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# Mortgage

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The IMF is back in town, and it's not mad on the Government's mortgage strategy
The first bailout review has urged caution on the strategy, which was announced in the run-in to elections last month.
Ulster agree 10-year naming rights deal for redeveloped Ravenhill
Welcome to ‘Kingspan Stadium’.
Man diagnosed with advanced cancer - then finds out his mortgage insurance was mis-sold
The man is waiting to hear if he will get mortgage insurance and fears that he may end up in financial trouble.
Here's how much has been approved for mortgages this year
The figures are in, and they show a big bump.
Honohan "not happy" about mortgage sales to vulture funds
Central Bank governor says he told the Government of his concerns over protections for mortgage holders.
Stay the course on austerity, warns Honohan
Honohan warns that deviation from the current path would be “folly”.
Number of homeowners in arrears over 90 days falls to 78,000
The number of permanent restructures is up by around 200 in February.
Updated: Terminal cancer patient has arrangement in place with AIB over mortgage arrears
Senator Deirdre Clune is calling for the Central Bank to keep track of the number of people falling into arrears on mortgage-related insurance.
Bubble? What bubble? Here's why Noonan isn't worried by rising property prices
The finance minister noted that prices are still 47 per cent lower than their 2007 peak.
Are mortgage repayment hikes crippling Irish under-50s?
Older people are leading the regular savings charge while younger mortgage holders struggle.
Column: Feeling like an exile in your own country? It’s normal after travelling ...
Within the space of a year, it seems to me that the country has changed utterly. This may be due to a case of reverse culture shock, writes Niamh Ní Shúilleabháin.
They're back: Bank executives to face TDs on mortgage restructuring
The last time bank executives provided updates to the Finance Committee they were criticised for not being direct enough.
News of 100 mortgage write-downs shows crisis 'akin to Russian roulette'
“One bank’s sustainable solution could be another bank’s unsustainable mortgage leading to repossession proceedings,” Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today.
AIB writes off €150k to allow family stay in home
The deal was negotiated on the family’s behalf by the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation.
Column: Irish financial consumers are bewildered, frightened and angry
The protection available to consumers when they take out credit is still inadequate – despite all the promises that were made after the crash, writes Noeline Blackwell.
Concern that banks are only tackling "easy" mortgage arrears cases
The new figures show that 168 properties were taken into possession by lenders in the last quarter of 2013.
Column: Fears surrounding the IBRC mortgage book are overhyped
Some IBRC mortgage holders have concerns about about being left without protection if the Government proceeds with the sale of their loans abroad – but they shouldn’t be, writes Karl Deeter.
‘I’ve given six years to my debt, tried selling my home on YouTube and now I’m bankrupt’
Jillian Godsil says the personal insolvency laws are not designed for ordinary people saying she had no other option but to file for bankruptcy.
Study finds Irish travelling abroad to work fear 'skidding' to lower social classes
It also suggests that many ‘commuter migrants’ choose that lifestyle as a way of tackling large mortgages.
AIB will write off debt for some split mortgage holders
It is understood that the product will only suit some people whose mortgages are in distress.
Column: The private rented sector is heating up dramatically – yet fails to meet basic needs
Rent are rising but our pay packets aren’t. Why? Because our housing strategy is based almost exclusively on debt-fuelled private home ownership, writes Mick Byrne.
Poll: Has your disposable income increased?
The Irish League of Credit Unions says disposable income has risen by almost €50 since December 2012 to €182 left at the end of the month.
Debt write offs for some, but up to 27,000 homes could be repossessed
A new report says that 40 per cent of mortgages will begin to re-perform next year.
Column: The pain of debt is not quick – it is a ceiling that lowers inch by crucifying inch
What is debt, and why do we all buy into this debt culture? Jillian Godsil discusses her own financial problems and the unsustainable status quo of modern Ireland.
BAI reject complaint by Direct Democracy Ireland alleging unfair treatment
DDI had complained that LMFM had created the impression that Ben Gilroy had expressed anti-English sentiments at an abandoned distressed property auction.
All-time low: ECB cuts its main interest in boost to tracker mortgage holders
ECB president Mario Draghi has cut the rate for the fifth time in two years.
Column: We hope to ease the enormous pressure placed on mortgage holders
A new initiative spearheaded by the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation aims to help these borrowers and others who are reluctant to engage with the banks, writes Dr Constantin Gurdgiev.
AIB and Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation to establish third-party advice body
The bank will give an unconditional grant of €150,000 to the IMHO to facilitate discussions between borrowers and the lender.
Lending to Irish households continues to fall
Mortgages were declined at an annual rate of 2.4 per cent in September of this year.
Column: House prices are rising again, so should we be concerned about a bubble?
With property prices increasing in some parts of the country – and notably in Dublin – Ronan Lyons discusses whether we’re looking at a housing boom or a housing bubble.
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about junior doctors going on strike, AIB saying some customers just don’t want to pay their mortgages, and John Waters (briefly) going to jail.
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about Ireland’s emigration figures and whether the UK is going to take military action in Syria.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Today everyone’s talking about earthquakes in the Irish Sea and the last stand of Priory Hall residents.
Michael Lowry, mortgages and mayors: The week in numbers
Plus: how many times has the Council of State met since 1940?
Bank of Ireland launches another €2 billion fund for first time buyers
The bank said that the fund is being rolled out in response to existing and anticipated demand for mortgages.
Rise in 'accidental landlords' as homeowners rent out properties to cover mortgage costs
FLAC noted a “striking” rise in queries about housing such matters, which were up almost 70 per cent since 2011.
Icelandic PM vows to ignore IMF's advice
Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson says he will ignore the IMF’s criticism of his government’s plans to reduce household debt following the country’s economic collapse.
Column: Tenants shouldn't pay the price for landlords struggling with mortgage repayments
There’s a crisis in the buy-to-let sector due to landlords falling into mortgage arrears and innocent tenants are getting caught in the chaos. Receivers have to realise people renting properties are not commodities, writes Bod Jordan.