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#Central Bank

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.

From TheJournal.ie The average asking price for a house in Ireland is now €193,000 House Prices

The average asking price for a house in Ireland is now €193,000

Asking prices actually fell in the last three months of 2014 – but are still significantly higher than one year ago.

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.