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#Arrears

# arrears - Monday 24 January, 2022

Revised mortgage-to-rent scheme to help more people in arrears to stay in their homes
# Housing
# Housing

Revised mortgage-to-rent scheme to help more people in arrears to stay in their homes

Jan 24th 2022, 5:02 PM 12,959 Views 8 Comments

Homeowners will have an option to purchase their home back at the price the State paid for it.

# arrears - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Protection for renters in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 extended to 12 July
# Arrears
# Arrears

Protection for renters in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 extended to 12 July

Mar 9th 2021, 7:31 PM 16,314 Views 24 Comments

The protections in place were due to expire on 12 April.

# arrears - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Almost 4,000 mortgage accounts fell into arrears in Q1 of this year, figures from the Central Bank show
# Covid19
# Covid19

Almost 4,000 mortgage accounts fell into arrears in Q1 of this year, figures from the Central Bank show

Jun 23rd 2020, 3:50 PM 12,704 Views 12 Comments

The lowest number of mortgage arrears since 2010 was recorded in the first quarter of the year.

# arrears - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Ulster Bank sells portfolio of 3,175 mortgages to Pepper
# Sold
# Sold

Ulster Bank sells portfolio of 3,175 mortgages to Pepper

Oct 8th 2019, 6:42 PM 32,113 Views 50 Comments

There are 2,800 home loans and 375 buy-to-let loans included in the portfolio.

# arrears - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Taoiseach asks for details about letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days
# Cabot Financial
# Cabot Financial

Taoiseach asks for details about letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days

May 21st 2019, 8:41 PM 33,179 Views 50 Comments

Taoiseach has said it is now time for to review the tax treatment of vulture funds.

# arrears - Friday 19 April, 2019

Experts say 'vulture friendly' commentary from government is 'dangerous'
# Arrears
# Arrears

Experts say 'vulture friendly' commentary from government is 'dangerous'

Apr 19th 2019, 6:30 AM 15,900 Views 38 Comments

An Oireachtas committee yesterday heard legislation is needed to ensure banks cannot sell mortgages to vulture funds without a customer’s consent.

# arrears - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Concerns over letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Concerns over letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days

Apr 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 116,672 Views 111 Comments

The Central Bank is aware that a regulated entity has written to a number of buy-to-let borrowers in arrears.

# arrears - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Cabinet to consider Bill to help borrowers in mortgage arrears
# Repossessions
# Repossessions

Cabinet to consider Bill to help borrowers in mortgage arrears

Feb 26th 2019, 9:37 AM 10,948 Views 29 Comments

The Bill aims to broaden the matters a judge needs to take into account when considering repossessions.

# arrears - Saturday 2 February, 2019

State will no longer automatically pay for barristers in personal insolvency cases
# Abhaile
# Abhaile

State will no longer automatically pay for barristers in personal insolvency cases

Feb 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 25,333 Views 24 Comments

Changes to the funding structure of the government’s mortgage arrears assistance scheme mean solicitors will have to show why they need a barrister for each case.

# arrears - Monday 28 January, 2019

Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'
# Abhaile
# Abhaile

Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'

Jan 28th 2019, 1:26 PM 15,538 Views 24 Comments

Just 30% of those who engaged with Abhaile’s financial advice have a solution in place or are on track for one.

# arrears - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests
# Dragging Their Heels
# Dragging Their Heels

'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests

Jan 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 12,244 Views 33 Comments

People who are working every day with customers in arrears say lenders are still refusing to cooperate in any significant way.

# arrears - Friday 11 January, 2019

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin
# Fair Mortgage Bill
# Fair Mortgage Bill

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin

Jan 11th 2019, 6:15 AM 57,339 Views 74 Comments

Edmund Honohan urged the Fianna Fáil leader to support a piece of legislation he wrote that is currently before the Dáil.

# arrears - Friday 28 December, 2018

Varadkar says he's reluctant to use the term 'vulture fund' to describe firms that have bought up Irish mortgages
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

Varadkar says he's reluctant to use the term 'vulture fund' to describe firms that have bought up Irish mortgages

Dec 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 25,659 Views 115 Comments

Varadkar says he tried to remove split mortgage-holders from recent loan book sales but failed to do so.

# arrears - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Union says KBC staff 'extremely upset and stressed' by recent incidents
# Security
# Security

Union says KBC staff 'extremely upset and stressed' by recent incidents

Dec 23rd 2018, 3:22 PM 25,781 Views 91 Comments

KBC Ireland said it is taking additional measures to ensure the safety of its staff.

# arrears - Saturday 22 December, 2018

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dec 22nd 2018, 12:05 AM 100,504 Views 90 Comments

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

# arrears - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'

Dec 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,407 Views 77 Comments

Unregulated loan owners hold 17% of all mortgages in arrears over 720 days.

# arrears - Saturday 24 November, 2018

No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct
# Great Irish Sell Off
# Great Irish Sell Off

No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct

Nov 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 12,419 Views 30 Comments

The Central Bank said no sanctions have been put in place since the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears commencement in 2009.

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 possession cases before the courts?
# Arrears
# Arrears

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 possession cases before the courts?

Nov 24th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,809 Views 13 Comments

There has been a slowdown in the number of cases being issued, but it is unclear where exactly the situation stands now.

# arrears - Saturday 17 November, 2018

FactCheck: Has the number of cases taken by banks over arrears halved in two years?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has the number of cases taken by banks over arrears halved in two years?

Nov 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 11,401 Views 16 Comments

Brendan Burgess claims there is “no tsunami” of arrears cases now.

# arrears - Monday 29 October, 2018

Mica scandal: Family living in 'falling down house' finds out mortgage has been sold to vulture fund
# Concrete
# Concrete

Mica scandal: Family living in 'falling down house' finds out mortgage has been sold to vulture fund

Oct 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 59,096 Views 39 Comments

Just a month before the government announced a redress scheme for the thousands of impacted homeowners, Karl Murtagh was told his mortgage had been sold.

# arrears - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Call for householders to be given free legal aid to address 'power imbalance' during reposessions
# Arrears
# Arrears

Call for householders to be given free legal aid to address 'power imbalance' during reposessions

Sep 11th 2018, 1:34 PM 8,819 Views 24 Comments

Minister Charlie Flanagan today praised the success of the Abhaile legal advice scheme, but did not indicate it would be extended to provide full representation.

# arrears - Friday 31 August, 2018

Ulster Bank sold mortgages to vulture fund despite offer to buy loans for mortgage to rent
# Arrears
# Arrears

Ulster Bank sold mortgages to vulture fund despite offer to buy loans for mortgage to rent

Aug 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 24,224 Views 38 Comments

The vulture fund that bought the loans has confirmed it is not currently putting forward cases for this scheme.

# arrears - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'Mary' is recovering from cancer and her mortgage - in €29k arrears - has been sold to a vulture fund
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

'Mary' is recovering from cancer and her mortgage - in €29k arrears - has been sold to a vulture fund

Aug 18th 2018, 6:30 AM 44,036 Views 97 Comments

‘Mary’ has been out of work since her cancer diagnosis. She had no idea her mortgage was to be sold to a vulture fund.

# arrears - Monday 13 August, 2018

Ulster Bank to sell 5,200 'non-performing' mortgages to vulture fund
# Arrears
# Arrears

Ulster Bank to sell 5,200 'non-performing' mortgages to vulture fund

Aug 13th 2018, 3:39 PM 22,036 Views 135 Comments

The portfolio, worth €1.4 billion, is to be sold to Cerberus Capital Management LP.

# arrears - Sunday 29 July, 2018

How many mortgage holders were taken to the High Court by banks so far this year?
# Repossessions
# Repossessions

How many mortgage holders were taken to the High Court by banks so far this year?

Jul 29th 2018, 10:00 PM 31,390 Views 52 Comments

The numbers are down on recent years but there still has been almost 300 cases initiated in the High Court.

# arrears - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

'Say no to vulture funds': Applause breaks out as TD calls for support for new law aimed at keeping people in their homes
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'Say no to vulture funds': Applause breaks out as TD calls for support for new law aimed at keeping people in their homes

Jul 10th 2018, 4:44 PM 23,855 Views 69 Comments

The bill, written by the Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan, was introduced in the Dáil today.

# arrears - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments
# Debt
# Debt

Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments

Jun 20th 2018, 3:45 PM 15,533 Views 11 Comments

The number of accounts in arrears over 720 days has fallen but these cases still account for 41% of all accounts in arrears.

# arrears - Friday 8 June, 2018

'One thousand days like this': High Court Master questions banks on their 'pressing need' to evict people
# Arrears
# Arrears

'One thousand days like this': High Court Master questions banks on their 'pressing need' to evict people

Jun 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 34,661 Views 146 Comments

This week Edmund Honohan again highlighted the need for a legal aid system in repossession cases.

# arrears - Thursday 17 May, 2018

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

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

May 17th 2018, 12:53 PM 14,706 Views 34 Comments

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

# arrears - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds
# Vultures
# Vultures

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds

Mar 22nd 2018, 1:41 PM 20,994 Views 100 Comments

Executives blamed the European regulator for the classification of these loans as non-performing.

# arrears - Saturday 24 February, 2018

PTSB chief refuses to appear before Finance Committee next week over loan sale
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

PTSB chief refuses to appear before Finance Committee next week over loan sale

Feb 24th 2018, 7:35 AM 16,996 Views 58 Comments

The bank recently announced it is to sell off a €3.7 billion portfolio of non-performing loans, including mortgages 14,000 private dwelling homes.

# arrears - Friday 23 February, 2018

Mortgages sell-off will disrupt already-volatile housing market, charities warn
# Vulture Fears
# Vulture Fears

Mortgages sell-off will disrupt already-volatile housing market, charities warn

Feb 23rd 2018, 3:11 PM 27,374 Views 211 Comments

Ulster Bank said today that it would be looking to offload around 7,000 mortgages on top of PTSB’s proposed 18,000.

# arrears - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 21st 2018, 9:08 AM 42,904 Views 117 Comments

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

# arrears - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 20th 2018, 8:30 PM 14,730 Views 23 Comments

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

# arrears - Monday 25 December, 2017

'There is a solution for everybody': Debtors urged not to put their heads in the sand in 2018
# Arrears
# Arrears

'There is a solution for everybody': Debtors urged not to put their heads in the sand in 2018

Dec 25th 2017, 7:30 AM 7,183 Views 10 Comments

Legal and financial experts say there are ways they can help – especially if people come to them at an early stage.

# arrears - Sunday 24 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 24th 2017, 9:30 AM 9,859 Views 39 Comments

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

# arrears - Saturday 9 December, 2017

High Court Master says government's legal advice scheme is 'a scam'
# Abhaile
# Abhaile

High Court Master says government's legal advice scheme is 'a scam'

Dec 9th 2017, 7:15 AM 19,814 Views 0 Comments

Edmund Honohan criticised the government for failing to deliver systems it had promised to help keep people in their homes.

# arrears - Sunday 26 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 26th 2017, 8:15 PM 16,025 Views 73 Comments

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

# arrears - Saturday 11 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 23,446 Views 0 Comments

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

# arrears - Friday 8 September, 2017

Farmer sues receiver and 'vulture fund' who have threatened to sell his stock
# Arrears
# Arrears

Farmer sues receiver and 'vulture fund' who have threatened to sell his stock

Sep 8th 2017, 6:10 AM 35,551 Views 0 Comments

He fears such action would destroy his business, the High Court has heard.

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