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#Banks

# banks - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

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 8,187 Views 11 Comments

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

# banks - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

'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 30,749 Views 15 Comments

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

# banks - 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 17,335 Views 20 Comments

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

# banks - 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 16,241 Views 39 Comments

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

# banks - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

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 9,820 Views 10 Comments

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

# banks - Thursday 11 March, 2021

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 10,613 Views 3 Comments

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

# banks - 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 24,722 Views 32 Comments

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

# banks - 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 21,316 Views 15 Comments

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

# banks - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

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 29,186 Views 35 Comments

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

# banks - 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 53,004 Views 108 Comments

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

# banks - 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 29,757 Views 31 Comments

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

# banks - 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 21,309 Views 37 Comments

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

# banks - Monday 28 September, 2020

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 38,843 Views 39 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.

# banks - Monday 21 September, 2020

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 18,374 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 17,657 Views 6 Comments

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

# banks - Friday 28 August, 2020

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 37,621 Views 1 Comment

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

# banks - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

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 20,632 Views 92 Comments

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

# banks - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

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 10,470 Views 28 Comments

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

# banks - 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 62,759 Views 50 Comments

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

# banks - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

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 16,814 Views 18 Comments

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

# banks - Thursday 30 April, 2020

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 34,799 Views 66 Comments

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

# banks - Monday 20 April, 2020

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 30,679 Views 32 Comments

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

# banks - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

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 90,646 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 20,102 Views 61 Comments

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

# banks - Thursday 12 March, 2020

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 30,026 Views 21 Comments

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

# banks - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

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 22,242 Views 34 Comments

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

# banks - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

From apps to taps: Where Ireland sits in the march toward a cashless society
# Future Of Finance
# Future Of Finance

From apps to taps: Where Ireland sits in the march toward a cashless society

Jan 15th 2020, 11:19 AM 1,279 Views 0 Comments

Early adoption is led by the Nordics and Asia as infrastructure and societal acceptance plays catch up.

# banks - Friday 15 November, 2019

Banks given 'free pass' by this government, SF Ard Fheis told
# Derry
# Derry

Banks given 'free pass' by this government, SF Ard Fheis told

Nov 15th 2019, 9:33 PM 12,560 Views 76 Comments

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis kicked off in Derry today.

# banks - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

New Central Bank rules to stop brokers accepting free golf trips and sports tickets from banks
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

New Central Bank rules to stop brokers accepting free golf trips and sports tickets from banks

Sep 25th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,427 Views 23 Comments

From March next year, brokers and financial adviser will also have to publish details of commissions they receive on their websites.

# banks - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York
# Leo In The Us
# Leo In The Us

Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York

Sep 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 6,930 Views 29 Comments

Varadkar will attend the UN General Assembly and address the summit on sustainable development goals.

# banks - Saturday 14 September, 2019

KBC Bank admits it used time limit clause in 27 tracker complaints to Ombudsman
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal

KBC Bank admits it used time limit clause in 27 tracker complaints to Ombudsman

Sep 14th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,236 Views 8 Comments

A number of banks, including KBC, reversed their decision to challenge the investigation of these complaints after a public rebuke by the ombudsman.

# banks - Monday 19 August, 2019

Banks use time limit to challenge tracker mortgage complaints to Ombudsman
# Tracker Scandal
# Tracker Scandal

Banks use time limit to challenge tracker mortgage complaints to Ombudsman

Aug 19th 2019, 10:27 AM 17,377 Views 31 Comments

Ombudsman Ger Deering said up to 500 customers could be affected by these challenges.

# banks - Monday 22 July, 2019

Acting Central Bank governor says bankers' pay caps 'may limit the pool of candidates for senior positions'
# Banks
# Banks

Acting Central Bank governor says bankers' pay caps 'may limit the pool of candidates for senior positions'

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:10 PM 11,807 Views 60 Comments

The finance minister is currently considering a report which reviewed whether bankers’ pay should be increased.

# banks - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Banks offer average of €194,000 to people who lost homes due to tracker mortgage scandal
# Tracker Mortgage
# Tracker Mortgage

Banks offer average of €194,000 to people who lost homes due to tracker mortgage scandal

Jul 16th 2019, 11:00 AM 66,861 Views 83 Comments

There were 99 homes lost as a result of lenders’ failings as well as 216 buy-to-let properties.

# banks - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

'It's a no-brainer': New not-for-profit company aims to keep distressed borrowers in their homes
# Homeoptions
# Homeoptions

'It's a no-brainer': New not-for-profit company aims to keep distressed borrowers in their homes

Jul 9th 2019, 3:25 PM 11,362 Views 41 Comments

Homeoptions is offering itself as an alternative to vulture funds and said it is already engaging with one bank in relation to a home loan portfolio.

# banks - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Ulster Bank sells off nearly 4,000 of its customers in massive family home loan book sale
# Mortgage Sale
# Mortgage Sale

Ulster Bank sells off nearly 4,000 of its customers in massive family home loan book sale

Jul 2nd 2019, 7:12 PM 28,361 Views 92 Comments

90% of the loans due to be sold are family homes – about 3,200 accounts.

# banks - Sunday 2 June, 2019

More banks to face fines over tracker mortgage scandal as officials coy about revealing cost details
# Bankers
# Bankers

More banks to face fines over tracker mortgage scandal as officials coy about revealing cost details

Jun 2nd 2019, 11:00 AM 14,044 Views 40 Comments

Ulster Bank recently told an Oireachtas Finance committee that it will not be disclosing the amount of money it has set aside to deal with the fine.

# banks - 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 15,142 Views 55 Comments

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

# banks - Friday 19 April, 2019

Taoiseach says he didn’t realise his mortgage could be sold on by his bank when he took it out in 2003
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Taoiseach says he didn’t realise his mortgage could be sold on by his bank when he took it out in 2003

Apr 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 115,602 Views 82 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie this week, the Taoiseach said he understood the intent behind Sinn Féin’s No Consent No Sale Bill.

# banks - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Concerns over letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Concerns over letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days

Apr 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 116,180 Views 111 Comments

The Central Bank is aware that a regulated entity has written to a number of buy-to-let borrowers in arrears.

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