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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Jim Brown

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May 2023
Legendary Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown dies
The NFL icon has passed away at the age of 87.
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# wrong answer
Hoping for a mortgage rate cut from one of these banks? Sorry, not happening
They’re not giving much away, this mob.
# ruled out
Two-thirds of first home buyers would not meet new Central Bank rules: Ulster Bank
The bank’s boss is not a fan of buyers having to save a 20% deposit.
# getting screwed
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
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
Ulster Bank CEO: ‘It costs money to live in a house’… TDs: ‘We know’…
Members of the Oireachtas Finance Committee took exception to Jim Brown’s repeated assertion this afternoon that “there is a cost to living in a home”.
# Bouncing Back
Ulster Bank says its customer deposits are up 12 per cent since IT meltdown
The bank’s CEO is insisting such a problem won’t happen again as the “root causes” have been fixed.
# Distressed Mortgages
Ulster Bank began legal action in 4,124 arrears cases between March and June
Jim Brown is the latest bank boss to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee to be grilled on how lenders are addressing the mortgage arrears crisis.
# Banks
LIVE: Ulster Bank chief Jim Brown faces Finance Committee
TDs and Senators are grilling the bankers on mortgage arrears and other issues this week. It’s Ulster Bank’s turn this afternoon.
# compensation
Mixed reaction from customers to Ulster Bank deal
Did the technical glitch affect you? Are you happy with the compensation package?
# technical glitch
Ulster Bank compensation: the details
Many customers have already received a €25 payment as part of a wider restitution package.
# Ulster Bank
Ulster Bank compensation scheme expected today
Details of the package will be announced later today, according to reports.
# Ulster Bank
In full: Ulster Bank's letter to customers
CEO Jim Brown has written to all customers to say that reconciliations to accounts will continue over the coming weeks.
# technical glitch
Ulster Bank: now showing account balances
But they may not be accurate yet.
# Readers' React
Ulster Bank debacle: how are you doing now?
Many of our readers, plus some folk on Twitter, have been relating their experiences. Here are just some of them.
# Ulster Bank
More Ulster Bank branches to open this weekend
The bank will open further high street outlets as customers continue to face problems accessing their money.
# Fiasco
Ulster Bank boss says he will give up bonus
The change of heart came just hours after he had repeatedly refused to discuss giving up his bonus earlier today.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Thursday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
LIVEBLOG: Ulster Bank CEO refuses to give up his bonus
The Ulster Bank CEO is answering questions from TDs and Senators about the ongoing technical problems at the bank. Follow the action here.
# face the music
Ulster Bank chiefs set to be grilled by Oireachtas committee
The bank has refused to say if its CEO will appear before the committee.
# Ulster Bank
Ulster Bank: significant delays expected next week but normal service by 16 July
Ulster Bank’s parent group believes the technical issues will be fixed for the vast majority of customers by July 16.