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#Interest Rate

# interest-rate - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Central Bank proposes tough new measures to protect consumers from moneylenders

St Vincent de Paul said action was needed to protect consumers from “predatory and exploitative” forms of credit.

# interest-rate - Monday 17 February, 2014

Three former bankers charged in connection with UK lending rate fixing

It brings the total of people charged in relation to the scandal to six.

# interest-rate - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Steady as she goes: ECB holds interest rate at record low of 0.25 per cent

Good news for those on tracker mortgages today as records remain at a record low.

# interest-rate - Thursday 7 November, 2013

All-time low: ECB cuts its main interest in boost to tracker mortgage holders

ECB president Mario Draghi has cut the rate for the fifth time in two years.

# interest-rate - Thursday 5 July, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

ECB cuts interest rate to record low

Key eurozone interest rate cut by 0.25 per cent.

# interest-rate - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Falling German inflation could mean ECB cut for mortgage holders

New data shows German inflation at its lowest for 18 months – meaning less pressure on the ECB to keep rates up.

# interest-rate - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Good news for mortgage customers: PTSB to cut interest rate

The bank announced this afternoon it is cutting its interest rate to move closer in line with competitors.

# interest-rate - Thursday 9 February, 2012

ECB interest rates remain unchanged ECB

ECB interest rates remain unchanged

ECB head Mario Draghi said that there are “tenatative” signs of stabilisation in the eurozone.

# interest-rate - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Taoiseach urges banks to pass on interest rate cut

The ECB has announced a cut in interest rates – but AIB, Ulster Bank and National Irish Bank have all said they won’t pass on the cut to mortgage customers.

# interest-rate - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

ECB interest rate cut may be announced on Thursday ECB

ECB interest rate cut may be announced on Thursday

Homeowners could benefit from a cut by the European Central Bank in interest rates, which is expected to be up to 0.5 per cent.

# interest-rate - Friday 11 November, 2011

Gilmore urges other banks to follow AIB with rate cut

The Tánaiste has called on Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank to also pass on the ECB rate reduction to mortgage customers.

# interest-rate - Thursday 10 November, 2011

AIB announces interest cut to variable rate mortgages AIB

AIB announces interest cut to variable rate mortgages

In a turnaround from yesterday, the bank has decided to implement a cut of 0.25 per cent on variable rate mortgages.

# interest-rate - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

AIB will not pass ECB interest rate cut to customers AIB

AIB will not pass ECB interest rate cut to customers

The bank says it hasn’t passed on the ECB’s past two rate increases to customers and, similarly, would not be passing on the recent cut.

# interest-rate - Friday 4 November, 2011

Two banks will pass on ECB interest rate cut to mortgage holders

But aside from Permanent TSB and KBC Bank Ireland, what are the other banks doing?

# interest-rate - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

European Commission reduces margin on Irish bailout to zero

The EC says it’s lowering the interest on its part of Ireland’s bailout loans in line with that of the Eurozone’s portion.

# interest-rate - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Trichet: Ireland is gaining credibility and increasing creditworthiness ECB

Trichet: Ireland is gaining credibility and increasing creditworthiness

The ECB president has some kind words, as the main ECB interest rate remains unchanged – and could even be lowered soon.

Mortgage relief as ECB expected to avoid hiking interest rates

European Central Bank officials will meet in Frankfurt today to make a decision that will affect Irish homeowners.

# interest-rate - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

New bailout deal will reduce debt quicker than expected - ESRI

Ireland could return to normal lending markets by 2014 according to the economic think tank.

# interest-rate - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Relief for mortgage holders? Analysts reckon ECB will cut interest rates

The ECB had been expected to continue raising interest rates this year, but may now cut them to revive the economy.

# interest-rate - Thursday 4 August, 2011

ECB maintains 1.5 per cent rate amid Eurozone concerns

Spanish and Italian bond yields have eased slightly today on the 14-years highs they struck earlier.

ECB to meet amid one prediction that Italy will default

But Silvio Berlusconi insists the banks are solid and that his austerity plan will work.

# interest-rate - Saturday 23 July, 2011

Noonan warns bailout rate change won’t ease budget cuts

The next budget will contain further cuts of around €4bn, despite the country saving millions on its bailout loan payments.

# interest-rate - Friday 22 July, 2011

Poll: Are you happy with the new Eurozone deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with the new Eurozone deal?

Ireland is set to save between €600-€800m on its loans – does this go far enough?

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning: Victory on our bailout interest, former NotW editor drops bombshell on James Murdoch, and Simon Cowell’s latest legal headache

Ireland 12.5, France 0: Corporate tax spat over as country to save hundreds of millions

A lower interest rate means savings of between €600 million and €800 million on Ireland’s loans. And corporate tax? C’est fini. But what’s the future for Europe?

# interest-rate - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Irish bailout rate 'cut to under 4 per cent' by draft agreement - report

RTÉ says a draft agreement being considered in Brussels would slash our interest rate and extend our repayments.

# interest-rate - Monday 18 July, 2011

Nearly half of all households paying bills late each month

Disposable income index shows that half of Irish people don’t feel able to save regularly – and increasing numbers of working adults are left without spare cash after essentials paid for.

# interest-rate - Sunday 17 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning: Rehn backs us on the bailout, early details of the next Budget, and the high-octane thrills of snail racing…

# interest-rate - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Poll: Who do you believe… Moody’s or Michael Noonan? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you believe… Moody’s or Michael Noonan?

The credit rating agency says Ireland will probably need a second bailout, while the Department of Finance says the economic plan is on track. Who to believe?…

# interest-rate - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

European Parliament president backs cut in bailout interest rate

Jerzy Buzek is in Ireland for a two-day visit, and will address the Seanad and an Oireachtas Committee on Ireland’s role.

Hopes of interest rate cut aided by statement from EU finance leaders

But when this and other debt burden reduction measures will take place is far from clear.

# interest-rate - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Mortgage holders braced for ECB interest rate hike

A hike of 0.25 per cent is expected – bad news for those with tracker and standard variable rate mortgages.

# interest-rate - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Tánaiste expects a bailout interest rate cut this year

Eamon Gilmore tells that we’re closer to a reduction than ever before and says he expects it will happen this year.

# interest-rate - Friday 24 June, 2011

Kenny meets Sarkozy as tax issue shifts focus

Reluctance to cut Ireland’s bailout interest rate appears to now hinge on a different tax issue than our low corporate tax rate…

# interest-rate - Thursday 23 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday The Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In this evening’s wrap-up: All eyes on Brussels, a new plant at Sellafield, some classic tourist no-nos, and Dublin Zoo’s latest arrival…

# interest-rate - Monday 20 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Caption competition: What's so small, Madame Lagarde? Caption Comp

Caption competition: What's so small, Madame Lagarde?

Christine Lagarde and Michael Noonan are in talks in Luxembourg this afternoon. But what is Christine saying here?

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Noonan meets Lagarde as interest rate cut gets German backing

But will Sarkozy and France relent?

# interest-rate - Friday 17 June, 2011

Rate hike for EBS mortgage customers

The Standard Variable Rate is going up by a quarter of one per cent from 1 August.

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