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Mortgages

# mortgages - 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.

# mortgages - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

The government has sold thousands of mortgage owners ‘down the river’ – Donnelly

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly accused the government of failing to take the welfare of “tens of thousands of men, women and children” into account when selling mortgage loans to US hedge funds.

# mortgages - Friday 4 April, 2014

From Business ETC Credit Unions withdraw from debt deal because ‘it gives banks too much power’ Debt Relief

Credit Unions withdraw from debt deal because ‘it gives banks too much power’

The plan “vests control in the banks”, a statement from two Credit Union agencies said.

# mortgages - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From Business ETC IBRC and NAMA will dump €15 billion worth of loans this year – report Loan Book

IBRC and NAMA will dump €15 billion worth of loans this year – report

Stress tests may encourage banks to offload loan books.

From Business ETC Three things you need to know about Bank of Ireland’s new stamp duty offer This post contains a poll

Three things you need to know about Bank of Ireland’s new stamp duty offer

The state-backed bank is offering to pay first time buyer’s stamp duty-but should you take the deal?

# mortgages - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From Business ETC They’re back: Bank executives to face TDs on mortgage restructuring Questions And Answers

They’re back: Bank executives to face TDs on mortgage restructuring

The last time bank executives provided updates to the Finance Committee they were criticised for not being direct enough.

# mortgages - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everybody’s talking about the gardaí identifying attackers in viral assault video, AIB’s mortgage deals and the Christy Brown archive auction.

# mortgages - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning, want to know what’s making headlines this morning? It’s all here.

# mortgages - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

The Government’s priorities (part 2), IBRC mortgages and taxi regulation

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# mortgages - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

‘Considerable protections already apply to people who are in mortgage difficulties’

Despite Fergus O’Dowd’s criticism of the Fianna Fáil’s bill, the government will not oppose its passage.

Back to grind for Enda, Ukraine and Seachtain Na Gaeilge…everything happening in Leinster House today

Everything you wanted to know about the Oireachtas today but were too afraid to ask…

# mortgages - Monday 3 March, 2014

From Business ETC “Profitable and generating capital”: BoI losses narrow, mortgage arrears still ‘key priority’ Profit And Loss

“Profitable and generating capital”: BoI losses narrow, mortgage arrears still ‘key priority’

Bank of Ireland has released its results for 2013. Richie Boucher says the institution made “further substantial progress” last year.

# mortgages - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From Business ETC New mortgage deal allows those in negative equity to trade up or down PTSB

New mortgage deal allows those in negative equity to trade up or down

The new initiative will also allow those on trackers to move house without losing their cheaper loans.

# mortgages - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Column: The housing market is a mess, so we must decide – will we be charitable or fair?

Incumbent property owners receive special privileges in Ireland – meaning some mortgagors will walk out of this crisis with the same assets they walked into it with, despite not paying for them, writes Karl Deeter.

# mortgages - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: A new property bubble – but not as we know it Opinion

Damien Kiberd: A new property bubble – but not as we know it

A glut of cash buyers, homeowners anchored by negative equity and tracker mortgages – in Dublin, the situation for young people trying to buy is alarming.

# mortgages - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Noonan says ‘legal reasons’ prevent him intervening in IBRC mortgage sale

Homeowners who had their loans with IBRC are said to be anxious, but the Finance Minister says he cannot get involved.

# mortgages - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Open thread: How has Ireland’s housing crisis affected you?

Yesterday, four women shared their stories of facing eviction and living with homelessness. We want to hear yours.

# mortgages - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Sunbeds, Prince Harry, and Superquinn sausages: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of teenagers have received a sexual message online?

# mortgages - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Nearly 60,000 mortgages in long-term arrears have not been restructured

Data from the Department of Finance shows that 59,226 mortgages in arrears of 90 days plus have not been restructured, though this is down on 62,643 in September last year.

# mortgages - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Concern from homeowners as 13,000 IBRC mortgages to be sold

Deputy Stephen Donnelly appealed to the Finance Minister to allow families to bid for their own homes at market value.

€20m fund to assist distressed local authority mortgage holders

The new fund will move people onto the mortgage to rent scheme for those who have unsustainable mortgages.

# mortgages - Monday 3 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know as we begin a rainy Monday morning…

# mortgages - Thursday 23 January, 2014

From Business ETC €1.9 billion in outstanding debt on sub-prime mortgages in arrears Mortgages

€1.9 billion in outstanding debt on sub-prime mortgages in arrears

This amounts to more than half of the overall outstanding debt on these mortgages.

# mortgages - 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.

# mortgages - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From Business ETC NAMA drops 80:20 home buyer scheme citing improving market conditions Home Buyers

NAMA drops 80:20 home buyer scheme citing improving market conditions

Under the 80:20 deferred payment initiative, buyers pay 80 per cent of the value up front with a valuation then carried out after five years.

# mortgages - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Report on repossessions wants changes, but no legislative reform

An expert group on repossessions found that case management standards of different lenders varies greatly, “with some operating at sub-optimal level”.

# mortgages - Saturday 11 January, 2014

High Court, Mars, and Niall Horan: The week in numbers

Plus: Where did Michael Noonan rank out of Europe’s Finance Ministers in a Financial Times list?

# mortgages - 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.

# mortgages - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Financial pressures and lack of affordable housing linked to low fertility rates

A Trinity College symposium suggested that housing finance and pension systems depresses young couples’ ability to form households and as a result has also depressed fertility rates in that country.

# mortgages - Sunday 15 December, 2013

David Hall: Only bankers would benefit from my winning a seat in Europe

The mortgage arrears campaigner said he doesn’t think he could make any difference even if he won a seat in Europe.

# mortgages - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Target set by Central Bank that 75% of mortgage arrears will be dealt with by June

The banks have been told by the Central Bank that sustainable solutions should be offered to customers.

# mortgages - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Madeleine McCann, jewel thefts and mortgages: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage unemployment rate does Taoiseach Enda Kenny want to see in 2016?

# mortgages - Friday 29 November, 2013

Banks exceeding arrears targets, but some customers have “no clarity”

The Central Bank says that there is no “tangible evidence” that some customers’ circumstances are improving.

# mortgages - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Banks brought 2,300 legal proceedings against mortgage holders in Q3

The Free Legal Advice Centre says that some of the legal solutions offered to people in mortgage distress are “inexplicable”.

# mortgages - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

From Business ETC Two Irish banks raise funds in transactions not seen for several years Markets

Two Irish banks raise funds in transactions not seen for several years

Both transactions, made by Allied Irish Bank and Permanent TSB, were met with strong demand.

# mortgages - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

From Business ETC JPMorgan agrees record $13 billion deal for mortgage misdeeds United States

JPMorgan agrees record $13 billion deal for mortgage misdeeds

The bank acknowledge that it had “made serious misrepresentations to the public” over residential mortgage-backed securities.

# mortgages - Saturday 9 November, 2013

From Business ETC Permanent TSB looks to raise €500 million for mortgage lending Banking

Permanent TSB looks to raise €500 million for mortgage lending

The bank will attempt to defy a stagnant housing market by attracting new investors to a mortgage-backed security.

# mortgages - Thursday 7 November, 2013

BAI reject complaint by Direct Democracy Ireland alleging unfair treatment

DDI had complained that LMFM had created the impression that Ben Gilroy had expressed anti-English sentiments at an abandoned distressed property auction.

From Business ETC All-time low: ECB cuts its main interest in boost to tracker mortgage holders Super Mario

All-time low: ECB cuts its main interest in boost to tracker mortgage holders

ECB president Mario Draghi has cut the rate for the fifth time in two years.

# mortgages - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

IMHO: ‘Interest only repayments are not a long-term solution to mortgage arrears’

The Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation said the new mortgage restructuring figures are concerning.

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