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#Banks

# banks - Friday 1 June, 2018

Visa apologises for card issues, says services are 'operating at close to normal levels'

Large queues had formed at ATMs earlier.

# banks - Thursday 17 May, 2018

'This is a human crisis': David Hall believes 17,000 families will have homes repossessed

Hall told the Finance Committee that a narrative has been fostered that people in long-term arrears are “messers”.

# banks - Monday 30 April, 2018

Paschal Donohoe: 'Our stance on bankers' pay has remained unchanged. This is the right thing to do'

I have initiated a review of bank remuneration policy, writes Paschal Donohoe.

# banks - Sunday 29 April, 2018

'Bonuses are not common practice': Public banking model in Ireland would treat bankers as civil servants

Sparkassen make up the largest banking group – and therefore market leader – in Germany.

# banks - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

3,400 new victims of tracker mortgage scandal identified

37,100 customers affected by the scandal have now been identified, with €459 million in redress paid to date.

# banks - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds

Executives blamed the European regulator for the classification of these loans as non-performing.

# banks - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Here are the stores, banks and post offices closing due to the bad weather

The entire nation has been advised to remain indoors from 4pm today.

# banks - Saturday 24 February, 2018

PTSB chief refuses to appear before Finance Committee next week over loan sale

The bank recently announced it is to sell off a €3.7 billion portfolio of non-performing loans, including mortgages 14,000 private dwelling homes.

Dealing with a vulture fund - how these families have coped

With tens of thousands of mortgage holders potentially facing vulture funds, we spoke to some people who’ve been through it already.

# banks - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Tracker scandal: Just a quarter of PTSB customers who lost homes have appealed

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said there was an “onus” on the banks to get in contact with these customers.

# banks - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?

The Central Bank’s governor Philip Lane confirmed 13,000 impacted customers are still waiting to get their money back.

# banks - Monday 15 January, 2018

Minister 'confident' school building projects not in jeopardy after construction firm collapse

The Department of Education said school buildings in question are approximately 90% complete.

# banks - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Banks are getting a bit better at dispensing €10 notes from ATMs

The Central Bank has set targets for the banks to give customers the option to take out smaller amounts of cash.

# banks - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Poll: Should the public banking model be introduced in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the public banking model be introduced in Ireland?

Sparkasse is the largest banking sector in Germany.

# banks - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

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

Some of the banks have increased their numbers significantly.

It gets worse: Central Bank forces lenders to admit 13,600 more tracker victims overcharged

We now know at least 33,700 customers were overcharged and the Central Bank said it had to “relentlessly pursue” lenders in many of these cases.

# banks - Saturday 9 December, 2017

High Court Master says government's legal advice scheme is 'a scam'

Edmund Honohan criticised the government for failing to deliver systems it had promised to help keep people in their homes.

# banks - Friday 17 November, 2017

'I'm not going anywhere': Lay litigants in uphill battle against banks and vulture funds

There are calls for the Legal Aid Board to relax its merits test so more families in debt can access professional representation.

# banks - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Central Bank wants bank execs to 'take a long hard look in the mirror' over tracker scandal

Deputy Governor Ed Sibley said he expects board members to be held to account over the errors.

# banks - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Bank of Ireland confirms additional 6,000 customers overcharged in tracker scandal

This brings the total number of impacted Bank of Ireland customers to 10,300.

# banks - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Sorry is too little, too late for tracker customers who suffered for years because of bank overcharging

Now that the banks have set deadlines for paying customers back, there is a risk that this issue will be put to one side.

# banks - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

'They're refusing to engage': Banks reject almost half of personal insolvency proposals

The head of the insolvency service said banks are challenging proposals “on as many fronts as possible”.

# banks - Monday 23 October, 2017

From 'I don't know what a tracker mortgage is' to the biggest financial scandal of our time

The heads of three banks are due to meet with the Finance Minister to discuss the issue today.

# banks - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Taoiseach says banks' behaviour on tracker mortgages is 'scandalous'

Donohoe is calling in the bankers on Monday and Wednesday to “admonish” the chief executives.

# banks - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

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

Here are the shops and businesses remaining closed due to storm Ophelia This post contains videos

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.

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