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Ireland's budgetary watchdog barks over 'large, permanent increases' in government spending
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Ireland's budgetary watchdog barks over 'large, permanent increases' in government spending

May 26th 2021, 10:45 AM 8,345 Views 11 Comments

Details about the cost of reforms like Sláintecare are thin on the ground beyond 2021, IFAC says.

Irish consumer spending approaching pre-Covid levels as path to recovery becomes clearer
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Irish consumer spending approaching pre-Covid levels as path to recovery becomes clearer

Apr 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 25,210 Views 32 Comments

However, the outlook remains ‘uncertain’ and unemployment will remain high into 2022.

'Breaking the link': Ireland's corporate accountability regime set for major overhaul in the wake of Davy scandal
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'Breaking the link': Ireland's corporate accountability regime set for major overhaul in the wake of Davy scandal

Mar 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,604 Views 49 Comments

The Central Bank wants an expanded regulatory toolkit to tackle individuals.

Central Bank issues warning about four unauthorised firms offering loans
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Central Bank issues warning about four unauthorised firms offering loans

Mar 11th 2021, 4:07 PM 22,548 Views 8 Comments

It’s a criminal offence for an unauthorised firm to provide financial services in Ireland that would require Central Bank authorisation.

Central Bank to tell committee stronger regulatory framework needed in wake of Davy controversy
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Central Bank to tell committee stronger regulatory framework needed in wake of Davy controversy

Mar 9th 2021, 9:54 AM 8,709 Views 49 Comments

The scandal has led to fierce criticism of the firm, and its CEO resigned at the weekend.

Central Bank fines insurance company over €40,000 after customers overcharged
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Central Bank fines insurance company over €40,000 after customers overcharged

Jan 28th 2021, 1:27 PM 24,584 Views 8 Comments

The Central Bank of Ireland found that Keystone Insurance overcharged 62 customers over five years.

A successful vaccine rollout 'should see economy recover in second half of 2021'
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A successful vaccine rollout 'should see economy recover in second half of 2021'

Jan 25th 2021, 4:19 PM 19,969 Views 48 Comments

The Central Bank governor said today that the positive economist forecast “remains contingent on key assumptions regarding Covid-19 developments.”

Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank
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Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank

Jan 22nd 2021, 12:10 AM 11,978 Views 18 Comments

Irish GDP grew by 2.5% in spite of the pandemic, according to the updated data.

Central Bank warns people to be wary of firms offering quick loans over the Christmas period
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Central Bank warns people to be wary of firms offering quick loans over the Christmas period

Dec 21st 2020, 6:30 AM 5,129 Views 2 Comments

There has been a surge in the prevalence of unauthorised moneylenders.

Victim of rogue moneylenders urges people to be cautious about 'quick and easy' loans
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Victim of rogue moneylenders urges people to be cautious about 'quick and easy' loans

Dec 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,277 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí have also issued a warning.

Majority of insurers use controversial differential pricing practice, Central Bank report finds
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Majority of insurers use controversial differential pricing practice, Central Bank report finds

Dec 14th 2020, 3:10 PM 13,993 Views 30 Comments

The practice sees customers with similar risks paying different premiums.

Brexit and global Covid-19 setbacks represent biggest threats to Irish economy, says Central Bank
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Brexit and global Covid-19 setbacks represent biggest threats to Irish economy, says Central Bank

Nov 26th 2020, 12:56 PM 5,639 Views 8 Comments

Mortgage transactions have recovered since the summer, according to the latest data.

KBC Bank pushed into €41 million loss for 2020 despite positive third quarter figures
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KBC Bank pushed into €41 million loss for 2020 despite positive third quarter figures

Nov 12th 2020, 11:25 AM 11,875 Views 12 Comments

However, the Belgian-owned bank saw a ‘record number’ of mortgage applications in the third quarter.

Central Bank of Ireland seeks €110 million for its Spencer Dock office building
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Central Bank of Ireland seeks €110 million for its Spencer Dock office building

Nov 11th 2020, 1:04 PM 32,838 Views 22 Comments

Proceeds from the sale will be used to offset the costs of its North Wall Quay expansion.

Motor insurance premiums rose 35% in a decade despite a massive drop-off in claims
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Motor insurance premiums rose 35% in a decade despite a massive drop-off in claims

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:45 AM 24,468 Views 51 Comments

Industry profit margins were up from 9% in 2018 to 10% last year.

Irish economy to shrink by between 0.4% and 1.1% this year, says Central Bank
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Irish economy to shrink by between 0.4% and 1.1% this year, says Central Bank

Oct 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 11,875 Views 3 Comments

The latest forecast is buoyed by the ‘resilience’ of Irish exports.

KBC Bank fined €18.3 million by the Central Bank over tracker mortgage scandal
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KBC Bank fined €18.3 million by the Central Bank over tracker mortgage scandal

Updated Sep 24th 2020, 12:35 PM 37,086 Views 42 Comments

The Central Bank said the impact on customers was ‘devastating’.

Irish household finances more resilient than before the last recession, says Central Bank
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Irish household finances more resilient than before the last recession, says Central Bank

Sep 22nd 2020, 2:15 PM 15,477 Views 19 Comments

The study takes 2013 to represent ‘the low-point of the last recession in Ireland’.

Irish regulator finds 'majority' of home and car insurers charged different prices to customers with similar risk
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Irish regulator finds 'majority' of home and car insurers charged different prices to customers with similar risk

Sep 9th 2020, 12:02 PM 46,306 Views 89 Comments

Firms have “not sufficiently considered customer interests” when developing pricing policies.

Bank of Ireland fined €1.6 million by Central Bank following cyberfraud investigation
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Bank of Ireland fined €1.6 million by Central Bank following cyberfraud investigation

Jul 28th 2020, 1:13 PM 17,816 Views 20 Comments

The investigation was sparked by a 2014 cyberfraud incident which the Bank of Ireland did not immediately report to the gardaí.

'We must solve these problems now': Plans to help families at risk of home repossession post-Covid criticised
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'We must solve these problems now': Plans to help families at risk of home repossession post-Covid criticised

Jul 20th 2020, 6:10 AM 12,014 Views 12 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has said the establishment of a non-judicial court would help to support families at risk of repossession.

Central Bank 'made clear' expectations for bank transparency about mortgage breaks, governor says
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Central Bank 'made clear' expectations for bank transparency about mortgage breaks, governor says

Jul 12th 2020, 2:28 PM 15,319 Views 40 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said yesterday he doesn’t ‘fully trust’ the banks not to try to profit during the pandemic.

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 20,656 Views 46 Comments

Developments in recent days have undermined the banks’ positions.

Central Bank 'determined' to avoid 'tracker mortgage scandal Mark II' over Covid insurance payouts
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Central Bank 'determined' to avoid 'tracker mortgage scandal Mark II' over Covid insurance payouts

Jul 7th 2020, 11:39 AM 20,239 Views 14 Comments

Gabriel Makhlouf was addressing the Special Dáil Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

Explainer: Why there's likely to be a lot of liquidations and corporate insolvencies in the near future
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Explainer: Why there's likely to be a lot of liquidations and corporate insolvencies in the near future

Jul 5th 2020, 8:30 AM 40,280 Views 19 Comments

Insolvency experts are expecting to be deluged as a result of the pandemic.

Central Bank: Early signs of recovery are visible but Ireland's economic future remains uncertain
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Central Bank: Early signs of recovery are visible but Ireland's economic future remains uncertain

Jul 3rd 2020, 12:10 AM 17,915 Views 19 Comments

Real-time economic data suggests the worst of the decline was experienced in April.

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 12,692 Views 12 Comments

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

Covid-19 poses 'unprecedented' test of Irish economy, warns Central Bank Governor
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Covid-19 poses 'unprecedented' test of Irish economy, warns Central Bank Governor

Jun 16th 2020, 2:32 PM 10,826 Views 9 Comments

The Central Bank has warned that the longer the pandemic lasts, the greater the risk to the Irish economy.

Money being spent on credit and debit cards is almost back to pre-Covid levels
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Money being spent on credit and debit cards is almost back to pre-Covid levels

Jun 16th 2020, 10:33 AM 13,613 Views 21 Comments

There was a sharp drop in ATM withdrawals in April.

New Central Bank rules mean moneylenders must place warnings on high interest loans
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New Central Bank rules mean moneylenders must place warnings on high interest loans

Jun 8th 2020, 4:55 PM 10,052 Views 11 Comments

Ads from moneylenders will now have to contain warnings about high interest rates, as well as encouraging consumers to look for other options

We're spending far less on a lot of things - except groceries - during the Covid-19 pandemic
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We're spending far less on a lot of things - except groceries - during the Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 30th 2020, 4:44 PM 22,327 Views 29 Comments

New data published by the Central Bank includes details of card spending and ATM transactions since the beginning of March.

We've been using bank cards a lot less (and cash even less than that) during the Covid-19 crisis
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We've been using bank cards a lot less (and cash even less than that) during the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 15th 2020, 2:22 PM 23,658 Views 46 Comments

Two new reports from the Central Bank today highlight a change in how we’re spending and also the number of jobs being posted.

So-called vulture funds and non-bank lenders to allow three-month mortgage break over Covid-19 outbreak
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So-called vulture funds and non-bank lenders to allow three-month mortgage break over Covid-19 outbreak

Mar 19th 2020, 6:58 PM 24,135 Views 41 Comments

The Central Bank said this evening that there was no impediment to providing the three-month payment breaks.

Irish economic growth expected to slow even with Brexit trade deal, says Central Bank
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Irish economic growth expected to slow even with Brexit trade deal, says Central Bank

Feb 12th 2020, 10:35 AM 14,133 Views 27 Comments

Overall, the country’s economic growth has been described as “broadly positive”.

Capital power: why fintech companies are looking to Dublin in the e-money licence quest
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Capital power: why fintech companies are looking to Dublin in the e-money licence quest

Jan 29th 2020, 8:19 PM 424 Views 0 Comments

US company Payoneer is the latest to get approval as Ireland is at the centre of a fintech revolution.

The cost of buying a home in Ireland has flatlined - the average price for a house is now €267,000
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The cost of buying a home in Ireland has flatlined - the average price for a house is now €267,000

Jan 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 40,710 Views 36 Comments

The asking price for new sales nationally is around €267,000, while the price in Dublin is €374,000.

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?
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FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?

Dec 23rd 2019, 8:00 AM 21,538 Views 40 Comments

The Taoiseach has claimed the price of insurance is going down – but is he right?

'Greedy insurance industry' has spun a false narrative to maximise profits, Dáil hears
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'Greedy insurance industry' has spun a false narrative to maximise profits, Dáil hears

Updated Dec 17th 2019, 7:49 PM 22,539 Views 63 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said the insurance crisis is not a priority around the Cabinet table.

Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers
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Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers

Dec 16th 2019, 8:20 PM 25,259 Views 62 Comments

Sky-high premiums aren’t covering the cost of a ‘compo-culture’ but servicing the industry’s profits, writes Pearse Doherty.

Cost of car insurance rises by 42% despite an overall reduction in number of claims
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Cost of car insurance rises by 42% despite an overall reduction in number of claims

Dec 16th 2019, 12:37 PM 35,423 Views 105 Comments

Figures showing the average cost of premiums and payouts were released by the Central Bank today.

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