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From TheJournal.ie Central Bank proposes tough new measures to protect consumers from moneylenders Moneylending

Central Bank proposes tough new measures to protect consumers from moneylenders

St Vincent de Paul said action was needed to protect consumers from “predatory and exploitative” forms of credit.

From TheJournal.ie Three former bankers charged in connection with UK lending rate fixing Libor

Three former bankers charged in connection with UK lending rate fixing

It brings the total of people charged in relation to the scandal to six.

From TheJournal.ie Steady as she goes: ECB holds interest rate at record low of 0.25 per cent Super Mario

Steady as she goes: ECB holds interest rate at record low of 0.25 per cent

Good news for those on tracker mortgages today as records remain at a record low.

From TheJournal.ie All-time low: ECB cuts its main interest in boost to tracker mortgage holders Super Mario

All-time low: ECB cuts its main interest in boost to tracker mortgage holders

ECB president Mario Draghi has cut the rate for the fifth time in two years.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie ECB cuts interest rate to record low Interest Rate

ECB cuts interest rate to record low

Key eurozone interest rate cut by 0.25 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Falling German inflation could mean ECB cut for mortgage holders Mortgages

Falling German inflation could mean ECB cut for mortgage holders

New data shows German inflation at its lowest for 18 months – meaning less pressure on the ECB to keep rates up.

From TheJournal.ie Good news for mortgage customers: PTSB to cut interest rate Mortgages

Good news for mortgage customers: PTSB to cut interest rate

The bank announced this afternoon it is cutting its interest rate to move closer in line with competitors.

From TheJournal.ie ECB interest rates remain unchanged ECB

ECB interest rates remain unchanged

ECB head Mario Draghi said that there are “tenatative” signs of stabilisation in the eurozone.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach urges banks to pass on interest rate cut Bankers

Taoiseach urges banks to pass on interest rate cut

The ECB has announced a cut in interest rates – but AIB, Ulster Bank and National Irish Bank have all said they won’t pass on the cut to mortgage customers.

From TheJournal.ie ECB interest rate cut may be announced on Thursday ECB

ECB interest rate cut may be announced on Thursday

Homeowners could benefit from a cut by the European Central Bank in interest rates, which is expected to be up to 0.5 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore urges other banks to follow AIB with rate cut Rate Cut

Gilmore urges other banks to follow AIB with rate cut

The Tánaiste has called on Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank to also pass on the ECB rate reduction to mortgage customers.

From TheJournal.ie AIB announces interest cut to variable rate mortgages AIB

AIB announces interest cut to variable rate mortgages

In a turnaround from yesterday, the bank has decided to implement a cut of 0.25 per cent on variable rate mortgages.

From TheJournal.ie AIB will not pass ECB interest rate cut to customers AIB

AIB will not pass ECB interest rate cut to customers

The bank says it hasn’t passed on the ECB’s past two rate increases to customers and, similarly, would not be passing on the recent cut.

From TheJournal.ie Two banks will pass on ECB interest rate cut to mortgage holders Interest Rates

Two banks will pass on ECB interest rate cut to mortgage holders

But aside from Permanent TSB and KBC Bank Ireland, what are the other banks doing?

From TheJournal.ie European Commission reduces margin on Irish bailout to zero Bailout

European Commission reduces margin on Irish bailout to zero

The EC says it’s lowering the interest on its part of Ireland’s bailout loans in line with that of the Eurozone’s portion.

From TheJournal.ie Trichet: Ireland is gaining credibility and increasing creditworthiness ECB

Trichet: Ireland is gaining credibility and increasing creditworthiness

The ECB president has some kind words, as the main ECB interest rate remains unchanged – and could even be lowered soon.

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage relief as ECB expected to avoid hiking interest rates Mortgages

Mortgage relief as ECB expected to avoid hiking interest rates

European Central Bank officials will meet in Frankfurt today to make a decision that will affect Irish homeowners.

From TheJournal.ie New bailout deal will reduce debt quicker than expected - ESRI Bailout

New bailout deal will reduce debt quicker than expected - ESRI

Ireland could return to normal lending markets by 2014 according to the economic think tank.

From TheJournal.ie Relief for mortgage holders? Analysts reckon ECB will cut interest rates Mortgages

Relief for mortgage holders? Analysts reckon ECB will cut interest rates

The ECB had been expected to continue raising interest rates this year, but may now cut them to revive the economy.

From TheJournal.ie ECB maintains 1.5 per cent rate amid Eurozone concerns Interest Rates

ECB maintains 1.5 per cent rate amid Eurozone concerns

Spanish and Italian bond yields have eased slightly today on the 14-years highs they struck earlier.

From TheJournal.ie ECB to meet amid one prediction that Italy will default Eurozone

ECB to meet amid one prediction that Italy will default

But Silvio Berlusconi insists the banks are solid and that his austerity plan will work.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan warns bailout rate change won’t ease budget cuts Budget 2012

Noonan warns bailout rate change won’t ease budget cuts

The next budget will contain further cuts of around €4bn, despite the country saving millions on its bailout loan payments.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you happy with the new Eurozone deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with the new Eurozone deal?

Ireland is set to save between €600-€800m on its loans – does this go far enough?

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning: Victory on our bailout interest, former NotW editor drops bombshell on James Murdoch, and Simon Cowell’s latest legal headache

From TheJournal.ie Ireland 12.5, France 0: Corporate tax spat over as country to save hundreds of millions Bailout

Ireland 12.5, France 0: Corporate tax spat over as country to save hundreds of millions

A lower interest rate means savings of between €600 million and €800 million on Ireland’s loans. And corporate tax? C’est fini. But what’s the future for Europe?

From TheJournal.ie Irish bailout rate 'cut to under 4 per cent' by draft agreement - report Bailout

Irish bailout rate 'cut to under 4 per cent' by draft agreement - report

RTÉ says a draft agreement being considered in Brussels would slash our interest rate and extend our repayments.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly half of all households paying bills late each month Bills Bills Bills

Nearly half of all households paying bills late each month

Disposable income index shows that half of Irish people don’t feel able to save regularly – and increasing numbers of working adults are left without spare cash after essentials paid for.

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning: Rehn backs us on the bailout, early details of the next Budget, and the high-octane thrills of snail racing…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who do you believe… Moody’s or Michael Noonan? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you believe… Moody’s or Michael Noonan?

The credit rating agency says Ireland will probably need a second bailout, while the Department of Finance says the economic plan is on track. Who to believe?…

From TheJournal.ie European Parliament president backs cut in bailout interest rate Bailout

European Parliament president backs cut in bailout interest rate

Jerzy Buzek is in Ireland for a two-day visit, and will address the Seanad and an Oireachtas Committee on Ireland’s role.

From TheJournal.ie Hopes of interest rate cut aided by statement from EU finance leaders Bailout

Hopes of interest rate cut aided by statement from EU finance leaders

But when this and other debt burden reduction measures will take place is far from clear.

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage holders braced for ECB interest rate hike Rate Hike

Mortgage holders braced for ECB interest rate hike

A hike of 0.25 per cent is expected – bad news for those with tracker and standard variable rate mortgages.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste expects a bailout interest rate cut this year Bailout

Tánaiste expects a bailout interest rate cut this year

Eamon Gilmore tells TheJournal.ie that we’re closer to a reduction than ever before and says he expects it will happen this year.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny meets Sarkozy as tax issue shifts focus Summit

Kenny meets Sarkozy as tax issue shifts focus

Reluctance to cut Ireland’s bailout interest rate appears to now hinge on a different tax issue than our low corporate tax rate…

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday The Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In this evening’s wrap-up: All eyes on Brussels, a new plant at Sellafield, some classic tourist no-nos, and Dublin Zoo’s latest arrival…

Caption competition: What's so small, Madame Lagarde?

Christine Lagarde and Michael Noonan are in talks in Luxembourg this afternoon. But what is Christine saying here?

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Monday Take 5

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan meets Lagarde as interest rate cut gets German backing Interest Rate

Noonan meets Lagarde as interest rate cut gets German backing

But will Sarkozy and France relent?

From TheJournal.ie Rate hike for EBS mortgage customers Mortgage

Rate hike for EBS mortgage customers

The Standard Variable Rate is going up by a quarter of one per cent from 1 August.

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