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#Mortgage Arrears

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 8 March, 2013

Finance Minister 'disappointed' banks haven't dealt with personal debt

New mortgage figures show that 94,488 mortgage accounts are in arrears of more than three months.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

AIB commits to working out deals for mortgage holders in arrears

The bank said today it has built up a staff of 300 people dedicated to supporting customers in difficulty.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Personal insolvency agency to open 'early in the summer' - Taoiseach

Enda Kenny told the Dáil that he was not happy with the banks’ level of resolution of cases where customers are in mortgage arrears.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 11 January, 2013

New insolvency regime may not help troubled mortgage holders - Troika Exclusive

The Troika has raised concerns about the effectiveness of the new personal insolvency law that is aimed at helping the country’s many distressed mortgage holders.

# mortgage-arrears - Saturday 15 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news...skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news...skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Kerry priest tells children there is no God; Government pledge to help homeowners become homeless; Craig Doyle = why?

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 14 December, 2012

First vote on Local Property Tax Bill passes in Dáil

After a walk through vote the Bill was passed and will now move on to its second reading.

Mortgage arrears problem continues to grow

Over 135,628 mortgage accounts are in arrears (of either more or less than 90 days).

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Department of Finance head: Debt should be written off for those who really can't pay

John Moran tells the Irish Bankers’ Federation that merely not calling in debts won’t cut it – they need to be removed totally.

# mortgage-arrears - Thursday 20 September, 2012

One in 5 mortgages will default by 2013

County by county survey shows that there are still “substantial losses to be realised on irish residential mortgage loans”.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: Pretending this mortgage crisis isn't happening won't make it go away

One in ten people who have a mortgage in Ireland are struggling to pay it off. Where is the urgency in solving this epidemic, asks Noeline Blackwell.

# mortgage-arrears - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Father of five barricades farm after eviction notice

Seamus Sherlock, ‘Life After Debt’ campaigner, said he feels like the bank is trying to ‘make an example’ of him.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 17 August, 2012

Mortgage arrears could rise to 18 per cent, says report

Banks have still not recognised losses in full, says Davy Research, as it warns that mortgage arrears could rise from 13.5 per cent to as much as 18 per cent.

# mortgage-arrears - Monday 30 July, 2012

Internal candidate John Hogan to head Finance Dept banking policy

He will be in charge of policy for red-hot recession issues including mortgage arrears and lending to SMEs.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 29 June, 2012

Shatter publishes long-awaited plans to reform insolvency law

The new regime reforms our bankruptcy laws, and aims to help the likes of struggling mortgage holders out of debt.

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Government calls banks in over mortgage arrears

The bank CEOs were briefed on personal insolvency legislation, details of which have not been released to the public.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 25 May, 2012

10 per cent of Irish mortgages are in arrears says Central Bank

1 in 10 mortgage holders are at least three months behind with repayments according to the new figures.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Central Bank clarifies rules on contacting borrowers in arrears

The Central Bank has outlined the appropriate rules of engagement for lenders dealing with mortgage customers who have fallen into arrears.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning, including: more garda station closures, seven killed in US college shootings, and a new ‘flying car’ (video).

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 2 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…

There is 'no silver bullet' to address mortgage arrears, says financial regulator

Matthew Elderfield says Ireland’s mortgage arrears problem is going to get worse before it gets better.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 17 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

In the Fix tonight: Eircom Studyhub hacked; unvouched expenses; and Chris O’Dowd v Miss Piggy…

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Government's new debt regime may allow mortgage debt to be written off

The cabinet has approved a draft Bill allowing debts to be written off outside of court, while bankruptcy rules are also changed.

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Central Bank unveils stronger consumer protection code

The new code, which comes into effect in January, is billed as the most significant upgrade of consumer protection since 2006.

# mortgage-arrears - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Poll: If you were/are in mortgage arrears would you be in favour of renting your home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: If you were/are in mortgage arrears would you be in favour of renting your home?

Following the recommendations of a report published yesterday on mortgage arrears, we’re asking for your say on the suggestion that the state takes ownership and rents the house back to its former owners.

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

Keane report on mortgages to be published

The Taoiseach has reaffirmed that there will be no blanket write-off for mortgage holders in arrears.

# mortgage-arrears - Monday 5 September, 2011

Negative equity should not mean debt forgiveness - Rabbitte

The communications minister says “blanket debt forgiveness” is not an option, but that banks should write off loans where there’s a genuine inability to pay.

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 4 September, 2011

Mortgage defaults 'could cost banks up to €10bn' - FF

Michael McGrath believes the ‘worst case scenario’ that went into the stress tests is now a reality – and it’s going to get worse.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 2 September, 2011

Central Bank to review how banks handle 'distressed' mortgage holders

Governor Patrick Honohan told Oireachtas committee that Central Bank checking that institutions are following its code in tackling mortgage arrears: “They are behind the curve”.

# mortgage-arrears - Monday 29 August, 2011

One in 14 mortgages in 90 days' arrears

Pressure grows for a general debt amnesty as new Central Bank figures show 7.2 per cent of mortgages to be in arrears.

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 28 August, 2011

Burton calls on banks to do more for struggling mortgage holders

The Minister for Social Protection said that banks and mortgage institutions were not doing enough for people in financial difficulty.

# mortgage-arrears - Saturday 27 August, 2011

Column: Self-employed people are the recession’s real victims

Families are on the breadline simply because the government’s policy is unfair, writes Brendan Dempsey.

# mortgage-arrears - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Massive increase in number of people seeking advice over debt in past three years

The Free Legal Advice Centre says there has been a 400 per cent increase in debt queries in the last three years with a 45 per cent rise in the last year alone.

# mortgage-arrears - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Poll: Should banks write off unpaid mortgage debt? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should banks write off unpaid mortgage debt?

AIB has said debt forgiveness may be an option for troubled mortgage holders; but Bank of Ireland says it’s not. What do you think?

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Poll: Should the state and banks be made to pay for reckless lending? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the state and banks be made to pay for reckless lending?

Ads placed in tomorrow’s papers will look for homeowners to take part in a landmark ‘reckless lending’ case. Do you think it’s fair to expect the state and the banks to pay?

Wanted: Unhappy homeowners to sue the state, banks and the financial regulators

Ads in tomorrow’s newspapers will seek unhappy homeowners to join in a landmark ‘reckless lending’ legal action.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Poll: Would you support a scheme to help struggling homeowners? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?