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#Central Bank

# central-bank - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'More needs to be done': Just 16% of CEO jobs in Ireland last year went to women

The Central Bank said it remained concerned at the lack of diversity among senior roles in the Irish financial sector.

# central-bank - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds

The Central Bank is to review their code of conduct for how financial institutions deal with those in mortgage arrears.

# central-bank - Friday 23 February, 2018

David Drumm called financial regulator 'f***ing shower of clowns down in Dame Street', trial hears

Today was the 30th day of the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm.

# central-bank - Monday 19 February, 2018

'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds

The bank, which is 75% owned by the State, plans to sell off a loan book worth €4 billion.

# central-bank - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Irish ECB candidate Philip Lane wins backing of key EU parliament committee

The final decision will be taken on 22 March at an EU summit.

# central-bank - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed

The Sinn Féin Bill carries a possible penalty of five years in jail for the offence.

# central-bank - Friday 26 January, 2018

Central Bank optimistic about Ireland's future with full employment 'in view'

It is expected there will be an additional 89,000 people in work by the end of 2019.

# central-bank - 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.

# central-bank - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Almost no change in house prices in second half of 2017 - but it doesn't mean a bubble has burst

The Central Bank’s mortgage rules are pivotal to the story of residential property in 2017, writes economist Ronan Lyons.

# central-bank - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Tracker mortgage scandal could end up costing "in excess of €1 billion"

13,600 more trackers victims have been added to the growing number – it now stands at 33,7000.

# central-bank - Thursday 14 December, 2017

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears

The number of mortgages behind on payments has dropped since the depths of the recession.

# central-bank - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Eddie Hobbs: Is the global recovery fake?

We’ve reached the most dangerous period in the vast experiment in money elasticity, writes Eddie Hobbs.

# central-bank - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Central Bank decides NOT to change mortgage deposit rules for first-time buyers

There will be some slight changes in January to loan-to-income limits and collateral for purchase-to-renovate mortgages.

# central-bank - Monday 27 November, 2017

Central Bank fines life assurance firm €1m over money laundering and terrorist financing breaches

The fine reflects the significant increase in penalties imposed for such breaches in recent years.

# central-bank - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Poll: Should a person's rental history help them to get a larger mortgage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a person's rental history help them to get a larger mortgage?

At present, the amount a person can borrow is governed by the Central Bank’s mortgage rules, first introduced in 2015.

# central-bank - Thursday 16 November, 2017

After putting aside €4m last year to cover tracker scandal, KBC now says it'll cost €59m

KBC estimates up to 1,661 of its customers may have been impacted.

# central-bank - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'Shocking': Central Bank governor meets whistleblower Jonathan Sugarman over bank probe

McGuinness said it’s “extraordinary” the Central Bank did not speak to the whistleblower who reported the breaches in Unicredit bank.

# central-bank - 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.

# central-bank - Sunday 12 November, 2017

One man's 'selfish' bid to protect his private garden is stalling the old Central Bank's overhaul

The Dame Street building is in line for a €75 million redevelopment.

# central-bank - 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.

# central-bank - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Do banks ever get punished? Central Bank says Ireland does not have a zero tolerance approach

‘If you don’t want the banks to bother looking at the law, why do we have the law?’

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.

# central-bank - Monday 23 October, 2017

Tracker scandal: Repayments by Christmas as Donohoe bemoans 'cultural issue' with banks

The CEOs of Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB and KBC held talks with the Minister for Finance today.

# central-bank - Friday 20 October, 2017

Paschal Donohoe: Tracker mortgage scandal 'shines a light into the culture of Irish banking'

The minister has called in all the banks next week to tell them their actions are unacceptable.

# central-bank - Thursday 19 October, 2017

'A dog who won't bark, never mind bite': Central Bank in the firing line over tracker scandal

More than 20,000 people were impacted by the scandal and numbers are likely to rise.

# central-bank - 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.

# central-bank - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'The banks took their money, turned their lives upside down, and shattered their dreams'

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said the Central Bank will be grilled on the tracker mortgage scandal next week.

# central-bank - Friday 13 October, 2017

'A disgrace and a disaster': Charleville Credit union placed in liquidation

Customer deposits up to €100,000 are protected.

More than 30,000 people may be affected by tracker scandal - double the Central Bank's estimate

Financial advisor Padraig Kissane said many people who should be included in the current redress process have been told they are not impacted.

# central-bank - 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.

# central-bank - Monday 18 September, 2017

Manager of Credit Union that owed €2 million is prohibited from working in financial services

Last November, a liquidator was appointed to Rush Credit Union.

# central-bank - Thursday 31 August, 2017

# central-bank - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Ireland's national debt: 'We are arguably approaching a very serious crisis'

We need to immediately borrow €50 billion to replace the debt that is due to be repaid in the next few years, writes Colm Fitzgerald.

# central-bank - Sunday 20 August, 2017

The old Central Bank roof is being altered - but in the 1980s they had to knock 30 feet off the top

During its initial construction the iconic building ran into trouble when it breached planning laws.

# central-bank - 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.

# central-bank - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

This is what the new Central Plaza in Dublin could look like

The plan includes restaurants, shops and a rooftop venue with 360° views of the city.

# central-bank - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Victim of tracker mortgage scandal: 'If I was six months in arrears they'd be ringing me every day'

The Bank of Ireland customer was first told she was affected in December last year – but has received no additional information since then.

Central Bank employee being paid over €122,000 for staying away from work for four months

Gardening leave is paid when an employee is suspended from work, usually before taking a position with another company.

# central-bank - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Central Bank to pay €30k for extra parking spaces beside new 'fit-for-purpose' HQ

The spaces will be phased out over the next two years as the bank tries to encourage staff to use more sustainable forms of transport.

# central-bank - Friday 23 June, 2017

This is Ireland's favourite building

The shortlist included 60 projects across 13 counties and three international projects.

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