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# mortgage approvals

Last year
2022
Almost €1.3 billion in mortgage approvals made last November, new figures show
First Time Buyers accounted for more than half of the €1.28 billion of mortgages which were approved last November.
All time
Number of mortgage approvals continues to grow as almost 4,700 signed off last month
This represents a significant increase on the 1,879 mortgage approvals issued in May 2020, the BPFI said.
More new mortgages approved in June but drawdowns slid in the second quarter, says bank lobby
But banks approved half the number of new mortgages last month than in June 2019.
AIB reverses 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients
The bank said that it may still refuse to allow a mortgage to be drawn down if it finds a customer is unable to meet repayments.
Over 12,000 mortgages worth €2.6 billion drawn down in the last three months
12,112 mortgages worth €2.6 billion were drawn down during the fourth quarter of 2018.
'An air of panic is setting in to the property market'
New figures show a spike in the number of mortgage approvals.
Homeowners are stepping up problem mortgage repayments - but it's not enough to solve the arrears crisis
Meanwhile, new mortgage approvals have hit a three year high, with over €400 million approved in the second quarter.
Loans to Irish households remained low in October - Central Bank
Newly-released figures from the Central Bank indicate lending for house purchase was down 1.9 per cent on an annual basis in October.
Mortgage approvals up 27 per cent overall on last year - IBF
However the volume of new mortgages is still down significantly when compared with the years 2005 and 2006 – and the future abolition of mortgage interest relief is causing anxiety.