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

Oct 24th 2016, 10:08 PM 21,145 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Oct 20th 2016, 10:27 AM 15,296 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Oct 10th 2016, 4:53 PM 16,628 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Sep 11th 2016, 9:59 AM 28,456 Views 88 Comments

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

Iconic Central Bank building finally on the market
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Iconic Central Bank building finally on the market

Sep 7th 2016, 8:32 AM 15,621 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Sep 1st 2016, 1:47 PM 23,881 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 28th 2016, 5:04 PM 23,716 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Jul 2nd 2016, 7:15 AM 8,719 Views 15 Comments

The recruitment campaign is ongoing.

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

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

Jun 28th 2016, 6:10 AM 16,481 Views 27 Comments

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

Mortgage caps are going nowhere, Central Bank deputy says
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# Staying Put

Mortgage caps are going nowhere, Central Bank deputy says

Jun 19th 2016, 7:00 PM 22,886 Views 81 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 12th 2016, 7:30 AM 16,794 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

May 22nd 2016, 7:00 AM 19,441 Views 25 Comments

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

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

May 20th 2016, 11:50 AM 25,944 Views 40 Comments

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

Families one step closer to paying less on their mortgages
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Families one step closer to paying less on their mortgages

May 18th 2016, 9:50 PM 32,707 Views 90 Comments

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

Central Bank issues warning bogus investment firm sets up in Ireland
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# Attack Of The Clones

Central Bank issues warning bogus investment firm sets up in Ireland

May 3rd 2016, 1:04 PM 12,861 Views 22 Comments

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

Whistleblower accuses AIB of cooking the books over bad loans
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# In Arrears

Whistleblower accuses AIB of cooking the books over bad loans

Apr 15th 2016, 2:41 PM 17,241 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Apr 4th 2016, 12:20 PM 19,857 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 28th 2016, 1:10 PM 24,937 Views 41 Comments

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.

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

Jan 20th 2016, 6:07 AM 56,763 Views 92 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 8th 2016, 9:31 AM 17,227 Views 99 Comments

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

Michael Fingleton fails in attempt to stop Central Bank inquiry
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# Irish Nationwide

Michael Fingleton fails in attempt to stop Central Bank inquiry

Jan 4th 2016, 2:20 PM 11,121 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 20th 2015, 7:30 AM 17,084 Views 51 Comments

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

A "cloned" company is trying to scam Irish customers
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# Attack Of The Clones

A "cloned" company is trying to scam Irish customers

Dec 18th 2015, 5:50 PM 27,492 Views 5 Comments

The Central Bank says the practice is becoming more widespread.

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

Dec 10th 2015, 6:25 PM 41,747 Views 115 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 6th 2015, 10:00 PM 18,859 Views 93 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 30th 2015, 11:11 PM 62,455 Views 110 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 25th 2015, 7:10 PM 10,607 Views 30 Comments

They say they’re designed to keep key staff.

Safe and flashy: Here's what the new €20 note will look like
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Safe and flashy: Here's what the new €20 note will look like

Nov 24th 2015, 5:49 PM 34,580 Views 42 Comments

It sure is pretty.

Irish funds urged to ensure clients are not financing terrorism
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Irish funds urged to ensure clients are not financing terrorism

Nov 18th 2015, 2:27 PM 9,407 Views 9 Comments

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

Enda says there will be no statues erected in his glory
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# Modesty

Enda says there will be no statues erected in his glory

Nov 3rd 2015, 6:16 PM 14,889 Views 103 Comments

Thank god for that, says you.

Central Bank accused of turning blind eye to crisis warnings
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# Trouble Brewing

Central Bank accused of turning blind eye to crisis warnings

Nov 3rd 2015, 10:25 AM 7,558 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 29th 2015, 11:05 PM 30,101 Views 186 Comments

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

Gerry Adams: The Taoiseach is a spoofer who is making an eejit of himself
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# Army Around ATMs

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

Oct 29th 2015, 1:13 PM 17,348 Views 160 Comments

The Sinn Féin president has heavily criticised Enda Kenny today.

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

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

Oct 28th 2015, 4:45 PM 28,003 Views 182 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 28th 2015, 6:01 AM 22,217 Views 54 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 23rd 2015, 9:15 PM 18,169 Views 107 Comments

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

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

Oct 23rd 2015, 12:23 PM 12,797 Views 88 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 22nd 2015, 6:23 PM 36,394 Views 164 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 12th 2015, 8:21 AM 22,411 Views 55 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 6th 2015, 12:01 AM 27,304 Views 30 Comments

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