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#Mortgage Arrears

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Experts say 'vulture friendly' commentary from government is 'dangerous'
# Arrears
# Arrears

Experts say 'vulture friendly' commentary from government is 'dangerous'

Apr 19th 2019, 6:30 AM 15,911 Views 38 Comments

An Oireachtas committee yesterday heard legislation is needed to ensure banks cannot sell mortgages to vulture funds without a customer’s consent.

Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'
# Abhaile
# Abhaile

Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'

Jan 28th 2019, 1:26 PM 15,552 Views 24 Comments

Just 30% of those who engaged with Abhaile’s financial advice have a solution in place or are on track for one.

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'

Dec 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,417 Views 77 Comments

Unregulated loan owners hold 17% of all mortgages in arrears over 720 days.

It took 9 consecutive questions for bank execs to admit €1.3bn mortgage 'vehicle' won't pay tax
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

It took 9 consecutive questions for bank execs to admit €1.3bn mortgage 'vehicle' won't pay tax

Dec 6th 2018, 7:04 PM 65,913 Views 65 Comments

Last week the bank confirmed it was transferring more than 6,000 home loans into a special purpose vehicle.

No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct
# Great Irish Sell Off
# Great Irish Sell Off

No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct

Nov 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 12,431 Views 30 Comments

The Central Bank said no sanctions have been put in place since the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears commencement in 2009.

FactCheck: Has the number of cases taken by banks over arrears halved in two years?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has the number of cases taken by banks over arrears halved in two years?

Nov 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 11,414 Views 16 Comments

Brendan Burgess claims there is “no tsunami” of arrears cases now.

Central Bank to track a 'critical mass' of restructured mortgages that are due to come up for review
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

Central Bank to track a 'critical mass' of restructured mortgages that are due to come up for review

Nov 13th 2018, 10:16 PM 14,158 Views 28 Comments

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said there will be no change to the code of conduct, as it is working effectively.

343 homes repossessed over mortgage arrears during second quarter of 2018
# Mortgage Crisis
# Mortgage Crisis

343 homes repossessed over mortgage arrears during second quarter of 2018

Sep 7th 2018, 5:50 PM 37,031 Views 84 Comments

Tens of thousands of people are still feeling the effects of the mortgage crisis ten years later.

Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments
# Debt
# Debt

Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments

Jun 20th 2018, 3:45 PM 15,539 Views 11 Comments

The number of accounts in arrears over 720 days has fallen but these cases still account for 41% of all accounts in arrears.

'This is a human crisis': David Hall believes 17,000 families will have homes repossessed
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

'This is a human crisis': David Hall believes 17,000 families will have homes repossessed

May 17th 2018, 12:53 PM 14,718 Views 34 Comments

Hall told the Finance Committee that a narrative has been fostered that people in long-term arrears are “messers”.

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds

Feb 27th 2018, 8:41 PM 35,555 Views 56 Comments

The Central Bank is to review their code of conduct for how financial institutions deal with those in mortgage arrears.

'They're for the chop': High Court Master says 'wave of repossessions' on the horizon
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

'They're for the chop': High Court Master says 'wave of repossessions' on the horizon

Feb 21st 2018, 9:08 AM 42,921 Views 117 Comments

Master Honohan asked if it’s a “sick joke” that people writing to the Taoiseach were told to seek help from Abhaile.

High Court Master writes new legislation to help keep people in their homes
# New Laws
# New Laws

High Court Master writes new legislation to help keep people in their homes

Feb 20th 2018, 8:30 PM 14,738 Views 21 Comments

The bill would give greater powers to the government’s Abhaile scheme and provide stronger protections for people who are in debt.

'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds
# Fire Sale
# Fire Sale

'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds

Feb 19th 2018, 9:18 AM 25,289 Views 116 Comments

The bank, which is 75% owned by the State, plans to sell off a loan book worth €4 billion.

'I was in mortgage arrears - so I sold my possessions and became a reluctant landlord'
# I Live Here Now
# I Live Here Now

'I was in mortgage arrears - so I sold my possessions and became a reluctant landlord'

Feb 18th 2018, 9:30 AM 43,117 Views 53 Comments

Veronica Dyas explores her experience, and the situation with housing in Ireland, in her latest play.

Government scheme to help keep people in their homes has only completed 282 cases since 2012
# Mortgage To Rent
# Mortgage To Rent

Government scheme to help keep people in their homes has only completed 282 cases since 2012

Jan 7th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,243 Views 6 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the numbers as “pitifully low”.

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?

Dec 24th 2017, 9:30 AM 9,863 Views 39 Comments

More than 30,000 accounts have been in arrears for more than two years.

It gets worse: Central Bank forces lenders to admit 13,600 more tracker victims overcharged
# Scandal
# Scandal

It gets worse: Central Bank forces lenders to admit 13,600 more tracker victims overcharged

Dec 20th 2017, 2:00 PM 44,312 Views 109 Comments

We now know at least 33,700 customers were overcharged and the Central Bank said it had to “relentlessly pursue” lenders in many of these cases.

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears

Dec 14th 2017, 8:00 PM 15,885 Views 47 Comments

The number of mortgages behind on payments has dropped since the depths of the recession.

Poll: Should Ireland have a separate court to deal with mortgage arrears cases?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland have a separate court to deal with mortgage arrears cases?

Nov 26th 2017, 8:15 PM 16,032 Views 73 Comments

Ten percent of home mortgage accounts in this country are in arrears.

'I'm not going anywhere': Lay litigants in uphill battle against banks and vulture funds
# Debt
# Debt

'I'm not going anywhere': Lay litigants in uphill battle against banks and vulture funds

Nov 17th 2017, 12:05 AM 18,867 Views 28 Comments

There are calls for the Legal Aid Board to relax its merits test so more families in debt can access professional representation.

High Court Master lashes KBC and tells father in arrears to write to Taoiseach
# Dear Leo
# Dear Leo

High Court Master lashes KBC and tells father in arrears to write to Taoiseach

Nov 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 23,467 Views 0 Comments

Edmund Honohan: ‘What kind of a way is that for a bank to approach its customers?’

Warning for borrowers in arrears: Don't let fear get in the way of saving your home
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Warning for borrowers in arrears: Don't let fear get in the way of saving your home

Jun 18th 2017, 10:00 PM 23,709 Views 39 Comments

Experts say anxiety and a lack of information provided to people struggling with debt can lead them to making decisions that will worsen their situation.

Twink told a newspaper her debt-ridden home was for sale, but barristers couldn't find it listed
# Arrears
# Arrears

Twink told a newspaper her debt-ridden home was for sale, but barristers couldn't find it listed

Dec 2nd 2016, 2:29 PM 31,782 Views 0 Comments

The bank claims it it is owed about €250,000.

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to claim the credit for a fall in mortgages in arrears?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to claim the credit for a fall in mortgages in arrears?

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:59 PM 15,432 Views 42 Comments

Fine Gael has been on Twitter and Facebook, promoting a set of claims about its role in the fall of mortgages in arrears. Do they check out?

Many people in mortgage arrears are contemplating suicide
# Wake Up Call
# Wake Up Call

Many people in mortgage arrears are contemplating suicide

Mar 20th 2016, 3:47 PM 20,992 Views 74 Comments

A new survey explores the impact debt has on people’s mental health.

It's 'not possible or appropriate' to adjourn all repossession cases
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

It's 'not possible or appropriate' to adjourn all repossession cases

May 19th 2015, 10:41 AM 7,086 Views 14 Comments

Thomas Byrne hoped the courts might halt all repossession cases in light of the government’s planned reforms.

Big plan to help mortgage holders 'won't have the banks quaking in their boots'
# Veto
# Veto

Big plan to help mortgage holders 'won't have the banks quaking in their boots'

May 13th 2015, 5:48 PM 13,929 Views 91 Comments

The government has announced a raft of new measures to help people struggling to pay their mortgages.

In mortgage arrears? Here's how the government plans to help
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

In mortgage arrears? Here's how the government plans to help

May 13th 2015, 12:00 PM 14,724 Views 34 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Peter McVerry says he'd be embarrassed if he was Alan Kelly
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Peter McVerry says he'd be embarrassed if he was Alan Kelly

May 5th 2015, 5:35 PM 29,536 Views 155 Comments

The campaigner is not impressed by the government’s housing plans.

Thousands of homeowners are drowning in debt - this is one of their stories
# Mortgage Crisis
# Mortgage Crisis

Thousands of homeowners are drowning in debt - this is one of their stories

Apr 19th 2015, 8:30 AM 32,074 Views 111 Comments

“It was like someone had a gun to my head. I was crying on the steps of the bank.”

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof
# Bad Loans
# Bad Loans

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof

Mar 17th 2015, 1:37 PM 17,919 Views 19 Comments

Loans from so-called sub-prime lenders are four times more likely to be in arrears than those from the mainstream banks

Enda pledges action on mortgage crisis (and calls Fianna Fáil 'arsonists')
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Enda pledges action on mortgage crisis (and calls Fianna Fáil 'arsonists')

Mar 10th 2015, 8:25 PM 14,622 Views 88 Comments

Proposals to reduce the term of bankruptcy from three years to one are being considered with new measures to be announced in April.

Opinion: Despite talk of an improving economy, worrying mortgage arrears on family homes persist
# Home
# Home

Opinion: Despite talk of an improving economy, worrying mortgage arrears on family homes persist

Dec 5th 2014, 8:00 AM 52 Views 14 Comments

Will the State will put the interests of its people above commercial and provide us with strong consumer protection standards?

The number of homeowners who are years behind on their loans is still going up
# Going Under
# Going Under

The number of homeowners who are years behind on their loans is still going up

Dec 3rd 2014, 4:18 PM 8,842 Views 32 Comments

Banks have been accused of only helping the ‘low-hanging fruit’ of people who are a few months overdue.

Almost 400 AIB repossessions stopped in last year
# Arrears
# Arrears

Almost 400 AIB repossessions stopped in last year

Nov 4th 2014, 10:00 AM 6,559 Views 9 Comments

The Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation said the scheme these agreements were made through will be expanded to run another 12 months, due to its success in the last year.

Worried about losing your home? These guides are for you
# Mortgage Arrears Crisis
# Mortgage Arrears Crisis

Worried about losing your home? These guides are for you

Oct 3rd 2014, 6:30 AM 7,327 Views 10 Comments

The guides cover both the Circuit and High courts.

Ireland has a €12.5 billion problem mortgage mountain to climb
# Debt Problem
# Debt Problem

Ireland has a €12.5 billion problem mortgage mountain to climb

Sep 2nd 2014, 11:32 AM 9,826 Views 30 Comments

The headline number of arrears has fallen, but ultra long term problem loans continue to climb.

There's still no solution for over 70% of problem mortgages
# No End In Sight
# No End In Sight

There's still no solution for over 70% of problem mortgages

Aug 14th 2014, 3:34 PM 9,123 Views 34 Comments

New figures from the Department of Finance also show that Buy to Let loans are still struggling.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Aug 5th 2014, 11:16 PM 17,632 Views 3 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Ireland beating the Black Ferns, Israeli boycott protests, and what Bernie Ecclestone has done…

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