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#Mortgages

# mortgages - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Over 5,200 mortgages approved in October, with surge driven by first-time buyers
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Over 5,200 mortgages approved in October, with surge driven by first-time buyers

Dec 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 20,116 Views 14 Comments

October was the busiest month for mortgage approvals since BPFI began collecting this data in 2011.

# mortgages - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Vintners say thousands of pubs face defaulting on loans as six-month mortgage moratorium due to end
# In Trouble
# In Trouble

Vintners say thousands of pubs face defaulting on loans as six-month mortgage moratorium due to end

Sep 1st 2020, 12:51 PM 27,205 Views 95 Comments

Pubs were given a six-month moratorium on their mortgages.

# mortgages - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Wage subsidy and mortgages: 'The government isn't helping them. What chance have they with the banks?'
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Wage subsidy and mortgages: 'The government isn't helping them. What chance have they with the banks?'

Aug 8th 2020, 9:00 PM 47,633 Views 29 Comments

Many on the wage subsidy scheme with mortgage approval have struggled to reach the drawdown stage.

# mortgages - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty accuses banks of ‘profiteering from pandemic’
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty accuses banks of ‘profiteering from pandemic’

Jul 8th 2020, 6:26 PM 20,570 Views 92 Comments

Since March, nearly 80,000 mortgage-holders impacted by the pandemic have taken payment breaks.

# mortgages - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

AIB reverses 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients
# Awaiting Approval
# Awaiting Approval

AIB reverses 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients

Jul 1st 2020, 6:04 PM 36,818 Views 13 Comments

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.

# mortgages - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Pandemic set to cause major shortfall in housing supply, warns new study
# Demand And Supply
# Demand And Supply

Pandemic set to cause major shortfall in housing supply, warns new study

Jun 16th 2020, 6:10 AM 19,182 Views 54 Comments

The study from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland shows that new builds have been badly impacted.

# mortgages - Monday 15 June, 2020

'The stress is real. And growing': Wage subsidy recipients with mortgage approval uncertain if they can buy home
# Wage Subsidy Scheme
# Wage Subsidy Scheme

'The stress is real. And growing': Wage subsidy recipients with mortgage approval uncertain if they can buy home

Jun 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,077 Views 28 Comments

Some applicants have been told by their bank they can’t draw down their mortgage if they’re in receipt of the wage subsidy scheme.

# mortgages - Thursday 4 June, 2020

April figures show a drop of over 40% in mortgage approvals being granted in Ireland
# New Home
# New Home

April figures show a drop of over 40% in mortgage approvals being granted in Ireland

Jun 4th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,025 Views 24 Comments

In total, 2,200 mortgages were approved in April.

# mortgages - Monday 11 May, 2020

Taoiseach meets with five major banks to discuss Covid-19
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Taoiseach meets with five major banks to discuss Covid-19

May 11th 2020, 7:06 PM 62,730 Views 49 Comments

The government says that the banks have agreed that anyone availing of a mortgage break can now extend the loan term.

# mortgages - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Drop of nearly 10% in mortgage approvals in March compared to 2019
# Lending
# Lending

Drop of nearly 10% in mortgage approvals in March compared to 2019

May 6th 2020, 8:18 AM 16,777 Views 18 Comments

The figures offer an early indication of the impact of Covid-19 on lending.

# mortgages - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Covid-19 mortgage break to be extended from three months to six
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 mortgage break to be extended from three months to six

Updated Apr 30th 2020, 11:24 AM 34,776 Views 66 Comments

All of the country’s main banks are participating in the break.

# mortgages - Monday 20 April, 2020

Banks say that people who got mortgage approval before the crisis can have this extended
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Banks say that people who got mortgage approval before the crisis can have this extended

Apr 20th 2020, 9:14 AM 30,302 Views 32 Comments

Customers can be granted an extension in situations where their “circumstances have not materially changed”.

# mortgages - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Banks see calls rise 400% as customers seek support amid Covid-19 crunch
# Payment Breaks
# Payment Breaks

Banks see calls rise 400% as customers seek support amid Covid-19 crunch

Mar 24th 2020, 7:30 PM 16,004 Views 23 Comments

Banks are far busier but visits to branches have dropped significantly.

# mortgages - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019

Jan 29th 2020, 6:05 AM 9,172 Views 7 Comments

The 12,259 mortgages are valued at €2.7 billion.

# mortgages - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Mortgage activity 'returning to 2008 levels' as draw-down figures at highest level in 10 years
# Approvals
# Approvals

Mortgage activity 'returning to 2008 levels' as draw-down figures at highest level in 10 years

Jul 24th 2019, 6:05 AM 10,604 Views 3 Comments

New figures show there were 10,157 mortgages drawn down in the second quarter of the year.

# mortgages - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

'It's a no-brainer': New not-for-profit company aims to keep distressed borrowers in their homes
# Homeoptions
# Homeoptions

'It's a no-brainer': New not-for-profit company aims to keep distressed borrowers in their homes

Jul 9th 2019, 3:25 PM 11,226 Views 41 Comments

Homeoptions is offering itself as an alternative to vulture funds and said it is already engaging with one bank in relation to a home loan portfolio.

# mortgages - 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 28,170 Views 92 Comments

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

# mortgages - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Central Bank to scrap code of conduct for banks on the transfer of mortgages as it's 'not relevant'
# Homeowners' Rights
# Homeowners' Rights

Central Bank to scrap code of conduct for banks on the transfer of mortgages as it's 'not relevant'

Apr 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 29,984 Views 35 Comments

Sinn Féin’s No Consent, No Sale Bill aims to puts the code on a statutory footing.

# mortgages - Monday 25 March, 2019

Property prices in Dublin city decrease but rise across the country
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Property prices in Dublin city decrease but rise across the country

Mar 25th 2019, 10:25 AM 63,578 Views 27 Comments

People struggling to get mortgages and concerns about Brexit are affecting the market.

# mortgages - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Over 12,000 mortgages worth €2.6 billion drawn down in the last three months
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Over 12,000 mortgages worth €2.6 billion drawn down in the last three months

Jan 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 9,188 Views 6 Comments

12,112 mortgages worth €2.6 billion were drawn down during the fourth quarter of 2018.

# mortgages - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

New rules making it easier to switch your mortgage kick in from today
# Save Money
# Save Money

New rules making it easier to switch your mortgage kick in from today

Jan 1st 2019, 9:00 AM 32,739 Views 28 Comments

Lenders will now have to tell customers 60 days before their fixed term ends and let them know about new rates and other options.

# mortgages - 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 25,507 Views 115 Comments

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

# mortgages - Saturday 15 December, 2018

An Post takes first steps into the mortgage business by seeking info from 'prospective partners'
# Modernising
# Modernising

An Post takes first steps into the mortgage business by seeking info from 'prospective partners'

Dec 15th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,437 Views 32 Comments

From an “uncertain and extremely bleak” outlook, An Post is aiming to expand the services it offers.

# mortgages - Monday 15 October, 2018

Is switching my mortgage worth the hassle? We put your questions to a consumer expert earlier today
# Switched On
# Switched On

Is switching my mortgage worth the hassle? We put your questions to a consumer expert earlier today

Oct 15th 2018, 5:50 PM 26,408 Views 27 Comments

Áine Carroll of the CCPC joined us live on Facebook.

# mortgages - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Over 4,000 mortgages approved last month, with lots of people switching
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Over 4,000 mortgages approved last month, with lots of people switching

Sep 27th 2018, 6:40 AM 19,950 Views 15 Comments

The almost 45,000 mortgages approved in the last 12 months are valued at €9.9 billion.

# mortgages - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Have you considered switching your mortgage? Tell us what you'd like to know about it
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Have you considered switching your mortgage? Tell us what you'd like to know about it

Sep 6th 2018, 8:30 PM 9,212 Views 22 Comments

We will put your questions to a consumer expert.

# mortgages - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund

Aug 1st 2018, 9:57 AM 39,288 Views 127 Comments

The bank sold its controversial Project Glas loan portfolio to a so-called vulture fund for around €1.3 billion.

# mortgages - Monday 2 July, 2018

The asking price for a typical three bed semi-detached in Dublin is now at €310,000
# Slowing Down
# Slowing Down

The asking price for a typical three bed semi-detached in Dublin is now at €310,000

Jul 2nd 2018, 7:50 AM 29,819 Views 45 Comments

The report looks at house prices over the year up until the end of Q2 of this of this year.

# mortgages - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

New rules for banks will make it easier to save thousands on mortgage repayments
# Transparency
# Transparency

New rules for banks will make it easier to save thousands on mortgage repayments

Jun 20th 2018, 12:00 PM 28,897 Views 25 Comments

From next year banks will have to give notice of the end of fixed rate terms and let variable rate customers know if they can move to a cheaper rate.

# mortgages - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Many mortgage rates are being cut - but the sector needs 'careful monitoring'
# Bubble Bubble
# Bubble Bubble

Many mortgage rates are being cut - but the sector needs 'careful monitoring'

May 17th 2018, 6:10 AM 15,088 Views 9 Comments

Incomes are not rising to match lending.

# mortgages - Thursday 10 May, 2018

A 'difficult decision': Ulster Bank confirms it will sell 6,500 mortgages in arrears
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

A 'difficult decision': Ulster Bank confirms it will sell 6,500 mortgages in arrears

May 10th 2018, 8:47 PM 21,914 Views 83 Comments

Around 3,600 of the mortgages are private dwellings that have fallen in arrears.

RBS, which owns Ulster Bank, agrees to pay €4.1 billion fine
# Us Mortgage Crisis
# Us Mortgage Crisis

RBS, which owns Ulster Bank, agrees to pay €4.1 billion fine

May 10th 2018, 8:07 AM 12,035 Views 13 Comments

The bank has been fined by the US Justice Department over its role in the subprime mortgage crisis.

# mortgages - Monday 9 April, 2018

How many mortgage holders have banks taken to court so far this year?
# The Banks
# The Banks

How many mortgage holders have banks taken to court so far this year?

Apr 9th 2018, 12:05 AM 42,398 Views 70 Comments

We take a dive into the figures available for the cases brought against homeowners in the courts over the past few years.

# mortgages - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Interest-only mortgages in the spotlight but lender says it has 'no concerns'
# Buy To Rent
# Buy To Rent

Interest-only mortgages in the spotlight but lender says it has 'no concerns'

Apr 4th 2018, 1:24 PM 19,825 Views 47 Comments

Fianna Fáil has called for the products to be looked at.

# mortgages - Monday 26 March, 2018

A three-bed semi-detached house now costs an average of €229,111
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

A three-bed semi-detached house now costs an average of €229,111

Mar 26th 2018, 12:15 PM 53,904 Views 95 Comments

The highest increases in prices to date in 2018 have occurred in towns.

# mortgages - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds
# Vultures
# Vultures

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds

Mar 22nd 2018, 1:41 PM 20,905 Views 101 Comments

Executives blamed the European regulator for the classification of these loans as non-performing.

# mortgages - Saturday 24 February, 2018

PTSB chief refuses to appear before Finance Committee next week over loan sale
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

PTSB chief refuses to appear before Finance Committee next week over loan sale

Feb 24th 2018, 7:35 AM 16,952 Views 58 Comments

The bank recently announced it is to sell off a €3.7 billion portfolio of non-performing loans, including mortgages 14,000 private dwelling homes.

Dealing with a vulture fund - how these families have coped
# Vultures
# Vultures

Dealing with a vulture fund - how these families have coped

Feb 24th 2018, 12:05 AM 41,763 Views 162 Comments

With tens of thousands of mortgage holders potentially facing vulture funds, we spoke to some people who’ve been through it already.

# mortgages - Friday 23 February, 2018

Mortgages sell-off will disrupt already-volatile housing market, charities warn
# Vulture Fears
# Vulture Fears

Mortgages sell-off will disrupt already-volatile housing market, charities warn

Feb 23rd 2018, 3:11 PM 27,355 Views 217 Comments

Ulster Bank said today that it would be looking to offload around 7,000 mortgages on top of PTSB’s proposed 18,000.

# mortgages - 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 18,565 Views 88 Comments

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

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