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# banks - Yesterday’s News

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

Being tough on bankers ... and Fine Gael: How Peter Mathews will be remembered Bank Guarantee This post contains videos

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

Poll: Has Ireland really learned its lesson after the last financial crash? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# banks - Monday 22 February, 2016

Home repossessions have gone through the roof in Ireland in the last year

Repossessions of residential properties in Ireland for the first nine months of 2015 were up a whopping 80% from all of 2014 put together.

# banks - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

From Business ETC Nama says the last remaining ghost estates will be finished this year In THe Money

Nama says the last remaining ghost estates will be finished this year

In its annual review, Nama said it had a cash balance of €3.4 billion.

# banks - Thursday 31 December, 2015

After months of controversy, the banking inquiry signs off on final report

The inquiry members met today to discuss submissions from witnesses who gave evidence at hearings earlier in the year.

# banks - Monday 21 December, 2015

Students loaded with loans are less free to conduct their lives in the way they wish. It's a bad idea

We know very well the negative consequences of a student loan system. Just look at the United States, writes Julien Mercille.

# banks - Sunday 20 December, 2015

‘I’d love to help a struggling tenant, but if I did I’d be homeless myself’

“Landlords answer to banks. We’re still paying the price for austerity.”

# banks - Friday 18 December, 2015

A “cloned” company is trying to scam Irish customers

The Central Bank says the practice is becoming more widespread.

# banks - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

There's been a very important court ruling for anyone being pursued for debt by a bank

The judgment means a person who is being pursued by a bank for a debt is entitled to make full representations to the court.

# banks - Saturday 31 October, 2015

You can now pay for far more with contactless payments

The threshold is doubling.

# banks - Friday 30 October, 2015

Bank of Ireland says all customers should now have wages in their accounts

The bank has apologised for any inconvenience caused.

# banks - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Flooding in Cork City sees traffic diversions in place

Conditions have been improving in the past few hours.

# banks - Friday 23 October, 2015

The army and the ATMs: Was Enda talking about the 'most secret committee in government'?

Details of emergency planning in the event of an Irish default are contained in Pat Leahy’s ‘The Price of Power’.

# banks - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Was Enda really warned that the army might need to guard ATMs?

One person says they’re “puzzled” the Taoiseach made the claim.

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