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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Banks

All time
# the italian sob
Italian government bails out two banks to the tune of €17 billion
The two banks’ toxic assets will be moved to a “bad bank” – similar to NAMA here.
# Not happy
'Desperately unfair': Bank of Ireland accused of leaving elderly behind as 100 branches go cash free
Ulster Bank has plans to have five cashless locations by the end of this month.
# Finances
Global investment funds have made Ireland a world capital for shadow banking
The sector is more than 10 times the size of the Irish economy.
# Central Bank
Dedicated staff and timeline clarity could help make mortgage-switching easier
Research shows that many consumers who have switched mortgages had a positive experience, and can save “significant sums of money”.
# Great Irish Sell Off
'Farmers are at their wit's end': Losing your land, home and income at the hands of vulture funds
The IFA says if vulture funds come after farmers they’ll have to get to them through them first.
# tracker mortgage scandal
Here's how to check if your bank overcharged you on your mortgage - and what to do next
Up to 15,000 people are affected by the tracker mortgage scandal – but even people who were never on a tracker may have been overcharged.
# I'm Off
Richie Boucher, the man who led Bank of Ireland back into the black, is stepping down
Finance Minister Michael Noonan thanked Boucher for his “commitment, professionalism and drive”.
# Central Bank
Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates
A new report states that 9,900 impacted customer accounts have now been identified by lenders.
# Bank Guarantee
Being tough on bankers ... and Fine Gael: How Peter Mathews will be remembered
Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is among those to have paid tribute to Mathews, saying Ireland is “a poorer place” without him.
# banking error
Explainer: How people on tracker mortgages were shafted by financial institutions
There have been calls for gardaí to investigate the tracker mortgage scandal.
# Willie McAteer
Former Anglo Irish Bank director jailed for two-and-a-half years for fraud
Willie McAteer is currently serving a three and a half year sentence for other offences.
# Breakdown
Maintenance fees, contactless and ATM charges - here's how much you're paying your bank
Do you know how much you’re paying out for using your cards?
# brexit wounds
HSBC chairman says jobs will move to 'France, Ireland or Holland' because of Brexit
The bank is worried about the loss of passporting rights.
# Great Irish Sell Off
'Out of the blue, we got a letter to say our loans had been sold to a vulture fund'
Housing has become the biggest issue for hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland.
# small notes
The Central Bank wants bank ATMs to dispense more €10 notes
Targets have been sent for the banks to give customers the option to take out smaller amounts of cash.
# Michael McGrath
Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages
Reports suggest the final bill for the banks and other lenders could run to over €1 billion.
# tracker accounts
Bank of Ireland confirms it overcharged on almost 4,000 mortgages
The bank says it will commence refunding customers from the beginning of 2017.
# it error
Double mortgage payments taken from some Permanent TSB customers
It’s understood that around 300 customers were affected.
# Bankers
'The rage inside me was getting stronger': Ireland's top bankers face grilling on mortgages and repossessions
Three of Ireland’s top bankers were before an Oireachtas committee to talk about the state of Irish banking system.
The Central Bank Governor on why deposit limits are 'not targets but ceilings'
Governor Philip Lane explains why the Central Bank wants to make things easier for first-time buyers.
# Your Say
Poll: Has Ireland really learned its lesson after the last financial crash?
Ed Sibley, director of credit insititutions supervision with the Central Bank, says that the warning signs of another crisis are beginning to emerge.
# Penny Pinching
Thinking about getting a mortgage? It could take you over six years to save for a deposit
New research shows first-time buyers will rely on a family contribution for a deposit.
# Bank Account
Bank of Ireland apologises for technical issue with debit cards
There were a number of complaints online today.
# money issues
Over €360m wiped off value of Irish taxpayers' stake in banks after Brexit vote
The Irish state has a large stake in several banks which saw their share prices dive this morning.
# Vulture funds
'I feel like an idiot. I should have just stopped paying my Ulster Bank loan'
The bank said this week it was selling 900 family homes as part of a loan book worth €2.5 billion.
# cut it
This bill might reduce your mortgage rate and be the government's first defeat
The new bill, if passed, will see the Central Bank get new powers to cap mortgage interest rates.
# Courts
Twink hopes to save her home in repossession case
A court heard she hopes to be able to resume full monthly mortgage repayments on her home.
# Explosion
Home repossessions have gone through the roof in Ireland in the last year
Repossessions of residential properties in Ireland for the first nine months of 2015 were up a whopping 80% from all of 2014 put together.
# In THe money
Nama says the last remaining ghost estates will be finished this year
In its annual review, Nama said it had a cash balance of €3.4 billion.
# done and dusted
After months of controversy, the banking inquiry signs off on final report
The inquiry members met today to discuss submissions from witnesses who gave evidence at hearings earlier in the year.
Students loaded with loans are less free to conduct their lives in the way they wish. It's a bad idea
We know very well the negative consequences of a student loan system. Just look at the United States, writes Julien Mercille.
# a landlord speaks
'I'd love to help a struggling tenant, but if I did I'd be homeless myself'
“Landlords answer to banks. We’re still paying the price for austerity.”
# attack of the clones
A "cloned" company is trying to scam Irish customers
The Central Bank says the practice is becoming more widespread.
# Courts
There's been a very important court ruling for anyone being pursued for debt by a bank
The judgment means a person who is being pursued by a bank for a debt is entitled to make full representations to the court.
# can't touch this
You can now pay for far more with contactless payments
The threshold is doubling.
# Blank of Ireland
Bank of Ireland says all customers should now have wages in their accounts
The bank has apologised for any inconvenience caused.
# River Lee
Flooding in Cork City sees traffic diversions in place
Conditions have been improving in the past few hours.
# warning
The army and the ATMs: Was Enda talking about the 'most secret committee in government'?
Details of emergency planning in the event of an Irish default are contained in Pat Leahy’s ‘The Price of Power’.
# warning
Was Enda really warned that the army might need to guard ATMs?
One person says they’re “puzzled” the Taoiseach made the claim.
# the remnants
A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man
And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.