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First-time buyer mortgage drawdowns at highest Q1 level since 2007 - BPFI
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First-time buyer mortgage drawdowns at highest Q1 level since 2007 - BPFI

Apr 29th 2021, 12:34 PM 12,675 Views 10 Comments

Figures show overall mortgage drawdowns in Q1 were at their highest since 2009.

Over €25 million in contactless payments per day in February - BPFI
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Over €25 million in contactless payments per day in February - BPFI

Apr 8th 2021, 6:05 AM 9,193 Views 8 Comments

The BPFI said today the jump in contactless payments is a result of a higher transaction limit of €50.

Irish shoppers lost €12 million to credit and debit card fraudsters in the first half of 2020
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Irish shoppers lost €12 million to credit and debit card fraudsters in the first half of 2020

Apr 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 10,772 Views 6 Comments

Online card fraud rose by 21% compared with the same period in 2019, the BPFI said.

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market
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Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market

Mar 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,849 Views 14 Comments

Buy-to-let investors now account for less than 1% of mortgages, compared to 20% in 2006, according to new figures.

Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase
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Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase

Feb 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,767 Views 16 Comments

That’s according to figures released by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland today.

Ulster says go: Bank's decision to exit was in the wind — but why is it happening now?
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Ulster says go: Bank's decision to exit was in the wind — but why is it happening now?

Feb 19th 2021, 8:50 AM 33,378 Views 31 Comments

Ulster Bank’s long goodbye creates major headaches for policymakers.

Banking Federation says capital requirements here are making lending and mortgages more expensive
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Banking Federation says capital requirements here are making lending and mortgages more expensive

Feb 16th 2021, 7:09 AM 17,217 Views 28 Comments

Irish mortgage applicants face some of the highest interest rates in Europe.

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 21,312 Views 37 Comments

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

Over 5,200 mortgages approved in October, with surge driven by first-time buyers
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Over 5,200 mortgages approved in October, with surge driven by first-time buyers

Dec 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 20,366 Views 14 Comments

October was the busiest month for mortgage approvals since BPFI began collecting this data in 2011.

Banking federation warns customers to be 'extra vigilant' of online scams in lead-up to Christmas
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Banking federation warns customers to be 'extra vigilant' of online scams in lead-up to Christmas

Nov 24th 2020, 6:10 AM 11,130 Views 4 Comments

Figures from the BPFI show €22m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

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 17,657 Views 6 Comments

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

Explainer: Why Irish banks are being accused of 'profiteering from the pandemic'
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Explainer: Why Irish banks are being accused of 'profiteering from the pandemic'

Jul 9th 2020, 2:26 PM 20,711 Views 46 Comments

Developments in recent days have undermined the banks’ positions.

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 10,470 Views 28 Comments

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

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 30,679 Views 32 Comments

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

Five main banks now have freephone lines to help people who are cocooning
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Five main banks now have freephone lines to help people who are cocooning

Apr 8th 2020, 6:10 AM 10,573 Views 7 Comments

The phone lines are operating during normal banking hours, from Monday to Friday.

Debunked: That 'extremely sophisticated' bank scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp is completely false
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Debunked: That 'extremely sophisticated' bank scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp is completely false

Apr 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 89,548 Views 26 Comments

It’s not true.

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019
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First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019

Jan 29th 2020, 6:05 AM 9,385 Views 7 Comments

The 12,259 mortgages are valued at €2.7 billion.

Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights
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Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights

Dec 19th 2019, 7:23 AM 18,146 Views 11 Comments

Consumers are advised not to use public Wi-Fi when buying things online, and to ensure ‘https’ is before the website address.

Mortgage activity 'returning to 2008 levels' as draw-down figures at highest level in 10 years
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Mortgage activity 'returning to 2008 levels' as draw-down figures at highest level in 10 years

Jul 24th 2019, 6:05 AM 10,609 Views 3 Comments

New figures show there were 10,157 mortgages drawn down in the second quarter of the year.

This Co Clare singer will represent Ireland in the Eurovision in Israel
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This Co Clare singer will represent Ireland in the Eurovision in Israel

Updated Mar 8th 2019, 10:20 AM 85,211 Views 177 Comments

Sarah McTernan came third in The Voice of Ireland in 2015.

Over 12,000 mortgages worth €2.6 billion drawn down in the last three months
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Over 12,000 mortgages worth €2.6 billion drawn down in the last three months

Jan 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 9,194 Views 6 Comments

12,112 mortgages worth €2.6 billion were drawn down during the fourth quarter of 2018.

'An air of panic is setting in to the property market'
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'An air of panic is setting in to the property market'

Dec 19th 2014, 7:22 PM 18,533 Views 45 Comments

New figures show a spike in the number of mortgage approvals.

Ireland needs more backers to get 'skin in the game' for business to grow
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Ireland needs more backers to get 'skin in the game' for business to grow

Dec 12th 2014, 4:53 PM 6,028 Views 10 Comments

Owner-operators are far too dependent on banks for finance… and it’s getting worse.