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#Banking

# banking - Monday 21 September, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

# banking - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

UK banking group Lloyds to cut around 780 branch jobs

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

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

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

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

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

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

# banking - Thursday 17 October, 2019

# banking - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Explainer: Why were some customers locked out of their mobile banking app?

Many AIB customers complained to the bank after being told their device was ‘rooted’.

# banking - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'Unacceptable harm': The scandal that led to a record fine for one of Ireland's pillar banks

Permanent TSB has been fined €21 million for regulatory breaches affecting tracker mortgage customers.

# banking - Friday 10 May, 2019

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

# banking - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Opinion: 'Mortgage rules are massively unfair on people who can't rely on their parents for a sizeable deposit'

Since the banks no longer require you to prove that you saved the deposit – having one says nothing about your ability to repay the loan, writes Fiona Cassim.

# banking - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

SF proposes new law to prevent mortgages being sold to a vulture fund without the borrower's consent

Doherty said his proposed Bill will ensure the code is put into primary legislation.

# banking - Thursday 6 December, 2018

It took 9 consecutive questions for bank execs to admit €1.3bn mortgage 'vehicle' won't pay tax Mortgage Arrears This post contains videos

It took 9 consecutive questions for bank execs to admit €1.3bn mortgage 'vehicle' won't pay tax

Last week the bank confirmed it was transferring more than 6,000 home loans into a special purpose vehicle.

# banking - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Banking industry asks Irish public for its say on new culture board to help 'rebuild trust' in sector

The banks have said they know their reputation has been damaged, and they want to take steps to address that.

# banking - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Problem over payment of child benefit to Irish parents 'resolved' following industry-wide banking issue

Customers with An Post, Ulster Bank and PTSB have been affected.

# banking - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Are post offices even viable? An increase in financial services could have been the game changer

The Bobby Kerry report stated that the expansion of financial services in post offices was essential to their survival.

# banking - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

The aggravating and mitigating factors: How the judge in the Drumm case arrived at six years

Judge Karen O’Connor noted that the most significant form of mitigation would have been a result of a guilty plea but that was not available in this case.

# banking - Friday 15 June, 2018

Irish economy is growing substantially but Brexit 'poses major threat'

High levels of household and public debt are also concerning, the Central Bank has said.

# banking - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Bizarre carry-on': Criticism of consumer expert who said tracker victims should have faced tougher questioning

Brendan Burgess said people’s lives may have been destroyed, but that may not have been because of the overcharging.

# banking - Thursday 10 May, 2018

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.

# banking - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Mobile app transfers not appearing in some Ulster Bank customers' accounts

Yesterday was a European bank holiday, which affected the situation.

# banking - Sunday 25 February, 2018

In rural Germany, mobile banking means a bank in the back of a truck visiting different towns

The closure of branches in rural Germany has led to mobile banking services that visit small towns.

# banking - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

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After more than 10 years, RaboDirect is closing down in Ireland

The lender holds deposits from 90,000 Irish customers.

RaboDirect announces that it is closing down its Irish operations in May

The bank holds over €3 billion in deposits from its Irish customers, who will now have to move their money elsewhere.

# banking - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?

The Central Bank’s governor Philip Lane confirmed 13,000 impacted customers are still waiting to get their money back.

# banking - Monday 1 January, 2018

Irish people warned they are being 'ripped off' by ATMs in foreign countries

People are advised not to withdraw money in their own currency rate as it is more expensive.

# banking - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Here's how banks plan to 'rebuild trust' after the tracker mortgage scandal

The initiative has been welcomed by Minister Paschal Donohoe today.

# banking - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Goldman Sachs says it is 'considering options' after report of UK jobs moving to Dublin

The company’s the European asset management business is set for changes.

# banking - Friday 1 December, 2017

High Court injunction imposed on Sunday Business Post over banking commission fears

The commission is probing transactions involving the Irish Banking Resolution Corporation (IBRC).

# banking - Friday 17 November, 2017

'I'm not going anywhere': Lay litigants in uphill battle against banks and vulture funds

There are calls for the Legal Aid Board to relax its merits test so more families in debt can access professional representation.

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