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# Homeowners

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In pictures: TDs take to the streets to urge boycott of household charge
Homeowners are expected to have arrangements in place to pay the €100 flat charge by next month.
Nama to claw back €500million in assets
The agency expects to recover assets which debtors tried to put beyond its reach, its chairman Frank Daly has said.
First mortgage-to-rent scheme for homeowners piloted
Mortgage holders will give up their properties and become tenants under the programme designed to help people in debt.
Proposed legislation would allow judges to refuse home repossessions
Independent TD Stephen Donnelly says he expects his Family Home Protection Bill to be defeated in the Dáil but he hopes it can influence the personal insolvency legislation published by the government last week.
New law 'not a licence to kill', says minister
A new law giving homeowners the right to protect their family and property from intruders using ‘reasonable force’.
ECB holds main eurozone interest rate at 1 per cent
The decision follows two successive months of cutting the bank’s main interest rate which was a welcome boost for mortgage holders.
Explainer: Changes to mortgage interest relief
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has introduced changes to the mortgage interest relief available to buyers and home owners as part of next year’s Budget – but what does it mean?
Bank of Ireland to make €1.5 billion available for mortgages
The move comes one day after Finance Minister Michael Noonan announced a range of measures in the Budget encouraging people to buy homes.
Mortgage holders to unite in fight for reform
New Beginning is spearheading an intiative to bring together groups and individuals concerned about mortgage defaulting in Ireland – with a spokesperson saying it will bring power in numbers.
More than 100,000 households now in mortgage difficulties
New figures from the Central Bank show the number of mortgages in arrears has risen significantly.
AIB will not pass ECB interest rate cut to customers
The bank says it hasn’t passed on the ECB’s past two rate increases to customers and, similarly, would not be passing on the recent cut.
Column: I’ve got two young children, and I could soon lose my house
James McKay told how he cannot meet his mortgage payments because his bank is not cooperating.
Noonan: Mortgage measures will help families 'break shackles' of debt
The finance minister has defended proposals in the government’s Keane report on mortgage debt.
'Designed to protect the banks': Mortgage group slates debt relief report
The government’s much-touted plan for homeowners “gives no solutions”, according to David Hall of New Beginning.
Report rules out blanket debt forgiveness on mortgages
Under proposals contained in the report, struggling homeowners would give up their houses but be allowed to rent them back from State bodies or local authorities.
Mortgage relief as ECB expected to avoid hiking interest rates
European Central Bank officials will meet in Frankfurt today to make a decision that will affect Irish homeowners.
Column: Families are being failed by our mortgage system
With 60 people a day begging for help with their debts, we must take action now, writes David Hall of New Beginning.
Are Labour ministers split over mortgage debt relief for homeowners?
The party denies it but that appears to be at odds with the differing lines ministers gave on the much talked about issue yesterday.
EBS to raise mortgage rates
EBS is to hike its variable mortgage rate from October.
Couple's €200k mortgage write-off 'wasn't unusual' - insider
Irish mortgage lenders are secretly agreeing huge reductions when borrowers cannot repay, an industry source tells
Mortgage holders facing rate hike beyond ECB rise
Meanwhile, thousands of mortgage holders in arrears are being refunded charges incorrectly applied to their accounts, according to the Central Bank.
Jump in Irish mortgage arrears - Moody's
Some 60,000 homeowners are now three or more months behind on their repayments.
Government asked to respond to the "mortgage arrears crisis"
Worries for 80,000 homeowners after yesterday’s interest rate increase by the European Central Bank.
What will the ECB's interest rate hike mean for your mortgage?
Our at-a-glance guide will tell you how much the ECB’s 0.25 per cent rate increase will add to your monthly repayment.
Poll: Would you support a scheme to help struggling homeowners?
As new figures reveal that mortgage holders owe a total of €8.6 billion in arrears, what do you think should be done? Do you support plans to help them?
House prices down 35% from peak
But could this be the end of the decline?