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# Building Society

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6 things you'll hear new homeowners say
Trust us, you’ll recognise these gems. You might have even said them yourself.
Strike threat looms for EBS
The Unite trade union has said that a strike notice will be served as early as next week if a resolution is not reached in talks.
EBS apologises after double-charging error on debit cards
The former building society said today that the issue affected approximately 2,500 transactions.
Extract: 'The Financial Regulator investigating what went wrong at Irish Nationwide is a unique piece of Irish irony'
Michael Fingleton’s autonomous powers in Irish Nationwide should have been picked up on by the Financial Regulator – why weren’t they? asks Tom Lyons and Richard Curran.
One in three people who apply for mortgages are turned down
Figures revealed for the first time show that 38 per cent of mortgage applications were rejected last year.
Column: Pretending this mortgage crisis isn't happening won't make it go away
One in ten people who have a mortgage in Ireland are struggling to pay it off. Where is the urgency in solving this epidemic, asks Noeline Blackwell.
EBS workers vote to end '13th month' strike action
94 per cent of Unite members withdraw their action and to accept a deal brokered at the Labour Relations Commission last week.
EBS staff to hold second strike over '13th month' payment
Staff will picket EBS branches and the offices of its parent bank AIB, in protest at the withholding of a December payment.
EBS staff begin strike action over '13th month' payment
Staff at the State-owned building society say their ‘Scrooge-like’ employer is withholding an annual payment of four weeks’ pay.
Hundreds of EBS staff to go on strike tomorrow over Christmas payment
Some staff are picketing tomorrow over the building society’s decision to cancel a traditional ’13-month’ payment.
EBS staff vote to strike over Christmas payment
A majority of UNITE members at the building society vote to pursue action over the withholding of a ’13th month’ payment.
EBS cancels Christmas payments for staff
Staff are balloting for strike action after the building society said there would be no traditional Christmas payment for employees. The payment has been made every year for the past 45 years.
Noonan pushes for repayment of Fingleton's Irish Nationwide bonus
The Minister for Finance has asked that the board of the newly formed IBRC continue to push for the return of €1 million paid to the former Irish Nationwide chief in 2009.
EBS to raise mortgage rates
EBS is to hike its variable mortgage rate from October.
Rate hike for EBS mortgage customers
The Standard Variable Rate is going up by a quarter of one per cent from 1 August.
Banks, insurers facing tougher sanctions
Financial Regulator decides to shut that pesky stable door with new regulations for boards of directors in the financial sector.