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#Mortgages

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a no-brainer': New not-for-profit company aims to keep distressed borrowers in their homes Homeoptions

'It's a no-brainer': New not-for-profit company aims to keep distressed borrowers in their homes

Homeoptions is offering itself as an alternative to vulture funds and said it is already engaging with one bank in relation to a home loan portfolio.

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank sells off nearly 4,000 of its customers in massive family home loan book sale Mortgage Sale

Ulster Bank sells off nearly 4,000 of its customers in massive family home loan book sale

90% of the loans due to be sold are family homes – about 3,200 accounts.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank to scrap code of conduct for banks on the transfer of mortgages as it's 'not relevant' Homeowners' Rights

Central Bank to scrap code of conduct for banks on the transfer of mortgages as it's 'not relevant'

Sinn Féin’s No Consent, No Sale Bill aims to puts the code on a statutory footing.

From TheJournal.ie Property prices in Dublin city decrease but rise across the country Mortgages

Property prices in Dublin city decrease but rise across the country

People struggling to get mortgages and concerns about Brexit are affecting the market.

From TheJournal.ie Over 12,000 mortgages worth €2.6 billion drawn down in the last three months Bpfi

Over 12,000 mortgages worth €2.6 billion drawn down in the last three months

12,112 mortgages worth €2.6 billion were drawn down during the fourth quarter of 2018.

From TheJournal.ie New rules making it easier to switch your mortgage kick in from today Save Money

New rules making it easier to switch your mortgage kick in from today

Lenders will now have to tell customers 60 days before their fixed term ends and let them know about new rates and other options.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says he's reluctant to use the term 'vulture fund' to describe firms that have bought up Irish mortgages Sell Off

Varadkar says he's reluctant to use the term 'vulture fund' to describe firms that have bought up Irish mortgages

Varadkar says he tried to remove split mortgage-holders from recent loan book sales but failed to do so.

From TheJournal.ie An Post takes first steps into the mortgage business by seeking info from 'prospective partners' Modernising

An Post takes first steps into the mortgage business by seeking info from 'prospective partners'

From an “uncertain and extremely bleak” outlook, An Post is aiming to expand the services it offers.

From TheJournal.ie Is switching my mortgage worth the hassle? We put your questions to a consumer expert earlier today Switched On

Is switching my mortgage worth the hassle? We put your questions to a consumer expert earlier today

Áine Carroll of the CCPC joined us live on Facebook.

From TheJournal.ie Over 4,000 mortgages approved last month, with lots of people switching Property Ladder

Over 4,000 mortgages approved last month, with lots of people switching

The almost 45,000 mortgages approved in the last 12 months are valued at €9.9 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Have you considered switching your mortgage? Tell us what you'd like to know about it Mortgages

Have you considered switching your mortgage? Tell us what you'd like to know about it

We will put your questions to a consumer expert.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund Sell Off

Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund

The bank sold its controversial Project Glas loan portfolio to a so-called vulture fund for around €1.3 billion.

From TheJournal.ie The asking price for a typical three bed semi-detached in Dublin is now at €310,000 Slowing Down

The asking price for a typical three bed semi-detached in Dublin is now at €310,000

The report looks at house prices over the year up until the end of Q2 of this of this year.

From TheJournal.ie New rules for banks will make it easier to save thousands on mortgage repayments Transparency

New rules for banks will make it easier to save thousands on mortgage repayments

From next year banks will have to give notice of the end of fixed rate terms and let variable rate customers know if they can move to a cheaper rate.

From TheJournal.ie Many mortgage rates are being cut - but the sector needs 'careful monitoring' Bubble Bubble

Many mortgage rates are being cut - but the sector needs 'careful monitoring'

Incomes are not rising to match lending.

From TheJournal.ie A 'difficult decision': Ulster Bank confirms it will sell 6,500 mortgages in arrears Sell Off

A 'difficult decision': Ulster Bank confirms it will sell 6,500 mortgages in arrears

Around 3,600 of the mortgages are private dwellings that have fallen in arrears.

From TheJournal.ie RBS, which owns Ulster Bank, agrees to pay €4.1 billion fine Us Mortgage Crisis

RBS, which owns Ulster Bank, agrees to pay €4.1 billion fine

The bank has been fined by the US Justice Department over its role in the subprime mortgage crisis.

From TheJournal.ie How many mortgage holders have banks taken to court so far this year? The Banks

How many mortgage holders have banks taken to court so far this year?

We take a dive into the figures available for the cases brought against homeowners in the courts over the past few years.

From TheJournal.ie Interest-only mortgages in the spotlight but lender says it has 'no concerns' Buy To Rent

Interest-only mortgages in the spotlight but lender says it has 'no concerns'

Fianna Fáil has called for the products to be looked at.

From TheJournal.ie A three-bed semi-detached house now costs an average of €229,111 Property Ladder

A three-bed semi-detached house now costs an average of €229,111

The highest increases in prices to date in 2018 have occurred in towns.

From TheJournal.ie Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds Vultures

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds

Executives blamed the European regulator for the classification of these loans as non-performing.

From TheJournal.ie PTSB chief refuses to appear before Finance Committee next week over loan sale Vulture Funds

PTSB chief refuses to appear before Finance Committee next week over loan sale

The bank recently announced it is to sell off a €3.7 billion portfolio of non-performing loans, including mortgages 14,000 private dwelling homes.

From TheJournal.ie Dealing with a vulture fund - how these families have coped Vultures

Dealing with a vulture fund - how these families have coped

With tens of thousands of mortgage holders potentially facing vulture funds, we spoke to some people who’ve been through it already.

From TheJournal.ie Mortgages sell-off will disrupt already-volatile housing market, charities warn Vulture Fears

Mortgages sell-off will disrupt already-volatile housing market, charities warn

Ulster Bank said today that it would be looking to offload around 7,000 mortgages on top of PTSB’s proposed 18,000.

From TheJournal.ie Harris on PTSB home loan sale: 'It's time to see a bit of humility from our banks' Vulture Funds

Harris on PTSB home loan sale: 'It's time to see a bit of humility from our banks'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the bank has been asked to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee next week.

From TheJournal.ie Minister concedes homeowners who engaged with PTSB may not have deals honoured Vulture Funds

Minister concedes homeowners who engaged with PTSB may not have deals honoured

PTSB, which is 75% State owned, has been defending its plan to sell off a book of non-performing loans.

From TheJournal.ie 'They're for the chop': High Court Master says 'wave of repossessions' on the horizon Mortgage Arrears

'They're for the chop': High Court Master says 'wave of repossessions' on the horizon

Master Honohan asked if it’s a “sick joke” that people writing to the Taoiseach were told to seek help from Abhaile.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds Fire Sale

'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds

The bank, which is 75% owned by the State, plans to sell off a loan book worth €4 billion.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wouldn't want to go up against them alone': Vulture fund ramps up taking homeowners to court Pentire

'I wouldn't want to go up against them alone': Vulture fund ramps up taking homeowners to court

Pentire Property Finance is a subsidiary of US investment giant CarVal.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should people who stop paying their mortgages be free from eviction? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who stop paying their mortgages be free from eviction?

A new report from the Central Bank has said that people began to do this in their droves in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people stopped paying mortgages in their droves after a ruling blocked the banks from evicting Moral Hazard

Irish people stopped paying mortgages in their droves after a ruling blocked the banks from evicting

The Dunne Judgement from July 2011 stated that banks could no longer foreclose until new legislation was brought in on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Tracker mortgage scandal: AIB did not consider 'the potential fallout' Compensation

Tracker mortgage scandal: AIB did not consider 'the potential fallout'

About 10,000 account holders were impacted by the scandal.

From TheJournal.ie €200 million first-time buyers' scheme called 'subprime lending' Mortgages

€200 million first-time buyers' scheme called 'subprime lending'

It will allow buyers to get mortgages for homes up to €320,000 in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Minister willing to bring in new laws to punish reckless behaviour of senior bankers Tracker Scandal

Minister willing to bring in new laws to punish reckless behaviour of senior bankers

Paschal Donohoe was speaking to the Finance Committee today about the tracker mortgage scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Almost no change in house prices in second half of 2017 - but it doesn't mean a bubble has burst Property

Almost no change in house prices in second half of 2017 - but it doesn't mean a bubble has burst

The Central Bank’s mortgage rules are pivotal to the story of residential property in 2017, writes economist Ronan Lyons.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?

More than 30,000 accounts have been in arrears for more than two years.

From TheJournal.ie 10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears Gaffs

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears

The number of mortgages behind on payments has dropped since the depths of the recession.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'They're refusing to engage': Banks reject almost half of personal insolvency proposals Mortgage Distress

'They're refusing to engage': Banks reject almost half of personal insolvency proposals

The head of the insolvency service said banks are challenging proposals “on as many fronts as possible”.

From TheJournal.ie A new scheme will allow mortgage holders in long-term arrears to stay in their homes Mortgage To Rent

A new scheme will allow mortgage holders in long-term arrears to stay in their homes

Under the scheme, a mortgage holder will surrender their property and rent it back.

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