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# central-bank - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Central Bank fines insurance company over €40,000 after customers overcharged
# Breach
# Breach

Central Bank fines insurance company over €40,000 after customers overcharged

Jan 28th 2021, 1:27 PM 24,514 Views 8 Comments

The Central Bank of Ireland found that Keystone Insurance overcharged 62 customers over five years.

# central-bank - Monday 25 January, 2021

A successful vaccine rollout 'should see economy recover in second half of 2021'
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

A successful vaccine rollout 'should see economy recover in second half of 2021'

Jan 25th 2021, 4:19 PM 19,887 Views 48 Comments

The Central Bank governor said today that the positive economist forecast “remains contingent on key assumptions regarding Covid-19 developments.”

# central-bank - Friday 22 January, 2021

Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank

Jan 22nd 2021, 12:10 AM 11,949 Views 18 Comments

Irish GDP grew by 2.5% in spite of the pandemic, according to the updated data.

# central-bank - Monday 21 December, 2020

Central Bank warns people to be wary of firms offering quick loans over the Christmas period
# Borrowers Beware
# Borrowers Beware

Central Bank warns people to be wary of firms offering quick loans over the Christmas period

Dec 21st 2020, 6:30 AM 5,115 Views 2 Comments

There has been a surge in the prevalence of unauthorised moneylenders.

# central-bank - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Victim of rogue moneylenders urges people to be cautious about 'quick and easy' loans
# Liteway Loans
# Liteway Loans

Victim of rogue moneylenders urges people to be cautious about 'quick and easy' loans

Dec 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,076 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí have also issued a warning.

# central-bank - Monday 14 December, 2020

Majority of insurers use controversial differential pricing practice, Central Bank report finds
# Loyalty Penalty
# Loyalty Penalty

Majority of insurers use controversial differential pricing practice, Central Bank report finds

Dec 14th 2020, 3:10 PM 13,918 Views 30 Comments

The practice sees customers with similar risks paying different premiums.

# central-bank - Thursday 26 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 26th 2020, 12:56 PM 5,582 Views 8 Comments

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
# The Banks
# The Banks

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

Nov 12th 2020, 11:25 AM 11,765 Views 12 Comments

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
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

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

Nov 11th 2020, 1:04 PM 32,757 Views 22 Comments

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
# Premium Content
# Premium Content

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

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:45 AM 24,026 Views 51 Comments

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
# Economic Forecast
# Economic Forecast

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

Oct 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 11,844 Views 3 Comments

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 Banks
# The Banks

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

Updated Sep 24th 2020, 12:35 PM 36,926 Views 42 Comments

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
# Wealth Inequality
# Wealth Inequality

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

Sep 22nd 2020, 2:15 PM 15,376 Views 19 Comments

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
# Insurance Premiums
# Insurance Premiums

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

Sep 9th 2020, 12:02 PM 46,230 Views 89 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

Jul 28th 2020, 1:13 PM 17,712 Views 20 Comments

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
# Repossessions
# Repossessions

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

Jul 20th 2020, 6:10 AM 11,746 Views 12 Comments

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
# Payments
# Payments

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

Jul 12th 2020, 2:28 PM 15,318 Views 39 Comments

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'
# The Banks
# The Banks

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

Jul 9th 2020, 2:26 PM 20,597 Views 46 Comments

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
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

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

Jul 7th 2020, 11:39 AM 20,225 Views 14 Comments

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
# Covid-19 And Business
# Covid-19 And Business

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

Jul 5th 2020, 8:30 AM 40,101 Views 19 Comments

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
# Economic Forecast
# Economic Forecast

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

Jul 3rd 2020, 12:10 AM 17,898 Views 19 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Jun 23rd 2020, 3:50 PM 12,688 Views 12 Comments

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
# Gabriel Makhlouf
# Gabriel Makhlouf

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

Jun 16th 2020, 2:32 PM 10,816 Views 9 Comments

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
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

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

Jun 16th 2020, 10:33 AM 13,598 Views 21 Comments

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
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

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

Jun 8th 2020, 4:55 PM 9,949 Views 11 Comments

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
# Card Spending
# Card Spending

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

Apr 30th 2020, 4:44 PM 22,325 Views 29 Comments

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
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

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

Apr 15th 2020, 2:22 PM 23,628 Views 46 Comments

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
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

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

Mar 19th 2020, 6:58 PM 23,932 Views 41 Comments

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
# Economy
# Economy

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

Feb 12th 2020, 10:35 AM 14,111 Views 27 Comments

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
# Future Of Finance
# Future Of Finance

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

Jan 29th 2020, 8:19 PM 389 Views 0 Comments

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
# House Prices
# House Prices

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

Jan 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 39,655 Views 37 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?

Dec 23rd 2019, 8:00 AM 21,484 Views 40 Comments

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
# Insurance Costs
# Insurance Costs

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

Updated Dec 17th 2019, 7:49 PM 22,526 Views 63 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 16th 2019, 8:20 PM 25,186 Views 62 Comments

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
# Premium Rates
# Premium Rates

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

Dec 16th 2019, 12:37 PM 35,043 Views 105 Comments

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
# First Time Buyers
# First Time Buyers

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

Dec 4th 2019, 2:39 PM 19,619 Views 56 Comments

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
# Sterling Work
# Sterling Work

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

Nov 26th 2019, 2:08 PM 35,220 Views 28 Comments

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
# First Speech
# First Speech

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

Nov 20th 2019, 1:42 PM 9,865 Views 32 Comments

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
# Johan Thijs
# Johan Thijs

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

Updated Nov 15th 2019, 11:14 AM 26,149 Views 88 Comments

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
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

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

Nov 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 15,558 Views 30 Comments

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

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