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# 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

Fri 6:30 AM 10,858 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 14,875 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 20,455 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 16,832 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 11,595 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 52,624 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 27,637 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 29,601 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 20,665 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 37,581 Views 36 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 16,773 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 17,549 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 21,374 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 32,973 Views 42 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 65,214 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 16,731 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 32,403 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 62,735 Views 49 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 20,260 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 74,357 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 70,008 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 10,951 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 36,770 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 394 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 9,151 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 12,343 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 26,151 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 45,770 Views 29 Comments

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

# banking - Sunday 6 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 6th 2019, 4:00 PM 56,307 Views 28 Comments

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
# Tracker Scandal
# Tracker Scandal

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

May 30th 2019, 8:57 PM 15,070 Views 55 Comments

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
# Cabot Financial
# Cabot Financial

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

May 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,355 Views 28 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 1st 2019, 7:00 AM 64,167 Views 123 Comments

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
# Great Sell Off
# Great Sell Off

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

Dec 19th 2018, 10:44 PM 22,522 Views 65 Comments

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
# Mortgage Arrears

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

Dec 6th 2018, 7:04 PM 65,453 Views 66 Comments

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
# Banking Culture
# Banking Culture

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

Oct 30th 2018, 7:14 AM 14,009 Views 56 Comments

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
# Delayed Payment
# Delayed Payment

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

Oct 2nd 2018, 2:28 PM 38,938 Views 71 Comments

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
# Shut Down
# Shut Down

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

Sep 2nd 2018, 7:45 AM 8,577 Views 17 Comments

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
# Former Ceo
# Former Ceo

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

Jun 20th 2018, 5:36 PM 19,118 Views 55 Comments

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'
# Warning
# Warning

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

Jun 15th 2018, 12:10 AM 16,843 Views 55 Comments

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
# Mortgage Scandal
# Mortgage Scandal

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

May 20th 2018, 10:30 AM 23,870 Views 32 Comments

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

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