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#European Central Bank

# european-central-bank - This month November 2022

Bank of Ireland immediately raises interest rates by 0.25% for new fixed rate mortgages
# Interest Rates
# Interest Rates

Bank of Ireland immediately raises interest rates by 0.25% for new fixed rate mortgages

Nov 10th 2022, 11:43 AM 15,767 Views 15 Comments

Bank of Ireland says the move is ‘in light of recent interest rate increases by the European Central Bank’.

# european-central-bank - Last month October 2022

Tracker mortgage repayments to increase as European Central Bank hikes interest rates by 0.75%
# Interest Rates
# Interest Rates

Tracker mortgage repayments to increase as European Central Bank hikes interest rates by 0.75%

Updated Oct 27th 2022, 2:58 PM 38,127 Views 54 Comments
  • The hike will see monthly tracker mortgage repayments increase.
  • The ECB has also warned that it expects to raise interest rates further to tame inflation.

# european-central-bank - This year 2022

Analysis: ECB rates are on the rise, what does this mean for mortgage holders?
# Tracker Rates
# Tracker Rates

Analysis: ECB rates are on the rise, what does this mean for mortgage holders?

Updated Sep 9th 2022, 10:15 AM 26,450 Views 25 Comments

Financial expert David Quinn looks at the latest rate hike and the options available to homeowners.

Soaring energy prices lead to record Eurozone inflation as Gazprom suspends gas to Germany
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Soaring energy prices lead to record Eurozone inflation as Gazprom suspends gas to Germany

Aug 31st 2022, 1:11 PM 15,894 Views 22 Comments

The European Central Bank is expected to raise interest rates at its next meeting on 8 September.

Tracker mortgage rates to rise after ECB hike interest rates by 0.5%
# Inflation
# Inflation

Tracker mortgage rates to rise after ECB hike interest rates by 0.5%

Updated Jul 21st 2022, 5:39 PM 91,474 Views 76 Comments

The bank is trying to respond to soaring inflation but those on tracker and variable rates will likely face an increase.

ECB ups key interest rates as it warns 'inflation to remain undesirably elevated for some time'
# Inflation
# Inflation

ECB ups key interest rates as it warns 'inflation to remain undesirably elevated for some time'

Updated Jun 9th 2022, 1:20 PM 30,792 Views 38 Comments

The July rate hike will be the first in 11 years.

Eurozone inflation hits record high of 7.5% as growth slows amid Ukraine war
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Eurozone inflation hits record high of 7.5% as growth slows amid Ukraine war

Apr 29th 2022, 1:34 PM 10,171 Views 24 Comments

The figure is the highest recorded by the European statistics office since the publication of this indicator began in January 1997.

Ukraine crisis and inflation risks loom over ECB meeting later this week
# European Central Bank
# European Central Bank

Ukraine crisis and inflation risks loom over ECB meeting later this week

Apr 11th 2022, 7:53 AM 10,357 Views 12 Comments

Prices have continued to spiral since the last ECB meeting in March.

Traditional remedies might not work. So how will we cure the surging cost of living?
# Inflation
# Inflation

Traditional remedies might not work. So how will we cure the surging cost of living?

Feb 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 29,661 Views 35 Comments
  • Almost everything is more expensive than it was a year ago, from energy to fuel to bathroom fittings and Big Macs.
  • Usually, governments might cut public spending and central bankers could hike interest rates in response.
  • But economists say the logic of traditional remedies is 'debatable' in the unprecedented context of the pandemic.
Explainer: Why is everything more expensive?
# Vimes Boots
# Vimes Boots

Explainer: Why is everything more expensive?

Feb 4th 2022, 7:30 AM 39,908 Views 39 Comments
No let up in cost of living surge in January as Eurozone inflation hits a record high
# Price Pressures
# Price Pressures

No let up in cost of living surge in January as Eurozone inflation hits a record high

Feb 2nd 2022, 12:20 PM 9,383 Views 15 Comments

Amid heightened anxiety over inflation, the European Central Bank’s Governing Council will meet tomorrow.

Revolut takes 'first steps' toward offering loans and bank accounts to Irish users
# Digital Banking
# Digital Banking

Revolut takes 'first steps' toward offering loans and bank accounts to Irish users

Feb 1st 2022, 1:28 PM 36,870 Views 33 Comments

The digital challenger bank is increasing its offering to Irish customers as Ulster Bank and KBC Bank move to exit the market.

# european-central-bank - Last year 2021

Irish consumer prices rise 5.3% during biggest annual increase in 20 years
# Inflation
# Inflation

Irish consumer prices rise 5.3% during biggest annual increase in 20 years

Updated Dec 9th 2021, 1:49 PM 19,714 Views 49 Comments

Soaring petrol, diesel and energy prices continue to drive inflation, the CSO said.

Cost of living concerns mount as October sees largest annual jump in consumer prices since 2007
# Inflation
# Inflation

Cost of living concerns mount as October sees largest annual jump in consumer prices since 2007

Nov 11th 2021, 2:49 PM 21,877 Views 47 Comments

Electricity and fuel costs are the main drivers of inflation currently, the Central Statistics Office said.

'Supply chain bottlenecks and rising energy prices' are main threat to recovery, warns Lagarde
# Price Inflation
# Price Inflation

'Supply chain bottlenecks and rising energy prices' are main threat to recovery, warns Lagarde

Oct 28th 2021, 2:15 PM 10,584 Views 13 Comments

Despite rising prices, the European Central Bank also decided to keep its pandemic stimulus efforts unchanged.

Morning Memo: Europe's looming 'energy crisis'
# Energy Prices
# Energy Prices

Morning Memo: Europe's looming 'energy crisis'

Sep 20th 2021, 11:57 AM 10,462 Views 12 Comments

European gas prices have tripled this year even before the arrival winter.

Faced with rising borrowing costs for EU governments, the ECB says it will increase the pace of stimulus
# European Stimulus
# European Stimulus

Faced with rising borrowing costs for EU governments, the ECB says it will increase the pace of stimulus

Mar 11th 2021, 2:33 PM 12,260 Views 10 Comments

European GDP is set to shrink further in the first quarter of the year, says ECB President Christine Lagarde.

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 34,726 Views 31 Comments

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

# european-central-bank - All time

More stimulus for Europe as ECB adds €500 billion to €1.35 trillion package, extending it into 2022
# Stimulus Package
# Stimulus Package

More stimulus for Europe as ECB adds €500 billion to €1.35 trillion package, extending it into 2022

Dec 10th 2020, 12:48 PM 8,892 Views 18 Comments

It comes against the backdrop of gloomy economic forecasts.

Hopes for a swift economic recovery in 2021 have faded, says ECB
# ECB
# ECB

Hopes for a swift economic recovery in 2021 have faded, says ECB

Nov 25th 2020, 10:46 AM 24,958 Views 22 Comments

A resurgence of the virus has weakened euro area growth forecasts.

The Fed, the Senate and stimulus: How might the election shape American responses to the economic crisis?
# US Federal Reserve
# US Federal Reserve

The Fed, the Senate and stimulus: How might the election shape American responses to the economic crisis?

Nov 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,351 Views 4 Comments

The results of this week’s election may further complicate the American response to the economic crisis.

Eurozone: Stormy weather ahead despite a better-than-expected third quarter rally in GDP
# Euro Zone
# Euro Zone

Eurozone: Stormy weather ahead despite a better-than-expected third quarter rally in GDP

Oct 30th 2020, 3:41 PM 16,915 Views 4 Comments

New data shows a slight worsening of jobless figures while prices continue to tumble.

European Central Bank nods towards more stimulus in December as virus surges across Europe
# Euro Zone
# Euro Zone

European Central Bank nods towards more stimulus in December as virus surges across Europe

Oct 29th 2020, 2:54 PM 13,216 Views 3 Comments

In the meantime, the governing council decided to keep its monetary policy unchanged.

Christine Lagarde a no-show as she's voted in as new ECB President by secret ballot
# Top Jobs
# Top Jobs

Christine Lagarde a no-show as she's voted in as new ECB President by secret ballot

Sep 17th 2019, 1:14 PM 25,287 Views 29 Comments

Largarde is currently the outgoing chief of the International Monetary Fund.

Mortgage interest rates will rise, says research, 'making repayment difficult' for some Irish households
# Department Of Finance
# Department Of Finance

Mortgage interest rates will rise, says research, 'making repayment difficult' for some Irish households

Mar 12th 2019, 6:20 AM 43,517 Views 54 Comments

Irish households are in a better position to withstand “adverse shocks” than it was in 2014.

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 13,715 Views 31 Comments

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

'Do your job': Finance Committee wants ECB chief to explain role in tracker mortgage scandal
# Oversight
# Oversight

'Do your job': Finance Committee wants ECB chief to explain role in tracker mortgage scandal

Oct 28th 2017, 10:39 AM 13,554 Views 52 Comments

The committee’s chair said it is important to keep the pressure on the banks now.

'Good for Ireland': Germany's top court rules that the ECB can 'print money'
# Make Money Money
# Make Money Money

'Good for Ireland': Germany's top court rules that the ECB can 'print money'

Jun 21st 2016, 12:40 PM 24,007 Views 94 Comments

The challenge to the bond-buying plan could have ended the single currency.

Irish households are the third most indebted in the EU
# Household Debt
# Household Debt

Irish households are the third most indebted in the EU

May 9th 2016, 4:54 PM 19,271 Views 115 Comments

The Central Bank says this ranking is in spite of a significant decline in the ratio of household debt to disposable income.

The €500 banknote looks set for the chop - but some Germans aren't happy
# Nein Danke
# Nein Danke

The €500 banknote looks set for the chop - but some Germans aren't happy

May 4th 2016, 11:16 AM 22,734 Views 55 Comments

The note is known as a ‘Bin Laden’ because of its associations with crime.

This man is taking the euro deeper and deeper into the unknown
# Santa Mario
# Santa Mario

This man is taking the euro deeper and deeper into the unknown

Dec 3rd 2015, 3:33 PM 19,642 Views 60 Comments

The ECB cut a key interest rate to a new record low for the region today.

These figures show Irish people lost more than anyone in the financial crisis
# Bottom Of The Pile
# Bottom Of The Pile

These figures show Irish people lost more than anyone in the financial crisis

Oct 20th 2015, 12:06 PM 18,973 Views 73 Comments

But it has been a good few years to be Dutch, Belgian or Danish.

Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes
# Open For Business
# Open For Business

Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes

Jul 20th 2015, 7:26 AM 20,153 Views 107 Comments

Greeks will be able to withdraw up to €420 at once per week.

It’s time to let Greece – and the euro – go
# Opinion
# Opinion

It’s time to let Greece – and the euro – go

Jul 4th 2015, 8:00 AM 138 Views 78 Comments

The Greek problem will never be solved within the eurozone. It’s time to let them leave the euro, default on their loans, and try to rebuild from there with the drachma.

What's the issue with Greece's pension system?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What's the issue with Greece's pension system?

Jul 2nd 2015, 6:00 PM 1,243 Views 100 Comments

The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?

Closed banks, capital controls and a referendum... What next for Greece?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Closed banks, capital controls and a referendum... What next for Greece?

Jun 29th 2015, 1:53 PM 17,577 Views 136 Comments

And what will it mean for Ireland if Greeks take the nuclear option?

Greece says its debt crisis is a 'common European problem'
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

Greece says its debt crisis is a 'common European problem'

Apr 9th 2015, 1:58 PM 18,703 Views 110 Comments

The country made its latest loan repayment today – but more trouble lies ahead.

People are so mad about the ECB's new headquarters they're burning cars in Germany
# Frankfurt's Way
# Frankfurt's Way

People are so mad about the ECB's new headquarters they're burning cars in Germany

Mar 18th 2015, 10:31 AM 15,668 Views 100 Comments

Two police officers have also been injured ahead of a massive rally to coincide with the opening of the €1.3 billion skyscraper.

Euro takes a wallop as ECB plays hardball with Greece
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Euro takes a wallop as ECB plays hardball with Greece

Feb 5th 2015, 7:34 AM 33,597 Views 239 Comments

The central bank will no longer accept Greek debt as collateral for loans.

Greece is facing three massive tests for its debt plans today
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Greece is facing three massive tests for its debt plans today

Feb 4th 2015, 11:13 AM 12,324 Views 81 Comments

It’s going to be a big day for the country’s new leaders.

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