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#Central Bank

# central-bank - Yesterday’s News

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.

# central-bank - Monday 21 November, 2016

Rush Credit Union: Report finds 15 cars bought for car draw but can't find details of the winners

A liquidator has been appointed to the beleaguered institution.

# central-bank - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

"A major cause of concern": Shock as liquidator appointed to Rush Credit Union

Earlier this year gardaí confirmed they were investigating reports of financial irregularities at the credit union.

# central-bank - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Ulster Bank fined €3.3m for anti-money laundering and terrorist-financing failures

The Central Bank said “significant” breaches occurred from 2010 to 2016.

# central-bank - Monday 24 October, 2016

Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme

Governor Philip Lane has today outlined his concerns to a number of TDs.

# central-bank - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Coveney: Change to first-time-buyer scheme is 'sensible' but €600k threshold remains

The government has been forced to change one of its key budget proposals on foot of concerns raised by the Central Bank.

# central-bank - Monday 10 October, 2016

Central Bank fines KBC Bank Ireland €1.4 million for "repeated breaches" on lending codes

KBC was found to have breached Central Bank rules on 18 separate occasions.

# central-bank - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications?

The Department of Finance thinks it’s a good idea.

# central-bank - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Iconic Central Bank building finally on the market

The Dame Street premises and adjoining buildings are expected to sell for over €65 million.

# central-bank - 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.

# central-bank - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Axa Insurance fined €675,000 by Central Bank for four-year breach of consumer code

The firm failed to insure that properly accredited people were supervising those handling insurance claims during that time.

# central-bank - Saturday 2 July, 2016

The financial regulator's enforcement division is down a quarter of its staff

The recruitment campaign is ongoing.

# central-bank - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

The people who make Ireland's money are going on strike

Nine maintenance workers at the Central Bank’s mint in south Dublin have given notice of full strike action.

# central-bank - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Mortgage caps are going nowhere, Central Bank deputy says

House hunters currently have to come up with 20% of a house’s value as a deposit (or 10% for first-time buyers).

# central-bank - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Credit union at the centre of €700,000 fraud probe got €750,000 stabilisation in 2011

Rush Credit Union also made a loss of €2 million in 2011.

# central-bank - Sunday 22 May, 2016

People living in the south but working in Northern Ireland CAN still get a mortgage after all

Some confusion had reigned regarding the new European Mortgage Credit Directive as to whether those paid in foreign currencies can apply for mortgages here.

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