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#David Hall

# david-hall - Saturday 13 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 116,426 Views 110 Comments

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

# david-hall - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction
# Mortgage To Rent
# Mortgage To Rent

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction

Jan 17th 2019, 2:15 PM 27,580 Views 39 Comments

The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.

# david-hall - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'

Dec 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,391 Views 77 Comments

Unregulated loan owners hold 17% of all mortgages in arrears over 720 days.

# david-hall - Saturday 24 November, 2018

No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct
# Great Irish Sell Off
# Great Irish Sell Off

No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct

Nov 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 12,383 Views 30 Comments

The Central Bank said no sanctions have been put in place since the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears commencement in 2009.

# david-hall - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 13th 2018, 10:16 PM 14,136 Views 28 Comments

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

# david-hall - Friday 31 August, 2018

Ulster Bank sold mortgages to vulture fund despite offer to buy loans for mortgage to rent
# Arrears
# Arrears

Ulster Bank sold mortgages to vulture fund despite offer to buy loans for mortgage to rent

Aug 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 24,184 Views 38 Comments

The vulture fund that bought the loans has confirmed it is not currently putting forward cases for this scheme.

# david-hall - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed

Aug 8th 2018, 6:34 PM 19,365 Views 69 Comments

The bank has confirmed that performing loans and customers who have engaged will also be sold off.

# david-hall - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund

Jul 31st 2018, 8:10 PM 39,673 Views 136 Comments

A total of 7,400 are owner-occupier mortgages, while 3,300 are buy-to-let properties.

# david-hall - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Bizarre carry-on': Criticism of consumer expert who said tracker victims should have faced tougher questioning
# Mortgage Scandal
# Mortgage Scandal

'Bizarre carry-on': Criticism of consumer expert who said tracker victims should have faced tougher questioning

May 20th 2018, 10:30 AM 23,942 Views 32 Comments

Brendan Burgess said people’s lives may have been destroyed, but that may not have been because of the overcharging.

# david-hall - Thursday 17 May, 2018

'This is a human crisis': David Hall believes 17,000 families will have homes repossessed
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

'This is a human crisis': David Hall believes 17,000 families will have homes repossessed

May 17th 2018, 12:53 PM 14,694 Views 34 Comments

Hall told the Finance Committee that a narrative has been fostered that people in long-term arrears are “messers”.

# david-hall - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Mother-of-two 'refusing food' after being jailed for contempt of court
# Repossession
# Repossession

Mother-of-two 'refusing food' after being jailed for contempt of court

May 10th 2018, 6:05 AM 40,160 Views 0 Comments

Independent TD Mattie McGrath raised her case in the Dáil, telling the Minister for Justice that she had refused to surrender her house to receivers.

# david-hall - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 25th 2017, 1:30 PM 14,498 Views 53 Comments

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

# david-hall - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

A new scheme will allow mortgage holders in long-term arrears to stay in their homes
# Mortgage To Rent
# Mortgage To Rent

A new scheme will allow mortgage holders in long-term arrears to stay in their homes

Sep 27th 2017, 1:44 PM 19,314 Views 88 Comments

Under the scheme, a mortgage holder will surrender their property and rent it back.

# david-hall - Saturday 23 July, 2016

David Hall says charity regulation was set up in 'a half-assed manner'
# Console
# Console

David Hall says charity regulation was set up in 'a half-assed manner'

Jul 23rd 2016, 6:32 PM 14,155 Views 0 Comments

The former interim CEO of Console thinks the regulator needs more powers.

# david-hall - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Console staff to be made redundant as Pieta House takes over services
# Console
# Console

Console staff to be made redundant as Pieta House takes over services

Jul 14th 2016, 5:25 PM 23,896 Views 0 Comments

All charity services will be transferred with immediate effect.

# david-hall - Monday 4 July, 2016

Lock broken and files in storage unit rented by Paul Kelly removed
# Court Order
# Court Order

Lock broken and files in storage unit rented by Paul Kelly removed

Jul 4th 2016, 8:43 PM 33,773 Views 49 Comments

David Hall was granted permission to enter the unit by Mr. Justice Paul Gilligan this afternoon.

# david-hall - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Interim CEO takes possession of Console assets
# Cars And Computers
# Cars And Computers

Interim CEO takes possession of Console assets

Jul 2nd 2016, 6:48 PM 23,929 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald is not happy with James Reilly’s statement about the charity.

# david-hall - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Many people in mortgage arrears are contemplating suicide
# Wake Up Call
# Wake Up Call

Many people in mortgage arrears are contemplating suicide

Mar 20th 2016, 3:47 PM 20,927 Views 74 Comments

A new survey explores the impact debt has on people’s mental health.

# david-hall - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

'She was inspirational" - a Kerry woman whose life assurance lapsed over arrears of €244 has died
# RIP
# RIP

'She was inspirational" - a Kerry woman whose life assurance lapsed over arrears of €244 has died

Jul 14th 2015, 5:23 PM 48,542 Views 21 Comments

Jackie Crowe came to national notice last year in a TV3 documentary ‘Jackie’s Story: My Life, My Legacy’.

# david-hall - Sunday 28 June, 2015

A bank tried to evict a hospitalised mother and her daughter this week
# Have A Heart
# Have A Heart

A bank tried to evict a hospitalised mother and her daughter this week

Jun 28th 2015, 7:45 AM 50,721 Views 0 Comments

Kate Scully Owens was seriously injured in a car accident two weeks ago.

# david-hall - Monday 27 April, 2015

There's some 'good news' for Ulster Bank mortgage holders in arrears
# Debt
# Debt

There's some 'good news' for Ulster Bank mortgage holders in arrears

Apr 27th 2015, 8:40 AM 11,434 Views 46 Comments

Those who qualify for social housing can sell their homes and not be pursued for the outstanding debt.

# david-hall - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

It's costing banks €100,000 a go to reject insolvency applications...
# Fuzzy Logic
# Fuzzy Logic

It's costing banks €100,000 a go to reject insolvency applications...

Apr 14th 2015, 5:41 PM 10,936 Views 15 Comments

Are lenders cutting off their nose to spite their face?

# david-hall - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Can't pay your mortgage? Your council should do it for you...
# Radical Thinking
# Radical Thinking

Can't pay your mortgage? Your council should do it for you...

Apr 8th 2015, 12:02 PM 20,219 Views 56 Comments

Whatever action the government takes on Ireland’s housing debt crisis will be the ‘biggest political decision since Irish Water’ according to a householders’ group.

# david-hall - Monday 9 March, 2015

'The banks weren't showing compassion, they were waiting for an increase in property prices'
# Repossessions
# Repossessions

'The banks weren't showing compassion, they were waiting for an increase in property prices'

Mar 9th 2015, 9:11 AM 15,421 Views 97 Comments

It has been predicted that the number of home repossessions will grow significantly.

# david-hall - Monday 1 December, 2014

David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before

David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before

Dec 1st 2014, 10:18 AM 15,462 Views 47 Comments

The mortgage debt advocate has slammed the planned mortgage-to-rent scheme.

# david-hall - Friday 8 August, 2014

Is this the latest headache for Ireland's insolvent classes?
# Broke
# Broke

Is this the latest headache for Ireland's insolvent classes?

Aug 8th 2014, 12:49 PM 11,725 Views 7 Comments

A recently discovered flaw in insolvency law won’t be fixed until September.

# david-hall - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

'Pathetic' Insolvency Service 'not fit for purpose' - IMHO
# Debt Deals
# Debt Deals

'Pathetic' Insolvency Service 'not fit for purpose' - IMHO

Jul 15th 2014, 10:11 AM 5,636 Views 27 Comments

The ISI has defended the low level of debt deals, but is under attack over the pace of its work.

# david-hall - Saturday 28 June, 2014

'The entire system is rubbish': Just 40 houses bought through mortgage-to-rent scheme
# Arrears
# Arrears

'The entire system is rubbish': Just 40 houses bought through mortgage-to-rent scheme

Jun 28th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,796 Views 11 Comments

David Hall, Director of the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation, said it is “sickening” that it’s cheaper for banks to repossess a house than it is to participate in the scheme.

# david-hall - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

'Again consumers lose out and the banks win' - PTSB to sell mortgage loan books
# Subprime Mortgages
# Subprime Mortgages

'Again consumers lose out and the banks win' - PTSB to sell mortgage loan books

Jun 24th 2014, 6:56 PM 16,576 Views 70 Comments

David Hall has criticised the decision of the bank and its sub-prime unit for its decision to sell the two loan books of impaired mortgages.

# david-hall - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Stop paying your mortgage. Don't leave your home - new advice from the IMHO
# Hardball
# Hardball

Stop paying your mortgage. Don't leave your home - new advice from the IMHO

Jun 17th 2014, 5:45 AM 32,901 Views 176 Comments

The IMHO is playing hardball, and will today launch a controversial ‘no surrender’ policy on debt solutions.

# david-hall - Thursday 12 June, 2014

One arrested as angry protesters confront Taoiseach at elderly-care centre
# Water Protests
# Water Protests

One arrested as angry protesters confront Taoiseach at elderly-care centre

Jun 12th 2014, 4:45 PM 16,239 Views 133 Comments

Demonstrators have been accused of “thuggish” behaviour for staging their action while elderly patients were nearby.

# david-hall - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin West
# THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL
# THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL

Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin West

May 25th 2014, 2:35 AM 70,737 Views 201 Comments

Ruth Coppinger joins Joe Higgins in the Dáil as the strong left vote in Dublin West paid dividends for the Socialists.

# david-hall - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Is Dublin West candidate David Hall going for the bald vote?
# David Hall
From The Daily Edge
# David Hall

Is Dublin West candidate David Hall going for the bald vote?

May 20th 2014, 10:37 AM 2,586 Views 0 Comments

A clever marketing ploy?

# david-hall - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Poll: Do we need another political party?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do we need another political party?

May 18th 2014, 8:55 AM 14,318 Views 169 Comments

Discussions on a new grouping could already be under way, according to this morning’s papers.

# david-hall - Sunday 11 May, 2014

David Hall says blackmail scandal won't put him off Dáil bid
# Dublin West
# Dublin West

David Hall says blackmail scandal won't put him off Dáil bid

May 11th 2014, 7:55 PM 31,649 Views 100 Comments

David Hall, best known as a mortgage debt campaigner, says he was asked for €10,000 for a video which appears to show him making race-based remarks.

# david-hall - Friday 2 May, 2014

David Hall insists he's finished with Fianna Fáil as he launches by-election bid
# Dublin West
# Dublin West

David Hall insists he's finished with Fianna Fáil as he launches by-election bid

May 2nd 2014, 1:49 PM 11,712 Views 29 Comments

Hall, a former member of Fianna Fáil, launched his bid for the Dáil seat in Dublin West in the capital today.

# david-hall - Friday 25 April, 2014

Mortgage campaigner David Hall is going to run in the Dublin West by-election
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Mortgage campaigner David Hall is going to run in the Dublin West by-election

Apr 25th 2014, 9:57 AM 7,650 Views 44 Comments

The prominent mortgage arrears campaigner confirmed early this morning that he will run in the 23 May by-election.

# david-hall - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

David Hall is "75% in favour" of a Dublin West by-election run
# Hall And Votes
# Hall And Votes

David Hall is "75% in favour" of a Dublin West by-election run

Mar 25th 2014, 12:13 PM 5,107 Views 27 Comments

Hall says that he feels an independent voice should fill the seat vacated by Patrick Nulty.

# david-hall - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

News of 100 mortgage write-downs shows crisis 'akin to Russian roulette'
# Arrears
# Arrears

News of 100 mortgage write-downs shows crisis 'akin to Russian roulette'

Mar 19th 2014, 6:58 PM 14,419 Views 64 Comments

“One bank’s sustainable solution could be another bank’s unsustainable mortgage leading to repossession proceedings,” Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today.

# david-hall - Monday 3 February, 2014

Over 120 AIB mortgage holders get long term solution under new initiative
# Arrears
# Arrears

Over 120 AIB mortgage holders get long term solution under new initiative

Feb 3rd 2014, 7:27 AM 8,790 Views 29 Comments

The partnership deal between AIB and the IMHO has been hailed a success by the two groups.

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