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#Mortgage Debt

From TheJournal.ie 'We've paid back €90,000 on a €30,000 loan but we're still battling to keep our home' Opinion

'We've paid back €90,000 on a €30,000 loan but we're still battling to keep our home'

‘Irish courts are not fully applying EU requirements that have become our lifeline.’

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Game over for mortgage affordability? Property

Opinion: Game over for mortgage affordability?

In many areas property is simply unaffordable, again – yet our political class seems to regard the ‘recovery’ in property prices as only a good thing.

From TheJournal.ie Stop paying your mortgage. Don't leave your home - new advice from the IMHO Hardball

Stop paying your mortgage. Don't leave your home - new advice from the IMHO

The IMHO is playing hardball, and will today launch a controversial ‘no surrender’ policy on debt solutions.

From TheJournal.ie We paid back €700 million in mortgage debt in the first three months of the year Paying Up

We paid back €700 million in mortgage debt in the first three months of the year

Debts owed across the board continue to fall, but buy-to-let loans are coming down at a slower rate.

From TheJournal.ie 'The shortest bankruptcy in the world' - IMHO agrees three month debt deal with banks End Of The Tunnel

'The shortest bankruptcy in the world' - IMHO agrees three month debt deal with banks

The mortgage holder’s advocate has struck a deal with two major banks and hopes more will follow.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter welcomes AIB comments on mortgage write-offs Debt

Shatter welcomes AIB comments on mortgage write-offs

The Justice Minister has said that the personal insolvency bill will be enacted through both Oireachtas houses by 20 December and will become operative next year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Four years of crisis, and still no clear deal on mortgage debt Opinion

Column: Four years of crisis, and still no clear deal on mortgage debt

The failings of Government to take simple steps to help mortgage holders has caused further damage – and the Insolvency Bill is by no means our saviour, writes David Hall.

From TheJournal.ie In pics: Tom McFeely's house... yours for just €3m Tom McFeely This post contains images

In pics: Tom McFeely's house... yours for just €3m

What bankrupt developer of faulty apartments used to live in a mansion like this?

From TheJournal.ie One in 5 mortgages will default by 2013 Mortgage Arrears

One in 5 mortgages will default by 2013

County by county survey shows that there are still “substantial losses to be realised on irish residential mortgage loans”.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter publishes long-awaited plans to reform insolvency law Insolvency

Shatter publishes long-awaited plans to reform insolvency law

The new regime reforms our bankruptcy laws, and aims to help the likes of struggling mortgage holders out of debt.

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 Column: The mortgage crisis is stoked by mistrust. Here’s how we might fix it. Opinion

Column: The mortgage crisis is stoked by mistrust. Here’s how we might fix it.

Aggressive banks are making mortgage resolution impossible, writes David Hall of New Beginning – and suggests a way to restore trust between lenders and borrowers.

Meet the 12-year-old boy who saved his granny from losing her house...

Janice Sparhawk, 72, had fallen behind on her mortgage. So her grandson Noah sprang into action.

From TheJournal.ie First mortgage-to-rent scheme for homeowners piloted Mortgage Debt

First mortgage-to-rent scheme for homeowners piloted

Mortgage holders will give up their properties and become tenants under the programme designed to help people in debt.

From TheJournal.ie Government's new debt regime may allow mortgage debt to be written off Mortgages

Government's new debt regime may allow mortgage debt to be written off

The cabinet has approved a draft Bill allowing debts to be written off outside of court, while bankruptcy rules are also changed.

From TheJournal.ie Permanent TSB charging "subprime" and "usury" variable rate - O Cuiv Mortgage Debt

Permanent TSB charging "subprime" and "usury" variable rate - O Cuiv

State-owned financial institution should be forced to reduce its “punitive” mortgage rate, Dáil hears.

From TheJournal.ie More than 100,000 households now in mortgage difficulties Mortgages

More than 100,000 households now in mortgage difficulties

New figures from the Central Bank show the number of mortgages in arrears has risen significantly.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I’ve got two young children, and I could soon lose my house Read Me

Column: I’ve got two young children, and I could soon lose my house

James McKay told TheJournal.ie how he cannot meet his mortgage payments because his bank is not cooperating.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: Mortgage measures will help families 'break shackles' of debt Mortgages

Noonan: Mortgage measures will help families 'break shackles' of debt

The finance minister has defended proposals in the government’s Keane report on mortgage debt.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Keane report has consequences for borrowers – but not for banks Opinion

Column: The Keane report has consequences for borrowers – but not for banks

The Keane Report, independent TD Stephen Donnelly notes, cites “inappropriate mortgage-holder behaviour”. It does not mention “inappropriate banker behaviour”.

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie 'Designed to protect the banks': Mortgage group slates debt relief report Mortgages

'Designed to protect the banks': Mortgage group slates debt relief report

The government’s much-touted plan for homeowners “gives no solutions”, according to David Hall of New Beginning.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why should bankers have the right to judge us? Opinion

Column: Why should bankers have the right to judge us?

People behind on mortgage payments face humiliating personal interrogation from their bankers. We need a new independent solution, writes David Hall of New Beginning.

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you should known this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage defaults 'could cost banks up to €10bn' - FF Mortgages

Mortgage defaults 'could cost banks up to €10bn' - FF

Michael McGrath believes the ‘worst case scenario’ that went into the stress tests is now a reality – and it’s going to get worse.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank to review how banks handle 'distressed' mortgage holders Finance

Central Bank to review how banks handle 'distressed' mortgage holders

Governor Patrick Honohan told Oireachtas committee that Central Bank checking that institutions are following its code in tackling mortgage arrears: “They are behind the curve”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Families are being failed by our mortgage system Opinion

Column: Families are being failed by our mortgage system

With 60 people a day begging for help with their debts, we must take action now, writes David Hall of New Beginning.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan: "No magic bullet" for mortgage debt relief Finance

Michael Noonan: "No magic bullet" for mortgage debt relief

Finance Minister lays out the challenging state of the economy at Oireachtas Finance Committee – but says public finances “remain on track”.

From TheJournal.ie 10 things you should know about Ireland’s mortgage debt and arrears Mortgage Debt

10 things you should know about Ireland’s mortgage debt and arrears

Economist Ronan Lyons sifts through the myths and figures being thrown about in the debate about whether there should be mortgage debt forgiveness.

From TheJournal.ie Are Labour ministers split over mortgage debt relief for homeowners? Mortgage Relief

Are Labour ministers split over mortgage debt relief for homeowners?

The party denies it but that appears to be at odds with the differing lines ministers gave on the much talked about issue yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think struggling households should get mortgage debt relief? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think struggling households should get mortgage debt relief?

The campaign to have debt forgiveness introduced for those unable to meet their home loan payments is gathering voice. Do you think there should be such a scheme?

From TheJournal.ie Writing off mortgage debt is an "emergency" need Mortgage Debt

Writing off mortgage debt is an "emergency" need

Chorus of calls for Government to organise a mortgage debt relief scheme for worst-off householders builds to crescendo – and now a government junior minister is backing it…

From TheJournal.ie Take Five: Monday Take Five

Take Five: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 50,000 residential mortgages in arrears of three months or more Mortgages

Nearly 50,000 residential mortgages in arrears of three months or more

However, the Central Bank says new measures to make mortgage lenders help customers make more manageable arrangements for repayments are in force.

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: plans for a property tax outlined; leading economists plead for debt forgiveness and Amazon pulls Paedophile’s Guide in wake of protests.