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#Jim Brown

# jim-brown - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Hoping for a mortgage rate cut from one of these banks? Sorry, not happening
# Wrong Answer
# Wrong Answer

Hoping for a mortgage rate cut from one of these banks? Sorry, not happening

Apr 29th 2015, 6:19 PM 19,973 Views 37 Comments

They’re not giving much away, this mob.

# jim-brown - Friday 14 November, 2014

Two-thirds of first home buyers would not meet new Central Bank rules: Ulster Bank
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

Two-thirds of first home buyers would not meet new Central Bank rules: Ulster Bank

Nov 14th 2014, 9:04 AM 7,716 Views 51 Comments

The bank’s boss is not a fan of buyers having to save a 20% deposit.

# jim-brown - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Why does Ulster Bank charge Irish customers much higher mortgage rates than those in NI?
# Getting Screwed
# Getting Screwed

Why does Ulster Bank charge Irish customers much higher mortgage rates than those in NI?

Nov 13th 2014, 11:26 AM 8,961 Views 43 Comments

The bank’s boss has been accused of “screwing” customers to pay for its bad decisions.

# jim-brown - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Watch: "It's all gone mad" - 8 moments from this week's 'grilling' of the bankers
# Finance Committee
# Finance Committee

Watch: "It's all gone mad" - 8 moments from this week's 'grilling' of the bankers

Sep 8th 2013, 8:05 AM 7,655 Views 15 Comments

The bankers were given targets to tackle the mortgage crisis, but no-one was happy with the measures they took to reach them…

# jim-brown - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Ulster Bank CEO: ‘It costs money to live in a house’… TDs: ‘We know’…
# Finance Committee
# Finance Committee

Ulster Bank CEO: ‘It costs money to live in a house’… TDs: ‘We know’…

Sep 4th 2013, 10:59 PM 25,156 Views 94 Comments

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”.

Ulster Bank says its customer deposits are up 12 per cent since IT meltdown
# Bouncing Back
# Bouncing Back

Ulster Bank says its customer deposits are up 12 per cent since IT meltdown

Sep 4th 2013, 7:30 PM 3,318 Views 12 Comments

The bank’s CEO is insisting such a problem won’t happen again as the “root causes” have been fixed.

Ulster Bank began legal action in 4,124 arrears cases between March and June
# Distressed Mortgages
# Distressed Mortgages

Ulster Bank began legal action in 4,124 arrears cases between March and June

Sep 4th 2013, 5:33 PM 6,176 Views 24 Comments

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.

LIVE: Ulster Bank chief Jim Brown faces Finance Committee
# Banks
# Banks

LIVE: Ulster Bank chief Jim Brown faces Finance Committee

Sep 4th 2013, 2:35 PM 6,465 Views 19 Comments

TDs and Senators are grilling the bankers on mortgage arrears and other issues this week. It’s Ulster Bank’s turn this afternoon.

# jim-brown - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Mixed reaction from customers to Ulster Bank deal
# Compensation
# Compensation

Mixed reaction from customers to Ulster Bank deal

Sep 1st 2012, 8:00 AM 6,356 Views 25 Comments

Did the technical glitch affect you? Are you happy with the compensation package?

# jim-brown - Friday 31 August, 2012

Ulster Bank compensation: the details
# Technical Glitch
# Technical Glitch

Ulster Bank compensation: the details

Aug 31st 2012, 9:59 AM 8,250 Views 56 Comments

Many customers have already received a €25 payment as part of a wider restitution package.

Ulster Bank compensation scheme expected today
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

Ulster Bank compensation scheme expected today

Aug 31st 2012, 7:59 AM 4,282 Views 27 Comments

Details of the package will be announced later today, according to reports.

# jim-brown - Monday 16 July, 2012

In full: Ulster Bank's letter to customers
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

In full: Ulster Bank's letter to customers

Jul 16th 2012, 4:18 PM 9,927 Views 34 Comments

CEO Jim Brown has written to all customers to say that reconciliations to accounts will continue over the coming weeks.

Ulster Bank: now showing account balances
# Technical Glitch
# Technical Glitch

Ulster Bank: now showing account balances

Jul 16th 2012, 10:24 AM 4,796 Views 25 Comments

But they may not be accurate yet.

# jim-brown - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Ulster Bank debacle: how are you doing now?
# Readers' React
# Readers' React

Ulster Bank debacle: how are you doing now?

Jul 7th 2012, 7:15 AM 6,399 Views 21 Comments

Many of our readers, plus some folk on Twitter, have been relating their experiences. Here are just some of them.

# jim-brown - Friday 6 July, 2012

More Ulster Bank branches to open this weekend
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

More Ulster Bank branches to open this weekend

Jul 6th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,234 Views 14 Comments

The bank will open further high street outlets as customers continue to face problems accessing their money.

# jim-brown - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Ulster Bank boss says he will give up bonus
# Fiasco
# Fiasco

Ulster Bank boss says he will give up bonus

Jul 5th 2012, 9:12 PM 6,798 Views 38 Comments

The change of heart came just hours after he had repeatedly refused to discuss giving up his bonus earlier today.

The Evening Fix: Thursday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Jul 5th 2012, 8:08 PM 6,642 Views 3 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

LIVEBLOG: Ulster Bank CEO refuses to give up his bonus
Live Jul 5th 2012, 2:22 PM

LIVEBLOG: Ulster Bank CEO refuses to give up his bonus

Ulster Bank chiefs set to be grilled by Oireachtas committee
# Face The Music
# Face The Music

Ulster Bank chiefs set to be grilled by Oireachtas committee

Jul 5th 2012, 7:10 AM 2,192 Views 12 Comments

The bank has refused to say if its CEO will appear before the committee.

# jim-brown - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Ulster Bank: significant delays expected next week but normal service by 16 July
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

Ulster Bank: significant delays expected next week but normal service by 16 July

Jul 4th 2012, 11:10 AM 4,175 Views 39 Comments

Ulster Bank’s parent group believes the technical issues will be fixed for the vast majority of customers by July 16.