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From TheJournal.ie Mortgage payment break scheme will not be extended, Government confirms Payment Breaks

Mortgage payment break scheme will not be extended, Government confirms

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

From TheJournal.ie The FinCEN files: Major banks moved multi-million sums of 'dirty' money FinCEN

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Majority of bank accounts used for money mule transactions belong to people aged 18-24 Fraud

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages Warning

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty accuses banks of ‘profiteering from pandemic’ Mortgages

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Almost €600 million spent on contactless payments in May Tapping

Almost €600 million spent on contactless payments in May

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach meets with five major banks to discuss Covid-19 Mortgages

Taoiseach meets with five major banks to discuss Covid-19

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

From TheJournal.ie Drop of nearly 10% in mortgage approvals in March compared to 2019 Lending

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 mortgage break to be extended from three months to six Coronavirus

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Banks say that people who got mortgage approval before the crisis can have this extended Bpfi

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Banks to offer three-month mortgage break to customers affected by coronavirus outbreak Covid-19

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

Banks will also defer court proceedings for three months.

From TheJournal.ie Paschal Donohoe to meet with five main banks about coronavirus plans Mortgage Payments

Paschal Donohoe to meet with five main banks about coronavirus plans

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister says three pillar banks 'will support businesses' through coronavirus crisis Covid19

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

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

From TheJournal.ie AIB setting aside €300 million redress for 'previously identified' tracker mortgage victims Banks

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Banks given 'free pass' by this government, SF Ard Fheis told Derry

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

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis kicked off in Derry today.

From TheJournal.ie New Central Bank rules to stop brokers accepting free golf trips and sports tickets from banks Crackdown

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie KBC Bank admits it used time limit clause in 27 tracker complaints to Ombudsman Tracker Mortgage Scandal

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Banks use time limit to challenge tracker mortgage complaints to Ombudsman Tracker Scandal

Banks use time limit to challenge tracker mortgage complaints to Ombudsman

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

From TheJournal.ie Acting Central Bank governor says bankers' pay caps 'may limit the pool of candidates for senior positions' Banks

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Banks offer average of €194,000 to people who lost homes due to tracker mortgage scandal Tracker Mortgage

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie More banks to face fines over tracker mortgage scandal as officials coy about revealing cost details Bankers

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

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he didn’t realise his mortgage could be sold on by his bank when he took it out in 2003 Vulture Funds

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Concerns over letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days Vulture Funds

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New AIB boss wants performance-based bonus ban lifted for bankers as staff are being enticed to competitors

New AIB boss wants performance-based bonus ban lifted for bankers as staff are being enticed to competitors

Following the banking crash, a government policy on bonuses was rolled out for State-owned banks.

From TheJournal.ie Finance Minister says he wouldn't mind if his mortgage was held by a vulture fund Banks

Finance Minister says he wouldn't mind if his mortgage was held by a vulture fund

The minister said the Sinn Fein Bill to give mortgage holders the power to block the sale of their loans to vulture funds is unconstitutional.

From TheJournal.ie Any tax loopholes used by vulture funds won't be closed down until the autumn, says Taoiseach Mortgage Holders

Any tax loopholes used by vulture funds won't be closed down until the autumn, says Taoiseach

Last year, the Taoiseach vowed to close a loophole which allowed a €1.3 billion mortgage ‘vehicle’ from paying tax.

From TheJournal.ie High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds Tax Loophole

High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds

Edmund Honohan has said there are many similarities to be drawn with the Apple case being taken.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach told that 'banks are as aggressive and as arrogant as the time of the crash'

Taoiseach told that 'banks are as aggressive and as arrogant as the time of the crash'

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness told the Taoiseach that people are crying out for help.

From TheJournal.ie Banks pay out €647 million to victims of tracker mortgage scandal Tracker Mortgage

Banks pay out €647 million to victims of tracker mortgage scandal

The number of people affected by the overcharging scandal has now risen to almost 40,000.

From TheJournal.ie Bill which aims to force banks to ask for permission before selling mortgages to vulture funds passes in the Dáil Great Irish Sell Off

Bill which aims to force banks to ask for permission before selling mortgages to vulture funds passes in the Dáil

The Bill puts into law what already exists at the moment as a voluntary Central Bank code

From TheJournal.ie 'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests Dragging Their Heels

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin Fair Mortgage Bill

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Credit unions are to be given more freedom to compete with moneylenders, so what would this mean? Explainer

Credit unions are to be given more freedom to compete with moneylenders, so what would this mean?

It could mean they can offer small loans to people who otherwise mightn’t get credit.

From TheJournal.ie New rules making it easier to switch your mortgage kick in from today Save Money

New rules making it easier to switch your mortgage kick in from today

Lenders will now have to tell customers 60 days before their fixed term ends and let them know about new rates and other options.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says he's reluctant to use the term 'vulture fund' to describe firms that have bought up Irish mortgages Sell Off

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

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

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