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#Moneylenders

# moneylenders - Monday 21 December, 2020

Central Bank warns people to be wary of firms offering quick loans over the Christmas period
# Borrowers Beware
# Borrowers Beware

Central Bank warns people to be wary of firms offering quick loans over the Christmas period

Dec 21st 2020, 6:30 AM 5,134 Views 2 Comments

There has been a surge in the prevalence of unauthorised moneylenders.

# moneylenders - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Poll: Should moneylenders include 'tobacco-style' warnings in ads for high-cost loans?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should moneylenders include 'tobacco-style' warnings in ads for high-cost loans?

Jul 30th 2019, 9:30 AM 18,238 Views 42 Comments

Warnings often appear in the contract, rather than the ad.

# moneylenders - Monday 4 February, 2019

UK Moneylender charging nearly 50% APR opens for business in Ireland
# Amigo Loans
# Amigo Loans

UK Moneylender charging nearly 50% APR opens for business in Ireland

Feb 4th 2019, 3:44 PM 38,808 Views 79 Comments

Amigo uses a model whereby a friend or family member acts as a guarantor for the borrower in case they can’t pay the money back.

# moneylenders - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Credit unions are to be given more freedom to compete with moneylenders, so what would this mean?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Credit unions are to be given more freedom to compete with moneylenders, so what would this mean?

Jan 8th 2019, 8:30 PM 28,714 Views 34 Comments

It could mean they can offer small loans to people who otherwise mightn’t get credit.

# moneylenders - 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 11,632 Views 34 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.

# moneylenders - Monday 30 July, 2018

Parents turning to moneylenders to cope with back-to-school costs
# Debt
# Debt

Parents turning to moneylenders to cope with back-to-school costs

Jul 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 15,142 Views 64 Comments

More than one-third of parents in Ireland say they are debt due to these costs.

# moneylenders - Friday 5 December, 2014

Families turning to moneylenders charging up to 200% interest ahead of Christmas
# Debt
# Debt

Families turning to moneylenders charging up to 200% interest ahead of Christmas

Dec 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,817 Views 18 Comments

The majority of loans taken out this time last year were to cover debts consumers already had.

# moneylenders - Monday 14 July, 2014

A third of ads for financial services 'do not meet guidelines'
# Banks
# Banks

A third of ads for financial services 'do not meet guidelines'

Jul 14th 2014, 12:31 PM 5,094 Views 8 Comments

A Central Bank survey assessed almost 300 advertisements from 23 different firms.

# moneylenders - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders
# Christmas Cost
# Christmas Cost

Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders

Dec 12th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,132 Views 42 Comments

The 18-34 age bracket are the most likely to use a moneylender with 12 per cent say they will do so in 2013.

# moneylenders - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Twitter, Toronto mayor and mystery GPO woman: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Twitter, Toronto mayor and mystery GPO woman: The week in numbers

Nov 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 8,516 Views 0 Comments

Plus: how much will the average household spend on Christmas this year?

# moneylenders - Thursday 17 January, 2013

61% of people have under €100 left a month after essential bills - Credit Unions
# Bills
# Bills

61% of people have under €100 left a month after essential bills - Credit Unions

Jan 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,625 Views 75 Comments

the final 2012 ‘What’s Left’ tracker series conducted by the Irish league of Credit Unions shows 61% of people have €100 or less left at the end of the month once essential bills are paid.

# moneylenders - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Explainer: What are the rules that govern legal moneylenders?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What are the rules that govern legal moneylenders?

Nov 3rd 2012, 7:45 AM 5,670 Views 11 Comments

With Halloween now behind us, Christmas has become the focus of many. While the holiday can bring joy to many, it can be a time of huge financial pressure for others.

# moneylenders - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Government will oppose SF bill to limit moneylenders' interest rates
# Personal Finance
# Personal Finance

Government will oppose SF bill to limit moneylenders' interest rates

Jul 17th 2012, 8:36 PM 6,160 Views 52 Comments

Sinn Féin’s legislation would mean licensed moneylenders would not be allowed to charge interest higher than 40% APR.

# moneylenders - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Call for stronger regulations on moneylenders
# Moneylenders
# Moneylenders

Call for stronger regulations on moneylenders

Mar 22nd 2012, 7:55 AM 1,362 Views 6 Comments

The Central Bank has been urged to strengthen regulations on moneylenders in the light of newly released figures that suggest increasing numbers of families are turning to them.

# moneylenders - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Two-thirds of people back Government's overall Budget strategy
# Wages
# Wages

Two-thirds of people back Government's overall Budget strategy

Nov 29th 2011, 8:34 AM 1,492 Views 17 Comments

An independent poll shows most people support the focus on spending cuts rather than tax increases.

# moneylenders - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Column: These arrests won’t tackle the root causes of crime in Limerick
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: These arrests won’t tackle the root causes of crime in Limerick

Nov 24th 2011, 7:30 AM 270 Views 14 Comments

On Limerick’s estates, crime is being spurred by pressing social problems – and they’re not going away, writes sociologist Niamh Hourigan.