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# bpfi - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Most customers leaving Ulster Bank and KBC haven't transferred direct debits
# Exiting The Market
# Exiting The Market

Most customers leaving Ulster Bank and KBC haven't transferred direct debits

Sep 21st 2022, 8:42 AM 14,912 Views 19 Comments

The two banks have been urging customers to get their accounts in order.

# bpfi - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

House prices likely to increase in coming months despite 'significant' increase in supply
# House Prices
# House Prices

House prices likely to increase in coming months despite 'significant' increase in supply

Updated Sep 6th 2022, 12:49 PM 48,167 Views 43 Comments

Banking and Payments Federation Ireland says housing supply must increase to improve affordability.

# bpfi - Friday 2 September, 2022

Online and mobile banking payments hit record high as contactless payments surge
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Online and mobile banking payments hit record high as contactless payments surge

Sep 2nd 2022, 7:40 AM 9,340 Views 21 Comments

New figures show that there were €49 million worth of contactless payments per day in the second quarter of the year.

# bpfi - Friday 5 August, 2022

Almost 300,000 new current accounts have been opened this year, figures show
# Irish Banking
# Irish Banking

Almost 300,000 new current accounts have been opened this year, figures show

Aug 5th 2022, 7:16 AM 14,203 Views 15 Comments

The figures indicated that Ulster Bank and KBC current account customers are heeding advice to switch banks.

# bpfi - Tuesday 5 July, 2022

220,000 new accounts opened this year as Ulster Bank and KBC to leave Ireland
# New Accounts
# New Accounts

220,000 new accounts opened this year as Ulster Bank and KBC to leave Ireland

Jul 5th 2022, 8:37 AM 11,124 Views 9 Comments

Around 9,600 accounts are being opened weekly.

# bpfi - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Mortgage seekers need 'significantly' higher earnings than 10 years ago to secure financing
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Mortgage seekers need 'significantly' higher earnings than 10 years ago to secure financing

May 24th 2022, 6:15 AM 16,751 Views 18 Comments

Median household income of first-time buyers increased from €71,000 to €77,000.

# bpfi - Friday 29 April, 2022

Home purchase mortgage drawdowns €18,000 higher than last year - report
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Home purchase mortgage drawdowns €18,000 higher than last year - report

Apr 29th 2022, 10:12 AM 10,288 Views 13 Comments

Mortgage switching has increased by 28% in the first quarter of the year, BPFI report shows.

# bpfi - Monday 4 April, 2022

Banks 'ill-prepared for the biggest logistical challenge in Irish banking since the euro'
# The Banks
# The Banks

Banks 'ill-prepared for the biggest logistical challenge in Irish banking since the euro'

Apr 4th 2022, 12:05 AM 73,400 Views 32 Comments
  • Concerns have been raised that the exits of Ulster Bank and KBC Bank could be "the perfect storm" for the remaining banks.
  • Over one million customers will have to choose a new provider and switch over their current accounts.
  • But the Financial Services Union believes significant customer service issues are likely to arise, Ian Curran reports.

# bpfi - Sunday 19 December, 2021

Last minute online shopping? Here are some tips to keep your cash safe from fraudsters
# Fraud
# Fraud

Last minute online shopping? Here are some tips to keep your cash safe from fraudsters

Dec 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,480 Views 4 Comments

Fraud cases continue to increase.

# bpfi - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021

Dec 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 27,704 Views 60 Comments

Mover-purchases had to pay €135,000 for a deposit in the same period.

# bpfi - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

More than €1 billion spent in contactless payments during May as economy re-opens
# Spend Spend Spend
# Spend Spend Spend

More than €1 billion spent in contactless payments during May as economy re-opens

Jul 7th 2021, 6:15 AM 7,697 Views 14 Comments

The daily spend of individual contactless payment users exceeded €16 for only the second time since 2016.

# bpfi - Thursday 29 April, 2021

First-time buyer mortgage drawdowns at highest Q1 level since 2007 - BPFI
# Housing Market
# Housing Market

First-time buyer mortgage drawdowns at highest Q1 level since 2007 - BPFI

Apr 29th 2021, 12:34 PM 12,713 Views 10 Comments

Figures show overall mortgage drawdowns in Q1 were at their highest since 2009.

# bpfi - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Over €25 million in contactless payments per day in February - BPFI
# REDUCE YOUR CONTACT
# REDUCE YOUR CONTACT

Over €25 million in contactless payments per day in February - BPFI

Apr 8th 2021, 6:05 AM 9,232 Views 8 Comments

The BPFI said today the jump in contactless payments is a result of a higher transaction limit of €50.

# bpfi - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Irish shoppers lost €12 million to credit and debit card fraudsters in the first half of 2020
# Payment Fraud
# Payment Fraud

Irish shoppers lost €12 million to credit and debit card fraudsters in the first half of 2020

Apr 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 11,006 Views 6 Comments

Online card fraud rose by 21% compared with the same period in 2019, the BPFI said.

# bpfi - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market

Mar 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,920 Views 14 Comments

Buy-to-let investors now account for less than 1% of mortgages, compared to 20% in 2006, according to new figures.

# bpfi - Friday 26 February, 2021

Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase

Feb 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,799 Views 16 Comments

That’s according to figures released by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland today.

# bpfi - Friday 19 February, 2021

Ulster says go: Bank's decision to exit was in the wind — but why is it happening now?
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

Ulster says go: Bank's decision to exit was in the wind — but why is it happening now?

Feb 19th 2021, 8:50 AM 34,444 Views 31 Comments

Ulster Bank’s long goodbye creates major headaches for policymakers.

# bpfi - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Banking Federation says capital requirements here are making lending and mortgages more expensive
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Banking Federation says capital requirements here are making lending and mortgages more expensive

Feb 16th 2021, 7:09 AM 17,366 Views 28 Comments

Irish mortgage applicants face some of the highest interest rates in Europe.

# bpfi - 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 21,800 Views 37 Comments

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

# bpfi - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Over 5,200 mortgages approved in October, with surge driven by first-time buyers
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Over 5,200 mortgages approved in October, with surge driven by first-time buyers

Dec 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 20,404 Views 14 Comments

October was the busiest month for mortgage approvals since BPFI began collecting this data in 2011.

# bpfi - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Banking federation warns customers to be 'extra vigilant' of online scams in lead-up to Christmas
# Online Shopping
# Online Shopping

Banking federation warns customers to be 'extra vigilant' of online scams in lead-up to Christmas

Nov 24th 2020, 6:10 AM 11,161 Views 4 Comments

Figures from the BPFI show €22m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

# bpfi - Monday 21 September, 2020

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 17,698 Views 6 Comments

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

# bpfi - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Explainer: Why Irish banks are being accused of 'profiteering from the pandemic'
# The Banks
# The Banks

Explainer: Why Irish banks are being accused of 'profiteering from the pandemic'

Jul 9th 2020, 2:26 PM 20,839 Views 46 Comments

Developments in recent days have undermined the banks’ positions.

# bpfi - 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 10,498 Views 28 Comments

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

# bpfi - 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 30,846 Views 32 Comments

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

# bpfi - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Five main banks now have freephone lines to help people who are cocooning
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Five main banks now have freephone lines to help people who are cocooning

Apr 8th 2020, 6:10 AM 10,665 Views 7 Comments

The phone lines are operating during normal banking hours, from Monday to Friday.

# bpfi - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Debunked: That 'extremely sophisticated' bank scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp is completely false
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: That 'extremely sophisticated' bank scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp is completely false

Apr 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 90,153 Views 26 Comments

It’s not true.

# bpfi - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019

Jan 29th 2020, 6:05 AM 9,452 Views 7 Comments

The 12,259 mortgages are valued at €2.7 billion.

# bpfi - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights
# Too Good To Be True
# Too Good To Be True

Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights

Dec 19th 2019, 7:23 AM 18,256 Views 11 Comments

Consumers are advised not to use public Wi-Fi when buying things online, and to ensure ‘https’ is before the website address.

# bpfi - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Mortgage activity 'returning to 2008 levels' as draw-down figures at highest level in 10 years
# Approvals
# Approvals

Mortgage activity 'returning to 2008 levels' as draw-down figures at highest level in 10 years

Jul 24th 2019, 6:05 AM 10,632 Views 3 Comments

New figures show there were 10,157 mortgages drawn down in the second quarter of the year.

# bpfi - Friday 8 March, 2019

This Co Clare singer will represent Ireland in the Eurovision in Israel
# Sarah McTernan
# Sarah McTernan

This Co Clare singer will represent Ireland in the Eurovision in Israel

Updated Mar 8th 2019, 10:20 AM 85,246 Views 177 Comments

Sarah McTernan came third in The Voice of Ireland in 2015.

# bpfi - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Over 12,000 mortgages worth €2.6 billion drawn down in the last three months
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Over 12,000 mortgages worth €2.6 billion drawn down in the last three months

Jan 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 9,213 Views 6 Comments

12,112 mortgages worth €2.6 billion were drawn down during the fourth quarter of 2018.

# bpfi - Friday 19 December, 2014

'An air of panic is setting in to the property market'
# Mortgage Approvals
# Mortgage Approvals

'An air of panic is setting in to the property market'

Dec 19th 2014, 7:22 PM 18,554 Views 45 Comments

New figures show a spike in the number of mortgage approvals.

# bpfi - Friday 12 December, 2014

Ireland needs more backers to get 'skin in the game' for business to grow
# Angel Investors
# Angel Investors

Ireland needs more backers to get 'skin in the game' for business to grow

Dec 12th 2014, 4:53 PM 6,049 Views 10 Comments

Owner-operators are far too dependent on banks for finance… and it’s getting worse.