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# banks - Yesterday’s News

23 people lost their homes because of the tracker mortgage scandal

Financial institutions have paid out €163 million to affected customers to date.

# banks - Monday 16 October, 2017

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Here are the shops and businesses remaining closed due to storm

Dunnes, Lidl, Tesco and Aldi are among the outlets closed.

# banks - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Central Bank urged to 'flex its muscle' with banks over slow progress in tracker mortgage scandal

Many customers will have to wait until well into 2018 to get their money back and receive compensation.

# banks - Friday 6 October, 2017

McGrath: 'How did the banks happen to make the same mistake that hurt their customers?'

Thousands of customers have been charged higher interest rates than they should have been.

# banks - Thursday 28 September, 2017

PTSB says it won't pay corporation tax over the next 21 years

PTSB said the “accounting principle” is something it is obliged to comply with.

# banks - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Irish banks are at war over mortgage rates - which could be good for consumers

KBC has announced a new fixed mortgage rate offering.

# banks - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Services closing, lack of transport and young people leaving - the causes and cost of rural isolation

Many local businesses are being forced to shut their doors and vital services are diminishing at a fast pace.

# banks - Monday 4 September, 2017

'Someone knew what they were doing': Financial watchdog says tracker mortgage scandal is unacceptable

Ombudsman Ger Deering said his office has seen firsthand the level of hardship people have experienced as they struggle to pay back their debt.

# banks - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Business people, farmers and older people forced to travel to other towns as banks go cashless

Limits on cash lodgements and withdrawals are causing headaches for some rural customers.

# banks - Thursday 24 August, 2017

'Banks are out of touch': Bank of Ireland criticised over ad about couple moving back in with parents

The tweet about a couple who returned home to live with parents to save for a mortgage has received a huge backlash.

# banks - Monday 14 August, 2017

'Living in financial limbo': Victims of tracker mortgage scandal still waiting for answers from banks

Thousands of customers were denied tracker rates and charged a higher rate of interest than they should have been paying.

# banks - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Quarterly charges jump from €3.18 to €18 for some Permanent TSB customers

The bank says these charges bring Permanent TSB in line with competitors.

# banks - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Norris lets rip on vulture funds: 'Why were they allowed into this country?'

Speaking about his new Housing Co-op Bill, Norris said people appear to have forgotten that “eviction” is a dirty word in Ireland.

# banks - Monday 26 June, 2017

Italian government bails out two banks to the tune of €17 billion

The two banks’ toxic assets will be moved to a “bad bank” – similar to NAMA here.

# banks - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'Desperately unfair': Bank of Ireland accused of leaving elderly behind as 100 branches go cash free

Ulster Bank has plans to have five cashless locations by the end of this month.

# banks - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Global investment funds have made Ireland a world capital for shadow banking

The sector is more than 10 times the size of the Irish economy.

# banks - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Dedicated staff and timeline clarity could help make mortgage-switching easier

Research shows that many consumers who have switched mortgages had a positive experience, and can save “significant sums of money”.

# banks - Sunday 9 April, 2017

'Farmers are at their wit's end': Losing your land, home and income at the hands of vulture funds

The IFA says if vulture funds come after farmers they’ll have to get to them through them first.

# banks - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Here's how to check if your bank overcharged you on your mortgage - and what to do next

Up to 15,000 people are affected by the tracker mortgage scandal – but even people who were never on a tracker may have been overcharged.

# banks - Friday 24 March, 2017

Richie Boucher, the man who led Bank of Ireland back into the black, is stepping down

Finance Minister Michael Noonan thanked Boucher for his “commitment, professionalism and drive”.

# banks - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates

A new report states that 9,900 impacted customer accounts have now been identified by lenders.

# banks - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

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Being tough on bankers ... and Fine Gael: How Peter Mathews will be remembered

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is among those to have paid tribute to Mathews, saying Ireland is “a poorer place” without him.

# banks - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Explainer: How people on tracker mortgages were shafted by financial institutions

There have been calls for gardaí to investigate the tracker mortgage scandal.

# banks - Monday 23 January, 2017

Former Anglo Irish Bank director jailed for two-and-a-half years for fraud

Willie McAteer is currently serving a three and a half year sentence for other offences.

# banks - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Maintenance fees, contactless and ATM charges - here's how much you're paying your bank

Do you know how much you’re paying out for using your cards?

# banks - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

HSBC chairman says jobs will move to 'France, Ireland or Holland' because of Brexit

The bank is worried about the loss of passporting rights.

# banks - Monday 9 January, 2017

'Out of the blue, we got a letter to say our loans had been sold to a vulture fund'

Housing has become the biggest issue for hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland.

# banks - Sunday 8 January, 2017

The Central Bank wants bank ATMs to dispense more €10 notes

Targets have been sent for the banks to give customers the option to take out smaller amounts of cash.

# banks - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages

Reports suggest the final bill for the banks and other lenders could run to over €1 billion.

# banks - Friday 16 December, 2016

Bank of Ireland confirms it overcharged on almost 4,000 mortgages

The bank says it will commence refunding customers from the beginning of 2017.

# banks - Monday 5 December, 2016

Double mortgage payments taken from some Permanent TSB customers

It’s understood that around 300 customers were affected.

# banks - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'The rage inside me was getting stronger': Ireland's top bankers face grilling on mortgages and repossessions

Three of Ireland’s top bankers were before an Oireachtas committee to talk about the state of Irish banking system.

# banks - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

The Central Bank Governor on why deposit limits are 'not targets but ceilings'

Governor Philip Lane explains why the Central Bank wants to make things easier for first-time buyers.

# banks - Saturday 1 October, 2016

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Poll: Has Ireland really learned its lesson after the last financial crash?

Ed Sibley, director of credit insititutions supervision with the Central Bank, says that the warning signs of another crisis are beginning to emerge.

# banks - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Thinking about getting a mortgage? It could take you over six years to save for a deposit

New research shows first-time buyers will rely on a family contribution for a deposit.

# banks - Monday 27 June, 2016

Bank of Ireland apologises for technical issue with debit cards

There were a number of complaints online today.

# banks - Friday 24 June, 2016

Over €360m wiped off value of Irish taxpayers' stake in banks after Brexit vote

The Irish state has a large stake in several banks which saw their share prices dive this morning.

# banks - Saturday 28 May, 2016

'I feel like an idiot. I should have just stopped paying my Ulster Bank loan'

The bank said this week it was selling 900 family homes as part of a loan book worth €2.5 billion.

# banks - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

This bill might reduce your mortgage rate and be the government's first defeat

The new bill, if passed, will see the Central Bank get new powers to cap mortgage interest rates.

# banks - Friday 6 May, 2016

Twink hopes to save her home in repossession case

A court heard she hopes to be able to resume full monthly mortgage repayments on her home.

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