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#Central Bank

# central-bank - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Taoiseach says there's 'no evidence of a land bubble' in Ireland

Leo Varadkar said it is something the government will keep an eye on.

# central-bank - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Central Bank warns if overheating is allowed, we're in for another boom-bust cycle

The Central Bank said the government needs to avoid policies that could add to this risk.

# central-bank - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Irish banks are fond of customer-first slogans - but the Central Bank says they're not living up to them

The review found there is still a crisis-era mindset in several executive committees.

# central-bank - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Financial services watchdog received over 900 complaints about tracker mortgages

All of the complaints are on hold until the Central Bank finishes its review.

# central-bank - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Pedestrian walkway along old Central Bank site to be closed until 2020

The move has prompted some concern in the area, as a €75 million redevelopment takes place.

# central-bank - Friday 22 June, 2018

Credit Union in Kilkenny fined €210,000 for failure to protect members' savings

St Canice’s Credit Union has been reprimanded by the Central Bank for eight breaches of the Credit Union Act, 1997.

# central-bank - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments

The number of accounts in arrears over 720 days has fallen but these cases still account for 41% of all accounts in arrears.

New rules for banks will make it easier to save thousands on mortgage repayments

From next year banks will have to give notice of the end of fixed rate terms and let variable rate customers know if they can move to a cheaper rate.

# central-bank - Monday 18 June, 2018

Shared office giant WeWork will lease all of the Central Bank's old headquarters

The US company has been rapidly expanding its footprint across Dublin in recent months.

# central-bank - Friday 15 June, 2018

Irish economy is growing substantially but Brexit 'poses major threat'

High levels of household and public debt are also concerning, the Central Bank has said.

# central-bank - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

€75 million new Central Bank plan gets green light despite resident's objection

The redevelopment will host over 1,000 office workers.

# central-bank - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Sharon Donnery: 'There were no female role models, no one I could aspire to be like'

Tools like targets or quotas are not about artificially levelling the playing field – they are to ensure access to the field in the first place, writes Sharon Donnery.

Check your mattress - €226 million in old Irish punts remains unaccounted for - and you can still redeem it

A whopping €1.5 million worth of old Irish money was redeemed last year alone

'I am really struggling': Thousands still left in tracker mortgage scandal limbo

Financial adviser Padraic Kissane believes an extra 3,000 people may be affected, but some may have to go to the courts to get their money back.

# central-bank - 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.

# central-bank - Thursday 12 April, 2018

'Most significant event in a generation': Central Bank chief issues Brexit warning for Irish economy

Ed Sibley predicted “enormous challenges” for the Irish financial services sector.

Central Bank warns over investment firm that has cloned details of another firm

The warning says that there is no connection between the Central Bank-authorised firm PGMS (Ireland) Ltd and the unauthorised entity.

Like it's 2008 - Irish people set to break the €100 billion barrier in consumer spending this year

Spending will be at a greater level than the previous high-water mark in 2008, if the forecasts are to be believed.

# central-bank - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

13,000 Irish mortgages have been in arrears for more than five years

Nearly 30,000 home loans here have been in arrears for two years or more.

# central-bank - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Central Bank proposes tough new measures to protect consumers from moneylenders

St Vincent de Paul said action was needed to protect consumers from “predatory and exploitative” forms of credit.

# central-bank - Monday 26 March, 2018

Central Bank expected to cease the printing of banknotes in Ireland

Siptu said the recommendation to close the print works in Sandyford is “strategically flawed”.

# 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.

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