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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Banks

All time
# Irish Nationwide
Bankers whose building society got a €5.4 billion bailout claim an investigation is "unconstitutional"
Irish Nationwide was folded into IBRC after its bailout.
# cash back please
AIB customer? You may be due money back
Over 110,000 customers will be contacted about claiming their money back.
# what's yer iban
The 8 most enraging things about going to the bank
For all of you making the trek this lunchtime.
# Blank Czech
The curious case of a palace in Prague, an Irish company and Nama
A Czech developer is attempting to sue the agency.
# debt and taxes
Banks are taking lots of people to court - and winning
Banks were awarded judgements of €148 million in the first half of this year.
# Open for Business
Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes
Greeks will be able to withdraw up to €420 at once per week.
# Debt deal
Greek banks to re-open on Monday with a €60 daily withdrawal limit
Nine ministers have been replaced after objecting to the embattled country’s latest bailout.
# Banking Inquiry
Financier compares himself to Ronaldo, says emigrating was "very painful"
Derek Quinlan moved to Switzerland after the crash.
# Finally
Did Noonan's warning work? More banks cut mortgage rates
Good news for some mortgage holders – depending on which bank they’re with.
# the life of brian
9 things we've learned from Brian Cowen at the banking inquiry (so far)
The former Taoiseach came out swinging at a lengthy hearing in Leinster House today. §
The Troika's negotiations with Greece shows why Ireland must do the right thing
Heavily indebted countries should have a transparent, independent mechanism to turn to when facing the possibility of not being able to repay debts.
# Grexit
Greek banks are now NOT OPENING for a week
The country is taking the measure to avoid financial panic.
# Default
Greek banks could be just days away from running out of money
The European Central Bank is due to hold an emergency meeting this morning.
# Cashing Out
Europe's biggest bank will shed up to 50,000 workers on its 150th anniversary
HSBC could shift its base from the UK to Hong Kong.
# banking at bernie's
AIB's new boss has a long year ahead of him
The state-owned bank has announced its replacement CEO.
# application denied
The Central Bank's new mortgage rules are slowing lending to house-buyers in a MAJOR way
Year on year growth in mortgage lending has slowed to 12%, its lowest in two years.
# big dogs
Most of Ireland's biggest companies aren't Irish at all
Microsoft is now the biggest company in Ireland in terms of turnover.
# no dissenter
'The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn't pleasant for anyone in the room'
John Hurley, the former governor of the Central Bank, is before the banking inquiry today .
# the battle for gorse hill
Bank of Ireland accused of a 'crusade' against Brian O'Donnell over Gorse Hill
“I’d love to see the bill for the legal fees.”
Not good - European banks are 'just as likely to fail' now as in 2008
“A repeat of the last financial crisis is feasible,” claims a new report into the banking meltdown.
# pack of bankers
If the banks continue to 'gouge' mortgage-holders, maybe it's time to gouge them back...
AIB aside, Ireland’s main banks have refused to drop their rates despite record numbers of mortgages being in trouble.
# panic on the streets
Former AIB chief: 'I'm very sorry ... I feel deeply disappointed every day'
Eugene Sheehy said the bank took too many risks and he could have stopped this from happening.
# IOU lots of money
Will Permanent TSB be able to pay back its bailout cash after all?
The bank certainly seems to think so. And Michael Noonan too.
# Debt
There's some 'good news' for Ulster Bank mortgage holders in arrears
Those who qualify for social housing can sell their homes and not be pursued for the outstanding debt.
# Making Bank
Over 1,000 staff at AIB are on over €100,000 a year
That means they make up 1% of Ireland’s high earners.
# Bad Debt
Consumers ordered to pay €52 million back to banks so far this year
The average amount awarded to banks was €600,000.
# Deja Vu
Did the banks get ANOTHER bailout 'by stealth' - to the tune of €10 billion?
Nama took its turn before the banking inquiry today.
# watching closely
Mary O'Rourke putting the Banking Inquiry "under notice" about Brian Lenihan evidence
Mary O’Rourke and Conor Lenihan have information they believe may be useful to the committee.
# Mortgage crisis
Thousands of homeowners are drowning in debt - this is one of their stories
“It was like someone had a gun to my head. I was crying on the steps of the bank.”
# fuzzy logic
It's costing banks €100,000 a go to reject insolvency applications...
Are lenders cutting off their nose to spite their face?
# radical thinking
Can't pay your mortgage? Your council should do it for you...
Whatever action the government takes on Ireland’s housing debt crisis will be the ‘biggest political decision since Irish Water’ according to a householders’ group.
# We all partied
The government says it saved over €10bn by complaining to the Troika
Some people still think we could have got a better deal, however.
# power vs money
Frank Underwood quoted as banking inquiry hears 'corruption is sexy'
Surely none of our politicians are THAT corrupt?
# slick willie
A poor Irish kid turned out to be one of America’s most famous bank robbers
One victim said his robberies were like being at the movies, except the usher had a gun.
# slap on the wrist
Debt management firms criticised for giving people poor information
The Central Bank became responsible for regulating these firms in 2013.
# Yeah Boi
Bank of Ireland made a lot of money last year
A lot more than the year before, anyway.
# Back in black
Ulster Bank made €752 million in profit last year
That marks its first profit since 2008.
# satisfied customers?
Lots of people still have complaints about their mortgages
Mortgage issues continue to be the highest drivers of complaints.
# Banks
Repossession order over €1.4m struck out, but unlikely to impact majority of cases
The Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation said the case was a unique and unusal one.
# Banks
Couple secure €1.26m debt write down and keep their family home
The personal insolvency arrangement involved a number of banks.