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#Banking

# banking - Monday 4 July, 2022

Banker accountability Bill brought forward to Cabinet
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Banker accountability Bill brought forward to Cabinet

Mon 10:00 PM 14,125 Views 19 Comments

The Bill aims to give greater powers to regulators to punish individual misconduct.

# banking - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

'Social value' of local post offices must be protected, communications committee hears
# Postmasters
# Postmasters

'Social value' of local post offices must be protected, communications committee hears

Updated Jun 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 14,345 Views 11 Comments

The committee heard today that local post offices were a fundamental part of smaller towns and villages, but were at risk of being subsumed by provision of services online.

Bank of Ireland completes €427m purchase of Davy
# BOI
# BOI

Bank of Ireland completes €427m purchase of Davy

Jun 1st 2022, 9:43 AM 10,639 Views 5 Comments

Davy was put up for sale last year after the Central Bank of Ireland levied a fine of €4.1 million against the company.

KBC writes to customers giving them six months to close their accounts
# Time To Switch
# Time To Switch

KBC writes to customers giving them six months to close their accounts

Jun 1st 2022, 8:58 AM 8,913 Views 8 Comments

The bank has 130,000 current accounts that are active or have a balance.

# banking - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Electric Ireland moves to reassure KBC and Ulster Bank customers over direct debit switchovers
# Banking
# Banking

Electric Ireland moves to reassure KBC and Ulster Bank customers over direct debit switchovers

May 25th 2022, 7:29 PM 17,406 Views 7 Comments

The energy supplier has raised concerns about the ‘cumbersome’ paper-based process of switching some 65,000 customers.

# banking - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Central Bank says more needs to be done to help customers as banks exit Irish market
# Banking Switch
# Banking Switch

Central Bank says more needs to be done to help customers as banks exit Irish market

May 17th 2022, 4:27 PM 15,270 Views 9 Comments

The exit of KBC and Ulster Bank will whittle Ireland’s number of retail banks from five down to just three.

# banking - Friday 29 April, 2022

KBC Bank extends its account closure notice to six months
# KBC Bank
# KBC Bank

KBC Bank extends its account closure notice to six months

Apr 29th 2022, 7:46 AM 15,950 Views 11 Comments

The original timeframe was 90 days.

# banking - Thursday 28 April, 2022

AIB cleared to acquire €4.2 billion Ulster Bank loan porfolio
# Green Light
# Green Light

AIB cleared to acquire €4.2 billion Ulster Bank loan porfolio

Apr 28th 2022, 9:47 PM 18,377 Views 27 Comments

Ulster Bank is set to withdraw all of its banking services from Ireland.

# banking - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Central Bank tells sector 'more needs to be done' for customers hit by KBC and Ulster Bank closures
# Account Switch
# Account Switch

Central Bank tells sector 'more needs to be done' for customers hit by KBC and Ulster Bank closures

Apr 27th 2022, 2:33 PM 9,937 Views 12 Comments

Both Ulster Bank and KBC Bank are winding down their operations in Ireland.

# banking - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Bank of Ireland announces CEO Francesca McDonagh to step down
# Banking
# Banking

Bank of Ireland announces CEO Francesca McDonagh to step down

Apr 26th 2022, 6:59 PM 36,589 Views 34 Comments

McDonagh joined Bank of Ireland in October 2017 as Group Chief Executive Officer.

# banking - Thursday 3 March, 2022

AIB returns to profit as discussions underway to buy back some State shares
# Banking
# Banking

AIB returns to profit as discussions underway to buy back some State shares

Mar 3rd 2022, 12:41 PM 10,051 Views 11 Comments

The bank will pay out €213 million to shareholders, including the State.

# banking - Monday 28 February, 2022

Bank of Ireland reports a pre-tax profit of €1.4 billion for 2021
# The Banks
# The Banks

Bank of Ireland reports a pre-tax profit of €1.4 billion for 2021

Feb 28th 2022, 11:04 AM 17,817 Views 50 Comments

Bank of Ireland CEO Francesca McDonagh said it delivered its “strongest performance since the global financial crisis”.

# banking - Sunday 27 February, 2022

SWIFT exclusion the most 'disruptive sanction' against Russia
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

SWIFT exclusion the most 'disruptive sanction' against Russia

Feb 27th 2022, 12:21 PM 36,235 Views 23 Comments

Swift is a discreet but important cog in the machinery of international finance.

# banking - Friday 18 February, 2022

Central Bank calls on Irish banks to improve customer support waiting times
# Phoning It In
# Phoning It In

Central Bank calls on Irish banks to improve customer support waiting times

Feb 18th 2022, 4:09 PM 10,791 Views 43 Comments

it conducted a review of the five main retail banks.

# banking - Saturday 29 January, 2022

Permanent TSB apologises after 'technical issues' meant some customers didn't get wages
# PTSB
# PTSB

Permanent TSB apologises after 'technical issues' meant some customers didn't get wages

Jan 29th 2022, 12:11 PM 27,130 Views 19 Comments

The issue has since been resolved.

# banking - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Highest number of mortgages drawn down last year since 2009
# Housing
# Housing

Highest number of mortgages drawn down last year since 2009

Jan 26th 2022, 6:10 AM 10,397 Views 4 Comments

Mortgages drawn down in 2021 were worth a total of €10.5 billion, the highest value since 2008.

# banking - Friday 17 December, 2021

Permanent TSB signs agreement to buy €7 billion of Ulster Bank mortgages and 25 branches
# PTSB
# PTSB

Permanent TSB signs agreement to buy €7 billion of Ulster Bank mortgages and 25 branches

Dec 17th 2021, 10:21 AM 14,664 Views 12 Comments

The bank will also acquire Business Direct and Lombard Asset Finance loan business under the deal.

# banking - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Ulster Bank urges customers not to switch banks 'at last minute'
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

Ulster Bank urges customers not to switch banks 'at last minute'

Dec 2nd 2021, 2:00 PM 39,031 Views 17 Comments

The bank has committed to giving up to six months notice of its departure in 2022.

EU fines major banks €344 million over foreign exchange trading cartel
# Forex
# Forex

EU fines major banks €344 million over foreign exchange trading cartel

Dec 2nd 2021, 12:47 PM 10,740 Views 14 Comments

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Credit Suisse all received fines.

# banking - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Banking review to assess mortgage pricing, savings rates and bankers' pay
# Banking
# Banking

Banking review to assess mortgage pricing, savings rates and bankers' pay

Nov 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 16,021 Views 12 Comments

The review will also assess submissions on the salary cap for bankers.

# banking - Friday 23 July, 2021

Permanent TSB plans to take over €7.6 billion of Ulster Bank loans and 25 branches
# Banking
# Banking

Permanent TSB plans to take over €7.6 billion of Ulster Bank loans and 25 branches

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:48 AM 16,680 Views 40 Comments

Ulster Bank has over one million customers, along with 2,800 staff and 88 branches across the country.

# 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 36,928 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 13,044 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 22,824 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 9,128 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 17,406 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 16,340 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 95,954 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 17,500 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 9,914 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 13,904 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 25,043 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 23,731 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 11,789 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 15,177 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 21,579 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 17,340 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 12,006 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 53,125 Views 108 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 28,594 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.

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