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#Interest Rates

# interest-rates - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Opinion: It is time to ban moneylenders charging interest of up to 287%

330,000 Irish people are customers of moneylenders, many of them risk getting caught up in a vicious cycle of debt, writes Brendan Whelan.

# interest-rates - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Banks in Ireland decline to give progress updates on their tracker scandal reviews

Lenders in Ireland have until September to identify all customers who were affected by interest rate overcharging – we asked how they’re getting on.

# interest-rates - Thursday 3 December, 2015

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.

# interest-rates - Monday 23 November, 2015

The poor euro is getting pummelled again

Things were looking OK there for a while.

# interest-rates - Thursday 25 June, 2015

The courts have backed the banks on high mortgage rates

Lenders have been accused of “changing the goal posts against the consumer” on variable mortgages.

# interest-rates - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don't drop mortgage rates?

The Finance Minister has been meeting with lenders.

# interest-rates - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Australia's economy is in for a rocky ride

The country’s central bank cut interest rates to a record low today.

# interest-rates - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Our banks are making homeowners 'pay way over the odds'

Interest rates in Ireland are way out of step with the rest of Europe.

# interest-rates - Monday 9 March, 2015

How much lower can the euro go?

The currency is headed towards equal footing with the US dollar.

# interest-rates - Friday 21 November, 2014

The ECB is going to let you in on why they're slashing interest rates

Those on tracker loans will hear the decision-making process of the ECB’s record-low interest rates.

# interest-rates - Friday 5 September, 2014

Euro goes down, exporters cheer (some of them)

It’s not such good news if your business does most of its trade in Europe.

# interest-rates - Thursday 4 September, 2014

What do ECB interest cuts mean for Irish pockets? Plenty for trackers

But you should take advantage while you can, OK?

The ECB's "extreme" anti-deflation measures could now be worth €1 trillion

A raft of measures announced today are “the last throw of the dice”, experts said.

# interest-rates - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

British unemployment rate at four-year low

Lucky them.

# interest-rates - Friday 8 November, 2013

360,000 people using moneylenders - Central Bank report

A report from the Central Bank has found that there has been no significant change in the moneylending sector since 2007.

# interest-rates - Friday 6 September, 2013

ECB holds rates steady but remains 'cautious' about recovery

Yesterday, Mario Draghi said the ECB is alert to geopolitical risks that may come out of the Syrian situation and said that the caution expressed about recovery was warranted.

# interest-rates - Thursday 18 July, 2013

NTMA sells T-Bills as Troika completes penultimate review

The €500 million sale of three-month Treasury Bills achieved an interest rate of 0.2%, the same as last month.

# interest-rates - Thursday 4 July, 2013

ECB breaks tradition and pledges continued low interest rates ECB

ECB breaks tradition and pledges continued low interest rates

Mario Draghi says ‘market volatility’ is the reason for commitment as Bank of England makes similar assurance.

# interest-rates - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Continued relief for mortgage holders: ECB keeps rates at record low

Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy should stabilise over the rest of the year, but low rates are still needed for now.

# interest-rates - Sunday 2 June, 2013

NTMA launches State Savings products

The National Treasury Management Agency has announced new issues of fixed rate State Savings products as well as changes to the interest rates on variable rate products.

# interest-rates - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Noonan: Mortgage interest rates must increase to ensure profit for taxpayers

The banks would lose more if they lowered their mortgage interest rates below the current amounts, the minister says.

# interest-rates - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Column: Here's how to protect your bank deposits in this unsettled economy

Many sensible individuals are now rightly worried about the security of their savings and investments, writes David Quinn who says diversification is key.

# interest-rates - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Snake oil, champagne-licking Troika: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Peter Mathews takes himself hostage and the Womb Repossession Bill takes centre stage.

# interest-rates - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Relief for tracker mortgage holders as ECB cuts main interest rates

Falling inflation around the eurozone – particularly in Germany – means big decisions from Draghi and co.

# interest-rates - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators

Patrick Honohan will discuss economic and monetary union with TDs and senators on the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee this afternoon.

# interest-rates - Monday 29 April, 2013

Permanent TSB to overhaul mortgage interest rates for new customers

From this week, interest rates will vary for new customers depending on the amount they borrow and the value of the house.

# interest-rates - Thursday 4 April, 2013

ECB chief Draghi admits initial Cyprus bailout plan was 'not smart'

The head of the European Central Bank was speaking as the eurozone’s central bank left interest rates unchanged at 0.75 per cent today.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here’s what you should know as you kick off your Thursday. (It’s a four-day week, hang in there.)

# interest-rates - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Here is how much was won on Prize Bonds last year

The amount has increased significantly over the past three years as people sought safe places to put their money.

# interest-rates - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Kenny 'doesn't like' Bank of Ireland rate hike - but can't stop it

Enda Kenny regrets Bank of Ireland’s decision on credit card rates, but says the issue is one for the Financial Regulator.

Bank of Ireland increases credit card interest by up to 4 per cent

The rate increases, which had been advertised in October, kicked in yesterday – only a week before Christmas.

# interest-rates - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Irish borrowers pay higher interest on short-term loans than Eurozone counterparts

Central Bank figures also show the average interest rate on an outstanding mortgage has fallen 0.22 per cent since January.

# interest-rates - Thursday 4 October, 2012

ECB leaves main interest rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent

The benchmark interest rate has been left untouched by the European Central Bank.

# interest-rates - Thursday 6 September, 2012

THE GOVERNING COUNCIL of the European Central Bank has left the bank’s main interest rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent. There had been some speculation in recent days that the ongoing uncertainty about the future of the eurozone could have prompted a cut to the rate. ECB president Mario Draghi will give a press conference later at which he may discuss the possibility of a new bond-buying programme.

# interest-rates - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Draghi: ‘The euro is irreversible – but it’s up to politicians to act’ ECB

Draghi: ‘The euro is irreversible – but it’s up to politicians to act’

The ECB president says his bank wants to save the euro, but it can’t exceed the boundaries of what it’s allowed to do.

# interest-rates - Monday 23 July, 2012

Column: HSBC funnelled money for drug kingpins? This isn't surprising.

We’re not surprised any more by unscrupulous behaviour by banks – but HSBC’s actions are as bad as it gets, writes Nick Leeson.

# interest-rates - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Permanent TSB to announce branch closures within days

Reports on Monday suggested that Ireland will see one in every four of its bank branches shut within two years.

# interest-rates - 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.

# interest-rates - Thursday 5 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Passing ECB cut on to customers a 'commercial decision for each bank' - Dept of Finance

Tracker mortgage customers will see their rate adjusted as per the ECB change – but what about other mortgage holders?

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