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# ebs - Friday 18 November, 2016

It's taking up to a third of a working couple’s income to pay the mortgage on their first home

The least affordable area for first-time buyers is Dun Laoghaire Rathdown in Dublin, while the most affordable county is Roscommon.

# ebs - Friday 8 January, 2016

QUIZ: Do You Need A Holiday?

Is it reaching desperate levels yet?

# ebs - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

An 'Irish minute' can range from nearly 3 minutes to 11! Here's how long it is in your county...

The survey also found that we lie about being ‘in the taxi’ when we’re running late!

# ebs - Friday 1 May, 2015

AIB is cutting its mortgage rates again

It’s the second cut in six months.

# ebs - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Do you have an AIB, EBS or Haven mortgage? Good news*!

*Except tracker mortgage holders.

# ebs - Friday 10 January, 2014

The Department of Finance has lost letters connected to the bank guarantee

The disappearance of the original versions of two letters copied to finance minister Brian Lenihan has been uncovered by the Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty through Freedom of Information.

# ebs - Monday 18 November, 2013

Index shows first time buyers spend 17% of their net income on their new home

There is a higher afforability level in Dublin due to property prices increasing by up to 12.1 per cent.

# ebs - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 6 things you'll hear new homeowners say Sponsored By Ebs

6 things you'll hear new homeowners say

Trust us, you’ll recognise these gems. You might have even said them yourself.

# ebs - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Industrial action at EBS called off after LRC talks

Management has agreed to set a date for the payment of outstanding sums.

# ebs - Thursday 12 September, 2013

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 - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

EBS apologises after double-charging error on debit cards

The former building society said today that the issue affected approximately 2,500 transactions.

# ebs - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Jedward wanting your number

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

AIB, EBS and Haven variable rate mortgages to increase from June

The rate increases vary from 0.25 per cent to 0.4 per cent.

# ebs - Friday 29 March, 2013

After four years and €64.1 billion, bank guarantee is finally scrapped

Ireland will still guarantee bonds issued by banks since 2010, but will no longer guarantee new bonds or high-level deposits.

# ebs - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Supreme Court rejects TDs application to join promissory note challenge

Five Deputies applied to join businessman David Hall’s challenge to the payment of promissory notes, saying it was in the public interest for the case to go ahead.

# ebs - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Annual savings up 10 per cent on last year

Research from EBS shows that people aged 16-24 are now more confident about their economic well being than this time last year.

# ebs - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

EU approves six-month extension of Ireland's bank guarantee

The approval is seen as routine and may be the last extension, with the possibility of a withdrawal early next year.

# ebs - Monday 8 October, 2012

Central Bank names six banks which missold PPI to ineligible customers

A seventh institution asked not to be named by the regulator.

# ebs - Thursday 13 September, 2012

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.

# ebs - Monday 16 July, 2012

Poll: Do you use online banking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use online banking?

With as many as one-in-four bank branches set to close, we’re asking you if you use online banking or still prefer to visit your local branch.

# ebs - Friday 6 July, 2012

Permanent TSB to reduce SVR mortgage interest rates

The bank noted that its 0.35 per cent reduction is greater than the European Central Bank cut.

# ebs - Friday 25 May, 2012

NAMA may extend pilot mortgage scheme to another 630 homes

NAMA says 32 of the 115 properties made available under its ’80:20′ scheme two weeks ago have been taken already.

# ebs - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

NAMA pilot mortgage programme to insulate buyers from negative equity

NAMA’s pilot scheme will encourage first-time buyers to buy houses by protecting them from a 20pc fall in house prices.

# ebs - Saturday 21 April, 2012

24 AIB employees continue to earn basic salaries over €250k

The Finance Minister has confirmed that 24 staff at the institution, which is 99.8 per cent owned by the State, are continuing to receive salaries in excess of €250,000.

# ebs - Saturday 3 March, 2012

AIB still paying millions for staff gym and golf club fees Exclusive

The bank – which is 99.8 per cent owned by the taxpayer – still pays fees for thousands of staff, despite a State ban on bonuses.

# ebs - Monday 13 February, 2012

Banking crisis: Central Bank paid out €30m in consultancy fees in 2011

Law firm Arthur Cox seems to be the big winner in terms of consultancy contracts with the Central Bank, NTMA and Department of Finance.

# ebs - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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 - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

EBS workers call off strike over '13th month' payment

Staff at the building society were due to walk out tomorrrow, but have agreed to LRC talks with management.

# ebs - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

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 - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Union: We'll picket AIB too if striking EBS workers are not paid

However, Unite said it was hopeful the decision not to make a Christmas payment would be reversed.

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.

# ebs - Monday 19 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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 - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

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 - Thursday 8 December, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# ebs - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

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.

# ebs - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

EBS to reduce its standard variable rate

The company is to reduce the rate in line with the European Central Bank’s recent rate cut.

# ebs - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Two-thirds of Irish adults find financial terms confusing

More women than men find financial terms confusing – but women are perceived to manage their personal finances better than their male counterparts, according to new research .

# ebs - Friday 19 August, 2011

EBS to raise mortgage rates

EBS is to hike its variable mortgage rate from October.

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