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#Finance committee

# finance-committee - This year 2022

Finance Committee hears update from KBC and Ulster Bank ahead of market withdrawal
# Banking
# Banking

Finance Committee hears update from KBC and Ulster Bank ahead of market withdrawal

Oct 19th 2022, 3:20 PM 10,363 Views 6 Comments

Ulster Bank told the committee that around 1,000 accounts are currently on track to be frozen from 11 November.

AIB to appear before Finance Committee over decision to go cashless at 70 branches
# Finance Committee
# Finance Committee

AIB to appear before Finance Committee over decision to go cashless at 70 branches

Jul 21st 2022, 8:18 PM 17,239 Views 46 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness said that the provisional date for their appearance was 3 August.

# finance-committee - Last year 2021

Lotto reps to appear before Oireachtas committee as jackpot goes unclaimed again
# Lotto Questions
# Lotto Questions

Lotto reps to appear before Oireachtas committee as jackpot goes unclaimed again

Dec 9th 2021, 2:26 PM 50,358 Views 58 Comments

There have been 53 Lotto draws since the jackpot prize was last won.

# finance-committee - All time

Mortgage-holders caught up in PTSB loan sale to be invited to tell of the turmoil it has caused
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Mortgage-holders caught up in PTSB loan sale to be invited to tell of the turmoil it has caused

Sep 4th 2018, 6:40 PM 17,444 Views 43 Comments

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said a full committee session should be dedicated to the loan book sale.

18,000 overcharged business accounts: Ulster Bank admits some customers complained five years ago
# Overcharging
# Overcharging

18,000 overcharged business accounts: Ulster Bank admits some customers complained five years ago

Jun 19th 2018, 4:32 PM 9,375 Views 10 Comments

In a recent review the bank found it did not have the right five years ago to raise the rate of interest for for these customers.

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds
# Vultures
# Vultures

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds

Mar 22nd 2018, 1:41 PM 21,006 Views 100 Comments

Executives blamed the European regulator for the classification of these loans as non-performing.

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?
# Tracker Scandal
# Tracker Scandal

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?

Jan 18th 2018, 1:41 PM 11,254 Views 33 Comments

The Central Bank’s governor Philip Lane confirmed 13,000 impacted customers are still waiting to get their money back.

Minister willing to bring in new laws to punish reckless behaviour of senior bankers
# Tracker Scandal
# Tracker Scandal

Minister willing to bring in new laws to punish reckless behaviour of senior bankers

Jan 16th 2018, 5:50 PM 7,749 Views 55 Comments

Paschal Donohoe was speaking to the Finance Committee today about the tracker mortgage scandal.

'Shocking': Central Bank governor meets whistleblower Jonathan Sugarman over bank probe
# Banking Breaches
# Banking Breaches

'Shocking': Central Bank governor meets whistleblower Jonathan Sugarman over bank probe

Nov 15th 2017, 8:18 PM 22,577 Views 29 Comments

McGuinness said it’s “extraordinary” the Central Bank did not speak to the whistleblower who reported the breaches in Unicredit bank.

How Germany's public banking model could make Ireland's sector more customer-friendly
# Sparkasse
# Sparkasse

How Germany's public banking model could make Ireland's sector more customer-friendly

Nov 5th 2017, 10:06 PM 23,755 Views 42 Comments

Sparkasse is the largest banking group – and therefore market leader – in Germany.

'A dog who won't bark, never mind bite': Central Bank in the firing line over tracker scandal
# Regulation
# Regulation

'A dog who won't bark, never mind bite': Central Bank in the firing line over tracker scandal

Oct 19th 2017, 5:57 PM 15,365 Views 81 Comments

More than 20,000 people were impacted by the scandal and numbers are likely to rise.

Gardaí consulted on tracker-mortgage scandal - no reports made yet
# Philip Lane
# Philip Lane

Gardaí consulted on tracker-mortgage scandal - no reports made yet

Apr 4th 2017, 1:58 PM 14,964 Views 27 Comments

It’s still unknown what rebates are in store for those that lost out because of the tracker mortgage issue.

Help-to-buy scheme is 'of course' pushing up house prices - Central Bank
# Philip Lane
# Philip Lane

Help-to-buy scheme is 'of course' pushing up house prices - Central Bank

Apr 4th 2017, 11:13 AM 16,273 Views 58 Comments

The Central Bank governor said that the market could correct itself in the long term.

Led by Jackie Lavin, around 60 Irish businesses want compensation from Ulster Bank
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Led by Jackie Lavin, around 60 Irish businesses want compensation from Ulster Bank

Jan 26th 2017, 6:05 AM 22,807 Views 13 Comments

Jackie Lavin is to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.

Ireland's legal profession just pointed the finger firmly at insurers when it comes to spiralling motor insurance costs
# They Did It
# They Did It

Ireland's legal profession just pointed the finger firmly at insurers when it comes to spiralling motor insurance costs

Sep 13th 2016, 3:31 PM 33,568 Views 72 Comments

The Oireachtas finance committee has been hearing from all sides in the motor insurance dispute today.

'We'll cut them again in a month or two' - AIB chief on mortgage rates
# Smooth Talker
# Smooth Talker

'We'll cut them again in a month or two' - AIB chief on mortgage rates

Apr 22nd 2015, 5:06 PM 13,466 Views 26 Comments

David Duffy was in front of the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, although it didn’t seem like too much of an ordeal for him…

The new Lotto operators are accused of making 'savings and shavings' on the draw
# No Winning Numbers
# No Winning Numbers

The new Lotto operators are accused of making 'savings and shavings' on the draw

Mar 11th 2015, 5:25 PM 36,855 Views 60 Comments

The National Lottery’s reputation is at stake after last month’s first-ever failure.

The Central Bank's chief seems to have gone cold on relaxing its new mortgage rules
# The Governator
# The Governator

The Central Bank's chief seems to have gone cold on relaxing its new mortgage rules

Nov 26th 2014, 3:35 PM 11,157 Views 27 Comments

Governor Patrick Honohan says the “seeds of trouble” for a new bubble could already be growing.

AIB will return the €21bn taxpayers pumped into it, but don't hold your breath on when
# Payback Time
# Payback Time

AIB will return the €21bn taxpayers pumped into it, but don't hold your breath on when

Nov 13th 2014, 3:11 PM 11,704 Views 33 Comments

Here’s what the bank’s chief would reveal today about how long that will take…

Why does Ulster Bank charge Irish customers much higher mortgage rates than those in NI?
# Getting Screwed
# Getting Screwed

Why does Ulster Bank charge Irish customers much higher mortgage rates than those in NI?

Nov 13th 2014, 11:26 AM 8,985 Views 43 Comments

The bank’s boss has been accused of “screwing” customers to pay for its bad decisions.

Permanent TSB should turn a profit sooner - but don't expect cheaper mortgages
# Back In Black
# Back In Black

Permanent TSB should turn a profit sooner - but don't expect cheaper mortgages

Nov 12th 2014, 6:28 PM 8,130 Views 12 Comments

The bank’s boss said its lending costs were still higher than those of bigger competitors.

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?

Oct 8th 2014, 1:08 PM 30 Views 9 Comments

Drafting a budget, or any form of legislation, will always be a difficult and divisive task but there are ways of listening to all sections of society in the process.

More than 1,000 Irish pubs have had to shut down since 2007
# Closing Time
# Closing Time

More than 1,000 Irish pubs have had to shut down since 2007

Jul 15th 2014, 6:30 PM 18,268 Views 100 Comments

And it’s all about tax, say industry chiefs.

We could be repaying our mortgages into retirement - the verdict on the arrears crisis
# Kick In The Arrears
# Kick In The Arrears

We could be repaying our mortgages into retirement - the verdict on the arrears crisis

Jul 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,296 Views 74 Comments

The Finance Committee’s report on mortgage arrears is in – here’s what they say.

Finance Committee tells Central Bank: legal letters to crisis mortgages aren't 'sustainable'
# Not Good Enough
# Not Good Enough

Finance Committee tells Central Bank: legal letters to crisis mortgages aren't 'sustainable'

Jul 8th 2014, 1:18 PM 6,330 Views 23 Comments

A draft copy of the committee’s report on mortgage arrears seen by TheJournal.ie contains strong words for the Central Bank.

Stop paying your mortgage. Don't leave your home - new advice from the IMHO
# Hardball
# Hardball

Stop paying your mortgage. Don't leave your home - new advice from the IMHO

Jun 17th 2014, 5:45 AM 32,991 Views 174 Comments

The IMHO is playing hardball, and will today launch a controversial ‘no surrender’ policy on debt solutions.

Chief whip accuses exiting banks of 'slash and burn'
# No Clean Break
# No Clean Break

Chief whip accuses exiting banks of 'slash and burn'

May 1st 2014, 11:22 AM 5,444 Views 9 Comments

Government Seanad chief whip says that foreign banks are damaging the economy.

Richie Boucher defends €843,000 pay, says BOI is 'comfortable'
# Debt
# Debt

Richie Boucher defends €843,000 pay, says BOI is 'comfortable'

Apr 10th 2014, 5:05 PM 19,045 Views 122 Comments

Bank of Ireland officials told the finance committee that they would veto any suggestion of debt write-down made by a Personal Insolvency Practitioner.

AIB explains why its home repossessions tripled last year
# Debt
# Debt

AIB explains why its home repossessions tripled last year

Apr 9th 2014, 4:05 PM 14,512 Views 66 Comments

The bank is currently engaged in 9,000 legal or potential legal cases with customers in mortgage arrears.

Banking inquiry could be up and running within ‘four to five months’
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Banking inquiry could be up and running within ‘four to five months’

Jan 21st 2014, 10:50 PM 6,881 Views 64 Comments

The make up of the new committee both in terms of size and who will sit on it has yet to be decided.

Concerns over change in pay-and-file tax deadline
# D-Day
# D-Day

Concerns over change in pay-and-file tax deadline

Nov 20th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,050 Views 5 Comments

There are proposals to bring the pay-and-file date forward to as early as June next year so the Department of Finance has all the data needed ahead of the October Budget.

Oireachtas committees fight for right to hold banking inquiry
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Oireachtas committees fight for right to hold banking inquiry

Sep 26th 2013, 6:40 PM 2,878 Views 21 Comments

The public accounts committee last year produced a framework for the inquiry and wants to stop the finance committee from taking control of the probe.

Anglo Tapes: “No smoking gun” says Central Bank boss
# Anglo Tapes
# Anglo Tapes

Anglo Tapes: “No smoking gun” says Central Bank boss

Sep 25th 2013, 10:55 PM 6,667 Views 64 Comments

Governor Patrick Honohan says its not the Central Bank’s job to trawl through the tapes to look for evidence and that ‘we’re not going to get any more money out of Anglo’ in any case.

Watch: 'Phoney concepts' and 'haystacks' - 3 clips from today's finance committee
# Finance Committee
# Finance Committee

Watch: 'Phoney concepts' and 'haystacks' - 3 clips from today's finance committee

Sep 25th 2013, 10:48 PM 2,752 Views 1 Comment

Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan faced the Oireachtas Finance Committe today, we picked the best three clips from today’s exchanges…

Honohan: Banks threatened repossession in 62 per cent of 'sustainable solutions'
# Mortgage Crisis
# Mortgage Crisis

Honohan: Banks threatened repossession in 62 per cent of 'sustainable solutions'

Sep 25th 2013, 3:48 PM 7,252 Views 82 Comments

The Governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan told the Oireachtas Finance Committee that ‘it was notable, though perhaps not surprising’ that banks have pursued this option.

Central Bank Governor faces questions over banks’ legal letters and Anglo Tapes
# Mortgage Crisis
# Mortgage Crisis

Central Bank Governor faces questions over banks’ legal letters and Anglo Tapes

Sep 25th 2013, 8:09 AM 5,055 Views 30 Comments

Patrick Honohan has been called to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee after it emerged thousands of legal letters being sent by banks could be classified as ‘sustainable mortgage solutions’.

Questions asked about Apple's relationship with Department of Finance
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Questions asked about Apple's relationship with Department of Finance

Sep 18th 2013, 8:04 PM 6,624 Views 23 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty produced a series of emails from Apple executives to the Secretary General of the Department of Finance at an Oireachtas sub-committee meeting today.

TDs to be told: 'Coalition needs to live up to staffing promises in mental health'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

TDs to be told: 'Coalition needs to live up to staffing promises in mental health'

Sep 12th 2013, 6:00 AM 2,518 Views 3 Comments

Mental Health Reform will address TDs and Senators today on issues in the sector; the group is highlighting shortfalls in promised staffing levels and concerns about ring-fencing of funding.

Finance Committee demands forecast data from department ahead of budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Finance Committee demands forecast data from department ahead of budget

Sep 11th 2013, 11:12 AM 2,696 Views 9 Comments

The committee wants access to the same data and presentations that will be provided to the Economic Management Council.

Watch: "It's all gone mad" - 8 moments from this week's 'grilling' of the bankers
# Finance Committee
# Finance Committee

Watch: "It's all gone mad" - 8 moments from this week's 'grilling' of the bankers

Sep 8th 2013, 8:05 AM 7,674 Views 15 Comments

The bankers were given targets to tackle the mortgage crisis, but no-one was happy with the measures they took to reach them…

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