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# central-bank - Saturday 7 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 7th 2019, 10:00 AM 19,805 Views 84 Comments

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
# Watch The Pennies
# Watch The Pennies

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

Aug 28th 2019, 6:42 PM 11,708 Views 38 Comments

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?
# Gabriel Makhlouf
# Gabriel Makhlouf

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

Aug 10th 2019, 8:30 PM 15,847 Views 11 Comments

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

# central-bank - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Incoming Central Bank boss tells Donohoe he could have described NZ controversy 'more clearly'
# Gabriel Makhlouf
# Gabriel Makhlouf

Incoming Central Bank boss tells Donohoe he could have described NZ controversy 'more clearly'

Aug 7th 2019, 9:48 PM 13,444 Views 20 Comments

Gabriel Makhlouf told the minister he accepts the findings of the probe into the New Zealand budget controversy.

# central-bank - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Central Bank's dire no-deal Brexit warning: 34,000 fewer jobs by the end of 2020
# No Deal
# No Deal

Central Bank's dire no-deal Brexit warning: 34,000 fewer jobs by the end of 2020

Jul 31st 2019, 6:20 AM 13,504 Views 19 Comments

Economic growth would slump to less than one per cent next year, the regulator has warned.

# central-bank - Monday 22 July, 2019

Acting Central Bank governor says bankers' pay caps 'may limit the pool of candidates for senior positions'
# Banks
# Banks

Acting Central Bank governor says bankers' pay caps 'may limit the pool of candidates for senior positions'

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:10 PM 11,795 Views 61 Comments

The finance minister is currently considering a report which reviewed whether bankers’ pay should be increased.

# central-bank - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Banks offer average of €194,000 to people who lost homes due to tracker mortgage scandal
# Tracker Mortgage
# Tracker Mortgage

Banks offer average of €194,000 to people who lost homes due to tracker mortgage scandal

Jul 16th 2019, 11:00 AM 66,758 Views 83 Comments

There were 99 homes lost as a result of lenders’ failings as well as 216 buy-to-let properties.

# central-bank - Friday 12 July, 2019

Hard Brexit could cause house prices to fall, Central Bank warns
# Financial Stability
# Financial Stability

Hard Brexit could cause house prices to fall, Central Bank warns

Jul 12th 2019, 7:29 AM 28,043 Views 92 Comments

The Central Bank warned that external events were the main risks facing the Irish economy.

# central-bank - Friday 5 July, 2019

Wells Fargo fined €5.8m by Central Bank over failures in regulatory reporting
# Regulations
# Regulations

Wells Fargo fined €5.8m by Central Bank over failures in regulatory reporting

Jul 5th 2019, 2:36 PM 9,756 Views 13 Comments

A spokesperson for the bank said it had made ‘significant improvements’ to systems, processes and resources.

# central-bank - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

JP Morgan has been fined €1.6 million by the Central Bank for 'unacceptable' regulatory failings
# Big Fine
# Big Fine

JP Morgan has been fined €1.6 million by the Central Bank for 'unacceptable' regulatory failings

Jun 26th 2019, 11:00 AM 11,644 Views 11 Comments

An Irish subsidiary of the US investment bank had breached outsourcing rules.

# central-bank - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Bank bosses may face fines and sanctions in the future, but won't get jail time under new law
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Bank bosses may face fines and sanctions in the future, but won't get jail time under new law

Jun 18th 2019, 9:00 PM 11,862 Views 34 Comments

The new laws were drawn up in the wake of the tracker-mortgage scandal.

# central-bank - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Mortgage rates in Ireland are still one of the highest in Europe
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Mortgage rates in Ireland are still one of the highest in Europe

Jun 15th 2019, 1:13 PM 22,192 Views 87 Comments

The volume of new mortgage agreements amounted to €598 million in April 2019.

# central-bank - Thursday 6 June, 2019

The Central Bank hopes a new outdoor artwork will make its HQ 'more social and transparent'
# Financial Services
# Financial Services

The Central Bank hopes a new outdoor artwork will make its HQ 'more social and transparent'

Jun 6th 2019, 1:22 PM 677 Views 1 Comment

Acclaimed artist Eva Rothschild was commissioned to create a sculpture for the office.

# central-bank - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

New Zealand launches investigation into incoming Irish Central Bank governor
# Gabriel Makhlouf
# Gabriel Makhlouf

New Zealand launches investigation into incoming Irish Central Bank governor

Jun 5th 2019, 8:15 AM 33,892 Views 45 Comments

Questions have been raised about whether he misled authorities following a high profile budget leak.

# central-bank - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Central Bank urged to ensure banks don't pass on tracker scandal fines to customers
# Regulation
# Regulation

Central Bank urged to ensure banks don't pass on tracker scandal fines to customers

Jun 1st 2019, 9:30 AM 16,822 Views 99 Comments

This week Permanent TSB was fined €21 million for regulatory breaches.

# central-bank - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'Unacceptable harm': The scandal that led to a record fine for one of Ireland's pillar banks
# Tracker Scandal
# Tracker Scandal

'Unacceptable harm': The scandal that led to a record fine for one of Ireland's pillar banks

May 30th 2019, 8:57 PM 15,038 Views 55 Comments

Permanent TSB has been fined €21 million for regulatory breaches affecting tracker mortgage customers.

# central-bank - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

The new €100 and €200 banknotes will be in circulation from today
# Gis A Lend
# Gis A Lend

The new €100 and €200 banknotes will be in circulation from today

May 28th 2019, 10:20 AM 33,392 Views 62 Comments

The new notes feature “new and innovative security features”.

# central-bank - Friday 10 May, 2019

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised
# Cabot Financial
# Cabot Financial

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised

May 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,284 Views 29 Comments

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

# central-bank - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

New Zealand's chief treasurer appointed as governor of Irish Central Bank
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

New Zealand's chief treasurer appointed as governor of Irish Central Bank

May 1st 2019, 2:09 PM 13,426 Views 21 Comments

Gabriel Makhlouf was chosen to succeed the outgoing governor Philip Lane.

# central-bank - Monday 15 April, 2019

'It won't happen overnight': Launch of new body to improve culture in Irish banks
# Irish Banking Culture Board
# Irish Banking Culture Board

'It won't happen overnight': Launch of new body to improve culture in Irish banks

Apr 15th 2019, 10:06 AM 17,543 Views 47 Comments

The board is funded by the five pillar banks and chaired by a retired Court of Appeal judge.

# central-bank - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Concerns over letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Concerns over letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days

Apr 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 115,214 Views 110 Comments

The Central Bank is aware that a regulated entity has written to a number of buy-to-let borrowers in arrears.

# central-bank - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Debt collector data breach results in some mortgage-holders' details being compromised
# Cabot Financial
# Cabot Financial

Debt collector data breach results in some mortgage-holders' details being compromised

Apr 11th 2019, 9:00 PM 25,865 Views 9 Comments

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

# central-bank - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Central Bank tenders €4.5 million contract for 'business partner' to provide support if a bank goes bust
# Deposit Guarantee Scheme
# Deposit Guarantee Scheme

Central Bank tenders €4.5 million contract for 'business partner' to provide support if a bank goes bust

Apr 10th 2019, 6:10 AM 11,570 Views 15 Comments

The successful tenderer will help the Central Bank administer the provisions of the Deposit Guarantee Scheme of €100,000.

# central-bank - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Central Bank writes to firms over concerns on 'fitness and probity' of some senior managers
# Financial Services
# Financial Services

Central Bank writes to firms over concerns on 'fitness and probity' of some senior managers

Apr 9th 2019, 6:30 AM 18,661 Views 7 Comments

The Central Bank has observed a number of cases where individuals didn’t provide “material information” on their applications.

# central-bank - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'The banks are dictating what happens': TDs say government relying on 'constitution' card to block vulture funds Bill
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

'The banks are dictating what happens': TDs say government relying on 'constitution' card to block vulture funds Bill

Apr 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 14,961 Views 35 Comments

Officials were quizzed about their assertions the Bill is unconstitutional and would result in higher mortgage interest rates.

# central-bank - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Central Bank to scrap code of conduct for banks on the transfer of mortgages as it's 'not relevant'
# Homeowners' Rights
# Homeowners' Rights

Central Bank to scrap code of conduct for banks on the transfer of mortgages as it's 'not relevant'

Apr 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 29,983 Views 35 Comments

Sinn Féin’s No Consent, No Sale Bill aims to puts the code on a statutory footing.

# central-bank - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Fancy being the next governor of the Central Bank? New appointment rules have been approved
# Top Banker
# Top Banker

Fancy being the next governor of the Central Bank? New appointment rules have been approved

Mar 20th 2019, 8:10 PM 12,358 Views 18 Comments

New procedures were approved by Cabinet today.

# central-bank - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Paschal Donohoe says the Central Bank may take action if diversity at banks doesn't improve
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Paschal Donohoe says the Central Bank may take action if diversity at banks doesn't improve

Mar 5th 2019, 6:07 AM 13,639 Views 30 Comments

A Central Bank report found that 80% of senior appointments in recent years were men.

# central-bank - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Central Bank says 35-45 year olds who bought homes in the boom will be most impacted if tracker rates rise
# Outlook
# Outlook

Central Bank says 35-45 year olds who bought homes in the boom will be most impacted if tracker rates rise

Feb 27th 2019, 4:57 PM 37,956 Views 26 Comments

Despite Brexit, the Central Bank believes workers are in line for pay increases of up to 7% over the next two years.

# central-bank - Monday 4 February, 2019

Banks pay out €647 million to victims of tracker mortgage scandal
# Tracker Mortgage
# Tracker Mortgage

Banks pay out €647 million to victims of tracker mortgage scandal

Feb 4th 2019, 1:04 PM 19,544 Views 34 Comments

The number of people affected by the overcharging scandal has now risen to almost 40,000.

# central-bank - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Central Bank governor Philip Lane only applicant for top role at European Central Bank
# Pole Position
# Pole Position

Central Bank governor Philip Lane only applicant for top role at European Central Bank

Jan 30th 2019, 9:43 PM 13,646 Views 31 Comments

He’s on course to take job of chief economist from 1 June.

# central-bank - Friday 25 January, 2019

Higher costs, fewer exports: The economic warning for Ireland in a no-deal Brexit
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Higher costs, fewer exports: The economic warning for Ireland in a no-deal Brexit

Jan 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,920 Views 42 Comments

Ireland’s economy is performing strongly, the Central Bank says, but Brexit could slow things down considerably.

# central-bank - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

New rules making it easier to switch your mortgage kick in from today
# Save Money
# Save Money

New rules making it easier to switch your mortgage kick in from today

Jan 1st 2019, 9:00 AM 32,739 Views 28 Comments

Lenders will now have to tell customers 60 days before their fixed term ends and let them know about new rates and other options.

# central-bank - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'

Dec 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,347 Views 77 Comments

Unregulated loan owners hold 17% of all mortgages in arrears over 720 days.

# central-bank - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Concern over whether Irish customers of liquidated insurer will receive claim payouts
# Qudos Insurance
# Qudos Insurance

Concern over whether Irish customers of liquidated insurer will receive claim payouts

Dec 6th 2018, 5:18 PM 9,417 Views 23 Comments

About 50,000 Irish policyholders could be affected while there are currently 1,570 claims ongoing.

# central-bank - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Warning people will be stuck in rental market as regulator leaves mortgage rules unchanged
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Warning people will be stuck in rental market as regulator leaves mortgage rules unchanged

Nov 28th 2018, 5:04 PM 24,209 Views 82 Comments

Central Bank governor Philip Lane said the measures protect borrowers from excessive debt.

# central-bank - Saturday 24 November, 2018

No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct
# Great Irish Sell Off
# Great Irish Sell Off

No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct

Nov 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 12,256 Views 30 Comments

The Central Bank said no sanctions have been put in place since the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears commencement in 2009.

# central-bank - Friday 23 November, 2018

Poll: Have you found phone insurance useful?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you found phone insurance useful?

Nov 23rd 2018, 10:13 AM 18,545 Views 41 Comments

There’s concerns that people aren’t clear on what their phone insurance covers, leaving them stuck when it gets damaged.

# central-bank - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Some people are paying 'on the double' for phone insurance
# Gadgets
# Gadgets

Some people are paying 'on the double' for phone insurance

Nov 22nd 2018, 10:04 PM 15,345 Views 10 Comments

Companies don’t give enough information about benefits and how to make a claim, the Central Bank has said.

# central-bank - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Hot-desk giant WeWork has a spot in the new One Central Plaza but no plans outside Dublin yet
# Office Space
# Office Space

Hot-desk giant WeWork has a spot in the new One Central Plaza but no plans outside Dublin yet

Nov 18th 2018, 10:31 AM 17,107 Views 6 Comments

The company has two offices open in the capital with three more in the pipeline.