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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C


This year
# European Central Bank
Bank of Ireland increasing fixed mortgage rates again
The banks’s fixed interest rates will increase by 0.75% for all new mortgage loan drawdowns.
Last year
Bank of Ireland names former chief financial officer as new CEO
Myles O’Grady has been named as the new CEO of Bank of Ireland, replacing interim incumbent Gavin Kelly.
# Survey
Irish businesses divided on going cashless within a decade
The counties most confident of this transition are Dublin (55%) and Galway (51%).
Bank of Ireland completes €427m purchase of Davy
Davy was put up for sale last year after the Central Bank of Ireland levied a fine of €4.1 million against the company.
All time
# digital focus
Bank of Ireland to recruit 130 specialist IT staff over next 12 months
Last month, the bank confirmed plans to close 88 branches in Ireland and 15 branches in Northern Ireland.
# The Banks
Here's the full list of 103 Bank of Ireland branches set to shut across the island
The branch network in Ireland will reduce from 257 to 169 and from 28 to 13 in Northern Ireland.
# Fraud
Gardaí and BOI warn consumers to be extra vigilant amid spate of parcel fraud texts
Gardaí are advising the public to never click on an unsolicited text or email.
Bank of Ireland warns customers over fraudulent text messaging scam
The bank warned that it will “never text a customer asking them to update or provide their online banking information”.
# Charges
Bank customers charged twice when taking money out of Bank of Ireland ATMs
The issue appears to have been caused by a technical glitch.
# Precautionary
Bank of Ireland restricts contactless and online payments on some debit cards due to fraud fears
Customers who are affected can’t use their card for contactless payments or online until a new card is issued.
# wrong side of the tracks
'It's a bit scary' - in the buildup to Brexit, cross-border mortgages are looking increasingly hard to come by
Those working in the North and living in the Republic have limited options at present when it comes to mortgage finance.
# be careful
Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'vishing' scammers pretending to be from the bank
“Vishing doesn’t indicate a data breach or account compromise”, the bank said.
# Housing Crisis
'Banks are out of touch': Bank of Ireland criticised over ad about couple moving back in with parents
The tweet about a couple who returned home to live with parents to save for a mortgage has received a huge backlash.
Bank of Ireland has poached a senior UK exec for its new CEO
HSBC’s Francesca McDonagh will be the pillar bank’s first female chief.
# Pearly Whites
One fifth of consumers want to save for cosmetic procedures
28% of consumers surveyed said they save less than €100 every month.
# card declined
Bank of Ireland apologises after customers left without their wages this morning
This is not the first time Bank of Ireland customers have experienced this.
# phone banking
Bank of Ireland says 'vulnerable and elderly customers' won't be affected by latest changes
Customers will be told to use online banking or a self-service option when accessing certain services.
# hire me please
These are the companies Ireland's graduates most want to work for
The latest GradIreland survey of employer popularity put accountancy group KPMG top with two Irish banks jumping up the ranks.
# Bailed out
AIB and BOI ranked among the worst in Europe after stress test
AIB placed at 4.31% for the end of 2018 under adverse scenarios, below the 5.5% level markets and regulators typically expect it to hold.
# Show Me The Money
Bank of Ireland glitch sees delay in paying customers' wages
The problem has now been resolved.
# better have my money
Bank of Ireland customers unhappy their wages haven't hit their accounts yet
Unhappy customers have taken to Twitter to ask why they have not been paid today.
# 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.
# We all partied
Bank of Ireland CEO: 'We can repay people financially, but not morally'
Richie Boucher said bankers’ pre-crash salaries were “relatively generous”.
# 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.
Have problems with your Bank of Ireland Debit Card today? ... Looks like the issue's been fixed
Customers trying to use their debit cards online and in shops had some problems today.
# any minute now
Bank of Ireland insists all customers should be paid today
Although there may be some slight delays.
# Bank of Ireland
BOI chief Richie Boucher tells staff he is being treated for cancer
The Bank of Ireland chief executive expects to be back to work in September.
# Branched Out
Ulster Bank is shutting down another ten branches
The bank blamed shifting consumer habits for the closures, but still attracted flak from the bankers union.
# Hardball
Stop paying your mortgage. Don't leave your home - new advice from the IMHO
The IMHO is playing hardball, and will today launch a controversial ‘no surrender’ policy on debt solutions.
# Transactions
European Bank Holiday leaves employees without wages despite early warnings
No interbank transaction can take place across the EU today.
Lodgements glitch delays payments for some Bank of Ireland customers
A small number of lodgements submitted using ATMs on Friday were affected.
# ATM only cards
Some Bank of Ireland cards to be blocked from AIB machines
The cards are not “internationally branded”, AIB said, and will no longer function in ATMs this April.
# Funding
NTMA reaffirms aim to raise as much as €10bn from markets this year
The National Treasury Management Agency published its review of 2013 this afternoon, and details a number of
# Leaders' Questions
Tánaiste defends Bank of Ireland share sale to 'vulture capitalists'
He was responding to questions from Tipperary South TD on “vulture capitalists” buying shares in the bank.
# Bank of Ireland
'My contract has been accepted by government': Richie Boucher on his €843k salary
The Bank of Ireland chief executive got into a testy exchange with a Labour TD over his pay packet today.
# Richie Boucher
Finance Committee to press BoI chief on banking inquiry response
Bank of Ireland’s response to a Michael Noonan letter on preservation of records was “measured at best, reserved at worst” according to committee chairman Ciarán Lynch.
# cork like
VIDEO: Americans interview Cork people about Cork, like
‘Is this a wind up, is it?’
From Cork? You can now get your very own Cork-specific passport
It’s for Rebel Week, boi!
# Your Say
Poll: Does bankers' pay need to be high to attract the right people?
It was revealed that the CEO of Bank of Ireland Richie Boucher received a total pay packet worth €843,000 last year – despite a €2.1 billion loss at the bank.