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# European Central Bank

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# European Central Bank
Bank of Ireland increasing fixed mortgage rates again
The banks’s fixed interest rates will increase by 0.75% for all new mortgage loan drawdowns.
This month
January 2023
# Permanent TSB
Permanent TSB announces rate increases for new fixed rate mortgages
The hike in mortgage rates follows interest rate changes by the European Central Bank.
Last year
2022
# Economy
European Central Bank slows pace of interest rate hikes with 0.5% rise
In response, Bank of Ireland confirmed that tracker mortgage rates will increase for all tracker mortgage customers by 0.5%.
# Interest Rates
Bank of Ireland immediately raises interest rates by 0.25% for new fixed rate mortgages
Bank of Ireland says the move is ‘in light of recent interest rate increases by the European Central Bank’.
# Interest Rates
Tracker mortgage repayments to increase as European Central Bank hikes interest rates by 0.75%
The ECB announced the hike in a statement this afternoon.
The hike will see monthly tracker mortgage repayments increase.
The ECB has also warned that it expects to raise interest rates further to tame inflation.
Analysis: We can expect to see interest rates continue to march higher this week
Voices
Analysis: ECB rates are on the rise, what does this mean for mortgage holders?
Financial expert David Quinn looks at the latest rate hike and the options available to homeowners.
# Cost of Living
Soaring energy prices lead to record Eurozone inflation as Gazprom suspends gas to Germany
The European Central Bank is expected to raise interest rates at its next meeting on 8 September.
# Inflation
Tracker mortgage rates to rise after ECB hike interest rates by 0.5%
The bank is trying to respond to soaring inflation but those on tracker and variable rates will likely face an increase.
# Inflation
ECB ups key interest rates as it warns 'inflation to remain undesirably elevated for some time'
The July rate hike will be the first in 11 years.
# Cost of Living
Eurozone inflation hits record high of 7.5% as growth slows amid Ukraine war
The figure is the highest recorded by the European statistics office since the publication of this indicator began in January 1997.
# European Central Bank
Ukraine crisis and inflation risks loom over ECB meeting later this week
Prices have continued to spiral since the last ECB meeting in March.
THE MORNING LEAD
Traditional remedies might not work. So how will we cure the surging cost of living?
A report by
Ian Curran
Almost everything is more expensive than it was a year ago, from energy to fuel to bathroom fittings and Big Macs.
Almost everything is more expensive than it was a year ago, from energy to fuel to bathroom fittings and Big Macs.
Usually, governments might cut public spending and central bankers could hike interest rates in response.
But economists say the logic of traditional remedies is 'debatable' in the unprecedented context of the pandemic.
'Suite of measures' to address the rising cost of living expected 'in the next couple of weeks'
No let up in cost of living surge in January as Eurozone inflation hits a record high
# vimes boots
Explainer: Why is everything more expensive?
In Ireland and across Europe, prices have risen sharply over the past year as economies have reopened.
No let up in cost of living surge in January as Eurozone inflation hits a record high
CSO examining how to show 'disproportionate' impact of soaring inflation on poorer families
# price pressures
No let up in cost of living surge in January as Eurozone inflation hits a record high
Amid heightened anxiety over inflation, the European Central Bank’s Governing Council will meet tomorrow.
# digital banking
Revolut takes 'first steps' toward offering loans and bank accounts to Irish users
The digital challenger bank is increasing its offering to Irish customers as Ulster Bank and KBC Bank move to exit the market.
All time
# Inflation
Irish consumer prices rise 5.3% during biggest annual increase in 20 years
Soaring petrol, diesel and energy prices continue to drive inflation, the CSO said.
# Inflation
Cost of living concerns mount as October sees largest annual jump in consumer prices since 2007
Electricity and fuel costs are the main drivers of inflation currently, the Central Statistics Office said.
# price inflation
'Supply chain bottlenecks and rising energy prices' are main threat to recovery, warns Lagarde
Despite rising prices, the European Central Bank also decided to keep its pandemic stimulus efforts unchanged.
# Energy prices
Morning Memo: Europe's looming 'energy crisis'
European gas prices have tripled this year even before the arrival winter.
# European stimulus
Faced with rising borrowing costs for EU governments, the ECB says it will increase the pace of stimulus
European GDP is set to shrink further in the first quarter of the year, says ECB President Christine Lagarde.
# Ulster Bank
Ulster says go: Bank's decision to exit was in the wind — but why is it happening now?
Ulster Bank’s long goodbye creates major headaches for policymakers.
# Stimulus Package
More stimulus for Europe as ECB adds €500 billion to €1.35 trillion package, extending it into 2022
It comes against the backdrop of gloomy economic forecasts.
# ECB
Hopes for a swift economic recovery in 2021 have faded, says ECB
A resurgence of the virus has weakened euro area growth forecasts.
# US Federal Reserve
The Fed, the Senate and stimulus: How might the election shape American responses to the economic crisis?
The results of this week’s election may further complicate the American response to the economic crisis.
# Euro zone
Eurozone: Stormy weather ahead despite a better-than-expected third quarter rally in GDP
New data shows a slight worsening of jobless figures while prices continue to tumble.
# Euro zone
European Central Bank nods towards more stimulus in December as virus surges across Europe
In the meantime, the governing council decided to keep its monetary policy unchanged.
# top jobs
Christine Lagarde a no-show as she's voted in as new ECB President by secret ballot
Largarde is currently the outgoing chief of the International Monetary Fund.
# Department of Finance
Mortgage interest rates will rise, says research, 'making repayment difficult' for some Irish households
Irish households are in a better position to withstand “adverse shocks” than it was in 2014.
# Pole Position
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.
# oversight
'Do your job': Finance Committee wants ECB chief to explain role in tracker mortgage scandal
The committee’s chair said it is important to keep the pressure on the banks now.
# Make Money Money
'Good for Ireland': Germany's top court rules that the ECB can 'print money'
The challenge to the bond-buying plan could have ended the single currency.
# Household debt
Irish households are the third most indebted in the EU
The Central Bank says this ranking is in spite of a significant decline in the ratio of household debt to disposable income.
# nein danke
The €500 banknote looks set for the chop - but some Germans aren't happy
The note is known as a ‘Bin Laden’ because of its associations with crime.
# santa mario
This man is taking the euro deeper and deeper into the unknown
The ECB cut a key interest rate to a new record low for the region today.
# bottom of the pile
These figures show Irish people lost more than anyone in the financial crisis
But it has been a good few years to be Dutch, Belgian or Danish.
# Open for Business
Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes
Greeks will be able to withdraw up to €420 at once per week.
Voices
It’s time to let Greece – and the euro – go
The Greek problem will never be solved within the eurozone. It’s time to let them leave the euro, default on their loans, and try to rebuild from there with the drachma.
Voices
What's the issue with Greece's pension system?
The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?
# Analysis
Closed banks, capital controls and a referendum... What next for Greece?
And what will it mean for Ireland if Greeks take the nuclear option?
# all together now
Greece says its debt crisis is a 'common European problem'
The country made its latest loan repayment today – but more trouble lies ahead.