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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 5,101 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 15,701 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 13,870 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 5,569 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 11,692 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 32,724 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 23,811 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 11,829 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 36,838 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 15,311 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 46,191 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 17,658 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 11,651 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 15,310 Views 39 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 20,527 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 20,214 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 40,051 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 17,887 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 12,684 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 10,808 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 13,589 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 9,938 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 22,323 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 23,620 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 23,864 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 14,100 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 370 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 38,830 Views 37 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 21,453 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 22,512 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 25,125 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 34,866 Views 105 Comments

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

Central Bank keeps 10% minimum deposit rule for first time buyers for 2020
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Central Bank keeps 10% minimum deposit rule for first time buyers for 2020

Dec 4th 2019, 2:39 PM 19,581 Views 56 Comments

The Central Bank’s governor Gabriel Makhlouf said that the current rules are working.

A €15 silver coin has been minted by the Central Bank in tribute to Phil Lynott
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A €15 silver coin has been minted by the Central Bank in tribute to Phil Lynott

Nov 26th 2019, 2:08 PM 35,198 Views 28 Comments

President Higgins launched the commemorative coin in Lynott’s former school in Crumlin.

Any form of Brexit will be damaging for Ireland, new Central Bank chief warns
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Any form of Brexit will be damaging for Ireland, new Central Bank chief warns

Nov 20th 2019, 1:42 PM 9,865 Views 32 Comments

Economic resilience is needed for the country to meet the economic challenges ahead, Gabriel Makhlouf said.

Calls for head of KBC group to apologise after comments about 'annoying' tracker mortgage scandal
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Calls for head of KBC group to apologise after comments about 'annoying' tracker mortgage scandal

Updated Nov 15th 2019, 11:14 AM 26,128 Views 88 Comments

More than 40,000 people were affected by the scandal.

Insurers must give customers information on previous year premiums, Central Bank rules
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Insurers must give customers information on previous year premiums, Central Bank rules

Nov 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 15,487 Views 30 Comments

The rules mean that insurers must also extend their renewal notification period from 15 to 20 working days.

The consumer cost of a no-deal Brexit: Grocery prices at risk of rising
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The consumer cost of a no-deal Brexit: Grocery prices at risk of rising

Oct 11th 2019, 8:02 AM 17,012 Views 28 Comments

A no-deal scenario would also cost Ireland 73,000 jobs over the next two years, according to analysts’ predictions.

'There's no excuse': Central Bank says some insurance firms not prepared for no-deal Brexit
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'There's no excuse': Central Bank says some insurance firms not prepared for no-deal Brexit

Sep 27th 2019, 11:44 AM 10,786 Views 15 Comments

Ed Sibley said overall the Irish financial system is resilient enough to withstand a hard Brexit.

Ireland's corporation tax revenue may not prove 'sustainable', warn Central Bank economists
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Ireland's corporation tax revenue may not prove 'sustainable', warn Central Bank economists

Sep 23rd 2019, 12:15 PM 12,761 Views 50 Comments

Brexit and lower corporation tax receipts could leave Ireland uniquely vulnerable.

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