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#Mortgage Holders

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Ulster Bank sells off nearly 4,000 of its customers in massive family home loan book sale
# Mortgage Sale
# Mortgage Sale

Ulster Bank sells off nearly 4,000 of its customers in massive family home loan book sale

Jul 2nd 2019, 7:12 PM 28,446 Views 92 Comments

90% of the loans due to be sold are family homes – about 3,200 accounts.

# mortgage-holders - Friday 10 May, 2019

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised
# Cabot Financial
# Cabot Financial

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised

May 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,677 Views 28 Comments

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books

Apr 9th 2019, 7:33 PM 23,969 Views 14 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the figure as ‘extraordinarily high’.

# mortgage-holders - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Finance Minister says he wouldn't mind if his mortgage was held by a vulture fund
# Banks
# Banks

Finance Minister says he wouldn't mind if his mortgage was held by a vulture fund

Apr 3rd 2019, 6:59 PM 18,891 Views 97 Comments

The minister said the Sinn Fein Bill to give mortgage holders the power to block the sale of their loans to vulture funds is unconstitutional.

# mortgage-holders - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Any tax loopholes used by vulture funds won't be closed down until the autumn, says Taoiseach
# Mortgage Holders
# Mortgage Holders

Any tax loopholes used by vulture funds won't be closed down until the autumn, says Taoiseach

Mar 24th 2019, 9:00 AM 19,258 Views 77 Comments

Last year, the Taoiseach vowed to close a loophole which allowed a €1.3 billion mortgage ‘vehicle’ from paying tax.

# mortgage-holders - Monday 4 March, 2019

First-time-buyer loan scheme requires 'further tranche of funding' to continue
# Housing
# Housing

First-time-buyer loan scheme requires 'further tranche of funding' to continue

Mar 4th 2019, 7:15 PM 30,747 Views 23 Comments

A first-time-buyer can apply for a home loan to purchase a new or second-hand property, or to build their own home under the scheme.

# mortgage-holders - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Taoiseach told that 'banks are as aggressive and as arrogant as the time of the crash'

Taoiseach told that 'banks are as aggressive and as arrogant as the time of the crash'

Mar 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 38,946 Views 54 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness told the Taoiseach that people are crying out for help.

# mortgage-holders - Friday 28 December, 2018

Varadkar says he's reluctant to use the term 'vulture fund' to describe firms that have bought up Irish mortgages
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

Varadkar says he's reluctant to use the term 'vulture fund' to describe firms that have bought up Irish mortgages

Dec 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 25,652 Views 115 Comments

Varadkar says he tried to remove split mortgage-holders from recent loan book sales but failed to do so.

# mortgage-holders - Thursday 29 November, 2018

PTSB transfers thousands more of its customers to vulture fund servicer
# Sold
# Sold

PTSB transfers thousands more of its customers to vulture fund servicer

Nov 29th 2018, 5:08 PM 39,877 Views 80 Comments

Many of the mortgage-holders sold today had engaged with the bank and reached arrangements.

# mortgage-holders - Saturday 24 November, 2018

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 12,410 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.

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

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 14,143 Views 28 Comments

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

# mortgage-holders - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Number affected by tracker mortgage scandal rises - it's now over 38,000
# Customer Treatment
# Customer Treatment

Number affected by tracker mortgage scandal rises - it's now over 38,000

Oct 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 17,692 Views 23 Comments

The Central Bank governor says a review of the scandal raises serious concerns about current Irish banking culture.

# mortgage-holders - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Finance Minister says it's up to PTSB if it wants to appear before the finance committee over loan sale
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Finance Minister says it's up to PTSB if it wants to appear before the finance committee over loan sale

Sep 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 7,278 Views 21 Comments

Last month, PTSB sold its controversial Project Glas loan portfolio to an affiliate of the so-called vulture fund Lone Star for around €1.3 billion.

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Mortgage-holders caught up in PTSB loan sale to be invited to tell of the turmoil it has caused
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Mortgage-holders caught up in PTSB loan sale to be invited to tell of the turmoil it has caused

Sep 4th 2018, 6:40 PM 17,414 Views 43 Comments

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said a full committee session should be dedicated to the loan book sale.

# mortgage-holders - Sunday 29 July, 2018

How many mortgage holders were taken to the High Court by banks so far this year?
# Repossessions
# Repossessions

How many mortgage holders were taken to the High Court by banks so far this year?

Jul 29th 2018, 10:00 PM 31,383 Views 52 Comments

The numbers are down on recent years but there still has been almost 300 cases initiated in the High Court.

# mortgage-holders - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Harris on PTSB home loan sale: 'It's time to see a bit of humility from our banks'
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Harris on PTSB home loan sale: 'It's time to see a bit of humility from our banks'

Feb 22nd 2018, 4:02 PM 18,582 Views 88 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the bank has been asked to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee next week.

# mortgage-holders - Monday 27 April, 2015

There's some 'good news' for Ulster Bank mortgage holders in arrears
# Debt
# Debt

There's some 'good news' for Ulster Bank mortgage holders in arrears

Apr 27th 2015, 8:40 AM 11,438 Views 46 Comments

Those who qualify for social housing can sell their homes and not be pursued for the outstanding debt.

# mortgage-holders - Monday 29 December, 2014

10,000 Irish homeowners need protection against 'vulture funds'
# Mortgage Holders
# Mortgage Holders

10,000 Irish homeowners need protection against 'vulture funds'

Dec 29th 2014, 6:21 PM 12,499 Views 45 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has said the issue needs to be dealt with in 2015.

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

‘Considerable protections already apply to people who are in mortgage difficulties’
# Consensus
# Consensus

‘Considerable protections already apply to people who are in mortgage difficulties’

Mar 4th 2014, 9:00 PM 11,048 Views 22 Comments

Despite Fergus O’Dowd’s criticism of the Fianna Fáil’s bill, the government will not oppose its passage.

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: How to navigate your personal insolvency
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: How to navigate your personal insolvency

Aug 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 245 Views 42 Comments

The Personal Insolvency Service is due to come into effect in the coming weeks, so what do you need to know about making an application? Stephen Curtis lets you know.

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Eurozone inflation hits new low, raising prospect of ECB rate cut
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Eurozone inflation hits new low, raising prospect of ECB rate cut

Apr 30th 2013, 11:14 AM 4,506 Views 22 Comments

The governing council of the European Central Bank meets on Thursday where it could provide a fresh boost to mortgage holders.

# mortgage-holders - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Column: Miracle on O’Connell St – what the Clerys rescue says about Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Miracle on O’Connell St – what the Clerys rescue says about Ireland

Sep 30th 2012, 8:40 AM 25 Views 16 Comments

An institution was saved – which just goes to show how badly Irish homeowners are being treated in comparison, writes Arthur Doohan.

# mortgage-holders - Friday 8 June, 2012

Lenders following arrears guidelines from Keane Report, says Central Bank
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Lenders following arrears guidelines from Keane Report, says Central Bank

Jun 8th 2012, 3:17 PM 1,992 Views 2 Comments

The Central Bank says commercial banks are bringing forward new proposals to assist people in mortgage difficulty.

# mortgage-holders - Friday 25 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

May 25th 2012, 8:04 PM 3,262 Views 0 Comments

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Some mortgage holders 'choosing not to pay', broker says
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Some mortgage holders 'choosing not to pay', broker says

Apr 3rd 2012, 8:35 AM 5,589 Views 78 Comments

Karl Deeter of Irish Mortgage Brokers said some borrowers are strategically withholding payments in the hope of winning a debt deal.

# mortgage-holders - Friday 3 February, 2012

Proposed legislation would allow judges to refuse home repossessions
# Homeowners
# Homeowners

Proposed legislation would allow judges to refuse home repossessions

Feb 3rd 2012, 8:16 AM 2,678 Views 35 Comments

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.

# mortgage-holders - Thursday 12 January, 2012

ECB holds main eurozone interest rate at 1 per cent
# ECB
# ECB

ECB holds main eurozone interest rate at 1 per cent

Jan 12th 2012, 1:08 PM 1,551 Views 9 Comments

The decision follows two successive months of cutting the bank’s main interest rate which was a welcome boost for mortgage holders.

# mortgage-holders - Monday 24 October, 2011

Column: I’ve got two young children, and I could soon lose my house
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: I’ve got two young children, and I could soon lose my house

Oct 24th 2011, 7:30 AM 192 Views 78 Comments

James McKay told TheJournal.ie how he cannot meet his mortgage payments because his bank is not cooperating.

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Noonan: Mortgage measures will help families 'break shackles' of debt
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Noonan: Mortgage measures will help families 'break shackles' of debt

Oct 18th 2011, 9:28 PM 869 Views 30 Comments

The finance minister has defended proposals in the government’s Keane report on mortgage debt.

# mortgage-holders - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Report rules out blanket debt forgiveness on mortgages
# Debt Forgiveness
# Debt Forgiveness

Report rules out blanket debt forgiveness on mortgages

Oct 12th 2011, 1:28 PM 1,283 Views 46 Comments

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-holders - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Mortgage holders braced for ECB interest rate hike
# Rate Hike
# Rate Hike

Mortgage holders braced for ECB interest rate hike

Jul 7th 2011, 9:31 AM 192 Views 1 Comment

A hike of 0.25 per cent is expected – bad news for those with tracker and standard variable rate mortgages.

# mortgage-holders - Friday 17 June, 2011

Rate hike for EBS mortgage customers
# Mortgage
# Mortgage

Rate hike for EBS mortgage customers

Jun 17th 2011, 5:57 PM 411 Views 0 Comments

The Standard Variable Rate is going up by a quarter of one per cent from 1 August.

# mortgage-holders - Monday 28 February, 2011

Increase in residential mortgage arrears and repossessions last year
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Increase in residential mortgage arrears and repossessions last year

Feb 28th 2011, 7:38 PM 519 Views 0 Comments

Overall, 5.7 per cent of home mortages were in arrears at the end of 2010 and 101 homes were repossessed in the final quarter of last year alone.

# mortgage-holders - Thursday 2 September, 2010

Homeowners in arrears up by almost a third
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Homeowners in arrears up by almost a third

Sep 2nd 2010, 10:22 AM 397 Views 0 Comments

The number of households now in mortgage arrears has risen by almost 40% in the past year.