 16,806 Views 18 Comments

The figures offer an early indication of the impact of Covid-19 on lending.

Covid-19 mortgage break to be extended from three months to six
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Covid-19 mortgage break to be extended from three months to six

Updated Apr 30th 2020, 11:24 AM 34,798 Views 66 Comments

All of the country’s main banks are participating in the break.

Banks say that people who got mortgage approval before the crisis can have this extended
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Banks say that people who got mortgage approval before the crisis can have this extended

Apr 20th 2020, 9:14 AM 30,612 Views 32 Comments

Customers can be granted an extension in situations where their “circumstances have not materially changed”.

Banks to offer three-month mortgage break to customers affected by coronavirus outbreak
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Banks to offer three-month mortgage break to customers affected by coronavirus outbreak

Mar 18th 2020, 4:50 PM 90,639 Views 139 Comments

Banks will also defer court proceedings for three months.

Paschal Donohoe to meet with five main banks about coronavirus plans
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Paschal Donohoe to meet with five main banks about coronavirus plans

Mar 18th 2020, 8:39 AM 20,102 Views 61 Comments

AIB, Bank of Ireland, KBC, Permanent TSB and Ulster Bank will meet Department of Finance officials at 4pm.

Minister says three pillar banks 'will support businesses' through coronavirus crisis
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Minister says three pillar banks 'will support businesses' through coronavirus crisis

Mar 12th 2020, 5:40 PM 30,023 Views 21 Comments

Heather Humphreys said there will be emergency working capital and payment flexibility on borrowings.

AIB setting aside €300 million redress for 'previously identified' tracker mortgage victims
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AIB setting aside €300 million redress for 'previously identified' tracker mortgage victims

Updated Feb 4th 2020, 8:42 AM 22,235 Views 34 Comments

The Central Bank said last year that lenders had already paid €683 million in redress to impacted customers.

From apps to taps: Where Ireland sits in the march toward a cashless society
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# Future Of Finance

From apps to taps: Where Ireland sits in the march toward a cashless society

Jan 15th 2020, 11:19 AM 1,272 Views 0 Comments

Early adoption is led by the Nordics and Asia as infrastructure and societal acceptance plays catch up.

Banks given 'free pass' by this government, SF Ard Fheis told
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Banks given 'free pass' by this government, SF Ard Fheis told

Nov 15th 2019, 9:33 PM 12,558 Views 76 Comments

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis kicked off in Derry today.

New Central Bank rules to stop brokers accepting free golf trips and sports tickets from banks
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New Central Bank rules to stop brokers accepting free golf trips and sports tickets from banks

Sep 25th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,406 Views 23 Comments

From March next year, brokers and financial adviser will also have to publish details of commissions they receive on their websites.

Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York
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# Leo In The Us

Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York

Sep 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 6,925 Views 29 Comments

Varadkar will attend the UN General Assembly and address the summit on sustainable development goals.

KBC Bank admits it used time limit clause in 27 tracker complaints to Ombudsman
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# Tracker Mortgage Scandal

KBC Bank admits it used time limit clause in 27 tracker complaints to Ombudsman

Sep 14th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,233 Views 8 Comments

A number of banks, including KBC, reversed their decision to challenge the investigation of these complaints after a public rebuke by the ombudsman.

Banks use time limit to challenge tracker mortgage complaints to Ombudsman
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# Tracker Scandal

Banks use time limit to challenge tracker mortgage complaints to Ombudsman

Aug 19th 2019, 10:27 AM 17,374 Views 31 Comments

Ombudsman Ger Deering said up to 500 customers could be affected by these challenges.

Acting Central Bank governor says bankers' pay caps 'may limit the pool of candidates for senior positions'
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Acting Central Bank governor says bankers' pay caps 'may limit the pool of candidates for senior positions'

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:10 PM 11,805 Views 60 Comments

The finance minister is currently considering a report which reviewed whether bankers’ pay should be increased.

Banks offer average of €194,000 to people who lost homes due to tracker mortgage scandal
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# Tracker Mortgage

Banks offer average of €194,000 to people who lost homes due to tracker mortgage scandal

Jul 16th 2019, 11:00 AM 66,854 Views 83 Comments

There were 99 homes lost as a result of lenders’ failings as well as 216 buy-to-let properties.

'It's a no-brainer': New not-for-profit company aims to keep distressed borrowers in their homes
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# Homeoptions

'It's a no-brainer': New not-for-profit company aims to keep distressed borrowers in their homes

Jul 9th 2019, 3:25 PM 11,341 Views 41 Comments

Homeoptions is offering itself as an alternative to vulture funds and said it is already engaging with one bank in relation to a home loan portfolio.

Ulster Bank sells off nearly 4,000 of its customers in massive family home loan book sale
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# Mortgage Sale

Ulster Bank sells off nearly 4,000 of its customers in massive family home loan book sale

Jul 2nd 2019, 7:12 PM 28,334 Views 92 Comments

90% of the loans due to be sold are family homes – about 3,200 accounts.

More banks to face fines over tracker mortgage scandal as officials coy about revealing cost details
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More banks to face fines over tracker mortgage scandal as officials coy about revealing cost details

Jun 2nd 2019, 11:00 AM 14,036 Views 40 Comments

Ulster Bank recently told an Oireachtas Finance committee that it will not be disclosing the amount of money it has set aside to deal with the fine.

'Unacceptable harm': The scandal that led to a record fine for one of Ireland's pillar banks
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# Tracker Scandal

'Unacceptable harm': The scandal that led to a record fine for one of Ireland's pillar banks

May 30th 2019, 8:57 PM 15,136 Views 55 Comments

Permanent TSB has been fined €21 million for regulatory breaches affecting tracker mortgage customers.

Taoiseach says he didn’t realise his mortgage could be sold on by his bank when he took it out in 2003
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Taoiseach says he didn’t realise his mortgage could be sold on by his bank when he took it out in 2003

Apr 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 115,596 Views 82 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie this week, the Taoiseach said he understood the intent behind Sinn Féin’s No Consent No Sale Bill.

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

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

Apr 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 116,081 Views 110 Comments

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

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