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#Mortgage Arrears

# mortgage-arrears - 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.

# mortgage-arrears - Thursday 17 May, 2018

'This is a human crisis': David Hall believes 17,000 families will have homes repossessed

Hall told the Finance Committee that a narrative has been fostered that people in long-term arrears are “messers”.

# mortgage-arrears - 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.

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

'They're for the chop': High Court Master says 'wave of repossessions' on the horizon

Master Honohan asked if it’s a “sick joke” that people writing to the Taoiseach were told to seek help from Abhaile.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

High Court Master writes new legislation to help keep people in their homes

The bill would give greater powers to the government’s Abhaile scheme and provide stronger protections for people who are in debt.

# mortgage-arrears - 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.

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'I was in mortgage arrears - so I sold my possessions and became a reluctant landlord'

Veronica Dyas explores her experience, and the situation with housing in Ireland, in her latest play.

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Government scheme to help keep people in their homes has only completed 282 cases since 2012

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the numbers as “pitifully low”.

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?

More than 30,000 accounts have been in arrears for more than two years.

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

It gets worse: Central Bank forces lenders to admit 13,600 more tracker victims overcharged

We now know at least 33,700 customers were overcharged and the Central Bank said it had to “relentlessly pursue” lenders in many of these cases.

# mortgage-arrears - 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.

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Poll: Should Ireland have a separate court to deal with mortgage arrears cases? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland have a separate court to deal with mortgage arrears cases?

Ten percent of home mortgage accounts in this country are in arrears.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 17 November, 2017

'I'm not going anywhere': Lay litigants in uphill battle against banks and vulture funds

There are calls for the Legal Aid Board to relax its merits test so more families in debt can access professional representation.

# mortgage-arrears - Saturday 11 November, 2017

High Court Master lashes KBC and tells father in arrears to write to Taoiseach

Edmund Honohan: ‘What kind of a way is that for a bank to approach its customers?’

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Warning for borrowers in arrears: Don't let fear get in the way of saving your home

Experts say anxiety and a lack of information provided to people struggling with debt can lead them to making decisions that will worsen their situation.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 2 December, 2016

Twink told a newspaper her debt-ridden home was for sale, but barristers couldn't find it listed

The bank claims it it is owed about €250,000.

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

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?

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Many people in mortgage arrears are contemplating suicide

A new survey explores the impact debt has on people’s mental health.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

It's 'not possible or appropriate' to adjourn all repossession cases

Thomas Byrne hoped the courts might halt all repossession cases in light of the government’s planned reforms.

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Big plan to help mortgage holders 'won't have the banks quaking in their boots'

The government has announced a raft of new measures to help people struggling to pay their mortgages.

In mortgage arrears? Here's how the government plans to help

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Peter McVerry says he'd be embarrassed if he was Alan Kelly

The campaigner is not impressed by the government’s housing plans.

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Thousands of homeowners are drowning in debt - this is one of their stories

“It was like someone had a gun to my head. I was crying on the steps of the bank.”

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof

Loans from so-called sub-prime lenders are four times more likely to be in arrears than those from the mainstream banks

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Enda pledges action on mortgage crisis (and calls Fianna Fáil 'arsonists')

Proposals to reduce the term of bankruptcy from three years to one are being considered with new measures to be announced in April.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 5 December, 2014

Opinion: Despite talk of an improving economy, worrying mortgage arrears on family homes persist

Will the State will put the interests of its people above commercial and provide us with strong consumer protection standards?

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

From Business ETC The number of homeowners who are years behind on their loans is still going up Going Under

The number of homeowners who are years behind on their loans is still going up

Banks have been accused of only helping the ‘low-hanging fruit’ of people who are a few months overdue.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Almost 400 AIB repossessions stopped in last year

The Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation said the scheme these agreements were made through will be expanded to run another 12 months, due to its success in the last year.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 3 October, 2014

Worried about losing your home? These guides are for you

The guides cover both the Circuit and High courts.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From Business ETC Ireland has a €12.5 billion problem mortgage mountain to climb Debt Problem

Ireland has a €12.5 billion problem mortgage mountain to climb

The headline number of arrears has fallen, but ultra long term problem loans continue to climb.

# mortgage-arrears - Thursday 14 August, 2014

There’s still no solution for over 70% of problem mortgages

New figures from the Department of Finance also show that Buy to Let loans are still struggling.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Ireland beating the Black Ferns, Israeli boycott protests, and what Bernie Ecclestone has done…

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Warning over interest-only mortgage time bomb

Almost half of interest-only mortgages will switch to higher payments over the coming months, prompting concerns about mass arrears

# mortgage-arrears - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Opinion: Reluctance to repossess homes just drags out the misery for those in serious debt

Politicians are bemoaning the fact that older people might now have to carry debt onto their pension books – but that’s the risk of re-mortgaging.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 11 July, 2014

# mortgage-arrears - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Long-term arrears would take 33 years to clear at current rate

Progress in solving mortgage arrears is slow, with industry experts criticising the solutions deployed.

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Tenants "caught in crossfire" between landlords in arrears, and banks

Tenants have to pay rent to the receiver – but the receiver doesn’t have to carry out repairs or maintain standards.

We could be repaying our mortgages into retirement - the verdict on the arrears crisis

The Finance Committee’s report on mortgage arrears is in – here’s what they say.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Finance Committee tells Central Bank: legal letters to crisis mortgages aren't 'sustainable'

A draft copy of the committee’s report on mortgage arrears seen by TheJournal.ie contains strong words for the Central Bank.

# mortgage-arrears - Saturday 28 June, 2014

‘The entire system is rubbish’: Just 40 houses bought through mortgage-to-rent scheme

David Hall, Director of the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation, said it is “sickening” that it’s cheaper for banks to repossess a house than it is to participate in the scheme.

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