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#Central Bank

From TheJournal.ie Could credit unions be on the way out? They're said to be under 'sustained attack' Shadow Of Its Former Self

Could credit unions be on the way out? They're said to be under 'sustained attack'

Fianna Fáil thinks the sector is burdened by “excessive regulation and bureaucracy”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is now really thinking about what happens if Greece leaves the eurozone Plan B

Ireland is now really thinking about what happens if Greece leaves the eurozone

The government has confirmed talks with the Central Bank and the NTMA about the implications of Greece exiting the eurozone.

From TheJournal.ie Goodbye: 1c and 2c coins are being scrapped Centless

Goodbye: 1c and 2c coins are being scrapped

1c and 2c coins are on the way out .

From TheJournal.ie Dublin bride-to-be sentenced for stealing €15k to pay for her wedding Courts

Dublin bride-to-be sentenced for stealing €15k to pay for her wedding

The money was due to be destroyed.

From TheJournal.ie One of Ireland's most famous poets is now on a coin Minted

One of Ireland's most famous poets is now on a coin

The collector coin has been launched to commemorate the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats’ birth.

From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank spent €55,000 on biscuits last year Taking The Biscuit

The Central Bank spent €55,000 on biscuits last year

That’s a lot of biscuits!

From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank's new mortgage rules are slowing lending to house-buyers in a MAJOR way Application Denied

The Central Bank's new mortgage rules are slowing lending to house-buyers in a MAJOR way

Year on year growth in mortgage lending has slowed to 12%, its lowest in two years.

From TheJournal.ie Bloxham partner who helped bring down the firm won't pay a cent in fines Sorry Saga

Bloxham partner who helped bring down the firm won't pay a cent in fines

Tadhg Gunnell has been banned from similar roles for 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie 'The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn't pleasant for anyone in the room' No Dissenter

'The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn't pleasant for anyone in the room'

John Hurley, the former governor of the Central Bank, is before the banking inquiry today .

From TheJournal.ie Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don't drop mortgage rates? Michael Says So

Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don't drop mortgage rates?

The Finance Minister has been meeting with lenders.

From TheJournal.ie Western Union has been leaving the door open for money laundering Dirty Money

Western Union has been leaving the door open for money laundering

The company was fined €1.75 million for a string of policy failures.

From TheJournal.ie 161,000 credit card customers are in for a €200 windfall... Happy Days

161,000 credit card customers are in for a €200 windfall...

Certain card-holders are entitled to redress after paying for insurance they don’t need.

From TheJournal.ie Here's everything you need to know about business this week The Briefcase

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Jean-Claude Trichet and his bling, controversial ads and the governor standing down.

From TheJournal.ie This banker has quietly sacrificed €500,000 to the taxpayer The Guvnor

This banker has quietly sacrificed €500,000 to the taxpayer

Most public servants took a pay cut in the recession – but the Central Bank’s governor went further still.

From TheJournal.ie Paddy's day has come: Ireland's top banker to announce early retirement The Guvnor

Paddy's day has come: Ireland's top banker to announce early retirement

Patrick Honohan is leaving his position a year ahead of schedule.

From TheJournal.ie House prices are marching upwards again Gaffs

House prices are marching upwards again

Property got a bit cheaper at the start of the year – but that’s changing now.

From TheJournal.ie Bankers were "unwise, rather than criminal" during the Celtic Tiger The Governator

Bankers were "unwise, rather than criminal" during the Celtic Tiger

But the Central Bank governor also wants to explode a few myths about the banking crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Our banks are making homeowners 'pay way over the odds' Daylight Robbery

Our banks are making homeowners 'pay way over the odds'

Interest rates in Ireland are way out of step with the rest of Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Things are finally looking better for jobs AND wages Long Time Coming

Things are finally looking better for jobs AND wages

The Central Bank’s latest forecasts are all pretty good.

From TheJournal.ie The economy is growing fast, but things look bleak for renters Win Some Lose Some

The economy is growing fast, but things look bleak for renters

The Central Bank’s lending rules could have some bad side effects.

From TheJournal.ie Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof Bad Loans

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof

Loans from so-called sub-prime lenders are four times more likely to be in arrears than those from the mainstream banks

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Patrick Honohan bangs table as he comes to 'loggerheads' with Pearse Doherty Notes On A Scandal This post contains videos

Watch: Patrick Honohan bangs table as he comes to 'loggerheads' with Pearse Doherty

The banking inquiry got animated today.

From TheJournal.ie 'The banks weren't showing compassion, they were waiting for an increase in property prices' Repossessions

'The banks weren't showing compassion, they were waiting for an increase in property prices'

It has been predicted that the number of home repossessions will grow significantly.

From TheJournal.ie How will the new mortgage rules impact first-time buyers? No Place Like Home

How will the new mortgage rules impact first-time buyers?

It’s tough out there. How tough?

From TheJournal.ie Banks ordered to be extra careful with 'high-risk customers' like political figures Bad Banks

Banks ordered to be extra careful with 'high-risk customers' like political figures

The Central Bank has found problems across the local industry.

From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank still doesn't know what to do with its golden ball Stay Or Go? This post contains a poll

The Central Bank still doesn't know what to do with its golden ball

The Crann an Oir sculpture was unveiled in 1991 by Charles Haughey.

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank is cutting its mortgage rates Race To The Bottom

Ulster Bank is cutting its mortgage rates

This follows moves by First Permanent TSB and Bank of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie This is what 2015 will look like for jobs and pay cheques* Tell Us More

This is what 2015 will look like for jobs and pay cheques*

*According to the Central Bank’s latest update, that is.

From TheJournal.ie The Briefcase: Shamrock for sale, an Apple record and some new Greeks in town Inbox Me
From TheJournal.ie Irish people easily have the worst mortgage debts in the eurozone In The Red

Irish people easily have the worst mortgage debts in the eurozone

CSO figures also revealed that young people are carrying too much debt.

From TheJournal.ie Today's top stories in 6 seconds Lunch Fix

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Average earner saving a €30,000 home deposit? Enda says that's 'achievable' The New Rules

Average earner saving a €30,000 home deposit? Enda says that's 'achievable'

Strict new lending rules are coming in. But first-time buyers are still being allowed borrow 90% of a property’s value, up to €220,000.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what €220,000 will get you as a first-home buyer across the country Shopping Around

Here's what €220,000 will get you as a first-home buyer across the country

The Central Bank has announced a 10% minimum deposit for new buyers on properties under that price.

From TheJournal.ie First-time buyers will be able to borrow 90% of property value up to €220k Relief

First-time buyers will be able to borrow 90% of property value up to €220k

New mortgage regulations announced today will mean all other primary dwelling buyers will have to pay 20% of the value themselves.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Opposition to mortgage caps is worryingly shortsighted – have we learned nothing? Groupthink

Opinion: Opposition to mortgage caps is worryingly shortsighted – have we learned nothing?

Irish house prices are increasing at a rate 30 times the eurozone average. If you think this seems like a bubble, it’s because it certainly looks like one.

From TheJournal.ie Your vital round-up of property news from the week Shovel Ready

Your vital round-up of property news from the week

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

From TheJournal.ie New mortgage rules 'will stop another boom... but rents could explode' Limits

New mortgage rules 'will stop another boom... but rents could explode'

But the Central Bank could relax its rules for first-time buyers.

From TheJournal.ie Not burning bondholders was 'significant flaw' of troika bailout: Central Bank boss Hindsight

Not burning bondholders was 'significant flaw' of troika bailout: Central Bank boss

We did get stung a bit on the whole deal, Patrick Honohan says.

From TheJournal.ie Patrick Honohan recalls chats with Brian Lenihan before and after guarantee Lenihan And Me

Patrick Honohan recalls chats with Brian Lenihan before and after guarantee

At the banking inquiry yesterday, the Central Bank governor recalled a conversation with the then-finance minister in December 2008.

From TheJournal.ie People are going bankrupt because of Swiss franc chaos Unpegged

People are going bankrupt because of Swiss franc chaos

Some even think it could threaten the entire economy.