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#Interest Rates

# interest-rates - Friday 22 January, 2021

Opinion: Fix the mortgage rate problem in Ireland by considering public ownership of banks
# Interest Rates
# Interest Rates

Opinion: Fix the mortgage rate problem in Ireland by considering public ownership of banks

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 27,674 Views 55 Comments

Cillian Doyle says there are positive international examples of how large banks taken into public ownership can work better for customer, environment and economy.

# interest-rates - Monday 15 June, 2020

'We've heard of moneylenders meeting customers at the post office as they collect their social welfare'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We've heard of moneylenders meeting customers at the post office as they collect their social welfare'

Jun 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 32,407 Views 22 Comments

Dr Olive McCarthy and Dr Noreen Byrne of UCC say while new Central Bank rules for moneylenders are welcome, they don’t go far enough.

# interest-rates - Thursday 15 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 15th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,605 Views 33 Comments

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
# Keeping Track
# Keeping Track

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

Jun 11th 2017, 12:03 AM 19,174 Views 38 Comments

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
# Santa Mario
# Santa Mario

This man is taking the euro deeper and deeper into the unknown

Dec 3rd 2015, 3:33 PM 19,615 Views 60 Comments

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
# Low Note
# Low Note

The poor euro is getting pummelled again

Nov 23rd 2015, 12:25 PM 34,843 Views 53 Comments

Things were looking OK there for a while.

# interest-rates - Thursday 25 June, 2015

The courts have backed the banks on high mortgage rates
# Home Thruths
# Home Thruths

The courts have backed the banks on high mortgage rates

Jun 25th 2015, 2:07 PM 13,734 Views 37 Comments

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?
# Michael Says So
# Michael Says So

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

May 19th 2015, 5:55 PM 18,940 Views 79 Comments

The Finance Minister has been meeting with lenders.

# interest-rates - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Australia's economy is in for a rocky ride
# Wipeout
# Wipeout

Australia's economy is in for a rocky ride

May 5th 2015, 11:46 AM 23,519 Views 49 Comments

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'
# Daylight Robbery
# Daylight Robbery

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

Apr 1st 2015, 4:42 PM 22,324 Views 92 Comments

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?
# Rock Bottom
# Rock Bottom

How much lower can the euro go?

Mar 9th 2015, 1:05 PM 25,660 Views 39 Comments

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
# Transparency
# Transparency

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

Nov 21st 2014, 7:45 AM 11,011 Views 19 Comments

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)
# Going Down
# Going Down

Euro goes down, exporters cheer (some of them)

Sep 5th 2014, 11:11 AM 13,757 Views 33 Comments

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
# Winners
# Winners

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

Sep 4th 2014, 3:12 PM 28,614 Views 58 Comments

But you should take advantage while you can, OK?

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

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

Sep 4th 2014, 1:15 PM 14,556 Views 100 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

British unemployment rate at four-year low

Dec 18th 2013, 7:45 PM 5,663 Views 21 Comments

Lucky them.

# interest-rates - Friday 8 November, 2013

360,000 people using moneylenders - Central Bank report
# Loans
# Loans

360,000 people using moneylenders - Central Bank report

Nov 8th 2013, 12:02 AM 7,797 Views 33 Comments

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
# Recovery
# Recovery

ECB holds rates steady but remains 'cautious' about recovery

Sep 6th 2013, 10:49 AM 3,319 Views 16 Comments

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
# Sold
# Sold

NTMA sells T-Bills as Troika completes penultimate review

Jul 18th 2013, 2:04 PM 2,818 Views 2 Comments

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

ECB breaks tradition and pledges continued low interest rates

Jul 4th 2013, 8:45 PM 4,916 Views 48 Comments

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
# Super Mario Land
# Super Mario Land

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

Jun 6th 2013, 2:36 PM 6,115 Views 58 Comments

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
# NTMA
# NTMA

NTMA launches State Savings products

Jun 2nd 2013, 1:20 PM 12,320 Views 23 Comments

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
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

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

May 22nd 2013, 7:15 AM 13,613 Views 116 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 19th 2013, 8:15 AM 1,930 Views 33 Comments

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
# Not The News
# Not The News

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

May 4th 2013, 10:00 AM 6,048 Views 9 Comments

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
# Super Mario Land
# Super Mario Land

Relief for tracker mortgage holders as ECB cuts main interest rates

May 2nd 2013, 1:02 PM 23,015 Views 145 Comments

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
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators

Apr 30th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,959 Views 19 Comments

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
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Permanent TSB to overhaul mortgage interest rates for new customers

Apr 29th 2013, 1:30 PM 10,448 Views 31 Comments

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'
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

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

Apr 4th 2013, 9:03 PM 7,418 Views 42 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Apr 4th 2013, 8:49 AM 12,518 Views 22 Comments

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
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Here is how much was won on Prize Bonds last year

Feb 3rd 2013, 7:45 AM 15,447 Views 28 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Dec 19th 2012, 2:51 PM 7,322 Views 70 Comments

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
# Personal Finance
# Personal Finance

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

Dec 19th 2012, 9:11 AM 7,447 Views 47 Comments

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
# Interest Rates
# Interest Rates

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

Oct 13th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,116 Views 5 Comments

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
# Interest Rates
# Interest Rates

ECB leaves main interest rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent

Oct 4th 2012, 12:55 PM 2,821 Views 13 Comments

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

# interest-rates - Thursday 6 September, 2012

ECB leaves interest rates unchanged at 0.75 per cent
# ECB
# ECB

ECB leaves interest rates unchanged at 0.75 per cent

Sep 6th 2012, 12:52 PM 2,960 Views 10 Comments

# interest-rates - Thursday 2 August, 2012

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

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

Aug 2nd 2012, 3:24 PM 4,259 Views 23 Comments

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.
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 23rd 2012, 7:15 AM 49 Views 11 Comments

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
# Banking
# Banking

Permanent TSB to announce branch closures within days

Jul 18th 2012, 2:45 PM 5,338 Views 7 Comments

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
# PTSB
# PTSB

Permanent TSB to reduce SVR mortgage interest rates

Jul 6th 2012, 1:11 PM 5,031 Views 19 Comments

The bank noted that its 0.35 per cent reduction is greater than the European Central Bank cut.

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