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Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition
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Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition

Apr 16th 2021, 4:39 PM 16,134 Views 39 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the move leaves the future of the Irish banking sector uncertain.

'Deeply worrying development': Union raises concerns over KBC's potential exit from Irish market
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'Deeply worrying development': Union raises concerns over KBC's potential exit from Irish market

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 1:23 PM 95,390 Views 183 Comments

The Financial Services Union will request an “urgent meeting” with the banks.

Men jailed over failure to stay away from Roscommon farm seek release from prison
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Men jailed over failure to stay away from Roscommon farm seek release from prison

Apr 15th 2021, 10:00 PM 31,175 Views 0 Comments

The case has been heard before the High Court.

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?
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Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?

Jan 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 76,873 Views 37 Comments

Why has it taken so long for Irish banks to address competition from fresh-faced fintech companies?

Controversial Roscommon farm still occupied by several persons, bank claims
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# Strokestown

Controversial Roscommon farm still occupied by several persons, bank claims

Nov 3rd 2020, 4:41 PM 24,286 Views 0 Comments

The occupation of the property is in direct defiance of orders previously granted by the High Court in favour of KBC.

Over half of Irish consumers say Covid-19 crisis will affect their household finances
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Over half of Irish consumers say Covid-19 crisis will affect their household finances

Apr 24th 2020, 6:05 AM 17,088 Views 28 Comments

That’s according to the latest KBC Consumer Index published today.

Court orders arrest of siblings over alleged failure to leave controversial Roscommon farm
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Court orders arrest of siblings over alleged failure to leave controversial Roscommon farm

Mar 10th 2020, 2:02 PM 27,680 Views 0 Comments

Private security operatives were forced from the property by a group of masked men in 2018.

AIB joins rival bank in cutting three and five year fixed mortgage rates
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AIB joins rival bank in cutting three and five year fixed mortgage rates

Feb 24th 2020, 8:40 AM 36,802 Views 38 Comments

Last week, KBC dropped its fixed mortgage rates from 2.85% to 2.55%.

KBC claims siblings are in contempt of court after failing to leave property at centre of controversial eviction
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# Strokestown

KBC claims siblings are in contempt of court after failing to leave property at centre of controversial eviction

Feb 14th 2020, 2:30 PM 22,383 Views 0 Comments

The High Court today heard the McGann family has not complied with a court order.

Banks given 'free pass' by this government, SF Ard Fheis told
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Banks given 'free pass' by this government, SF Ard Fheis told

Nov 15th 2019, 9:33 PM 12,554 Views 76 Comments

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis kicked off in Derry today.

KBC boss apologises to the Irish public after he called the tracker mortgage scandal 'annoying'
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KBC boss apologises to the Irish public after he called the tracker mortgage scandal 'annoying'

Nov 15th 2019, 5:44 PM 19,573 Views 46 Comments

“I would like to personally apologise to the Irish people.”

Roscommon family in controversial eviction case given one month to leave home
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# Strokestown

Roscommon family in controversial eviction case given one month to leave home

Oct 11th 2019, 12:50 PM 22,617 Views 0 Comments

The eviction gained national media attention last December.

KBC seeks fresh injunction to force family at centre of controversial Strokestown eviction to leave property
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KBC seeks fresh injunction to force family at centre of controversial Strokestown eviction to leave property

Oct 10th 2019, 6:49 PM 21,397 Views 0 Comments

The eviction gained national media attention last December.

Consumer sentiment drops to lowest level in almost 6 years as Brexit deadline looms
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Consumer sentiment drops to lowest level in almost 6 years as Brexit deadline looms

Oct 7th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,310 Views 3 Comments

The KBC Consumer Sentiment Index has fallen to 75.3% in September from 77.2% in August.

KBC Bank admits it used time limit clause in 27 tracker complaints to Ombudsman
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# Tracker Mortgage Scandal

KBC Bank admits it used time limit clause in 27 tracker complaints to Ombudsman

Sep 14th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,230 Views 8 Comments

A number of banks, including KBC, reversed their decision to challenge the investigation of these complaints after a public rebuke by the ombudsman.

Paschal Donohoe met KBC to 'reassure' the bank of support after the Strokestown eviction
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# Roscommon

Paschal Donohoe met KBC to 'reassure' the bank of support after the Strokestown eviction

Mar 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,913 Views 0 Comments

The bank was criticised for using private security agents to forcibly remove three siblings from their Roscommon home.

Salaries predicted to rise by 5% on average this year as employers forecast Irish jobs Brexit boost
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# It's The Economy Stupid

Salaries predicted to rise by 5% on average this year as employers forecast Irish jobs Brexit boost

Feb 7th 2019, 6:01 AM 20,930 Views 26 Comments

Consumer sentiment was strong in January as spenders wait to see how Brexit will affect their pockets.

'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests
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# Dragging Their Heels

'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests

Jan 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 12,195 Views 33 Comments

People who are working every day with customers in arrears say lenders are still refusing to cooperate in any significant way.

Union says KBC staff 'extremely upset and stressed' by recent incidents
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Union says KBC staff 'extremely upset and stressed' by recent incidents

Dec 23rd 2018, 3:22 PM 25,748 Views 91 Comments

KBC Ireland said it is taking additional measures to ensure the safety of its staff.

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash
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# Hitting Home

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash

Dec 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,432 Views 10 Comments

In the UK, consumer confidence registered the largest monthly decline in seventeen months in November.

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills
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# Clouds On The Horizon

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills

Oct 1st 2018, 6:15 AM 13,929 Views 28 Comments

Consumer sentiment is at its lowest level since December 2016.

KBC says banks only have themselves to blame for losing business to digital upstarts
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# Startups And Tech

KBC says banks only have themselves to blame for losing business to digital upstarts

Sep 13th 2018, 3:16 PM 567 Views 0 Comments

Well-funded fintech startups are lining up to poach customers from traditional banking firms.

No 'feel-good factor' as cautious Irish consumers feeling gloomier
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# Sentiment Index

No 'feel-good factor' as cautious Irish consumers feeling gloomier

Sep 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 10,655 Views 13 Comments

Instead of consumers spending more, it’s more a matter of more consumers spending according to the KBC/ESRI sentiment index.

KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction
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KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction

Aug 10th 2018, 6:00 PM 22,333 Views 0 Comments

The bank said that the case was an “isolated occurrence”.

Couple released from Garda custody after apologising for refusing to leave their Dublin home
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# Contempt Of Court

Couple released from Garda custody after apologising for refusing to leave their Dublin home

May 1st 2018, 9:38 PM 41,960 Views 66 Comments

KBC Bank obtained an order directing the couple to vacate their home in Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

'It's a bit scary' - in the buildup to Brexit, cross-border mortgages are looking increasingly hard to come by
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# Wrong Side Of The Tracks

'It's a bit scary' - in the buildup to Brexit, cross-border mortgages are looking increasingly hard to come by

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM 19,940 Views 13 Comments

Those working in the North and living in the Republic have limited options at present when it comes to mortgage finance.

Galway couple overcharged €1.23 million by KBC Bank on their mortgage
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Galway couple overcharged €1.23 million by KBC Bank on their mortgage

Feb 26th 2018, 10:41 AM 48,938 Views 58 Comments

The couple were overcharged on mortgages for a number of investment properties.

Here's how many customers each of the main banks say they overcharged
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal
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# Tracker Mortgage Scandal

Here's how many customers each of the main banks say they overcharged

Dec 20th 2017, 3:58 PM 22,457 Views 26 Comments

Some of the banks have increased their numbers significantly.

'We are crying out for help': A father's letter to the Taoiseach as he battles to keep family home
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# Mortgage To Rent

'We are crying out for help': A father's letter to the Taoiseach as he battles to keep family home

Nov 29th 2017, 12:02 AM 35,186 Views 0 Comments

Karl O’Doherty had been advised by the Master of the High Court to write to Leo Varadkar.

After putting aside €4m last year to cover tracker scandal, KBC now says it'll cost €59m
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After putting aside €4m last year to cover tracker scandal, KBC now says it'll cost €59m

Nov 16th 2017, 10:14 AM 10,289 Views 22 Comments

KBC estimates up to 1,661 of its customers may have been impacted.

High Court Master lashes KBC and tells father in arrears to write to Taoiseach
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High Court Master lashes KBC and tells father in arrears to write to Taoiseach

Nov 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 23,406 Views 0 Comments

Edmund Honohan: ‘What kind of a way is that for a bank to approach its customers?’

Tracker mortgage motion which will ban bonuses for bankers to be backed by government
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# Tracker Scandal

Tracker mortgage motion which will ban bonuses for bankers to be backed by government

Oct 24th 2017, 1:40 PM 13,870 Views 57 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said the minister should give no approval for salary increases until redress is given.

Irish banks are at war over mortgage rates - which could be good for consumers
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# Hotting Up

Irish banks are at war over mortgage rates - which could be good for consumers

Sep 21st 2017, 6:00 AM 22,390 Views 29 Comments

KBC has announced a new fixed mortgage rate offering.

Got a question about the CAO? We'll have the experts in tomorrow morning to answer all your queries
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Got a question about the CAO? We'll have the experts in tomorrow morning to answer all your queries

Aug 20th 2017, 7:00 PM 9,342 Views 5 Comments

Let us know the questions you want answered.

"We're paying more in rent to a landlord than we would in a mortgage - that's just pointless"
# Rental Trap
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# Rental Trap

"We're paying more in rent to a landlord than we would in a mortgage - that's just pointless"

Feb 18th 2017, 7:10 AM 20,831 Views 78 Comments

Attendees at KBC’s ‘mortgage lounge’ in midweek don’t see any future in staying in Ireland’s rental market.

These are the reasons why KBC has decided not to leave Ireland
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# We're Staying

These are the reasons why KBC has decided not to leave Ireland

Feb 9th 2017, 1:30 PM 23,071 Views 16 Comments

The bank also announced it will have a new focus on small business lending.

Why KBC is thinking of cashing out of Ireland - and why it's being tipped to stay
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# Financial Services

Why KBC is thinking of cashing out of Ireland - and why it's being tipped to stay

Feb 8th 2017, 2:45 PM 20,073 Views 29 Comments

The lender’s 1,000 local staff are sweating on a decision tomorrow.

KBC staff 'concerned for their jobs' as bank decides on its future in Ireland
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# Uncertainty

KBC staff 'concerned for their jobs' as bank decides on its future in Ireland

Jan 9th 2017, 1:03 PM 35,106 Views 38 Comments

The bank’s management will be deciding how to tackle the Irish market on the 9 February.

You can now pay for things using your phone (but only if it's an Android)
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# Android Pay

You can now pay for things using your phone (but only if it's an Android)

Dec 7th 2016, 6:08 AM 26,526 Views 26 Comments

Two banks, KBC and AIB, will be offering the service.

Saying goodbye to 2016: What big changes will you make next year?
# 2017
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# 2017

Saying goodbye to 2016: What big changes will you make next year?

Nov 25th 2016, 11:00 AM 7,164 Views 33 Comments

It’s been a tough one, so all hail 2017.

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