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# 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.

# 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

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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.

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