THE GOVERNING COUNCIL of the European Central Bank has left the bank’s main interest rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent. There had been some speculation in recent days that the ongoing uncertainty about the future of the eurozone could have prompted a cut to the rate. ECB president Mario Draghi will give a press conference later at which he may discuss the possibility of a new bond-buying programme.
# interest-rates - Thursday 3 December, 2015
The ECB cut a key interest rate to a new record low for the region today.
# interest-rates - Monday 23 November, 2015
Things were looking OK there for a while.
# interest-rates - Thursday 25 June, 2015
Lenders have been accused of “changing the goal posts against the consumer” on variable mortgages.
# interest-rates - Tuesday 19 May, 2015
The Finance Minister has been meeting with lenders.
# interest-rates - Tuesday 5 May, 2015
The country’s central bank cut interest rates to a record low today.
# interest-rates - Wednesday 1 April, 2015
Interest rates in Ireland are way out of step with the rest of Europe.
# interest-rates - Monday 9 March, 2015
The currency is headed towards equal footing with the US dollar.
# interest-rates - Friday 21 November, 2014
Those on tracker loans will hear the decision-making process of the ECB’s record-low interest rates.
# interest-rates - Friday 5 September, 2014
It’s not such good news if your business does most of its trade in Europe.
# interest-rates - Thursday 4 September, 2014
But you should take advantage while you can, OK?
A raft of measures announced today are “the last throw of the dice”, experts said.
# interest-rates - Wednesday 18 December, 2013
# interest-rates - Friday 8 November, 2013
A report from the Central Bank has found that there has been no significant change in the moneylending sector since 2007.
# interest-rates - Friday 6 September, 2013
Yesterday, Mario Draghi said the ECB is alert to geopolitical risks that may come out of the Syrian situation and said that the caution expressed about recovery was warranted.
# interest-rates - Thursday 18 July, 2013
The €500 million sale of three-month Treasury Bills achieved an interest rate of 0.2%, the same as last month.
# interest-rates - Thursday 4 July, 2013
Mario Draghi says ‘market volatility’ is the reason for commitment as Bank of England makes similar assurance.
# interest-rates - Thursday 6 June, 2013
Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy should stabilise over the rest of the year, but low rates are still needed for now.
# interest-rates - Sunday 2 June, 2013
The National Treasury Management Agency has announced new issues of fixed rate State Savings products as well as changes to the interest rates on variable rate products.
# interest-rates - Wednesday 22 May, 2013
The banks would lose more if they lowered their mortgage interest rates below the current amounts, the minister says.
# interest-rates - Sunday 19 May, 2013
Many sensible individuals are now rightly worried about the security of their savings and investments, writes David Quinn who says diversification is key.
# interest-rates - Saturday 4 May, 2013
Breaking via The Mire wire: Peter Mathews takes himself hostage and the Womb Repossession Bill takes centre stage.
# interest-rates - Thursday 2 May, 2013
Falling inflation around the eurozone – particularly in Germany – means big decisions from Draghi and co.
# interest-rates - Tuesday 30 April, 2013
Patrick Honohan will discuss economic and monetary union with TDs and senators on the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee this afternoon.
# interest-rates - Monday 29 April, 2013
From this week, interest rates will vary for new customers depending on the amount they borrow and the value of the house.
# interest-rates - Thursday 4 April, 2013
The head of the European Central Bank was speaking as the eurozone’s central bank left interest rates unchanged at 0.75 per cent today.
Good morning! Here’s what you should know as you kick off your Thursday. (It’s a four-day week, hang in there.)
# interest-rates - Sunday 3 February, 2013
The amount has increased significantly over the past three years as people sought safe places to put their money.
# interest-rates - Wednesday 19 December, 2012
Enda Kenny regrets Bank of Ireland’s decision on credit card rates, but says the issue is one for the Financial Regulator.
The rate increases, which had been advertised in October, kicked in yesterday – only a week before Christmas.
# interest-rates - Saturday 13 October, 2012
Central Bank figures also show the average interest rate on an outstanding mortgage has fallen 0.22 per cent since January.
# interest-rates - Thursday 4 October, 2012
The benchmark interest rate has been left untouched by the European Central Bank.
# interest-rates - Thursday 6 September, 2012
# interest-rates - Thursday 2 August, 2012
The ECB president says his bank wants to save the euro, but it can’t exceed the boundaries of what it’s allowed to do.
# interest-rates - Monday 23 July, 2012
We’re not surprised any more by unscrupulous behaviour by banks – but HSBC’s actions are as bad as it gets, writes Nick Leeson.
# interest-rates - Wednesday 18 July, 2012
Reports on Monday suggested that Ireland will see one in every four of its bank branches shut within two years.
# interest-rates - Friday 6 July, 2012
The bank noted that its 0.35 per cent reduction is greater than the European Central Bank cut.
# interest-rates - Thursday 5 July, 2012
Tracker mortgage customers will see their rate adjusted as per the ECB change – but what about other mortgage holders?
# interest-rates - Monday 2 July, 2012
David Cameron announced the inquiry in parliament this morning over the major scandal involving inter-bank lending rates.
# interest-rates - Saturday 30 June, 2012
How many people were murdered in Ireland last year? And how much Coke would you need to get drunk?