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#Central Bank

From TheJournal.ie Irish people repaid €335m more than we borrowed last month Show Me The Money
From TheJournal.ie Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014 Prime Numbers

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

From TheJournal.ie 'An air of panic is setting in to the property market' Mortgage Approvals

'An air of panic is setting in to the property market'

New figures show a spike in the number of mortgage approvals.

From TheJournal.ie 30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee 6 Years On

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

From TheJournal.ie Obesity, Waterford Crystal, and a Massey Ferguson tractor: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Obesity, Waterford Crystal, and a Massey Ferguson tractor: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of men in Ireland are overweight or obese?

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage rules, skyrockets and Christmas trees: It's your vital property round-up The Viewing This post contains images

Mortgage rules, skyrockets and Christmas trees: It's your vital property round-up

Everything you need to know about the market this week in one quick guided tour.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will only rich people be able to buy houses under new mortgage rules? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will only rich people be able to buy houses under new mortgage rules?

That’s the concern of the Department of Finance.

From TheJournal.ie Most Irish people say they won't be able to buy a house next year Keep Dreaming

Most Irish people say they won't be able to buy a house next year

This comes after the closure of the Central Bank’s consultation process on new mortgage restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie Want to own the Central Bank's HQ on Dame Street? For Sale

Want to own the Central Bank's HQ on Dame Street?

You could soon (if you’re really, really rich).

From TheJournal.ie The number of homeowners who are years behind on their loans is still going up Going Under

The number of homeowners who are years behind on their loans is still going up

Banks have been accused of only helping the ‘low-hanging fruit’ of people who are a few months overdue.

From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank's chief seems to have gone cold on relaxing its new mortgage rules The Governator

The Central Bank's chief seems to have gone cold on relaxing its new mortgage rules

Governor Patrick Honohan says the “seeds of trouble” for a new bubble could already be growing.

From TheJournal.ie The Troika have come and gone (again) and they're happy(ish) but won't talk about water Boys Are Back

The Troika have come and gone (again) and they're happy(ish) but won't talk about water

They’re out of town now until next spring.

From TheJournal.ie The ECB is going to let you in on why they're slashing interest rates Transparency

The ECB is going to let you in on why they're slashing interest rates

Those on tracker loans will hear the decision-making process of the ECB’s record-low interest rates.

From TheJournal.ie House prices, Too Many Cooks, and Stephanie Roche: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

House prices, Too Many Cooks, and Stephanie Roche: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people should have had their fingerprints taken by gardaí over the past two years but didn’t?

From TheJournal.ie The Banking Inquiry has started contacting potential witnesses, but who? Help Us Out

The Banking Inquiry has started contacting potential witnesses, but who?

Former ECB President Jean Claude Trichet has previously said that he will not appear before the committee.

From TheJournal.ie Two-thirds of first home buyers would not meet new Central Bank rules: Ulster Bank Ruled Out

Two-thirds of first home buyers would not meet new Central Bank rules: Ulster Bank

The bank’s boss is not a fan of buyers having to save a 20% deposit.

From TheJournal.ie Where does Ulster Bank's €3.5 million fine go? IT Glitch

Where does Ulster Bank's €3.5 million fine go?

To us, actually.

From TheJournal.ie There's been a sharp dip in consumer confidence and water charges might be to blame Bad News

There's been a sharp dip in consumer confidence and water charges might be to blame

The 8-year high in consumer sentiment recorded in September didn’t last long.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin apartment prices are up 35% in a year, but the house market is finally starting to cool Pricey Pads

Dublin apartment prices are up 35% in a year, but the house market is finally starting to cool

Most of buyers’ ‘mattress money’ that was built up during the boom years is gone.

From TheJournal.ie 'Panic buying' is gone from the property market say estate agents No Panic

'Panic buying' is gone from the property market say estate agents

The Real Estate Alliance say that prices are rising but homebuyers aren’t feeling pressured.

From TheJournal.ie Wetherspoon's, Facebook, and the Luas: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Wetherspoon's, Facebook, and the Luas: The week in numbers

Plus: How many cars have been bought in Ireland so far this year?

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: The Central Bank mortgage restrictions make great sense – here's why Bubble Buster

Aaron McKenna: The Central Bank mortgage restrictions make great sense – here's why

With these rules in place, property prices will tied to people’s incomes rather than crazy speculations.

From TheJournal.ie The Briefcase: Bubble busters, more budget babble and startups as far as the eye can see Inbox Me
From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil thinks the Central Bank's tough new lending rules are 'simply unfair' Property Bubble

Fianna Fáil thinks the Central Bank's tough new lending rules are 'simply unfair'

Yep, the party in power during the last property bubble…

From TheJournal.ie Nearly everyone in Ireland will have a job again by 2020* Crystal Ball

Nearly everyone in Ireland will have a job again by 2020*

*Assuming ESRI’s latest predictions are right.

From TheJournal.ie Bubble buster: Homebuyers face 20% deposits as banks hit with tighter controls Laying Down The Law

Bubble buster: Homebuyers face 20% deposits as banks hit with tighter controls

The Central Bank is seeking to reduce banks lending risky mortgages.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Catch up as you wake up.

From TheJournal.ie People buying homes will now need a mandatory deposit, says Central Bank New Rules

People buying homes will now need a mandatory deposit, says Central Bank

The Central Bank is to announce new rules today to try to avert a new property bubble.

From TheJournal.ie The official jobs and economic outlooks are better than expected, but don't get too excited... Killjoys

The official jobs and economic outlooks are better than expected, but don't get too excited...

Because those crystal-ball gazers at the Central Bank say we shouldn’t get carried away with that tax-cut nonsense.

From TheJournal.ie We should cap how much people can borrow or risk another property bubble Bust A Cap

We should cap how much people can borrow or risk another property bubble

New loans could be capped at 80% of property prices and about four times buyers’ incomes, Central Bank told.

From TheJournal.ie Taxpayers look like the losers (yet again) in the latest bank bailout developments Still Hurting

Taxpayers look like the losers (yet again) in the latest bank bailout developments

Central Bank “under pressure” to fast-track sale of Anglo Irish Bank-related debts.

From TheJournal.ie Household debts going down, savings up (slightly) Less Debt

Household debts going down, savings up (slightly)

Irish families now owe a combined €94.5 billion… and falling.

From TheJournal.ie Spot the difference? Here's what the new €10 note looks like Tenner

Spot the difference? Here's what the new €10 note looks like

The ECB have gone all out with their holograms and security features.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie The Briefcase: Ryanair's aggressive moves, Brexit and Sean Dunne's gaff Inbox Me

The Briefcase: Ryanair's aggressive moves, Brexit and Sean Dunne's gaff

This was the week in business.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly half of SMEs with Celtic Tiger property debts are defaulting Debt Hangover

Nearly half of SMEs with Celtic Tiger property debts are defaulting

Jobs in the SME sector could be threatened by bad property debts, according to the Central Bank.

From TheJournal.ie We're still paying more for mortgages than the rest of Europe Pay Up

We're still paying more for mortgages than the rest of Europe

The rate is coming down, but new lending for house purchase is still more expensive than the euro zone average.

From TheJournal.ie The Briefcase: Russia freezes us out, house prices and drinking on the job Inbox Me
From TheJournal.ie Homeowners are stepping up problem mortgage repayments - but it's not enough to solve the arrears crisis Payback Time

Homeowners are stepping up problem mortgage repayments - but it's not enough to solve the arrears crisis

Meanwhile, new mortgage approvals have hit a three year high, with over €400 million approved in the second quarter.