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#Finance committee

# finance-committee - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Mortgage-holders caught up in PTSB loan sale to be invited to tell of the turmoil it has caused

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said a full committee session should be dedicated to the loan book sale.

# finance-committee - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

18,000 overcharged business accounts: Ulster Bank admits some customers complained five years ago

In a recent review the bank found it did not have the right five years ago to raise the rate of interest for for these customers.

# finance-committee - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds

Executives blamed the European regulator for the classification of these loans as non-performing.

# finance-committee - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?

The Central Bank’s governor Philip Lane confirmed 13,000 impacted customers are still waiting to get their money back.

# finance-committee - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Minister willing to bring in new laws to punish reckless behaviour of senior bankers

Paschal Donohoe was speaking to the Finance Committee today about the tracker mortgage scandal.

# finance-committee - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'Shocking': Central Bank governor meets whistleblower Jonathan Sugarman over bank probe

McGuinness said it’s “extraordinary” the Central Bank did not speak to the whistleblower who reported the breaches in Unicredit bank.

# finance-committee - Sunday 5 November, 2017

How Germany's public banking model could make Ireland's sector more customer-friendly

Sparkasse is the largest banking group – and therefore market leader – in Germany.

# finance-committee - Thursday 19 October, 2017

'A dog who won't bark, never mind bite': Central Bank in the firing line over tracker scandal

More than 20,000 people were impacted by the scandal and numbers are likely to rise.

# finance-committee - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Gardaí consulted on tracker-mortgage scandal - no reports made yet

It’s still unknown what rebates are in store for those that lost out because of the tracker mortgage issue.

Help-to-buy scheme is 'of course' pushing up house prices - Central Bank

The Central Bank governor said that the market could correct itself in the long term.

# finance-committee - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Led by Jackie Lavin, around 60 Irish businesses want compensation from Ulster Bank

Jackie Lavin is to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.

# finance-committee - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Ireland's legal profession just pointed the finger firmly at insurers when it comes to spiralling motor insurance costs

The Oireachtas finance committee has been hearing from all sides in the motor insurance dispute today.

# finance-committee - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

'We'll cut them again in a month or two' - AIB chief on mortgage rates

David Duffy was in front of the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, although it didn’t seem like too much of an ordeal for him…

# finance-committee - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

The new Lotto operators are accused of making 'savings and shavings' on the draw

The National Lottery’s reputation is at stake after last month’s first-ever failure.

# finance-committee - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

The Central Bank's chief seems to have gone cold on relaxing its new mortgage rules

Governor Patrick Honohan says the “seeds of trouble” for a new bubble could already be growing.

# finance-committee - Thursday 13 November, 2014

AIB will return the €21bn taxpayers pumped into it, but don't hold your breath on when

Here’s what the bank’s chief would reveal today about how long that will take…

Why does Ulster Bank charge Irish customers much higher mortgage rates than those in NI?

The bank’s boss has been accused of “screwing” customers to pay for its bad decisions.

# finance-committee - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Permanent TSB should turn a profit sooner - but don't expect cheaper mortgages

The bank’s boss said its lending costs were still higher than those of bigger competitors.

# finance-committee - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?

Drafting a budget, or any form of legislation, will always be a difficult and divisive task but there are ways of listening to all sections of society in the process.

# finance-committee - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

More than 1,000 Irish pubs have had to shut down since 2007

And it’s all about tax, say industry chiefs.

# finance-committee - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

We could be repaying our mortgages into retirement - the verdict on the arrears crisis

The Finance Committee’s report on mortgage arrears is in – here’s what they say.

# finance-committee - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Finance Committee tells Central Bank: legal letters to crisis mortgages aren't 'sustainable'

A draft copy of the committee’s report on mortgage arrears seen by TheJournal.ie contains strong words for the Central Bank.

# finance-committee - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

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

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

# finance-committee - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Chief whip accuses exiting banks of 'slash and burn'

Government Seanad chief whip says that foreign banks are damaging the economy.

# finance-committee - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Richie Boucher defends €843,000 pay, says BOI is 'comfortable'

Bank of Ireland officials told the finance committee that they would veto any suggestion of debt write-down made by a Personal Insolvency Practitioner.

# finance-committee - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

AIB explains why its home repossessions tripled last year

The bank is currently engaged in 9,000 legal or potential legal cases with customers in mortgage arrears.

# finance-committee - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Banking inquiry could be up and running within ‘four to five months’

The make up of the new committee both in terms of size and who will sit on it has yet to be decided.

# finance-committee - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Concerns over change in pay-and-file tax deadline

There are proposals to bring the pay-and-file date forward to as early as June next year so the Department of Finance has all the data needed ahead of the October Budget.

# finance-committee - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Oireachtas committees fight for right to hold banking inquiry

The public accounts committee last year produced a framework for the inquiry and wants to stop the finance committee from taking control of the probe.

# finance-committee - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Anglo Tapes: “No smoking gun” says Central Bank boss

Governor Patrick Honohan says its not the Central Bank’s job to trawl through the tapes to look for evidence and that ‘we’re not going to get any more money out of Anglo’ in any case.

Watch: 'Phoney concepts' and 'haystacks' - 3 clips from today's finance committee

Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan faced the Oireachtas Finance Committe today, we picked the best three clips from today’s exchanges…

Honohan: Banks threatened repossession in 62 per cent of 'sustainable solutions'

The Governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan told the Oireachtas Finance Committee that ‘it was notable, though perhaps not surprising’ that banks have pursued this option.

Central Bank Governor faces questions over banks’ legal letters and Anglo Tapes

Patrick Honohan has been called to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee after it emerged thousands of legal letters being sent by banks could be classified as ‘sustainable mortgage solutions’.

# finance-committee - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Questions asked about Apple's relationship with Department of Finance

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty produced a series of emails from Apple executives to the Secretary General of the Department of Finance at an Oireachtas sub-committee meeting today.

# finance-committee - Thursday 12 September, 2013

TDs to be told: 'Coalition needs to live up to staffing promises in mental health'

Mental Health Reform will address TDs and Senators today on issues in the sector; the group is highlighting shortfalls in promised staffing levels and concerns about ring-fencing of funding.

# finance-committee - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Finance Committee demands forecast data from department ahead of budget

The committee wants access to the same data and presentations that will be provided to the Economic Management Council.

# finance-committee - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Watch: "It's all gone mad" - 8 moments from this week's 'grilling' of the bankers

The bankers were given targets to tackle the mortgage crisis, but no-one was happy with the measures they took to reach them…

# finance-committee - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Bankers' answers on Priory Hall prompt "massive worry" among residents

AIB boss David Duffy said this week the bank would pull out of a process aimed at reaching a solution for all of the residents, and try and reach deals with just its own customers.

# finance-committee - Thursday 5 September, 2013

WATCH LIVE: PTSB executives face Finance Committee

TDs and Senators are grilling the bankers on mortgage arrears and other issues this week. It’s Permanent TSB’s turn this morning.

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