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From TheJournal.ie Mortgage rates in Ireland are still one of the highest in Europe Central Bank

Mortgage rates in Ireland are still one of the highest in Europe

The volume of new mortgage agreements amounted to €598 million in April 2019.

From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank hopes a new outdoor artwork will make its HQ 'more social and transparent' Financial Services

The Central Bank hopes a new outdoor artwork will make its HQ 'more social and transparent'

Acclaimed artist Eva Rothschild was commissioned to create a sculpture for the office.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand launches investigation into incoming Irish Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf

New Zealand launches investigation into incoming Irish Central Bank governor

Questions have been raised about whether he misled authorities following a high profile budget leak.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank urged to ensure banks don't pass on tracker scandal fines to customers Regulation

Central Bank urged to ensure banks don't pass on tracker scandal fines to customers

This week Permanent TSB was fined €21 million for regulatory breaches.

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 The new €100 and €200 banknotes will be in circulation from today Gis A Lend

The new €100 and €200 banknotes will be in circulation from today

The new notes feature “new and innovative security features”.

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised Cabot Financial

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand's chief treasurer appointed as governor of Irish Central Bank Central Bank

New Zealand's chief treasurer appointed as governor of Irish Central Bank

Gabriel Makhlouf was chosen to succeed the outgoing governor Philip Lane.

From TheJournal.ie 'It won't happen overnight': Launch of new body to improve culture in Irish banks Irish Banking Culture Board

'It won't happen overnight': Launch of new body to improve culture in Irish banks

The board is funded by the five pillar banks and chaired by a retired Court of Appeal judge.

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 Debt collector data breach results in some mortgage-holders' details being compromised Cabot Financial

Debt collector data breach results in some mortgage-holders' details being compromised

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank tenders €4.5 million contract for 'business partner' to provide support if a bank goes bust Deposit Guarantee Scheme

Central Bank tenders €4.5 million contract for 'business partner' to provide support if a bank goes bust

The successful tenderer will help the Central Bank administer the provisions of the Deposit Guarantee Scheme of €100,000.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank writes to firms over concerns on 'fitness and probity' of some senior managers Financial Services

Central Bank writes to firms over concerns on 'fitness and probity' of some senior managers

The Central Bank has observed a number of cases where individuals didn’t provide “material information” on their applications.

From TheJournal.ie 'The banks are dictating what happens': TDs say government relying on 'constitution' card to block vulture funds Bill Sell Off

'The banks are dictating what happens': TDs say government relying on 'constitution' card to block vulture funds Bill

Officials were quizzed about their assertions the Bill is unconstitutional and would result in higher mortgage interest rates.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank to scrap code of conduct for banks on the transfer of mortgages as it's 'not relevant' Homeowners' Rights

Central Bank to scrap code of conduct for banks on the transfer of mortgages as it's 'not relevant'

Sinn Féin’s No Consent, No Sale Bill aims to puts the code on a statutory footing.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy being the next governor of the Central Bank? New appointment rules have been approved Top Banker

Fancy being the next governor of the Central Bank? New appointment rules have been approved

New procedures were approved by Cabinet today.

From TheJournal.ie Paschal Donohoe says the Central Bank may take action if diversity at banks doesn't improve Gender Balance

Paschal Donohoe says the Central Bank may take action if diversity at banks doesn't improve

A Central Bank report found that 80% of senior appointments in recent years were men.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank says 35-45 year olds who bought homes in the boom will be most impacted if tracker rates rise Outlook

Central Bank says 35-45 year olds who bought homes in the boom will be most impacted if tracker rates rise

Despite Brexit, the Central Bank believes workers are in line for pay increases of up to 7% over the next two years.

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 Central Bank governor Philip Lane only applicant for top role at European Central Bank Pole Position

Central Bank governor Philip Lane only applicant for top role at European Central Bank

He’s on course to take job of chief economist from 1 June.

From TheJournal.ie Higher costs, fewer exports: The economic warning for Ireland in a no-deal Brexit Central Bank

Higher costs, fewer exports: The economic warning for Ireland in a no-deal Brexit

Ireland’s economy is performing strongly, the Central Bank says, but Brexit could slow things down considerably.

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 Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners' Vulture Funds

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'

Unregulated loan owners hold 17% of all mortgages in arrears over 720 days.

From TheJournal.ie Concern over whether Irish customers of liquidated insurer will receive claim payouts Qudos Insurance

Concern over whether Irish customers of liquidated insurer will receive claim payouts

About 50,000 Irish policyholders could be affected while there are currently 1,570 claims ongoing.

From TheJournal.ie Warning people will be stuck in rental market as regulator leaves mortgage rules unchanged Central Bank

Warning people will be stuck in rental market as regulator leaves mortgage rules unchanged

Central Bank governor Philip Lane said the measures protect borrowers from excessive debt.

From TheJournal.ie No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct Great Irish Sell Off

No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct

The Central Bank said no sanctions have been put in place since the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears commencement in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you found phone insurance useful? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you found phone insurance useful?

There’s concerns that people aren’t clear on what their phone insurance covers, leaving them stuck when it gets damaged.

From TheJournal.ie Some people are paying 'on the double' for phone insurance Gadgets

Some people are paying 'on the double' for phone insurance

Companies don’t give enough information about benefits and how to make a claim, the Central Bank has said.

From TheJournal.ie Hot-desk giant WeWork has a spot in the new One Central Plaza but no plans outside Dublin yet Office Space

Hot-desk giant WeWork has a spot in the new One Central Plaza but no plans outside Dublin yet

The company has two offices open in the capital with three more in the pipeline.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank to track a 'critical mass' of restructured mortgages that are due to come up for review Mortgage Arrears

Central Bank to track a 'critical mass' of restructured mortgages that are due to come up for review

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said there will be no change to the code of conduct, as it is working effectively.

From TheJournal.ie Pace of economic growth strong in 2018 as Central Bank forecasts another 154,000 new jobs Forecast Is Good
From TheJournal.ie Number affected by tracker mortgage scandal rises - it's now over 38,000 Customer Treatment

Number affected by tracker mortgage scandal rises - it's now over 38,000

The Central Bank governor says a review of the scandal raises serious concerns about current Irish banking culture.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you wealthier now than during the boom? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you wealthier now than during the boom?

The net worth of of Irish households has hit record highs.

From TheJournal.ie 343 homes repossessed over mortgage arrears during second quarter of 2018 Mortgage Crisis

343 homes repossessed over mortgage arrears during second quarter of 2018

Tens of thousands of people are still feeling the effects of the mortgage crisis ten years later.

From TheJournal.ie Bank of Ireland reverses decision to stop all-day cash services in over 100 branches Cash Is King

Bank of Ireland reverses decision to stop all-day cash services in over 100 branches

Earlier this year, the bank announced that around 100 branches across the country would have cash services for half days only.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says there's 'no evidence of a land bubble' in Ireland Boom To Bust

Taoiseach says there's 'no evidence of a land bubble' in Ireland

Leo Varadkar said it is something the government will keep an eye on.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank warns if overheating is allowed, we're in for another boom-bust cycle Careful Now

Central Bank warns if overheating is allowed, we're in for another boom-bust cycle

The Central Bank said the government needs to avoid policies that could add to this risk.

From TheJournal.ie Irish banks are fond of customer-first slogans - but the Central Bank says they're not living up to them Culture

Irish banks are fond of customer-first slogans - but the Central Bank says they're not living up to them

The review found there is still a crisis-era mindset in several executive committees.

From TheJournal.ie Financial services watchdog received over 900 complaints about tracker mortgages Tracker Scandal

Financial services watchdog received over 900 complaints about tracker mortgages

All of the complaints are on hold until the Central Bank finishes its review.

From TheJournal.ie Pedestrian walkway along old Central Bank site to be closed until 2020 Temple Bar

Pedestrian walkway along old Central Bank site to be closed until 2020

The move has prompted some concern in the area, as a €75 million redevelopment takes place.

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