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#Banks

# banks - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Central Bank to track a 'critical mass' of restructured mortgages that are due to come up for review

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said there will be no change to the code of conduct, as it is working effectively.

# banks - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Number affected by tracker mortgage scandal rises - it's now over 38,000

The Central Bank governor says a review of the scandal raises serious concerns about current Irish banking culture.

# banks - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Over 4,000 mortgages approved last month, with lots of people switching

The almost 45,000 mortgages approved in the last 12 months are valued at €9.9 billion.

# banks - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Bank of Ireland reverses decision to stop all-day cash services in over 100 branches

Earlier this year, the bank announced that around 100 branches across the country would have cash services for half days only.

# banks - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'We own some of the banks, but we don't run the banks': Minister says government can't stop vulture fund sales

Questions have been mounting as to where Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is in the midst of this summer’s vulture fund sell off.

# banks - Monday 6 August, 2018

Shane Ross: 'I'm sorry some people will lose part of their front gardens, but it's in the national interest'

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Shane Ross also says the government needs to have more of a say in State-owned banks.

# banks - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Irish banks are fond of customer-first slogans - but the Central Bank says they're not living up to them

The review found there is still a crisis-era mindset in several executive committees.

# banks - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Financial services watchdog received over 900 complaints about tracker mortgages

All of the complaints are on hold until the Central Bank finishes its review.

# banks - Friday 1 June, 2018

Visa apologises for card issues, says services are 'operating at close to normal levels'

Large queues had formed at ATMs earlier.

# banks - 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”.

# banks - Monday 30 April, 2018

Paschal Donohoe: 'Our stance on bankers' pay has remained unchanged. This is the right thing to do'

I have initiated a review of bank remuneration policy, writes Paschal Donohoe.

# banks - Sunday 29 April, 2018

'Bonuses are not common practice': Public banking model in Ireland would treat bankers as civil servants

Sparkassen make up the largest banking group – and therefore market leader – in Germany.

# banks - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

3,400 new victims of tracker mortgage scandal identified

37,100 customers affected by the scandal have now been identified, with €459 million in redress paid to date.

# banks - Thursday 22 March, 2018

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

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

# banks - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Here are the stores, banks and post offices closing due to the bad weather

The entire nation has been advised to remain indoors from 4pm today.

# banks - Saturday 24 February, 2018

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

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.

Dealing with a vulture fund - how these families have coped

With tens of thousands of mortgage holders potentially facing vulture funds, we spoke to some people who’ve been through it already.

# banks - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Tracker scandal: Just a quarter of PTSB customers who lost homes have appealed

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said there was an “onus” on the banks to get in contact with these customers.

# banks - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?

The Central Bank’s governor Philip Lane confirmed 13,000 impacted customers are still waiting to get their money back.

# banks - Monday 15 January, 2018

Minister 'confident' school building projects not in jeopardy after construction firm collapse

The Department of Education said school buildings in question are approximately 90% complete.

# banks - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Banks are getting a bit better at dispensing €10 notes from ATMs

The Central Bank has set targets for the banks to give customers the option to take out smaller amounts of cash.

# banks - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Poll: Should the public banking model be introduced in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the public banking model be introduced in Ireland?

Sparkasse is the largest banking sector in Germany.

# banks - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Here's how many customers each of the main banks say they overcharged

Some of the banks have increased their numbers significantly.

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.

# banks - Saturday 9 December, 2017

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

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

# banks - 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.

# banks - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Central Bank wants bank execs to 'take a long hard look in the mirror' over tracker scandal

Deputy Governor Ed Sibley said he expects board members to be held to account over the errors.

# banks - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Bank of Ireland confirms additional 6,000 customers overcharged in tracker scandal

This brings the total number of impacted Bank of Ireland customers to 10,300.

# banks - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Sorry is too little, too late for tracker customers who suffered for years because of bank overcharging

Now that the banks have set deadlines for paying customers back, there is a risk that this issue will be put to one side.

# banks - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

'They're refusing to engage': Banks reject almost half of personal insolvency proposals

The head of the insolvency service said banks are challenging proposals “on as many fronts as possible”.

# banks - Monday 23 October, 2017

From 'I don't know what a tracker mortgage is' to the biggest financial scandal of our time

The heads of three banks are due to meet with the Finance Minister to discuss the issue today.

# banks - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Taoiseach says banks' behaviour on tracker mortgages is 'scandalous'

Donohoe is calling in the bankers on Monday and Wednesday to “admonish” the chief executives.

# banks - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

23 people lost their homes because of the tracker mortgage scandal

Financial institutions have paid out €163 million to affected customers to date.

# banks - Monday 16 October, 2017

Here are the shops and businesses remaining closed due to storm Ophelia This post contains videos

Here are the shops and businesses remaining closed due to storm

Dunnes, Lidl, Tesco and Aldi are among the outlets closed.

# banks - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Central Bank urged to 'flex its muscle' with banks over slow progress in tracker mortgage scandal

Many customers will have to wait until well into 2018 to get their money back and receive compensation.

# banks - Friday 6 October, 2017

McGrath: 'How did the banks happen to make the same mistake that hurt their customers?'

Thousands of customers have been charged higher interest rates than they should have been.

# banks - Thursday 28 September, 2017

PTSB says it won't pay corporation tax over the next 21 years

PTSB said the “accounting principle” is something it is obliged to comply with.

# banks - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Irish banks are at war over mortgage rates - which could be good for consumers

KBC has announced a new fixed mortgage rate offering.

# banks - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Services closing, lack of transport and young people leaving - the causes and cost of rural isolation

Many local businesses are being forced to shut their doors and vital services are diminishing at a fast pace.

# banks - Monday 4 September, 2017

'Someone knew what they were doing': Financial watchdog says tracker mortgage scandal is unacceptable

Ombudsman Ger Deering said his office has seen firsthand the level of hardship people have experienced as they struggle to pay back their debt.

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