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# banking - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase
# Scam Texts
# Scam Texts

Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase

Jun 30th 2021, 12:53 PM 30,449 Views 21 Comments

The number of new phishing websites detected by the bank’s fraud prevention team has doubled since last month.

# banking - Monday 28 June, 2021

AIB to take on €4.2 billion worth of Ulster Bank's corporate and commercial loan book
# Banking
# Banking

AIB to take on €4.2 billion worth of Ulster Bank's corporate and commercial loan book

Jun 28th 2021, 10:10 AM 12,854 Views 17 Comments

The move will see 280 Ulster Bank employees move over to AIB as part of the deal.

# banking - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Government to sell part of State's 13.9% share in Bank of Ireland
# Banking
# Banking

Government to sell part of State's 13.9% share in Bank of Ireland

Updated Jun 23rd 2021, 9:27 AM 22,719 Views 35 Comments

The sale is to happen through a pre-arranged trading plan that will be managed by Citigroup Global Markets.

# banking - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Opinion: To maintain economic resilience we must learn from the past and look to the future
# Mortgage Lending Rules
# Mortgage Lending Rules

Opinion: To maintain economic resilience we must learn from the past and look to the future

Jun 20th 2021, 7:30 AM 9,066 Views 10 Comments

Vasileios Madouros of the Central Bank says a fresh review of its mortgage lending measures will include submissions from the public.

# banking - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Bank of Ireland to recruit 130 specialist IT staff over next 12 months
# Digital Focus
# Digital Focus

Bank of Ireland to recruit 130 specialist IT staff over next 12 months

Apr 29th 2021, 9:44 AM 17,319 Views 20 Comments

Last month, the bank confirmed plans to close 88 branches in Ireland and 15 branches in Northern Ireland.

# banking - Friday 16 April, 2021

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

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

Apr 16th 2021, 4:39 PM 16,196 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
# BOI Talks
# BOI Talks

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

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 1:23 PM 95,541 Views 183 Comments

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

# banking - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Opinion: We need to get real, branch banking as we know it is gone
# Banking
# Banking

Opinion: We need to get real, branch banking as we know it is gone

Mar 23rd 2021, 12:42 PM 17,285 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil senator Malcolm Byrne says traditional banking is clearly disrupted and it’s important we get ahead in education and upskilling to cope with the changes.

Financial Services Union calling on Bank of Ireland to reconsider branch closures
# Banking
# Banking

Financial Services Union calling on Bank of Ireland to reconsider branch closures

Mar 23rd 2021, 9:34 AM 9,817 Views 10 Comments

Bank of Ireland is to appear before an Oireachtas Finance Committee this afternoon.

# banking - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market

Mar 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,822 Views 14 Comments

Buy-to-let investors now account for less than 1% of mortgages, compared to 20% in 2006, according to new figures.

# banking - Saturday 6 March, 2021

A new public banking system in Ireland? The Government is being asked to revisit the idea
# Community Banking
# Community Banking

A new public banking system in Ireland? The Government is being asked to revisit the idea

Mar 6th 2021, 9:30 AM 24,640 Views 32 Comments

Green Party and Fianna Fáil TDs are calling for the government to revisit the idea of community banking.

# banking - Monday 1 March, 2021

Explainer: What the Bank of Ireland branch closure means for customers
# Consumers
# Consumers

Explainer: What the Bank of Ireland branch closure means for customers

Mar 1st 2021, 1:20 PM 21,169 Views 9 Comments
  • 88 branches in Ireland are to close
  • Banking services will move to 900 Post Offices

# banking - Friday 26 February, 2021

Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase

Feb 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,760 Views 16 Comments

That’s according to figures released by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland today.

# banking - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Ulster Bank boss apologises to staff following months of uncertainty about future of jobs
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

Ulster Bank boss apologises to staff following months of uncertainty about future of jobs

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:26 PM 15,025 Views 5 Comments

Ulster Bank and NatWest were heavily criticised by TDs for its treatment of staff.

# banking - Friday 19 February, 2021

'No need to panic': How will the Ulster Bank wind down affect customers?
# Banking
# Banking

'No need to panic': How will the Ulster Bank wind down affect customers?

Feb 19th 2021, 10:49 AM 21,176 Views 15 Comments

The bank will be wound down gradually over the next few years.

# banking - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Banking Federation says capital requirements here are making lending and mortgages more expensive
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Banking Federation says capital requirements here are making lending and mortgages more expensive

Feb 16th 2021, 7:09 AM 17,177 Views 28 Comments

Irish mortgage applicants face some of the highest interest rates in Europe.

# banking - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Record-breaking €1 billion spent through contactless payments in December
# Spend Spend Spend
# Spend Spend Spend

Record-breaking €1 billion spent through contactless payments in December

Jan 27th 2021, 6:15 AM 11,807 Views 18 Comments

Around 2.1 million people used contactless payments each day last month.

# banking - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?

Jan 24th 2021, 10:23 AM 52,949 Views 106 Comments

The app, Synch Payments, hit a roadblock last week.

# banking - Friday 22 January, 2021

Opinion: Fix the mortgage rate problem in Ireland by considering public ownership of banks
# Interest Rates
# Interest Rates

Opinion: Fix the mortgage rate problem in Ireland by considering public ownership of banks

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 28,388 Views 55 Comments

Cillian Doyle says there are positive international examples of how large banks taken into public ownership can work better for customer, environment and economy.

# banking - Thursday 21 January, 2021

CCPC rejects plans by four Irish banks to set up an industry-wide quick payment app
# Banking
# Banking

CCPC rejects plans by four Irish banks to set up an industry-wide quick payment app

Jan 21st 2021, 8:08 PM 29,740 Views 31 Comments

The CCPC was notified of the proposal from AIB, BOI, KBC and Permanent TSB earlier this month.

# banking - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Four Irish banks want to set up an industry-wide quick payment app
# Banking
# Banking

Four Irish banks want to set up an industry-wide quick payment app

Jan 12th 2021, 2:55 PM 21,170 Views 37 Comments

The CCPC was notified of the proposal from AIB, BOI, KBC and Permanent TSB last Friday.

# banking - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

AIB to cut 1,500 jobs and merge branches in bid to save costs
# AIB
# AIB

AIB to cut 1,500 jobs and merge branches in bid to save costs

Dec 2nd 2020, 11:15 AM 37,771 Views 37 Comments

The bank said it aims to achieve over 10% reduction in costs by 2023.

# banking - Friday 27 November, 2020

Eoin McGee: Be warned, your Covid-19 mortgage break could affect your ability to borrow
# Finances
# Finances

Eoin McGee: Be warned, your Covid-19 mortgage break could affect your ability to borrow

Nov 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 17,046 Views 16 Comments

Eoin McGee says he’s suspicious of the motives of Ireland’s banks who agreed to offer mortgage payment breaks to customers in March.

# banking - Monday 21 September, 2020

Majority of bank accounts used for money mule transactions belong to people aged 18-24
# Fraud
# Fraud

Majority of bank accounts used for money mule transactions belong to people aged 18-24

Sep 21st 2020, 6:30 AM 17,642 Views 6 Comments

A new campaign aims to highlight the dangers for teens and encourage their parents to look out for red flags.

# banking - Friday 18 September, 2020

Union concerned at reports of threat to jobs at Ulster Bank
# Banking
# Banking

Union concerned at reports of threat to jobs at Ulster Bank

Sep 18th 2020, 8:40 AM 21,480 Views 18 Comments

The Financial Services Union has responded to reports that UK parent company NatWest is considering closing Ulster Bank in the Republic.

# banking - Monday 10 August, 2020

Bank of Ireland to reimburse victims of smishing scam
# Smishing
# Smishing

Bank of Ireland to reimburse victims of smishing scam

Aug 10th 2020, 1:07 PM 33,353 Views 43 Comments

The bank will also launch a campaign to raise awareness of smishing.

# banking - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam
# Smishing
# Smishing

Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam

Aug 6th 2020, 4:30 PM 66,119 Views 85 Comments

Fraudsters have targeted people via texts that appear to be from the bank.

# banking - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Departments warn of scams asking people for bank details
# Stay Alert
# Stay Alert

Departments warn of scams asking people for bank details

Jul 23rd 2020, 3:15 PM 16,772 Views 5 Comments

One person claiming to represent the Department of Agriculture has been phoning farmers asking for bank details.

# banking - Monday 15 June, 2020

'We've heard of moneylenders meeting customers at the post office as they collect their social welfare'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We've heard of moneylenders meeting customers at the post office as they collect their social welfare'

Jun 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 32,519 Views 22 Comments

Dr Olive McCarthy and Dr Noreen Byrne of UCC say while new Central Bank rules for moneylenders are welcome, they don’t go far enough.

# banking - Monday 11 May, 2020

Taoiseach meets with five major banks to discuss Covid-19
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Taoiseach meets with five major banks to discuss Covid-19

May 11th 2020, 7:06 PM 62,752 Views 50 Comments

The government says that the banks have agreed that anyone availing of a mortgage break can now extend the loan term.

# banking - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams
# Banking
# Banking

Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams

Mar 31st 2020, 2:18 PM 20,301 Views 21 Comments

Figures from the BPFI show €12m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

# banking - Friday 27 March, 2020

Internal bank documents reveal AIB mortgage break did require savings before meeting with minister
# Payment Deferral
# Payment Deferral

Internal bank documents reveal AIB mortgage break did require savings before meeting with minister

Mar 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 74,464 Views 95 Comments

At the end of last week and over the weekend customers complained of issues they had accessing this payment deferral.

# banking - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

1 cent contactless fee and more maintenance charges in store for AIB customers from May
# Banking
# Banking

1 cent contactless fee and more maintenance charges in store for AIB customers from May

Mar 10th 2020, 10:03 AM 70,085 Views 117 Comments

Customers can expect to pay an average of €2.20 per year in contactless fees.

# banking - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

UK banking group Lloyds to cut around 780 branch jobs
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

UK banking group Lloyds to cut around 780 branch jobs

Feb 26th 2020, 12:13 PM 10,957 Views 13 Comments

The jobs will be cut between June and October.

# banking - Monday 24 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 24th 2020, 8:40 AM 36,808 Views 38 Comments

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

# banking - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Capital power: why fintech companies are looking to Dublin in the e-money licence quest
# Future Of Finance
# Future Of Finance

Capital power: why fintech companies are looking to Dublin in the e-money licence quest

Jan 29th 2020, 8:19 PM 438 Views 0 Comments

US company Payoneer is the latest to get approval as Ireland is at the centre of a fintech revolution.

# banking - Friday 29 November, 2019

Ulster Bank says an issue with its online and mobile banking services has now been resolved
# It Issue
# It Issue

Ulster Bank says an issue with its online and mobile banking services has now been resolved

Updated Nov 29th 2019, 6:33 PM 9,207 Views 13 Comments

The problem did not affect ATM, debit/credit cards or in-person purchases.

# banking - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Bank of Ireland services are working again after earlier issues
# Sorted
# Sorted

Bank of Ireland services are working again after earlier issues

Nov 28th 2019, 6:55 PM 12,355 Views 23 Comments

Some branches will remain open until 8pm this evening.

# banking - Friday 15 November, 2019

Calls for head of KBC group to apologise after comments about 'annoying' tracker mortgage scandal
# Johan Thijs
# Johan Thijs

Calls for head of KBC group to apologise after comments about 'annoying' tracker mortgage scandal

Updated Nov 15th 2019, 11:14 AM 26,189 Views 88 Comments

More than 40,000 people were affected by the scandal.

# banking - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Credit unions across Ireland roll out new current account service
# Credit Union
# Credit Union

Credit unions across Ireland roll out new current account service

Oct 17th 2019, 7:28 PM 45,809 Views 29 Comments

115 branches have begun rolling out the service today under the currentaccount.ie brand.

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