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# central-bank - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Brexit and global Covid-19 setbacks represent biggest threats to Irish economy, says Central Bank

Mortgage transactions have recovered since the summer, according to the latest data.

# central-bank - Thursday 12 November, 2020

KBC Bank pushed into €41 million loss for 2020 despite positive third quarter figures

However, the Belgian-owned bank saw a ‘record number’ of mortgage applications in the third quarter.

# central-bank - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Central Bank of Ireland seeks €110 million for its Spencer Dock office building

Proceeds from the sale will be used to offset the costs of its North Wall Quay expansion.

# central-bank - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Motor insurance premiums rose 35% in a decade despite a massive drop-off in claims

Industry profit margins were up from 9% in 2018 to 10% last year.

# central-bank - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Irish economy to shrink by between 0.4% and 1.1% this year, says Central Bank

The latest forecast is buoyed by the ‘resilience’ of Irish exports.

# central-bank - Thursday 24 September, 2020

KBC Bank fined €18.3 million by the Central Bank over tracker mortgage scandal

The Central Bank said the impact on customers was ‘devastating’.

# central-bank - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Irish household finances more resilient than before the last recession, says Central Bank

The study takes 2013 to represent ‘the low-point of the last recession in Ireland’.

# central-bank - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Irish regulator finds 'majority' of home and car insurers charged different prices to customers with similar risk

Firms have “not sufficiently considered customer interests” when developing pricing policies.

# central-bank - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Bank of Ireland fined €1.6 million by Central Bank following cyberfraud investigation

The investigation was sparked by a 2014 cyberfraud incident which the Bank of Ireland did not immediately report to the gardaí.

# central-bank - Monday 20 July, 2020

'We must solve these problems now': Plans to help families at risk of home repossession post-Covid criticised

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has said the establishment of a non-judicial court would help to support families at risk of repossession.

# central-bank - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Central Bank 'made clear' expectations for bank transparency about mortgage breaks, governor says

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said yesterday he doesn’t ‘fully trust’ the banks not to try to profit during the pandemic.

# central-bank - Thursday 9 July, 2020

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

Developments in recent days have undermined the banks’ positions.

# central-bank - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Central Bank 'determined' to avoid 'tracker mortgage scandal Mark II' over Covid insurance payouts

Gabriel Makhlouf was addressing the Special Dáil Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

# central-bank - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Explainer: Why there's likely to be a lot of liquidations and corporate insolvencies in the near future

Insolvency experts are expecting to be deluged as a result of the pandemic.

# central-bank - Friday 3 July, 2020

Central Bank: Early signs of recovery are visible but Ireland's economic future remains uncertain

Real-time economic data suggests the worst of the decline was experienced in April.

# central-bank - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Almost 4,000 mortgage accounts fell into arrears in Q1 of this year, figures from the Central Bank show

The lowest number of mortgage arrears since 2010 was recorded in the first quarter of the year.

# central-bank - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Covid-19 poses 'unprecedented' test of Irish economy, warns Central Bank Governor

The Central Bank has warned that the longer the pandemic lasts, the greater the risk to the Irish economy.

Money being spent on credit and debit cards is almost back to pre-Covid levels

There was a sharp drop in ATM withdrawals in April.

# central-bank - Monday 8 June, 2020

New Central Bank rules mean moneylenders must place warnings on high interest loans

Ads from moneylenders will now have to contain warnings about high interest rates, as well as encouraging consumers to look for other options

# central-bank - Thursday 30 April, 2020

We're spending far less on a lot of things - except groceries - during the Covid-19 pandemic

New data published by the Central Bank includes details of card spending and ATM transactions since the beginning of March.

# central-bank - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

We've been using bank cards a lot less (and cash even less than that) during the Covid-19 crisis

Two new reports from the Central Bank today highlight a change in how we’re spending and also the number of jobs being posted.

# central-bank - Thursday 19 March, 2020

So-called vulture funds and non-bank lenders to allow three-month mortgage break over Covid-19 outbreak

The Central Bank said this evening that there was no impediment to providing the three-month payment breaks.

# central-bank - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Irish economic growth expected to slow even with Brexit trade deal, says Central Bank

Overall, the country’s economic growth has been described as “broadly positive”.

# central-bank - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Capital power: why fintech companies are looking to Dublin in the e-money licence quest

US company Payoneer is the latest to get approval as Ireland is at the centre of a fintech revolution.

# central-bank - Thursday 2 January, 2020

The cost of buying a home in Ireland has flatlined - the average price for a house is now €267,000

The asking price for new sales nationally is around €267,000, while the price in Dublin is €374,000.

# central-bank - Monday 23 December, 2019

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?

The Taoiseach has claimed the price of insurance is going down – but is he right?

# central-bank - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

'Greedy insurance industry' has spun a false narrative to maximise profits, Dáil hears

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said the insurance crisis is not a priority around the Cabinet table.

# central-bank - Monday 16 December, 2019

Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers

Sky-high premiums aren’t covering the cost of a ‘compo-culture’ but servicing the industry’s profits, writes Pearse Doherty.

Cost of car insurance rises by 42% despite an overall reduction in number of claims

Figures showing the average cost of premiums and payouts were released by the Central Bank today.

# central-bank - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Central Bank keeps 10% minimum deposit rule for first time buyers for 2020

The Central Bank’s governor Gabriel Makhlouf said that the current rules are working.

# central-bank - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

A €15 silver coin has been minted by the Central Bank in tribute to Phil Lynott

President Higgins launched the commemorative coin in Lynott’s former school in Crumlin.

# central-bank - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Any form of Brexit will be damaging for Ireland, new Central Bank chief warns

Economic resilience is needed for the country to meet the economic challenges ahead, Gabriel Makhlouf said.

# central-bank - Friday 15 November, 2019

Calls for head of KBC group to apologise after comments about 'annoying' tracker mortgage scandal

More than 40,000 people were affected by the scandal.

# central-bank - Friday 1 November, 2019

Insurers must give customers information on previous year premiums, Central Bank rules

The rules mean that insurers must also extend their renewal notification period from 15 to 20 working days.

# central-bank - Friday 11 October, 2019

The consumer cost of a no-deal Brexit: Grocery prices at risk of rising

A no-deal scenario would also cost Ireland 73,000 jobs over the next two years, according to analysts’ predictions.

# central-bank - Friday 27 September, 2019

'There's no excuse': Central Bank says some insurance firms not prepared for no-deal Brexit

Ed Sibley said overall the Irish financial system is resilient enough to withstand a hard Brexit.

# central-bank - Monday 23 September, 2019

Ireland's corporation tax revenue may not prove 'sustainable', warn Central Bank economists

Brexit and lower corporation tax receipts could leave Ireland uniquely vulnerable.

# central-bank - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Central Bank gets the green light for €300,000 sculpture by acclaimed Irish artist

The sculpture is expected to be in place by the end of next year.

# central-bank - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Central Bank tells government to save rather than spend windfalls to help buffer Ireland against future downturns

If windfalls are going to be to be used, they should be used to reduce Ireland’s debt.

# central-bank - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Explainer: Why is there controversy over the new Central Bank governor?

It all stems from a leak of New Zealand’s budget earlier this year.

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