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# financial-regulator - Thursday 28 May, 2015

The curious case of the financial regulator and the branded golf balls Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

The curious case of the financial regulator and the branded golf balls

The former financial regulator described the agency’s branded golf balls as “a mistake”.

# financial-regulator - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

# financial-regulator - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Regulator knew about Setanta Insurance concerns since last November

An estimated 75,000 customers are believed to have been left without insurance after the company entered liquidation.

# financial-regulator - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Opinion: Who was to blame – Anglo or the Financial Regulator? It's a false dichotomy.

No jail time for convicted Anglo pair because Judge Nolan believes they were led into ‘error and illegality’ by the Financial Regulator? Well, the Anglo Tapes tell a very different story.

# financial-regulator - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

No jail time for convicted Anglo pair, judge says prison sentences would be ‘incredibly unjust’

Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer will now be assessed for suitability for community service.

# financial-regulator - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Regulator ‘didn’t think it was appropriate’ to ask Sean Quinn about Anglo stake

Former CEO of the Financial Regulator Pat Neary met Sean Quinn but ‘didn’t ask him straight-up’ about concerns.

# financial-regulator - Friday 7 March, 2014

Column: Irish financial consumers are bewildered, frightened and angry

The protection available to consumers when they take out credit is still inadequate – despite all the promises that were made after the crash, writes Noeline Blackwell.

# financial-regulator - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Former Financial Regulator was paid €13,000 in untaken holidays on retirement

The Minister for Finance this week revealed that the former Financial Regulator has taken cuts totalling €24,000 to his pension.

# financial-regulator - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Today everyone’s talking about Bradley Manning, Michaella McCollum Connolly, the new French financial regulator and the calf with eight legs.

# financial-regulator - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Anglo Tapes: 'If Central Bank did have access to contents, what the hell was it doing?' – McDonald

An Oireachtas banking inquiry is needed to identify individual wrongdoing and system failures – as well as to establish the behaviour of the Central Bank before and after the economic collapse, TDs have said today.

B*ll*xology and f**cking clowns: Drumm's latest outbursts caught on tape

David Drumm has attacked the tapes and said he won’t be made a scapegoat for the bank crisis.

# financial-regulator - Thursday 27 June, 2013

‘We need the f**king loans’: 7 more jaw-dropping quotes from the Anglo Tapes

The bank’s former chief executive David Drumm discusses strategy with head of capital markets John Bowe ahead of a crucial meeting with the authorities in September 2008 in the latest Irish Independent tapes.

# financial-regulator - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Central Bank given power to pre-approve Credit Union managers

The new rules will apply to 250 of the country’s 300 credit unions.

# financial-regulator - Friday 12 April, 2013

Central Bank regulator: Half of small business loans are impaired

Fiona Muldoon says many small businesses have properly-related loans – and are struggling to keep up with repayments.

# financial-regulator - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Explainer: What are the rules that govern legal moneylenders?

With Halloween now behind us, Christmas has become the focus of many. While the holiday can bring joy to many, it can be a time of huge financial pressure for others.

# financial-regulator - Saturday 28 July, 2012

9 videos that sum-up Ireland's banking and economic collapse Memories This post contains videos

9 videos that sum-up Ireland's banking and economic collapse

“We are where we are” and “we all partied”. We look back at those turbulent two years that led us towards Ireland’s current economic state.

# financial-regulator - Sunday 8 July, 2012

A dozen Ulster Bank branches open today

The bank says that many customers should see an improved position on their accounts today.

# financial-regulator - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Minister slams 'appalling' Ulster Bank and says fines should be considered

Brian Hayes said that it was a matter for the Financial Regulator but he believes that financial penalties against the bank should be considered in the wake of its current problems.

# financial-regulator - Saturday 2 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Financial Regulator at a Music Festival Pic of the Day Pic Of The Day

Financial Regulator at a Music Festival Pic of the Day

Yes, bankers are real people too you know…

# financial-regulator - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Column: Let's stop pussyfooting around the Bloxham debacle

Former trader Nick Leeson is fed up with the light-touch reporting on the Bloxham demise – and with what he deems as inaction by the Central Bank and Financial Regulator.

# financial-regulator - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Customers should consider ditching AIB over new charges - NCA chief

Ann Fitzgerald said she would be asking the Financial Regulator to examine the new charging regime introduced by the bank.

# financial-regulator - Sunday 4 March, 2012

So what exactly were Fianna Fáil apologising for?

Party leader Micheál Martin has given details – and said he didn’t meet Bertie Ahern at yesterday’s ard fheis.

# financial-regulator - Friday 2 March, 2012

There is 'no silver bullet' to address mortgage arrears, says financial regulator

Matthew Elderfield says Ireland’s mortgage arrears problem is going to get worse before it gets better.

# financial-regulator - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Drumm defends role in Anglo collapse, says: 'Everyone was on the same team'

The former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank says he will not be returning from the US because of the “witch hunt” against him in Ireland.

# financial-regulator - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# financial-regulator - Friday 14 October, 2011

Financial regulator tells banks: Stop raising variable mortgage rates

Matthew Elderfield has told banks that he will take action if they fail to comply with an instruction to stop hiking interest rates on variable rate mortgages.

# financial-regulator - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In your Fix tonight: Threats to hospital services in Portlaoise, heartbreak for Conor Niland, and does Barack Obama have magical parenting powers?

Column: Why going after the Financial Regulator is a waste of money

Former trader Nick Leeson says lessons never seem to be learned by regulators – but we should focus on some suggestions from the British Chancellor to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.

# financial-regulator - Sunday 12 June, 2011

IFSC whistleblowers reporting financial firms to Cental Bank

The allegations centre on certain banks’ funding falling below minimum levels of liquidity that they are required to have in order to operate.

# financial-regulator - Friday 6 May, 2011

Financial regulator says bank boards will be overhauled

Matthew Elderfield says that any board members who were sitting prior to the 2008 bank guarantee scheme will have stepped down by the end of 2011.

# financial-regulator - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Poll: Who do you hold accountable for the banking crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you hold accountable for the banking crisis?

Peter Nyberg’s had his say. Now it’s your turn.

# financial-regulator - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Anglo and Irish Nationwide may default if more cash needed – regulator

Financial Regulator Matthew Elderfield says the defunct lenders could burn bondholders if they end up needing more capital.

# financial-regulator - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# financial-regulator - Sunday 13 March, 2011

Fingleton 'personally set interest rates' in Irish Nationwide: report

Reports received by the Financial Regulator reveal how the former chief executive took personal control over the bank’s affairs.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: More meltdown fears in Fukushima, the Fingleton Files, and an unusually busy day at the Dáil bar…

# financial-regulator - Tuesday 21 December, 2010

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# financial-regulator - Sunday 19 December, 2010

Bank of Ireland puts finishing touches on recapitalisation plan

Bank must send plan forward to the Financial Regulator before the end of the year.

# financial-regulator - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

US embassy thought Ireland was losing grip on banks - WikiLeaks

The latest cables: Ireland was “being a bit optimistic” on its thoughts about how it would rein in the banking sector.

# financial-regulator - Friday 19 November, 2010

AIB loses €13bn in deposits since start of 2010

A trading update from the country’s biggest retail banks reveals a massive outflow in cash deposits.

# financial-regulator - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

Banks, insurers facing tougher sanctions

Financial Regulator decides to shut that pesky stable door with new regulations for boards of directors in the financial sector.

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