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# lending - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Drop of nearly 10% in mortgage approvals in March compared to 2019

The figures offer an early indication of the impact of Covid-19 on lending.

# lending - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Meet the man at the vanguard of Ireland's budding peer-to-peer business lending market

‘I think we’re only scratching the surface’ – Niall Dorrian has big plans to build Linked Finance.

# lending - Monday 2 July, 2018

The asking price for a typical three bed semi-detached in Dublin is now at €310,000

The report looks at house prices over the year up until the end of Q2 of this of this year.

# lending - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Tracker mortgage scandal: Overcharging total expected to reach €700 million

Padraig Kissane said he believes a further 5,000 cases not yet included in the investigation are impacted.

# lending - 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.

# lending - Friday 27 January, 2017

Mortgage approval rates have shot up by nearly 30% in a year

New figures show a 28% increase in mortgage approvals since last year.

# lending - Monday 7 November, 2016

Australian-owned lender upping its presence in Ireland's mortgage market

Pepper Money is the latest firm to offer loans direct to customers in an increasingly competitive market.

# lending - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Ireland's investment fund is going to spend €500 million building 11,000 houses

It will create 1,900 jobs a year.

# lending - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Could credit unions be on the way out? They're said to be under 'sustained attack'

Fianna Fáil thinks the sector is burdened by “excessive regulation and bureaucracy”.

# lending - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

House buyers warned not to be taken in by 'glitzy' offers

The Association of Expert Mortgage Advisors is saying that individuals should look for longer term benefits.

# lending - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

After taking a brief timeout, house prices are climbing up and up again

2015 is following the exact same pattern as 2014.

# lending - Monday 16 February, 2015

300,000 people who owe €2.5 billion have asked for help

MABS has been busy.

# lending - Monday 9 February, 2015

The price of a 3-bed semi has dropped by €20k in one area of Dublin

The market slowed in the Dublin area in the last quarter of 2014, amid uncertainty over new Central Bank lending rules.

# lending - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Euro takes a wallop as ECB plays hardball with Greece

The central bank will no longer accept Greek debt as collateral for loans.

# lending - Monday 5 January, 2015

What's the best credit rating score and how do you find out yours?

These are some of the most common questions house buyers ask.

# lending - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Irish people repaid €335m more than we borrowed last month

We all partied, eh?

# lending - Monday 22 December, 2014

Why are there no payday loans companies in Ireland?

If you want a 5,800% APR loan, your luck is out.

# lending - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Credit union 'lent €3.1 million for five years with no interest or payments'

Killorglin Credit Union has been transferred to Tralee Credit Union.

# lending - Monday 10 November, 2014

AIB is giving out more mortgages and fewer people are in arrears

The bank says it is “profitable” this year.

# lending - Monday 20 October, 2014

About 138 SMEs a day are asking Bank of Ireland for loans

And they say they are approving 87% of them.

'Panic buying' is gone from the property market say estate agents

The Real Estate Alliance say that prices are rising but homebuyers aren’t feeling pressured.

# lending - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Fianna Fáil thinks the Central Bank's tough new lending rules are 'simply unfair'

Yep, the party in power during the last property bubble…

# lending - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Buying a house? Here's what you need to be earning under the new rules

The Central Bank has revealed some new guidelines to banks. Here’s how they might affect you.

# lending - 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?

# lending - Friday 29 August, 2014

Irish aversion to debt is "most disappointing" aspect of recovery

Loan repayments were €437 million higher than new lending last month.

# lending - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Irish small businesses are getting hungrier for credit

ISME warned that the extra demand must be met by new lending.

# lending - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Nearly 60% of Credit Unions are subject to lending restrictions

The restrictions are designed to limit the amount of a single loan.

# lending - Friday 11 July, 2014

These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016

From access to childcare to disposing bank assets, they’ve covered a lot in the Statement of Priorities.

# lending - Monday 30 June, 2014

Lending to small businesses is up for the first time in 18 months

Non financial corporations are pulling down more cash, but households are still borrowing less.

# lending - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

The funding 'hunger march': over half of companies refused bank credit

Banks are ‘sugar-coating’ the acceptance figures, while the Government watches on, ISME said.

# lending - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Damien Kiberd: This government's housing policy will - literally - put people on the streets

Willful ignorance or not, the crude approach is going to end in misery. Again.

# lending - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads

…and that’s just in one committee meeting. Here’s everything happening in Leinster House today.

# lending - Friday 2 May, 2014

Some credit unions 'unwilling to comply with the law' - Central Bank

Credit unions Registrar Sharon Donnery made the warning in a report sent to credit unions yesterday.

# lending - Friday 25 April, 2014

Number of defaulted loans fall at Bank of Ireland

BoI says it is trading normally as shareholders meet in Dublin.

# lending - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Too much debt and not enough houses: Ireland's creditless recovery is here to stay

We’re too focused on paying down our existing debt burden to consider new lending, says a new report.

# lending - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Anglo jury continue deliberations on charges against Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan today

Yesterday, former CEO and Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean FitzPatrick was found not guilty on all charges.

# lending - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Anglo jury to begin deliberations for a fourth day

In total, the jury have been deliberating for eleven hours.

# lending - Friday 11 April, 2014

Dublin property prices will climb 10 per cent this year

Merrion warns of deflation risk amid housing pickup.

# lending - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Number of homeowners in arrears over 90 days falls to 78,000

The number of permanent restructures is up by around 200 in February.

# lending - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund

Growth predicted for dairy sector in particular once quotas are removed.

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