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#Banks

# banks - Last month November 2022

AIB welcomes Donohoe's decision to sell 8% of State shares
# AIB
# AIB

AIB welcomes Donohoe's decision to sell 8% of State shares

Updated Nov 8th 2022, 9:44 AM 14,085 Views 10 Comments

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said that the State’s shareholding in AIB has been reduced from 62% to 57%.

Over 20 Ulster Bank branches to switch to Permanent TSB in January
# Banks
# Banks

Over 20 Ulster Bank branches to switch to Permanent TSB in January

Nov 5th 2022, 5:01 PM 25,575 Views 1 Comment

The bank is exiting the Irish market.

# banks - This year 2022

Analysis: We can expect to see interest rates continue to march higher this week
# ECB
# ECB

Analysis: We can expect to see interest rates continue to march higher this week

Oct 26th 2022, 7:00 AM 17,450 Views 5 Comments

Economist Victor Duggan looks ahead to the expected ECB rate hike tomorrow.

Housing minister welcomes mortgage rule change but concerns raised about house price increases
# Reaction
# Reaction

Housing minister welcomes mortgage rule change but concerns raised about house price increases

Oct 19th 2022, 3:17 PM 11,076 Views 10 Comments

Concerns have been raised about increasing borrowing limits when supply remains low.

Ulster Bank extends first account closure deadline until 4 November
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

Ulster Bank extends first account closure deadline until 4 November

Oct 4th 2022, 12:51 PM 11,613 Views 12 Comments

The bank announced its withdrawal from the Irish market in February.

Mortgage holders could save thousands by switching when fixed rate ends - consumer watchdog
# Banking
# Banking

Mortgage holders could save thousands by switching when fixed rate ends - consumer watchdog

Aug 31st 2022, 6:30 AM 23,006 Views 27 Comments

The CCPC told the Department of Finance that it is concerned by the “impending increase” in the concentration of Ireland’s retail banking sector.

Poll: How often do you use cash/cheque services at a bank branch?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you use cash/cheque services at a bank branch?

Jul 22nd 2022, 8:50 AM 46,348 Views 77 Comments

AIB said 70 of its branches will become cashless later this year.

AIB should 'reconsider' decision to make 70 branches cashless, says Taoiseach
# Cashless Banks
# Cashless Banks

AIB should 'reconsider' decision to make 70 branches cashless, says Taoiseach

Updated Jul 21st 2022, 4:11 PM 30,917 Views 89 Comments

The branches will no longer offer cash or cheque services and if they have an ATM outside, it will be removed.

Ulster Bank to sell €6 billion mortgage portfolio to AIB
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

Ulster Bank to sell €6 billion mortgage portfolio to AIB

Jun 1st 2022, 8:45 PM 20,820 Views 6 Comments

Ulster Bank and KBC are both in the process of exiting the Irish market.

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 16,014 Views 11 Comments

The original timeframe was 90 days.

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 27,540 Views 20 Comments

The issue has since been resolved.

Revised mortgage-to-rent scheme to help more people in arrears to stay in their homes
# Housing
# Housing

Revised mortgage-to-rent scheme to help more people in arrears to stay in their homes

Jan 24th 2022, 5:02 PM 13,015 Views 7 Comments

Homeowners will have an option to purchase their home back at the price the State paid for it.

# banks - Last year 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 14,765 Views 12 Comments

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

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 10,754 Views 14 Comments

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

Number of mortgage approvals continues to grow as almost 4,700 signed off last month
# Housing
# Housing

Number of mortgage approvals continues to grow as almost 4,700 signed off last month

Jun 29th 2021, 6:10 AM 8,271 Views 11 Comments

This represents a significant increase on the 1,879 mortgage approvals issued in May 2020, the BPFI said.

'I'm not sure TDs were fully informed': High Court Master highlights issues with Covid legislation on vulture funds
# Emergency Legislation
# Emergency Legislation

'I'm not sure TDs were fully informed': High Court Master highlights issues with Covid legislation on vulture funds

Jun 15th 2021, 6:15 AM 31,082 Views 15 Comments

Judge Edmund Honohon questioned why a sunset clause was not set out in the emergency legislation.

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 17,453 Views 20 Comments

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

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 16,372 Views 39 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the move leaves the future of the Irish banking sector uncertain.

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 9,944 Views 10 Comments

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

The Explainer: Banks, brokers, bonds… are back in the news. Should we be worried (again)?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Banks, brokers, bonds… are back in the news. Should we be worried (again)?

Mar 11th 2021, 7:00 PM 10,638 Views 3 Comments

In today’s episode, business reporter Ian Curran explains what’s been going on.

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 25,193 Views 32 Comments

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

'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 21,615 Views 15 Comments

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

Face coverings are now mandatory in banks, post offices and credit unions
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Face coverings are now mandatory in banks, post offices and credit unions

Jan 26th 2021, 2:48 PM 29,260 Views 36 Comments

The Financial Services Union has welcomed the decision by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly.

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 53,161 Views 108 Comments

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

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 29,850 Views 31 Comments

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

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 21,857 Views 37 Comments

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

# banks - All time

Mortgage payment break scheme will not be extended, Government confirms
# Payment Breaks
# Payment Breaks

Mortgage payment break scheme will not be extended, Government confirms

Sep 28th 2020, 3:37 PM 38,887 Views 40 Comments

The Tánaiste said the banks agreed that solutions for those unable to resume full payments would be applied on a case-by-case basis.

The FinCEN files: Major banks moved multi-million sums of 'dirty' money
# FinCEN
# FinCEN

The FinCEN files: Major banks moved multi-million sums of 'dirty' money

Sep 21st 2020, 7:22 AM 18,393 Views 10 Comments

The investigation points in particular to five major banks – JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank and Bank of New York Mellon.

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 17,714 Views 6 Comments

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

Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages
# Warning
# Warning

Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 2:01 PM 37,702 Views 1 Comment

Health officials are warning anyone who thinks they’ve been affected to contact their bank.

Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty accuses banks of ‘profiteering from pandemic’
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty accuses banks of ‘profiteering from pandemic’

Jul 8th 2020, 6:26 PM 20,664 Views 92 Comments

Since March, nearly 80,000 mortgage-holders impacted by the pandemic have taken payment breaks.

Almost €600 million spent on contactless payments in May
# Tapping
# Tapping

Almost €600 million spent on contactless payments in May

Jun 23rd 2020, 7:12 AM 10,503 Views 28 Comments

The contactless limit was increased to €50 in April in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

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 62,790 Views 50 Comments

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

Drop of nearly 10% in mortgage approvals in March compared to 2019
# Lending
# Lending

Drop of nearly 10% in mortgage approvals in March compared to 2019

May 6th 2020, 8:18 AM 16,895 Views 18 Comments

The figures offer an early indication of the impact of Covid-19 on lending.

Covid-19 mortgage break to be extended from three months to six
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 mortgage break to be extended from three months to six

Updated Apr 30th 2020, 11:24 AM 34,862 Views 66 Comments

All of the country’s main banks are participating in the break.

Banks say that people who got mortgage approval before the crisis can have this extended
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Banks say that people who got mortgage approval before the crisis can have this extended

Apr 20th 2020, 9:14 AM 30,865 Views 32 Comments

Customers can be granted an extension in situations where their “circumstances have not materially changed”.

Banks to offer three-month mortgage break to customers affected by coronavirus outbreak
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Banks to offer three-month mortgage break to customers affected by coronavirus outbreak

Mar 18th 2020, 4:50 PM 90,713 Views 139 Comments

Banks will also defer court proceedings for three months.

Paschal Donohoe to meet with five main banks about coronavirus plans
# Mortgage Payments
# Mortgage Payments

Paschal Donohoe to meet with five main banks about coronavirus plans

Mar 18th 2020, 8:39 AM 20,131 Views 61 Comments

AIB, Bank of Ireland, KBC, Permanent TSB and Ulster Bank will meet Department of Finance officials at 4pm.

Minister says three pillar banks 'will support businesses' through coronavirus crisis
# Covid19
# Covid19

Minister says three pillar banks 'will support businesses' through coronavirus crisis

Mar 12th 2020, 5:40 PM 30,059 Views 21 Comments

Heather Humphreys said there will be emergency working capital and payment flexibility on borrowings.

AIB setting aside €300 million redress for 'previously identified' tracker mortgage victims
# Banks
# Banks

AIB setting aside €300 million redress for 'previously identified' tracker mortgage victims

Updated Feb 4th 2020, 8:42 AM 22,301 Views 34 Comments

The Central Bank said last year that lenders had already paid €683 million in redress to impacted customers.

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