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From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank wants bank ATMs to dispense more €10 notes Small Notes

The Central Bank wants bank ATMs to dispense more €10 notes

Targets have been sent for the banks to give customers the option to take out smaller amounts of cash.

From TheJournal.ie Outsourced Central Bank staff paid an average daily rate of €551 Contractors

Outsourced Central Bank staff paid an average daily rate of €551

The Finance Minister said individual daily rates could not be disclosed for commercial reasons.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Central Bank is in the dark' over how many business loans vulture funds own Vultures

'The Central Bank is in the dark' over how many business loans vulture funds own

Michael McGrath said that the situation was “incredible”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Are you bullied by the banks?': Watch Central Bank governor get grilled on tracker scandal Mortgages

'Are you bullied by the banks?': Watch Central Bank governor get grilled on tracker scandal

Philip Lane was being questioned over how many people have been overcharged on their mortgages.

From TheJournal.ie 'An admission of failure': Criticism of Central Bank as report shows 8,200 denied tracker mortgage Probe

'An admission of failure': Criticism of Central Bank as report shows 8,200 denied tracker mortgage

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said it showed the regulator was still trying to get to grips with the scale of the controversy.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages Michael McGrath

Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages

Reports suggest the final bill for the banks and other lenders could run to over €1 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Bank of Ireland confirms it overcharged on almost 4,000 mortgages Tracker Accounts

Bank of Ireland confirms it overcharged on almost 4,000 mortgages

The bank says it will commence refunding customers from the beginning of 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Consumers warned about fake investment firm that has cloned another company's details Central Bank

Consumers warned about fake investment firm that has cloned another company's details

A company is pretending to be GVQ Investment Funds (Dublin) plc, a real firm.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 80,000 families in mortgage arrears but figure is declining Banking On It

Nearly 80,000 families in mortgage arrears but figure is declining

Sinn Féin has called on the Government to release a Central Bank report on how to handle arrears.

From TheJournal.ie Bray Credit Union fined €98,000 for breaching money laundering and terrorist finance laws Settlement

Bray Credit Union fined €98,000 for breaching money laundering and terrorist finance laws

The regulator is “concerned” that the breaches occurred over a five-year period.

From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank is fighting a bill to tackle high mortgage rates. Here's why Policy

The Central Bank is fighting a bill to tackle high mortgage rates. Here's why

Variable mortgage rates in Ireland are well above the EU average.

From TheJournal.ie Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland Report Card

Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland

The European Commission and ECB say “recent price and rent increases have drawn attention to persistent housing supply bottlenecks”.

From TheJournal.ie First collector coin commemorating an Irish woman issued by Central Bank Eileen Gray

First collector coin commemorating an Irish woman issued by Central Bank

The first coin features one of Gray’s most iconic designs.

From TheJournal.ie Smaller deposits and help-to-buy scheme won't 'over-egg' property market - Governor House Prices This post contains videos

Smaller deposits and help-to-buy scheme won't 'over-egg' property market - Governor

The Central Bank says that the market ‘isn’t at risk of overheating’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Doing it arseways': Pearse Doherty on plans to review Help-to-Buy scheme after its introduction Arse Over Elbow

'Doing it arseways': Pearse Doherty on plans to review Help-to-Buy scheme after its introduction

The TD said it doesn’t make any sense that the review would be done after the scheme’s implementation.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to claim the credit for a fall in mortgages in arrears? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to claim the credit for a fall in mortgages in arrears?

Fine Gael has been on Twitter and Facebook, promoting a set of claims about its role in the fall of mortgages in arrears. Do they check out?

From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank Governor on why deposit limits are 'not targets but ceilings' Getting A Deposit Together

The Central Bank Governor on why deposit limits are 'not targets but ceilings'

Governor Philip Lane explains why the Central Bank wants to make things easier for first-time buyers.

From TheJournal.ie First time buyers no longer need 20% deposit on properties Loan To Value

First time buyers no longer need 20% deposit on properties

Those mortgage rules have been reviewed.

From TheJournal.ie Rush Credit Union: Report finds 15 cars bought for car draw but can't find details of the winners And The Winner Is?

Rush Credit Union: Report finds 15 cars bought for car draw but can't find details of the winners

A liquidator has been appointed to the beleaguered institution.

From TheJournal.ie "A major cause of concern": Shock as liquidator appointed to Rush Credit Union Central Bank

"A major cause of concern": Shock as liquidator appointed to Rush Credit Union

Earlier this year gardaí confirmed they were investigating reports of financial irregularities at the credit union.

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank fined €3.3m for anti-money laundering and terrorist-financing failures Central Bank

Ulster Bank fined €3.3m for anti-money laundering and terrorist-financing failures

The Central Bank said “significant” breaches occurred from 2010 to 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme Tax Rebate

Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme

Governor Philip Lane has today outlined his concerns to a number of TDs.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: Change to first-time-buyer scheme is 'sensible' but €600k threshold remains Property Ladder

Coveney: Change to first-time-buyer scheme is 'sensible' but €600k threshold remains

The government has been forced to change one of its key budget proposals on foot of concerns raised by the Central Bank.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank fines KBC Bank Ireland €1.4 million for "repeated breaches" on lending codes Banking

Central Bank fines KBC Bank Ireland €1.4 million for "repeated breaches" on lending codes

KBC was found to have breached Central Bank rules on 18 separate occasions.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications?

The Department of Finance thinks it’s a good idea.

From TheJournal.ie Iconic Central Bank building finally on the market Dame Street

Iconic Central Bank building finally on the market

The Dame Street premises and adjoining buildings are expected to sell for over €65 million.

From TheJournal.ie Thinking about getting a mortgage? It could take you over six years to save for a deposit Penny Pinching

Thinking about getting a mortgage? It could take you over six years to save for a deposit

New research shows first-time buyers will rely on a family contribution for a deposit.

From TheJournal.ie Axa Insurance fined €675,000 by Central Bank for four-year breach of consumer code Slap On The Wrist

Axa Insurance fined €675,000 by Central Bank for four-year breach of consumer code

The firm failed to insure that properly accredited people were supervising those handling insurance claims during that time.

From TheJournal.ie The financial regulator's enforcement division is down a quarter of its staff Banking

The financial regulator's enforcement division is down a quarter of its staff

The recruitment campaign is ongoing.

From TheJournal.ie The people who make Ireland's money are going on strike Mint Condition

The people who make Ireland's money are going on strike

Nine maintenance workers at the Central Bank’s mint in south Dublin have given notice of full strike action.

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage caps are going nowhere, Central Bank deputy says Staying Put

Mortgage caps are going nowhere, Central Bank deputy says

House hunters currently have to come up with 20% of a house’s value as a deposit (or 10% for first-time buyers).

From TheJournal.ie Credit union at the centre of €700,000 fraud probe got €750,000 stabilisation in 2011 Rush Credit Union

Credit union at the centre of €700,000 fraud probe got €750,000 stabilisation in 2011

Rush Credit Union also made a loss of €2 million in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie People living in the south but working in Northern Ireland CAN still get a mortgage after all Border Shopping

People living in the south but working in Northern Ireland CAN still get a mortgage after all

Some confusion had reigned regarding the new European Mortgage Credit Directive as to whether those paid in foreign currencies can apply for mortgages here.

From TheJournal.ie Your crash course in... Ireland's mortgage-rate problem Highly Rated

Your crash course in... Ireland's mortgage-rate problem

These are the key points you need to know about the latest attempts to force the banks into action.

From TheJournal.ie Families one step closer to paying less on their mortgages Slashed

Families one step closer to paying less on their mortgages

A bill passed tonight could result in 300,000 families seeing their mortgage repayments fall.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank issues warning bogus investment firm sets up in Ireland Attack Of The Clones

Central Bank issues warning bogus investment firm sets up in Ireland

The firm, calling itself Hans Bernauer, has been operating in the country without the proper authorisation.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower accuses AIB of cooking the books over bad loans In Arrears

Whistleblower accuses AIB of cooking the books over bad loans

There have been calls for the allegations to be fully investigated.

From TheJournal.ie These gold and silver coins with phrases from the Proclamation have been released today 1916

These gold and silver coins with phrases from the Proclamation have been released today

The Central Bank also released 4.5 million commemorative €2 coins into general circulation earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Irish house buyers are once more willing to commute for over an hour to get to work... Here We Go Again

Irish house buyers are once more willing to commute for over an hour to get to work...

As property prices continue to rise in the capital on foot of the Central Bank’s mortgage rules, buyers are willing to accept an extended commute to get to work.

From TheJournal.ie A swish new €2 coin comes into circulation today to commemorate 1916 Minted

A swish new €2 coin comes into circulation today to commemorate 1916

It will be the first time Ireland has introduced a personalised €2 coin.