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# kbc - Last month November 2022

Ulster Bank to begin freezing current and deposit accounts from today
# Banking
# Banking

Ulster Bank to begin freezing current and deposit accounts from today

Nov 11th 2022, 6:00 AM 12,389 Views 1 Comment

The bank announced its withdrawal from the Irish market in February.

Ulster Bank and KBC customers urged to update insurance before banks withdraw
# Banking
# Banking

Ulster Bank and KBC customers urged to update insurance before banks withdraw

Nov 9th 2022, 9:51 AM 13,315 Views 1 Comment

Insurance Ireland has said that policies could lapse if customers don’t update their direct debits.

Sixty per cent of Ulster Bank and KBC customers report 'challenges' when switching providers
# CCPC
# CCPC

Sixty per cent of Ulster Bank and KBC customers report 'challenges' when switching providers

Nov 2nd 2022, 6:30 AM 14,665 Views 30 Comments

Transferring direct debits and payments continues to be the most significant issue.

# kbc - This year 2022

Finance Committee hears update from KBC and Ulster Bank ahead of market withdrawal
# Banking
# Banking

Finance Committee hears update from KBC and Ulster Bank ahead of market withdrawal

Oct 19th 2022, 3:20 PM 10,363 Views 6 Comments

Ulster Bank told the committee that around 1,000 accounts are currently on track to be frozen from 11 November.

New dedicated phonelines set up to help vulnerable customers switch bank accounts
# Switching Account
# Switching Account

New dedicated phonelines set up to help vulnerable customers switch bank accounts

Oct 4th 2022, 11:16 AM 5,215 Views 2 Comments

It comes as Ulster Bank and KBC prepare to leave the Irish market.

Ulster Bank to write to personal credit card holders to remind them to close accounts
# Banking
# Banking

Ulster Bank to write to personal credit card holders to remind them to close accounts

Aug 9th 2022, 1:05 PM 13,783 Views 11 Comments

Ulster Bank credit cards will no longer work from March 2023.

Almost 300,000 new current accounts have been opened this year, figures show
# Irish Banking
# Irish Banking

Almost 300,000 new current accounts have been opened this year, figures show

Aug 5th 2022, 7:16 AM 14,216 Views 15 Comments

The figures indicated that Ulster Bank and KBC current account customers are heeding advice to switch banks.

Under half of polled customers have moved KBC and Ulster Bank accounts ahead of closures
# Withdraw
# Withdraw

Under half of polled customers have moved KBC and Ulster Bank accounts ahead of closures

Jul 20th 2022, 8:52 AM 14,848 Views 18 Comments

Ulster Bank and KBC are leaving the Irish market.

KBC writes to customers giving them six months to close their accounts
# Time To Switch
# Time To Switch

KBC writes to customers giving them six months to close their accounts

Jun 1st 2022, 8:58 AM 8,995 Views 8 Comments

The bank has 130,000 current accounts that are active or have a balance.

KBC Bank extends its account closure notice to six months
# KBC Bank
# KBC Bank

KBC Bank extends its account closure notice to six months

Apr 29th 2022, 7:46 AM 16,011 Views 11 Comments

The original timeframe was 90 days.

# kbc - Last year 2021

KBC to sell most of its loans to Bank of Ireland in €5 billion deal
# KBC
# KBC

KBC to sell most of its loans to Bank of Ireland in €5 billion deal

Oct 22nd 2021, 7:44 AM 16,954 Views 21 Comments

KBC Bank Ireland said the transaction would ultimately result in KBC Group’s withdrawal from the Irish market.

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition

Apr 16th 2021, 4:39 PM 16,372 Views 39 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the move leaves the future of the Irish banking sector uncertain.

'Deeply worrying development': Union raises concerns over KBC's potential exit from Irish market
# BOI Talks
# BOI Talks

'Deeply worrying development': Union raises concerns over KBC's potential exit from Irish market

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 1:23 PM 95,998 Views 183 Comments

The Financial Services Union will request an “urgent meeting” with the banks.

Men jailed over failure to stay away from Roscommon farm seek release from prison
# Courts
# Courts

Men jailed over failure to stay away from Roscommon farm seek release from prison

Apr 15th 2021, 10:00 PM 31,297 Views 0 Comments

The case has been heard before the High Court.

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?
# The Banks
# The Banks

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?

Jan 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 78,566 Views 37 Comments

Why has it taken so long for Irish banks to address competition from fresh-faced fintech companies?

# kbc - All time

Controversial Roscommon farm still occupied by several persons, bank claims
# Strokestown
# Strokestown

Controversial Roscommon farm still occupied by several persons, bank claims

Nov 3rd 2020, 4:41 PM 24,320 Views 0 Comments

The occupation of the property is in direct defiance of orders previously granted by the High Court in favour of KBC.

Over half of Irish consumers say Covid-19 crisis will affect their household finances
# Economy
# Economy

Over half of Irish consumers say Covid-19 crisis will affect their household finances

Apr 24th 2020, 6:05 AM 17,153 Views 28 Comments

That’s according to the latest KBC Consumer Index published today.

Court orders arrest of siblings over alleged failure to leave controversial Roscommon farm
# Strokestown
# Strokestown

Court orders arrest of siblings over alleged failure to leave controversial Roscommon farm

Mar 10th 2020, 2:02 PM 27,757 Views 0 Comments

Private security operatives were forced from the property by a group of masked men in 2018.

AIB joins rival bank in cutting three and five year fixed mortgage rates
# Banking
# Banking

AIB joins rival bank in cutting three and five year fixed mortgage rates

Feb 24th 2020, 8:40 AM 36,853 Views 38 Comments

Last week, KBC dropped its fixed mortgage rates from 2.85% to 2.55%.

KBC claims siblings are in contempt of court after failing to leave property at centre of controversial eviction
# Strokestown
# Strokestown

KBC claims siblings are in contempt of court after failing to leave property at centre of controversial eviction

Feb 14th 2020, 2:30 PM 22,440 Views 0 Comments

The High Court today heard the McGann family has not complied with a court order.

Banks given 'free pass' by this government, SF Ard Fheis told
# Derry
# Derry

Banks given 'free pass' by this government, SF Ard Fheis told

Nov 15th 2019, 9:33 PM 12,596 Views 76 Comments

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis kicked off in Derry today.

KBC boss apologises to the Irish public after he called the tracker mortgage scandal 'annoying'
# Sorry
# Sorry

KBC boss apologises to the Irish public after he called the tracker mortgage scandal 'annoying'

Nov 15th 2019, 5:44 PM 19,630 Views 46 Comments

“I would like to personally apologise to the Irish people.”

Roscommon family in controversial eviction case given one month to leave home
# Strokestown
# Strokestown

Roscommon family in controversial eviction case given one month to leave home

Oct 11th 2019, 12:50 PM 22,675 Views 0 Comments

The eviction gained national media attention last December.

KBC seeks fresh injunction to force family at centre of controversial Strokestown eviction to leave property
# Falsk
# Falsk

KBC seeks fresh injunction to force family at centre of controversial Strokestown eviction to leave property

Oct 10th 2019, 6:49 PM 21,424 Views 0 Comments

The eviction gained national media attention last December.

Consumer sentiment drops to lowest level in almost 6 years as Brexit deadline looms
# KBC
# KBC

Consumer sentiment drops to lowest level in almost 6 years as Brexit deadline looms

Oct 7th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,323 Views 3 Comments

The KBC Consumer Sentiment Index has fallen to 75.3% in September from 77.2% in August.

KBC Bank admits it used time limit clause in 27 tracker complaints to Ombudsman
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal

KBC Bank admits it used time limit clause in 27 tracker complaints to Ombudsman

Sep 14th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,289 Views 8 Comments

A number of banks, including KBC, reversed their decision to challenge the investigation of these complaints after a public rebuke by the ombudsman.

Paschal Donohoe met KBC to 'reassure' the bank of support after the Strokestown eviction
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Paschal Donohoe met KBC to 'reassure' the bank of support after the Strokestown eviction

Mar 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,946 Views 0 Comments

The bank was criticised for using private security agents to forcibly remove three siblings from their Roscommon home.

Salaries predicted to rise by 5% on average this year as employers forecast Irish jobs Brexit boost
# It's The Economy Stupid
# It's The Economy Stupid

Salaries predicted to rise by 5% on average this year as employers forecast Irish jobs Brexit boost

Feb 7th 2019, 6:01 AM 20,958 Views 26 Comments

Consumer sentiment was strong in January as spenders wait to see how Brexit will affect their pockets.

'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests
# Dragging Their Heels
# Dragging Their Heels

'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests

Jan 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 12,253 Views 33 Comments

People who are working every day with customers in arrears say lenders are still refusing to cooperate in any significant way.

Union says KBC staff 'extremely upset and stressed' by recent incidents
# Security
# Security

Union says KBC staff 'extremely upset and stressed' by recent incidents

Dec 23rd 2018, 3:22 PM 25,796 Views 91 Comments

KBC Ireland said it is taking additional measures to ensure the safety of its staff.

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash
# Hitting Home
# Hitting Home

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash

Dec 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,448 Views 10 Comments

In the UK, consumer confidence registered the largest monthly decline in seventeen months in November.

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills
# Clouds On The Horizon
# Clouds On The Horizon

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills

Oct 1st 2018, 6:15 AM 13,948 Views 28 Comments

Consumer sentiment is at its lowest level since December 2016.

KBC says banks only have themselves to blame for losing business to digital upstarts
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

KBC says banks only have themselves to blame for losing business to digital upstarts

Sep 13th 2018, 3:16 PM 577 Views 0 Comments

Well-funded fintech startups are lining up to poach customers from traditional banking firms.

No 'feel-good factor' as cautious Irish consumers feeling gloomier
# Sentiment Index
# Sentiment Index

No 'feel-good factor' as cautious Irish consumers feeling gloomier

Sep 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 10,683 Views 13 Comments

Instead of consumers spending more, it’s more a matter of more consumers spending according to the KBC/ESRI sentiment index.

KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction

Aug 10th 2018, 6:00 PM 22,386 Views 0 Comments

The bank said that the case was an “isolated occurrence”.

Couple released from Garda custody after apologising for refusing to leave their Dublin home
# Contempt Of Court
# Contempt Of Court

Couple released from Garda custody after apologising for refusing to leave their Dublin home

May 1st 2018, 9:38 PM 42,168 Views 64 Comments

KBC Bank obtained an order directing the couple to vacate their home in Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

'It's a bit scary' - in the buildup to Brexit, cross-border mortgages are looking increasingly hard to come by
# Wrong Side Of The Tracks
# Wrong Side Of The Tracks

'It's a bit scary' - in the buildup to Brexit, cross-border mortgages are looking increasingly hard to come by

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM 20,187 Views 13 Comments

Those working in the North and living in the Republic have limited options at present when it comes to mortgage finance.

Galway couple overcharged €1.23 million by KBC Bank on their mortgage
# Compensation
# Compensation

Galway couple overcharged €1.23 million by KBC Bank on their mortgage

Feb 26th 2018, 10:41 AM 49,095 Views 63 Comments

The couple were overcharged on mortgages for a number of investment properties.

Here's how many customers each of the main banks say they overcharged
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal

Here's how many customers each of the main banks say they overcharged

Dec 20th 2017, 3:58 PM 22,512 Views 27 Comments

Some of the banks have increased their numbers significantly.

'We are crying out for help': A father's letter to the Taoiseach as he battles to keep family home
# Mortgage To Rent
# Mortgage To Rent

'We are crying out for help': A father's letter to the Taoiseach as he battles to keep family home

Nov 29th 2017, 12:02 AM 35,352 Views 0 Comments

Karl O’Doherty had been advised by the Master of the High Court to write to Leo Varadkar.

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