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#Central Bank

# central-bank - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Central Bank keeps 10% minimum deposit rule for first time buyers for 2020

The Central Bank’s governor Gabriel Makhlouf said that the current rules are working.

# central-bank - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

A €15 silver coin has been minted by the Central Bank in tribute to Phil Lynott

President Higgins launched the commemorative coin in Lynott’s former school in Crumlin.

# central-bank - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Any form of Brexit will be damaging for Ireland, new Central Bank chief warns

Economic resilience is needed for the country to meet the economic challenges ahead, Gabriel Makhlouf said.

# central-bank - Friday 15 November, 2019

Calls for head of KBC group to apologise after comments about 'annoying' tracker mortgage scandal

More than 40,000 people were affected by the scandal.

# central-bank - Friday 1 November, 2019

Insurers must give customers information on previous year premiums, Central Bank rules

The rules mean that insurers must also extend their renewal notification period from 15 to 20 working days.

# central-bank - Friday 11 October, 2019

The consumer cost of a no-deal Brexit: Grocery prices at risk of rising

A no-deal scenario would also cost Ireland 73,000 jobs over the next two years, according to analysts’ predictions.

# central-bank - Friday 27 September, 2019

'There's no excuse': Central Bank says some insurance firms not prepared for no-deal Brexit

Ed Sibley said overall the Irish financial system is resilient enough to withstand a hard Brexit.

# central-bank - Monday 23 September, 2019

Ireland's corporation tax revenue may not prove 'sustainable', warn Central Bank economists

Brexit and lower corporation tax receipts could leave Ireland uniquely vulnerable.

# central-bank - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Central Bank gets the green light for €300,000 sculpture by acclaimed Irish artist

The sculpture is expected to be in place by the end of next year.

# central-bank - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Central Bank tells government to save rather than spend windfalls to help buffer Ireland against future downturns

If windfalls are going to be to be used, they should be used to reduce Ireland’s debt.

# central-bank - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Explainer: Why is there controversy over the new Central Bank governor?

It all stems from a leak of New Zealand’s budget earlier this year.

# central-bank - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Incoming Central Bank boss tells Donohoe he could have described NZ controversy 'more clearly'

Gabriel Makhlouf told the minister he accepts the findings of the probe into the New Zealand budget controversy.

# central-bank - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Central Bank's dire no-deal Brexit warning: 34,000 fewer jobs by the end of 2020

Economic growth would slump to less than one per cent next year, the regulator has warned.

# central-bank - Monday 22 July, 2019

Acting Central Bank governor says bankers' pay caps 'may limit the pool of candidates for senior positions'

The finance minister is currently considering a report which reviewed whether bankers’ pay should be increased.

# central-bank - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Banks offer average of €194,000 to people who lost homes due to tracker mortgage scandal

There were 99 homes lost as a result of lenders’ failings as well as 216 buy-to-let properties.

# central-bank - Friday 12 July, 2019

Hard Brexit could cause house prices to fall, Central Bank warns

The Central Bank warned that external events were the main risks facing the Irish economy.

# central-bank - Friday 5 July, 2019

Wells Fargo fined €5.8m by Central Bank over failures in regulatory reporting

A spokesperson for the bank said it had made ‘significant improvements’ to systems, processes and resources.

# central-bank - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

JP Morgan has been fined €1.6 million by the Central Bank for 'unacceptable' regulatory failings

An Irish subsidiary of the US investment bank had breached outsourcing rules.

# central-bank - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Bank bosses may face fines and sanctions in the future, but won't get jail time under new law

The new laws were drawn up in the wake of the tracker-mortgage scandal.

# central-bank - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Mortgage rates in Ireland are still one of the highest in Europe

The volume of new mortgage agreements amounted to €598 million in April 2019.

# central-bank - Thursday 6 June, 2019

The Central Bank hopes a new outdoor artwork will make its HQ 'more social and transparent'

Acclaimed artist Eva Rothschild was commissioned to create a sculpture for the office.

# central-bank - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

New Zealand launches investigation into incoming Irish Central Bank governor

Questions have been raised about whether he misled authorities following a high profile budget leak.

# central-bank - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Central Bank urged to ensure banks don't pass on tracker scandal fines to customers

This week Permanent TSB was fined €21 million for regulatory breaches.

# central-bank - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'Unacceptable harm': The scandal that led to a record fine for one of Ireland's pillar banks

Permanent TSB has been fined €21 million for regulatory breaches affecting tracker mortgage customers.

# central-bank - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

The new €100 and €200 banknotes will be in circulation from today

The new notes feature “new and innovative security features”.

# central-bank - Friday 10 May, 2019

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

# central-bank - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

New Zealand's chief treasurer appointed as governor of Irish Central Bank

Gabriel Makhlouf was chosen to succeed the outgoing governor Philip Lane.

# central-bank - Monday 15 April, 2019

'It won't happen overnight': Launch of new body to improve culture in Irish banks

The board is funded by the five pillar banks and chaired by a retired Court of Appeal judge.

# central-bank - Saturday 13 April, 2019

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

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

# central-bank - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Debt collector data breach results in some mortgage-holders' details being compromised

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

# central-bank - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Central Bank tenders €4.5 million contract for 'business partner' to provide support if a bank goes bust

The successful tenderer will help the Central Bank administer the provisions of the Deposit Guarantee Scheme of €100,000.

# central-bank - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Central Bank writes to firms over concerns on 'fitness and probity' of some senior managers

The Central Bank has observed a number of cases where individuals didn’t provide “material information” on their applications.

# central-bank - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'The banks are dictating what happens': TDs say government relying on 'constitution' card to block vulture funds Bill

Officials were quizzed about their assertions the Bill is unconstitutional and would result in higher mortgage interest rates.

# central-bank - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Central Bank to scrap code of conduct for banks on the transfer of mortgages as it's 'not relevant'

Sinn Féin’s No Consent, No Sale Bill aims to puts the code on a statutory footing.

# central-bank - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Fancy being the next governor of the Central Bank? New appointment rules have been approved

New procedures were approved by Cabinet today.

# central-bank - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Paschal Donohoe says the Central Bank may take action if diversity at banks doesn't improve

A Central Bank report found that 80% of senior appointments in recent years were men.

# central-bank - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Central Bank says 35-45 year olds who bought homes in the boom will be most impacted if tracker rates rise

Despite Brexit, the Central Bank believes workers are in line for pay increases of up to 7% over the next two years.

# central-bank - Monday 4 February, 2019

Banks pay out €647 million to victims of tracker mortgage scandal

The number of people affected by the overcharging scandal has now risen to almost 40,000.

# central-bank - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Central Bank governor Philip Lane only applicant for top role at European Central Bank

He’s on course to take job of chief economist from 1 June.

# central-bank - Friday 25 January, 2019

Higher costs, fewer exports: The economic warning for Ireland in a no-deal Brexit

Ireland’s economy is performing strongly, the Central Bank says, but Brexit could slow things down considerably.

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