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# 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.

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# 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.

# central-bank - Thursday 15 June, 2017

High 'churn' and trouble finding new recruits have left the Central Bank short on staff

The financial regulator is likely to fall well short on its recruitment targets.

# central-bank - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Banks in Ireland decline to give progress updates on their tracker scandal reviews

Lenders in Ireland have until September to identify all customers who were affected by interest rate overcharging – we asked how they’re getting on.

# central-bank - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

The Central Bank has fined Bank of Ireland €3 million for 'significant failures'

The Central Bank found “significant failures” in some of Bank of Ireland’s controls, policies and procedures.

# central-bank - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Photos: Over 5,000 items from former Central Bank going on auction in huge sale Going Going Gone This post contains images

Photos: Over 5,000 items from former Central Bank going on auction in huge sale

The objects on offer range from a barista bar to large desks, chairs, plants, printers and even water coolers.

# central-bank - Thursday 25 May, 2017

The average first time buyer in Ireland is 34 years old and needs at least a €50,000 deposit

According to the Central Bank, the average first time buyer received a mortgage of €185,939 last year.

# central-bank - Friday 12 May, 2017

Former Dublin mayor 'alarmed' at decision to set aside plans to protect Central Bank building

Councillor Mary Freehill said that officials don’t have the power to overrule the council’s decision.

# central-bank - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

AIB fined €2.3 million for breaches relating to terrorist financing and money laundering

The bank also failed to conduct required due diligence on accounts predating Ireland’s money-laundering laws.

# central-bank - 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”.

# central-bank - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Gardaí consulted on tracker-mortgage scandal - no reports made yet

It’s still unknown what rebates are in store for those that lost out because of the tracker mortgage issue.

Help-to-buy scheme is 'of course' pushing up house prices - Central Bank

The Central Bank governor said that the market could correct itself in the long term.

# central-bank - Monday 3 April, 2017

There's a new high-security €50 note out tomorrow - here's a sneak peek

There are some interesting security and design features about the new fifty euro note.

# central-bank - Monday 27 March, 2017

This is what the new €50 note (and its security features) looks like

The European Central Bank says the notes are very easy to check using the feel, look and tilt method.

# central-bank - Friday 24 March, 2017

Cyclist who died in Dublin city road crash was a Central Bank employee

He was removed by ambulance to St James’ Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

# central-bank - 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.

# central-bank - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Bank of China applies to set up Irish branch

Further opportunities to boost Ireland’s business relationship with China are expected post-Brexit.

# central-bank - Monday 20 February, 2017

Bank of Ireland 'Fomo' loans for students branded as 'irresponsible'

The loans were only offered to a select number of students at Dublin City University.

# central-bank - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Cash savvy members of the public exchange €1.3m worth of old Irish punts

There is still over a quarter of a billion euro worth of punts lying about in drawers and jars across Ireland.

# central-bank - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Central Bank completes sale of its Dublin HQ for €67 million

The iconic Dame Street building has been sold to real estate investors Hines Ireland and Peterson Group.

# central-bank - 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.

Outsourced Central Bank staff paid an average daily rate of €551

The Finance Minister said individual daily rates could not be disclosed for commercial reasons.

# central-bank - Monday 2 January, 2017

'The Central Bank is in the dark' over how many business loans vulture funds own

Michael McGrath said that the situation was “incredible”.

# central-bank - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

'Are you bullied by the banks?': Watch Central Bank governor get grilled on tracker scandal

Philip Lane was being questioned over how many people have been overcharged on their mortgages.

# central-bank - Monday 19 December, 2016

'An admission of failure': Criticism of Central Bank as report shows 8,200 denied tracker mortgage

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said it showed the regulator was still trying to get to grips with the scale of the controversy.

# central-bank - 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.

# central-bank - 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.

# central-bank - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Consumers warned about fake investment firm that has cloned another company's details

A company is pretending to be GVQ Investment Funds (Dublin) plc, a real firm.

# central-bank - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Nearly 80,000 families in mortgage arrears but figure is declining

Sinn Féin has called on the Government to release a Central Bank report on how to handle arrears.

# central-bank - Friday 9 December, 2016

Bray Credit Union fined €98,000 for breaching money laundering and terrorist finance laws

The regulator is “concerned” that the breaches occurred over a five-year period.

The Central Bank is fighting a bill to tackle high mortgage rates. Here's why

Variable mortgage rates in Ireland are well above the EU average.

# central-bank - Friday 2 December, 2016

Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland

The European Commission and ECB say “recent price and rent increases have drawn attention to persistent housing supply bottlenecks”.

# central-bank - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

First collector coin commemorating an Irish woman issued by Central Bank

The first coin features one of Gray’s most iconic designs.

# central-bank - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Smaller deposits and help-to-buy scheme won't 'over-egg' property market - Governor House Prices This post contains videos

Smaller deposits and help-to-buy scheme won't 'over-egg' property market - Governor

The Central Bank says that the market ‘isn’t at risk of overheating’.

# central-bank - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

'Doing it arseways': Pearse Doherty on plans to review Help-to-Buy scheme after its introduction

The TD said it doesn’t make any sense that the review would be done after the scheme’s implementation.

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to claim the credit for a fall in mortgages in arrears?

Fine Gael has been on Twitter and Facebook, promoting a set of claims about its role in the fall of mortgages in arrears. Do they check out?

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.

First time buyers no longer need 20% deposit on properties

Those mortgage rules have been reviewed.

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