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# Lending

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Banks won't meet lending targets - because too few businesses want loans
The Credit Review Office says banks won’t meet their targets for lending to small businesses – but that it’s not their fault.
Column: Time to think outside the box on Irish banks
Amid calls for Irish investors overseas to direct their funds closer to home, Nick Leeson says the idea of reversing NAMA loans back to banks is well worth considering.
Mortgage lending down by more than half since last year
The Irish Bankers’ Federation says the volume of new lending is down by 54.6 per cent on the same time in 2010.
ECB's emergency bank lending soared last night
Banks took €4bn of overnight emergency funds last night – compared to just €2m on Monday night – amid fears over France.
Column: House prices are still falling, and there's no sign we've hit bottom, warns Nick Leeson
Recent reports that the property market has stabilised couldn’t be further from the truth – but we still need to be very careful about looking for a saviour, writes former trader Nick Leeson.
TDs criticise Nyberg report for failing to pinpoint bank crisis blame
Meanwhile, Minister Michael Noonan says the report had addressed the actions of a “seriously inept government” which had fuelled instead of restrained the banks once the crisis was underway.
Ireland's banks increase reliance upon ECB funding
Central Bank figures show that Ireland’s banks are now €96bn in debt to the European Central Bank – a post-bailout peak.
Change of image for credit unions?
Survey shows most union members want to shake things up.