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# Banking and Payments Federation Ireland

Last year
Almost three in 10 people want to own a home but don't think they ever will, survey shows
People are taking on more debt for weddings, cars, and holidays as drawdowns up by 14%
All time
Online and mobile banking payments hit record high as contactless payments surge
Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021
More than €1 billion spent in contactless payments during May as economy re-opens
Number of mortgage approvals nearly doubled in April compared to same month last year
Almost €10 billion worth of contactless payments made over the past year
Irish shoppers lost €12 million to credit and debit card fraudsters in the first half of 2020
Record-breaking €1 billion spent through contactless payments in December
Amid criticism of Brian Hayes' attendance at Golfgate dinner, the Banking Culture Board says it's not getting involved
More new mortgages approved in June but drawdowns slid in the second quarter, says bank lobby
Pandemic set to cause major shortfall in housing supply, warns new study
Drop of nearly 10% in mortgage approvals in March compared to 2019
Banks say that people who got mortgage approval before the crisis can have this extended
Brian Hayes to quit politics to become CEO of Banking and Payments Federation Ireland
'An air of panic is setting in to the property market'