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From TheJournal.ie AIB fined €2.3 million for breaches relating to terrorist financing and money laundering Ouch

AIB fined €2.3 million for breaches relating to terrorist financing and money laundering

The bank also failed to conduct required due diligence on accounts predating Ireland’s money-laundering laws.

From TheJournal.ie Dedicated staff and timeline clarity could help make mortgage-switching easier Central Bank

Dedicated staff and timeline clarity could help make mortgage-switching easier

Research shows that many consumers who have switched mortgages had a positive experience, and can save “significant sums of money”.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí consulted on tracker-mortgage scandal - no reports made yet Philip Lane

Gardaí consulted on tracker-mortgage scandal - no reports made yet

It’s still unknown what rebates are in store for those that lost out because of the tracker mortgage issue.

From TheJournal.ie Help-to-buy scheme is 'of course' pushing up house prices - Central Bank Philip Lane

Help-to-buy scheme is 'of course' pushing up house prices - Central Bank

The Central Bank governor said that the market could correct itself in the long term.

From TheJournal.ie There's a new high-security €50 note out tomorrow - here's a sneak peek Look Feel Tilt

There's a new high-security €50 note out tomorrow - here's a sneak peek

There are some interesting security and design features about the new fifty euro note.

From TheJournal.ie This is what the new €50 note (and its security features) looks like Europa Series

This is what the new €50 note (and its security features) looks like

The European Central Bank says the notes are very easy to check using the feel, look and tilt method.

From TheJournal.ie Cyclist who died in Dublin city road crash was a Central Bank employee Patrick Street

Cyclist who died in Dublin city road crash was a Central Bank employee

He was removed by ambulance to St James’ Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

From TheJournal.ie Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates Central Bank

Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates

A new report states that 9,900 impacted customer accounts have now been identified by lenders.

From TheJournal.ie Bank of China applies to set up Irish branch Brexit

Bank of China applies to set up Irish branch

Further opportunities to boost Ireland’s business relationship with China are expected post-Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Bank of Ireland 'Fomo' loans for students branded as 'irresponsible' Criticism

Bank of Ireland 'Fomo' loans for students branded as 'irresponsible'

The loans were only offered to a select number of students at Dublin City University.

From TheJournal.ie Cash savvy members of the public exchange €1.3m worth of old Irish punts CASH IN

Cash savvy members of the public exchange €1.3m worth of old Irish punts

There is still over a quarter of a billion euro worth of punts lying about in drawers and jars across Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank completes sale of its Dublin HQ for €67 million Left Bank

Central Bank completes sale of its Dublin HQ for €67 million

The iconic Dame Street building has been sold to real estate investors Hines Ireland and Peterson Group.

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.