Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 5°C Wednesday 8 December 2021

#Mortgages

# mortgages - Friday 22 May, 2015

Michael Noonan warns banks: Cut your interest rates or else...
# The Boss
# The Boss

Michael Noonan warns banks: Cut your interest rates or else...

May 22nd 2015, 12:25 PM 15,267 Views 72 Comments

“Happy customers make for profitable banks,” the finance minister said today.

# mortgages - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

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 13,911 Views 91 Comments

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

# mortgages - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Bank of Ireland CEO: 'We can repay people financially, but not morally'
# We All Partied
# We All Partied

Bank of Ireland CEO: 'We can repay people financially, but not morally'

May 6th 2015, 1:28 PM 22,863 Views 67 Comments

Richie Boucher said bankers’ pre-crash salaries were “relatively generous”.

# mortgages - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

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 29,515 Views 155 Comments

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

# mortgages - Friday 1 May, 2015

Why can’t government ministers go cold turkey on home ownership?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why can’t government ministers go cold turkey on home ownership?

May 1st 2015, 8:00 AM 36 Views 33 Comments

The country, along with potential house buyers, is being held to ransom.

AIB is cutting its mortgage rates again
# Chaching
# Chaching

AIB is cutting its mortgage rates again

May 1st 2015, 7:48 AM 16,588 Views 29 Comments

It’s the second cut in six months.

# mortgages - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Dáil suspended after another MASSIVE row
# Ventriloquist Dummy
# Ventriloquist Dummy

Dáil suspended after another MASSIVE row

Apr 30th 2015, 3:49 PM 39,711 Views 77 Comments

Those are five minutes we’ll never get back.

# mortgages - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

'We'll cut them again in a month or two' - AIB chief on mortgage rates
# Smooth Talker
# Smooth Talker

'We'll cut them again in a month or two' - AIB chief on mortgage rates

Apr 22nd 2015, 5:06 PM 13,423 Views 26 Comments

David Duffy was in front of the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, although it didn’t seem like too much of an ordeal for him…

# mortgages - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Poll: Should the government bail out mortgage holders who are in arrears?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government bail out mortgage holders who are in arrears?

Apr 19th 2015, 9:46 AM 22,904 Views 251 Comments

A plan has been submitted to the Department of Finance, but opinion is split.

# mortgages - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Pay thy neighbour's mortgage? No thanks
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pay thy neighbour's mortgage? No thanks

Apr 11th 2015, 8:00 AM 176 Views 114 Comments

If county councils pay the difference between what people owe on their mortgages and what they can afford to pay the taxpayer foots the bill, writes Aaron McKenna.

# mortgages - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

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 14,586 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.

# mortgages - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Courts 'cannot cope' with amount of home repossessions
# Debt
# Debt

Courts 'cannot cope' with amount of home repossessions

Feb 25th 2015, 7:13 PM 18,319 Views 104 Comments

‘Angry’ was the word of choice in the Seanad today.

# mortgages - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Buying a home? You're facing fresh competition. A glut of new landlords
# Going Going Gone
# Going Going Gone

Buying a home? You're facing fresh competition. A glut of new landlords

Feb 19th 2015, 8:29 AM 17,063 Views 36 Comments

Savills say the new mortgage rules will mean even more investors.

# mortgages - Monday 16 February, 2015

300,000 people who owe €2.5 billion have asked for help
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

300,000 people who owe €2.5 billion have asked for help

Feb 16th 2015, 5:15 PM 13,574 Views 23 Comments

MABS has been busy.

# mortgages - Monday 9 February, 2015

The price of a 3-bed semi has dropped by €20k in one area of Dublin
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

The price of a 3-bed semi has dropped by €20k in one area of Dublin

Feb 9th 2015, 9:34 AM 29,493 Views 23 Comments

The market slowed in the Dublin area in the last quarter of 2014, amid uncertainty over new Central Bank lending rules.

# mortgages - Friday 6 February, 2015

TSB customers may be about to get a nice windfall after lender withdraws court bid
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

TSB customers may be about to get a nice windfall after lender withdraws court bid

Feb 6th 2015, 8:02 AM 14,944 Views 18 Comments

Thousands of customers could be affected, following PTSB’s decision to drop a Supreme Court appeal against complaints by mortgage-holders.

# mortgages - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Ulster Bank is cutting its mortgage rates
# Race To The Bottom
# Race To The Bottom

Ulster Bank is cutting its mortgage rates

Feb 4th 2015, 3:38 PM 14,496 Views 14 Comments

This follows moves by First Permanent TSB and Bank of Ireland.

# mortgages - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Average earner saving a €30,000 home deposit? Enda says that's 'achievable'
# The New Rules
# The New Rules

Average earner saving a €30,000 home deposit? Enda says that's 'achievable'

Jan 28th 2015, 12:04 PM 35,367 Views 125 Comments

Strict new lending rules are coming in. But first-time buyers are still being allowed borrow 90% of a property’s value, up to €220,000.

# mortgages - Monday 26 January, 2015

Is the Credit Union going to start doing mortgages?
# No Place Like Home
# No Place Like Home

Is the Credit Union going to start doing mortgages?

Jan 26th 2015, 12:56 PM 12,575 Views 8 Comments

Maybe, but it’s “early days”.

# mortgages - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home?

Jan 25th 2015, 9:43 AM 24,235 Views 75 Comments

Are you a lifelong renter or do you want the property ladder?

Opinion: Opposition to mortgage caps is worryingly shortsighted – have we learned nothing?
# Groupthink
# Groupthink

Opinion: Opposition to mortgage caps is worryingly shortsighted – have we learned nothing?

Jan 25th 2015, 8:45 AM 36 Views 82 Comments

Irish house prices are increasing at a rate 30 times the eurozone average. If you think this seems like a bubble, it’s because it certainly looks like one.

# mortgages - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

New mortgage rules 'will stop another boom... but rents could explode'
# Limits
# Limits

New mortgage rules 'will stop another boom... but rents could explode'

Jan 21st 2015, 9:16 AM 22,642 Views 95 Comments

But the Central Bank could relax its rules for first-time buyers.

# mortgages - Monday 12 January, 2015

Was Eddie Hobbs pimping property during the boom?
# P.I.M.P.
# P.I.M.P.

Was Eddie Hobbs pimping property during the boom?

Jan 12th 2015, 11:10 AM 26,988 Views 54 Comments

We spoke to the financial advisor involved in Lucinda Creighton’s new party about his advice to consumers during the boom.

# mortgages - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

The IMF is a fan of the Central Bank's mortgage rules
# Housing
# Housing

The IMF is a fan of the Central Bank's mortgage rules

Jan 7th 2015, 10:15 PM 11,734 Views 38 Comments

But it says that reform of the rental market is needed.

# mortgages - Monday 5 January, 2015

Mortgage rates drop: First Permanent TSB, now BoI ring in the changes
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

Mortgage rates drop: First Permanent TSB, now BoI ring in the changes

Jan 5th 2015, 2:47 PM 25,391 Views 51 Comments

But only new customers will reap the full rewards.

# mortgages - 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 12,493 Views 45 Comments

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

# mortgages - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Poll: Will only rich people be able to buy houses under new mortgage rules?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will only rich people be able to buy houses under new mortgage rules?

Dec 10th 2014, 8:54 AM 7,017 Views 136 Comments

That’s the concern of the Department of Finance.

# mortgages - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers

Dec 6th 2014, 7:30 PM 13,141 Views 4 Comments

Plus: How many homeowners are more than two years behind with their mortgage repayments?

# mortgages - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

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 8,832 Views 32 Comments

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

# mortgages - Friday 14 November, 2014

Two-thirds of first home buyers would not meet new Central Bank rules: Ulster Bank
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

Two-thirds of first home buyers would not meet new Central Bank rules: Ulster Bank

Nov 14th 2014, 9:04 AM 7,716 Views 51 Comments

The bank’s boss is not a fan of buyers having to save a 20% deposit.

# mortgages - Thursday 13 November, 2014

AIB will return the €21bn taxpayers pumped into it, but don't hold your breath on when
# Payback Time
# Payback Time

AIB will return the €21bn taxpayers pumped into it, but don't hold your breath on when

Nov 13th 2014, 3:11 PM 11,683 Views 33 Comments

Here’s what the bank’s chief would reveal today about how long that will take…

Why does Ulster Bank charge Irish customers much higher mortgage rates than those in NI?
# Getting Screwed
# Getting Screwed

Why does Ulster Bank charge Irish customers much higher mortgage rates than those in NI?

Nov 13th 2014, 11:26 AM 8,961 Views 43 Comments

The bank’s boss has been accused of “screwing” customers to pay for its bad decisions.

# mortgages - Monday 10 November, 2014

AIB is giving out more mortgages and fewer people are in arrears
# Back In Black
# Back In Black

AIB is giving out more mortgages and fewer people are in arrears

Nov 10th 2014, 8:53 AM 5,679 Views 10 Comments

The bank says it is “profitable” this year.

# mortgages - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Want to buy a house next year? You may not actually need a full 20% deposit
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Want to buy a house next year? You may not actually need a full 20% deposit

Nov 8th 2014, 2:00 PM 16,933 Views 28 Comments

New rules restricting banks from granting loans of more than 80% of the property value were due to come into force in January 2015 but there may be a way around that.

# mortgages - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Thinking of saving for a house? Here's what to expect*
# Rainy Day
# Rainy Day

Thinking of saving for a house? Here's what to expect*

Oct 26th 2014, 8:15 AM 46,580 Views 29 Comments

*Hint: It’s not going to be easy.

# mortgages - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Will Enda snub the Central Bank to keep deposits at 10 per cent?
# First Time Buyers
# First Time Buyers

Will Enda snub the Central Bank to keep deposits at 10 per cent?

Oct 23rd 2014, 11:34 AM 11,352 Views 71 Comments

A new mechanism to make sure houses remain affordable for first-time buyers is being considered by the coalition.

# mortgages - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Dublin apartment prices are up 35% in a year, but the house market is finally starting to cool
# Pricey Pads
# Pricey Pads

Dublin apartment prices are up 35% in a year, but the house market is finally starting to cool

Oct 22nd 2014, 12:58 PM 17,244 Views 15 Comments

Most of buyers’ ‘mattress money’ that was built up during the boom years is gone.

# mortgages - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Aaron McKenna: The Central Bank mortgage restrictions make great sense – here's why
# Bubble Buster
# Bubble Buster

Aaron McKenna: The Central Bank mortgage restrictions make great sense – here's why

Oct 11th 2014, 8:00 AM 41 Views 56 Comments

With these rules in place, property prices will tied to people’s incomes rather than crazy speculations.

# mortgages - Thursday 9 October, 2014

There's been a drop of 2,000 in the number of mortgages in arrears
# Right Direction
# Right Direction

There's been a drop of 2,000 in the number of mortgages in arrears

Oct 9th 2014, 1:10 PM 5,997 Views 19 Comments

There figures relate to the six main banks, which cover 90 per cent of the market.

# mortgages - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Fianna Fáil thinks the Central Bank's tough new lending rules are 'simply unfair'
# Property Bubble
# Property Bubble

Fianna Fáil thinks the Central Bank's tough new lending rules are 'simply unfair'

Oct 8th 2014, 1:38 PM 15,640 Views 136 Comments

Yep, the party in power during the last property bubble…