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#Central Bank

# central-bank - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Smaller deposits and help-to-buy scheme won't 'over-egg' property market - Governor House Prices This post contains videos

Smaller deposits and help-to-buy scheme won't 'over-egg' property market - Governor

The Central Bank says that the market ‘isn’t at risk of overheating’.

# central-bank - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

'Doing it arseways': Pearse Doherty on plans to review Help-to-Buy scheme after its introduction

The TD said it doesn’t make any sense that the review would be done after the scheme’s implementation.

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to claim the credit for a fall in mortgages in arrears?

Fine Gael has been on Twitter and Facebook, promoting a set of claims about its role in the fall of mortgages in arrears. Do they check out?

The Central Bank Governor on why deposit limits are 'not targets but ceilings'

Governor Philip Lane explains why the Central Bank wants to make things easier for first-time buyers.

First time buyers no longer need 20% deposit on properties

Those mortgage rules have been reviewed.

# central-bank - Monday 21 November, 2016

Rush Credit Union: Report finds 15 cars bought for car draw but can't find details of the winners

A liquidator has been appointed to the beleaguered institution.

# central-bank - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

"A major cause of concern": Shock as liquidator appointed to Rush Credit Union

Earlier this year gardaí confirmed they were investigating reports of financial irregularities at the credit union.

# central-bank - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Ulster Bank fined €3.3m for anti-money laundering and terrorist-financing failures

The Central Bank said “significant” breaches occurred from 2010 to 2016.

# central-bank - Monday 24 October, 2016

Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme

Governor Philip Lane has today outlined his concerns to a number of TDs.

# central-bank - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Coveney: Change to first-time-buyer scheme is 'sensible' but €600k threshold remains

The government has been forced to change one of its key budget proposals on foot of concerns raised by the Central Bank.

# central-bank - Monday 10 October, 2016

Central Bank fines KBC Bank Ireland €1.4 million for "repeated breaches" on lending codes

KBC was found to have breached Central Bank rules on 18 separate occasions.

# central-bank - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications?

The Department of Finance thinks it’s a good idea.

# central-bank - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Iconic Central Bank building finally on the market

The Dame Street premises and adjoining buildings are expected to sell for over €65 million.

# central-bank - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Thinking about getting a mortgage? It could take you over six years to save for a deposit

New research shows first-time buyers will rely on a family contribution for a deposit.

# central-bank - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Axa Insurance fined €675,000 by Central Bank for four-year breach of consumer code

The firm failed to insure that properly accredited people were supervising those handling insurance claims during that time.

# central-bank - Saturday 2 July, 2016

The financial regulator's enforcement division is down a quarter of its staff

The recruitment campaign is ongoing.

# central-bank - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

The people who make Ireland's money are going on strike

Nine maintenance workers at the Central Bank’s mint in south Dublin have given notice of full strike action.

# central-bank - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Mortgage caps are going nowhere, Central Bank deputy says

House hunters currently have to come up with 20% of a house’s value as a deposit (or 10% for first-time buyers).

# central-bank - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Credit union at the centre of €700,000 fraud probe got €750,000 stabilisation in 2011

Rush Credit Union also made a loss of €2 million in 2011.

# central-bank - Sunday 22 May, 2016

People living in the south but working in Northern Ireland CAN still get a mortgage after all

Some confusion had reigned regarding the new European Mortgage Credit Directive as to whether those paid in foreign currencies can apply for mortgages here.

# central-bank - Friday 20 May, 2016

Your crash course in... Ireland's mortgage-rate problem

These are the key points you need to know about the latest attempts to force the banks into action.

# central-bank - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Families one step closer to paying less on their mortgages

A bill passed tonight could result in 300,000 families seeing their mortgage repayments fall.

# central-bank - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Central Bank issues warning bogus investment firm sets up in Ireland

The firm, calling itself Hans Bernauer, has been operating in the country without the proper authorisation.

# central-bank - Friday 15 April, 2016

Whistleblower accuses AIB of cooking the books over bad loans

There have been calls for the allegations to be fully investigated.

# central-bank - Monday 4 April, 2016

These gold and silver coins with phrases from the Proclamation have been released today

The Central Bank also released 4.5 million commemorative €2 coins into general circulation earlier this year.

# central-bank - Monday 28 March, 2016

Irish house buyers are once more willing to commute for over an hour to get to work...

As property prices continue to rise in the capital on foot of the Central Bank’s mortgage rules, buyers are willing to accept an extended commute to get to work.

# central-bank - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

A swish new €2 coin comes into circulation today to commemorate 1916

It will be the first time Ireland has introduced a personalised €2 coin.

# central-bank - Friday 8 January, 2016

Poll: Do you think the mortgage rules have been a good thing? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the mortgage rules have been a good thing?

The governor of the Central Bank has said that the mortgage rules will be reviewed in the summer.

# central-bank - Monday 4 January, 2016

Michael Fingleton fails in attempt to stop Central Bank inquiry

The judge also rejected that the inquiry would lead to significant financial hardship for him.

# central-bank - Sunday 20 December, 2015

'I'd love to help a struggling tenant, but if I did I'd be homeless myself'

“Landlords answer to banks. We’re still paying the price for austerity.”

# central-bank - Friday 18 December, 2015

A "cloned" company is trying to scam Irish customers

The Central Bank says the practice is becoming more widespread.

# central-bank - Thursday 10 December, 2015

'Alarm bells are ringing' over a Central Bank whistleblower's allegations

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald raised a whistleblower’s claims at the Public Accounts Committee today.

# central-bank - Sunday 6 December, 2015

The Central Bank has no record of Enda's 'army at the ATMs' claim

One source in Dame Street says that they’re “not sure where this story came from or why it keeps being repeated as fact”.

# central-bank - Monday 30 November, 2015

Dublin homes going to 'adult children with rich parents' thanks to mortgage rules

One group says there should be different restrictions on lending for the capital.

# central-bank - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

The Central Bank has paid out €230,000 in order to keep key staff, but says they're not bonuses

They say they’re designed to keep key staff.

# central-bank - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

# central-bank - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Irish funds urged to ensure clients are not financing terrorism

The Central Bank cautioned that firms need to do more to prevent potential illegal activity happening on their watch.

# central-bank - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Enda says there will be no statues erected in his glory

Thank god for that, says you.

Central Bank accused of turning blind eye to crisis warnings

The bank’s former governor has denied explosive claims that he ignored evidence of an imminent financial crisis.

# central-bank - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Why Enda was caught rapid with the curious case of the army and the ATMs

Analysis: In attempting to convey the gravity of the financial crisis, the Taoiseach’s passion for storytelling got the better of him.