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#The Banks

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Bank of Ireland plans to cut 1,400 jobs from its workforce
# The Banks
# The Banks

Bank of Ireland plans to cut 1,400 jobs from its workforce

Aug 5th 2020, 11:33 AM 44,989 Views 62 Comments

It comes after the bank posted a pre-tax loss of €669 million in its half-year results this morning.

More new mortgages approved in June but drawdowns slid in the second quarter, says bank lobby
# The Banks
# The Banks

More new mortgages approved in June but drawdowns slid in the second quarter, says bank lobby

Jul 30th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,967 Views 10 Comments

But banks approved half the number of new mortgages last month than in June 2019.

Explainer: Why Irish banks are being accused of 'profiteering from the pandemic'
# The Banks
# The Banks

Explainer: Why Irish banks are being accused of 'profiteering from the pandemic'

Jul 9th 2020, 2:26 PM 20,844 Views 46 Comments

Developments in recent days have undermined the banks’ positions.

Minister for Finance says he 'cannot mandate' how banks consider mortgages for people on wage subsidy scheme
# The Banks
# The Banks

Minister for Finance says he 'cannot mandate' how banks consider mortgages for people on wage subsidy scheme

Jul 8th 2020, 6:10 AM 15,076 Views 28 Comments

A number of mortgage applicants have been told they cannot draw down their mortgage due to being on the scheme.

'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 48,610 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.

'What was all our hard work for?': Couple have mortgage approval pulled because one is on wage subsidy scheme
# The Banks
# The Banks

'What was all our hard work for?': Couple have mortgage approval pulled because one is on wage subsidy scheme

Jun 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 272,810 Views 81 Comments

Labour’s Ged Nash says the Minister for Finance must urgently raise the issue with the main banks.

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 31,400 Views 52 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 9th 2018, 12:05 AM 42,539 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.

'We apologise unreservedly' 'We sincerely apologise': Five banks say sorry for tracker mortgage mess
# The Banks
# The Banks

'We apologise unreservedly' 'We sincerely apologise': Five banks say sorry for tracker mortgage mess

Oct 25th 2017, 5:04 PM 18,320 Views 101 Comments

Minister Donohoe was addressing the media in a week where he met all the main banks’ CEOs.

'The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn't pleasant for anyone in the room'
# No Dissenter
# No Dissenter

'The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn't pleasant for anyone in the room'

May 21st 2015, 6:04 PM 19,258 Views 101 Comments

John Hurley, the former governor of the Central Bank, is before the banking inquiry today .

Stephen Donnelly: Nobody takes the Dáil seriously... including TDs
# MacGill
# MacGill

Stephen Donnelly: Nobody takes the Dáil seriously... including TDs

Jul 22nd 2014, 7:00 AM 11,684 Views 52 Comments

The independent TD says he has no regrets about quitting the banking inquiry last month.

Noonan doesn't know how many people had access to missing bank guarantee letters
# Missing Letters
# Missing Letters

Noonan doesn't know how many people had access to missing bank guarantee letters

Jan 30th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,995 Views 31 Comments

The Finance Minister has said the search is continuing for two letters that have gone missing from the Department of Finance.

Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections

Jan 23rd 2014, 7:05 AM 4,465 Views 18 Comments

Who chairs it and who sits on it have still to be worked out, but the banking inquiry committee is unlikely to hear evidence publicly until after the local and European elections, TheJournal.ie has learned.

Howlin says officials looking for lost documents - but Department won't say if they are
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Howlin says officials looking for lost documents - but Department won't say if they are

Jan 15th 2014, 6:15 AM 6,329 Views 42 Comments

The Minister was responding to revelations that two documents related to the bank guarantee have gone missing from the Department of Finance, but it’s not clear if officials are trying to find them.

Anglo worried that the bank guarantee could make it liable if other banks failed
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Anglo worried that the bank guarantee could make it liable if other banks failed

Jan 11th 2014, 8:14 PM 24,699 Views 114 Comments

A letter from David Drumm to Brian Lenihan in October 2008 has been released in full to the Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty and is revealed in full for the first time.

Micheál Martin: Government wants to use banking inquiry as 'a political show trial'
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Micheál Martin: Government wants to use banking inquiry as 'a political show trial'

Jan 10th 2014, 6:15 AM 5,930 Views 102 Comments

The Fianna Fail insists he’s not worried about the impact that any Oireachtas investigation into the banking collapse will have on his party in the European and local elections.

Taoiseach: Ahern and Cowen won't be reluctant to appear before banking inquiry
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Taoiseach: Ahern and Cowen won't be reluctant to appear before banking inquiry

Dec 30th 2013, 7:00 AM 9,639 Views 102 Comments

A long-awaited inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is likely to get under way next year.

Howlin: It's very worrying that banks aren't taking the Ombudsman seriously
# The Banks
# The Banks

Howlin: It's very worrying that banks aren't taking the Ombudsman seriously

Aug 22nd 2013, 6:15 AM 6,532 Views 73 Comments

Brendan Howlin was responding to the criticism of the banks by the Financial Ombudsman yesterday.