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# lending - Friday 27 January, 2017

Mortgage approval rates have shot up by nearly 30% in a year

New figures show a 28% increase in mortgage approvals since last year.

# lending - Monday 7 November, 2016

Australian-owned lender upping its presence in Ireland's mortgage market

Pepper Money is the latest firm to offer loans direct to customers in an increasingly competitive market.

# lending - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

# lending - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Could credit unions be on the way out? They’re said to be under ‘sustained attack’

Fianna Fáil thinks the sector is burdened by “excessive regulation and bureaucracy”.

# lending - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

House buyers warned not to be taken in by 'glitzy' offers

The Association of Expert Mortgage Advisors is saying that individuals should look for longer term benefits.

# lending - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

After taking a brief timeout, house prices are climbing up and up again

2015 is following the exact same pattern as 2014.

# lending - Monday 16 February, 2015

# lending - Monday 9 February, 2015

From Business ETC The price of a 3-bed semi has dropped by €20k in one area of Dublin Uncertainty

The price of a 3-bed semi has dropped by €20k in one area of Dublin

The market slowed in the Dublin area in the last quarter of 2014, amid uncertainty over new Central Bank lending rules.

# lending - Thursday 5 February, 2015

From Business ETC Euro takes a wallop as ECB plays hardball with Greece Crunch Talks

Euro takes a wallop as ECB plays hardball with Greece

The central bank will no longer accept Greek debt as collateral for loans.

# lending - Monday 5 January, 2015

What's the best credit rating score and how do you find out yours?

These are some of the most common questions house buyers ask.

# lending - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

# lending - Monday 22 December, 2014

Why are there no payday loans companies in Ireland?

If you want a 5,800% APR loan, your luck is out.

# lending - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Credit union 'lent €3.1 million for five years with no interest or payments'

Killorglin Credit Union has been transferred to Tralee Credit Union.

# lending - Monday 10 November, 2014

AIB is giving out more mortgages and fewer people are in arrears

The bank says it is “profitable” this year.

# lending - Monday 20 October, 2014

About 138 SMEs a day are asking Bank of Ireland for loans

And they say they are approving 87% of them.

From Business ETC ‘Panic buying’ is gone from the property market say estate agents No Panic

‘Panic buying’ is gone from the property market say estate agents

The Real Estate Alliance say that prices are rising but homebuyers aren’t feeling pressured.

# lending - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Fianna Fáil thinks the Central Bank’s tough new lending rules are ‘simply unfair’

Yep, the party in power during the last property bubble…

# lending - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Buying a house? Here's what you need to be earning under the new rules

The Central Bank has revealed some new guidelines to banks. Here’s how they might affect you.

# lending - Thursday 4 September, 2014

What do ECB interest cuts mean for Irish pockets? Plenty for trackers

But you should take advantage while you can, OK?

# lending - Friday 29 August, 2014

Irish aversion to debt is "most disappointing" aspect of recovery

Loan repayments were €437 million higher than new lending last month.

# lending - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Irish small businesses are getting hungrier for credit

ISME warned that the extra demand must be met by new lending.

# lending - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Nearly 60% of Credit Unions are subject to lending restrictions

The restrictions are designed to limit the amount of a single loan.

# lending - Friday 11 July, 2014

These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016

From access to childcare to disposing bank assets, they’ve covered a lot in the Statement of Priorities.

# lending - Monday 30 June, 2014

From Business ETC Lending to small businesses is up for the first time in 18 months Debt Drawdown

Lending to small businesses is up for the first time in 18 months

Non financial corporations are pulling down more cash, but households are still borrowing less.

# lending - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

The funding ‘hunger march’: over half of companies refused bank credit

Banks are ‘sugar-coating’ the acceptance figures, while the Government watches on, ISME said.

# lending - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Damien Kiberd: This government's housing policy will - literally - put people on the streets

Willful ignorance or not, the crude approach is going to end in misery. Again.

# lending - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads

…and that’s just in one committee meeting. Here’s everything happening in Leinster House today.

# lending - Friday 2 May, 2014

Some credit unions ‘unwilling to comply with the law’ – Central Bank

Credit unions Registrar Sharon Donnery made the warning in a report sent to credit unions yesterday.

# lending - Friday 25 April, 2014

Number of defaulted loans fall at Bank of Ireland

BoI says it is trading normally as shareholders meet in Dublin.

# lending - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Too much debt and not enough houses: Ireland's creditless recovery is here to stay

We’re too focused on paying down our existing debt burden to consider new lending, says a new report.

# lending - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Anglo jury continue deliberations on charges against Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan today

Yesterday, former CEO and Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean FitzPatrick was found not guilty on all charges.

# lending - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Anglo jury to begin deliberations for a fourth day

In total, the jury have been deliberating for eleven hours.

# lending - Friday 11 April, 2014

From Business ETC Dublin property prices will climb 10 per cent this year Onwards And Upwards

Dublin property prices will climb 10 per cent this year

Merrion warns of deflation risk amid housing pickup.

# lending - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Number of homeowners in arrears over 90 days falls to 78,000

The number of permanent restructures is up by around 200 in February.

# lending - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From Business ETC Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund Moolah

Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund

Growth predicted for dairy sector in particular once quotas are removed.

# lending - Monday 10 March, 2014

More businesses are being turned down for bank loans, says ISME

54 per cent of companies who applied for funding in the last three months were refused credit by their banks.

# lending - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Column: Fears surrounding the IBRC mortgage book are overhyped

Some IBRC mortgage holders have concerns about about being left without protection if the Government proceeds with the sale of their loans abroad – but they shouldn’t be, writes Karl Deeter.

# lending - Friday 17 January, 2014

Credit unions critical of Central Bank’s “anti-competitive” lending rules

The Central Bank has confirmed that rescheduled mortgages are not subject to the same restrictions as credit union loans.

# lending - Monday 13 January, 2014

Trial date for Seán Fitzpatrick and former Anglo execs to be set shortly

Proceedings are expected to last between three and six months.

# lending - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Almost 50,000 mortgages have now been restructured

The Department of Finance’s latest figures shows the number of accounts in arrears has fallen since October last year.

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