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# kbc - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash

In the UK, consumer confidence registered the largest monthly decline in seventeen months in November.

# kbc - Monday 1 October, 2018

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills

Consumer sentiment is at its lowest level since December 2016.

# kbc - Thursday 13 September, 2018

KBC says banks only have themselves to blame for losing business to digital upstarts

Well-funded fintech startups are lining up to poach customers from traditional banking firms.

# kbc - Thursday 6 September, 2018

No 'feel-good factor' as cautious Irish consumers feeling gloomier

Instead of consumers spending more, it’s more a matter of more consumers spending according to the KBC/ESRI sentiment index.

# kbc - Friday 10 August, 2018

KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction

The bank said that the case was an “isolated occurrence”.

# kbc - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Couple released from Garda custody after apologising for refusing to leave their Dublin home

KBC Bank obtained an order directing the couple to vacate their home in Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

# kbc - Monday 2 April, 2018

'It's a bit scary' - in the buildup to Brexit, cross-border mortgages are looking increasingly hard to come by

Those working in the North and living in the Republic have limited options at present when it comes to mortgage finance.

# kbc - Monday 26 February, 2018

Galway couple overcharged €1.23 million by KBC Bank on their mortgage

The couple were overcharged on mortgages for a number of investment properties.

# kbc - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Here's how many customers each of the main banks say they overcharged

Some of the banks have increased their numbers significantly.

# kbc - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

'We are crying out for help': A father's letter to the Taoiseach as he battles to keep family home

Karl O’Doherty had been advised by the Master of the High Court to write to Leo Varadkar.

# kbc - Thursday 16 November, 2017

After putting aside €4m last year to cover tracker scandal, KBC now says it'll cost €59m

KBC estimates up to 1,661 of its customers may have been impacted.

# kbc - Saturday 11 November, 2017

High Court Master lashes KBC and tells father in arrears to write to Taoiseach

Edmund Honohan: ‘What kind of a way is that for a bank to approach its customers?’

# kbc - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Tracker mortgage motion which will ban bonuses for bankers to be backed by government

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said the minister should give no approval for salary increases until redress is given.

# kbc - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Irish banks are at war over mortgage rates - which could be good for consumers

KBC has announced a new fixed mortgage rate offering.

# kbc - Sunday 20 August, 2017

# kbc - Saturday 18 February, 2017

"We're paying more in rent to a landlord than we would in a mortgage - that's just pointless"

Attendees at KBC’s ‘mortgage lounge’ in midweek don’t see any future in staying in Ireland’s rental market.

# kbc - Thursday 9 February, 2017

These are the reasons why KBC has decided not to leave Ireland

The bank also announced it will have a new focus on small business lending.

# kbc - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Why KBC is thinking of cashing out of Ireland - and why it's being tipped to stay

The lender’s 1,000 local staff are sweating on a decision tomorrow.

# kbc - Monday 9 January, 2017

KBC staff 'concerned for their jobs' as bank decides on its future in Ireland

The bank’s management will be deciding how to tackle the Irish market on the 9 February.

# kbc - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

You can now pay for things using your phone (but only if it's an Android)

Two banks, KBC and AIB, will be offering the service.

# kbc - Friday 25 November, 2016

Saying goodbye to 2016: What big changes will you make next year?

It’s been a tough one, so all hail 2017.

# kbc - Friday 4 November, 2016

QUIZ: Are You Ready To Move In With Your Other Half?

Bye bye flatmates, hello partner? Find out here.

# kbc - Friday 21 October, 2016

QUIZ: Are You Ready To Settle (Down)?

Are you looking for a change? Let’s see.

# kbc - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Essential home kit you should invest in when you're a grown-up

At some stage, the people who are happy to drink wine from a mug disappear from your life…

# kbc - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Students: Be productive and make the most of your breaks from college Change Generation This post contains videos

Students: Be productive and make the most of your breaks from college

It’s not all about binging on box-sets: this is the time to feather your CV for future employers.

# kbc - Monday 26 September, 2016

Decision time: How to decide on the career that's (hopefully) right for you

Choosing a career is one of the most important decision you will ever make – so don’t just fall into it.

# kbc - Friday 23 September, 2016

Bored and broke? Here are some free things to do this weekend

Bored and out of money? We’ve got some suggestions for free things to do.

# kbc - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

The psychology of house sharing: how to get on with the people you're living with

Can’t we all just get along? Former Olympic team psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick helps us understand why housemates fight.

# kbc - Monday 19 September, 2016

What one tip would you give students to make the most of college?

Getting the balance right in college can be tough. We asked students how to manage being happy AND productive.

# kbc - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

How to do your Big Shop on a budget

What should be in the basket and what should stay on the shelf?

# kbc - Friday 9 September, 2016

QUIZ: What Kind Of Flatmates Do You Need?

Whether you’re flying the coop for the first time, or on your millionth houseshare, it’s need-to-know info.

# kbc - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

You can find all of the Round Two CAO offers right here

Didn’t get what you wanted on the first pass? We’ve got the latest points from every institution.

# kbc - Monday 29 August, 2016

QUIZ: Can We Guess What Kind of Car You Drive?

Beep beep. Let’s find out.

# kbc - Thursday 25 February, 2016

# kbc - Friday 22 May, 2015

Michael Noonan warns banks: Cut your interest rates or else...

“Happy customers make for profitable banks,” the finance minister said today.

# kbc - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

There's been a sharp dip in consumer confidence and water charges might be to blame

The 8-year high in consumer sentiment recorded in September didn’t last long.

# kbc - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From Business ETC On the way out? KBC Bank considers a sale of its Irish outfit Out The Door

On the way out? KBC Bank considers a sale of its Irish outfit

The Belgian outfit is focused on returning to profitability within two years, but then says that all options are on the table.

Stop paying your mortgage. Don't leave your home - new advice from the IMHO

The IMHO is playing hardball, and will today launch a controversial ‘no surrender’ policy on debt solutions.

# kbc - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Chief whip accuses exiting banks of 'slash and burn'

Government Seanad chief whip says that foreign banks are damaging the economy.

# kbc - Monday 7 April, 2014

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high

The chief economist at KBC Bank Ireland said it likely reflects a normal ebb and flow in the data and we shouldn’t be too worried.

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