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#Central Bank

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the mortgage rules have been a good thing? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the mortgage rules have been a good thing?

The governor of the Central Bank has said that the mortgage rules will be reviewed in the summer.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Fingleton fails in attempt to stop Central Bank inquiry Irish Nationwide

Michael Fingleton fails in attempt to stop Central Bank inquiry

The judge also rejected that the inquiry would lead to significant financial hardship for him.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'd love to help a struggling tenant, but if I did I'd be homeless myself' A Landlord Speaks

'I'd love to help a struggling tenant, but if I did I'd be homeless myself'

“Landlords answer to banks. We’re still paying the price for austerity.”

From TheJournal.ie A "cloned" company is trying to scam Irish customers Attack Of The Clones

A "cloned" company is trying to scam Irish customers

The Central Bank says the practice is becoming more widespread.

From TheJournal.ie 'Alarm bells are ringing' over a Central Bank whistleblower's allegations Protected Disclosure

'Alarm bells are ringing' over a Central Bank whistleblower's allegations

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald raised a whistleblower’s claims at the Public Accounts Committee today.

From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank has no record of Enda's 'army at the ATMs' claim Paper Trail

The Central Bank has no record of Enda's 'army at the ATMs' claim

One source in Dame Street says that they’re “not sure where this story came from or why it keeps being repeated as fact”.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin homes going to 'adult children with rich parents' thanks to mortgage rules Priced Out

Dublin homes going to 'adult children with rich parents' thanks to mortgage rules

One group says there should be different restrictions on lending for the capital.

From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank has paid out €230,000 in order to keep key staff, but says they're not bonuses No-nuses

The Central Bank has paid out €230,000 in order to keep key staff, but says they're not bonuses

They say they’re designed to keep key staff.

From TheJournal.ie Safe and flashy: Here's what the new €20 note will look like Top Score
From TheJournal.ie Irish funds urged to ensure clients are not financing terrorism Warning

Irish funds urged to ensure clients are not financing terrorism

The Central Bank cautioned that firms need to do more to prevent potential illegal activity happening on their watch.

From TheJournal.ie Enda says there will be no statues erected in his glory Modesty

Enda says there will be no statues erected in his glory

Thank god for that, says you.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank accused of turning blind eye to crisis warnings Trouble Brewing

Central Bank accused of turning blind eye to crisis warnings

The bank’s former governor has denied explosive claims that he ignored evidence of an imminent financial crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Why Enda was caught rapid with the curious case of the army and the ATMs Analysis

Why Enda was caught rapid with the curious case of the army and the ATMs

Analysis: In attempting to convey the gravity of the financial crisis, the Taoiseach’s passion for storytelling got the better of him.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams: The Taoiseach is a spoofer who is making an eejit of himself Army Around ATMs

Gerry Adams: The Taoiseach is a spoofer who is making an eejit of himself

The Sinn Féin president has heavily criticised Enda Kenny today.

From TheJournal.ie Enda now says 'no specific briefing' about putting the army around ATMs Warning

Enda now says 'no specific briefing' about putting the army around ATMs

The Taoiseach appears to have rowed back from remarks about a warning from the governor of the Central Bank.

From TheJournal.ie Today's the day you'll start saying goodbye to those tiny copper coins All Change

Today's the day you'll start saying goodbye to those tiny copper coins

They’re going to be rounded up and down to the nearest 5c.

From TheJournal.ie The army and the ATMs: Was Enda talking about the 'most secret committee in government'? Warning

The army and the ATMs: Was Enda talking about the 'most secret committee in government'?

Details of emergency planning in the event of an Irish default are contained in Pat Leahy’s ‘The Price of Power’.

From TheJournal.ie Micheal Noonan doesn't know if Enda was told army might need to guard ATMs Warning

Micheal Noonan doesn't know if Enda was told army might need to guard ATMs

The Finance Minister confirmed there were discussions about security at the height of the financial crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Was Enda really warned that the army might need to guard ATMs? Warning

Was Enda really warned that the army might need to guard ATMs?

One person says they’re “puzzled” the Taoiseach made the claim.

From TheJournal.ie Rents are getting so high that there's "little chance" of saving for a house Sales Jogjam

Rents are getting so high that there's "little chance" of saving for a house

Estate agents are saying the Central Bank rules have “exceeded their desired effect”.

From TheJournal.ie People are suddenly being asked to pay a lot more for houses outside Dublin Door To Door

People are suddenly being asked to pay a lot more for houses outside Dublin

But in the capital there has been a drop in advertised prices.