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#Mortgage Arrears

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 19 April, 2019

Experts say 'vulture friendly' commentary from government is 'dangerous'
# Arrears
# Arrears

Experts say 'vulture friendly' commentary from government is 'dangerous'

Apr 19th 2019, 6:30 AM 15,880 Views 38 Comments

An Oireachtas committee yesterday heard legislation is needed to ensure banks cannot sell mortgages to vulture funds without a customer’s consent.

# mortgage-arrears - Monday 28 January, 2019

Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'
# Abhaile
# Abhaile

Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'

Jan 28th 2019, 1:26 PM 15,432 Views 24 Comments

Just 30% of those who engaged with Abhaile’s financial advice have a solution in place or are on track for one.

# mortgage-arrears - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'

Dec 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,373 Views 77 Comments

Unregulated loan owners hold 17% of all mortgages in arrears over 720 days.

# mortgage-arrears - Thursday 6 December, 2018

It took 9 consecutive questions for bank execs to admit €1.3bn mortgage 'vehicle' won't pay tax
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

It took 9 consecutive questions for bank execs to admit €1.3bn mortgage 'vehicle' won't pay tax

Dec 6th 2018, 7:04 PM 65,536 Views 65 Comments

Last week the bank confirmed it was transferring more than 6,000 home loans into a special purpose vehicle.

# mortgage-arrears - Saturday 24 November, 2018

No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct
# Great Irish Sell Off
# Great Irish Sell Off

No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct

Nov 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 12,345 Views 30 Comments

The Central Bank said no sanctions have been put in place since the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears commencement in 2009.

# mortgage-arrears - Saturday 17 November, 2018

FactCheck: Has the number of cases taken by banks over arrears halved in two years?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has the number of cases taken by banks over arrears halved in two years?

Nov 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 11,393 Views 16 Comments

Brendan Burgess claims there is “no tsunami” of arrears cases now.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Central Bank to track a 'critical mass' of restructured mortgages that are due to come up for review
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

Central Bank to track a 'critical mass' of restructured mortgages that are due to come up for review

Nov 13th 2018, 10:16 PM 14,129 Views 28 Comments

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said there will be no change to the code of conduct, as it is working effectively.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 7 September, 2018

343 homes repossessed over mortgage arrears during second quarter of 2018
# Mortgage Crisis
# Mortgage Crisis

343 homes repossessed over mortgage arrears during second quarter of 2018

Sep 7th 2018, 5:50 PM 36,980 Views 84 Comments

Tens of thousands of people are still feeling the effects of the mortgage crisis ten years later.

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments
# Debt
# Debt

Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments

Jun 20th 2018, 3:45 PM 15,511 Views 11 Comments

The number of accounts in arrears over 720 days has fallen but these cases still account for 41% of all accounts in arrears.

# mortgage-arrears - Thursday 17 May, 2018

'This is a human crisis': David Hall believes 17,000 families will have homes repossessed
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

'This is a human crisis': David Hall believes 17,000 families will have homes repossessed

May 17th 2018, 12:53 PM 14,674 Views 34 Comments

Hall told the Finance Committee that a narrative has been fostered that people in long-term arrears are “messers”.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds

Feb 27th 2018, 8:41 PM 35,457 Views 53 Comments

The Central Bank is to review their code of conduct for how financial institutions deal with those in mortgage arrears.

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

'They're for the chop': High Court Master says 'wave of repossessions' on the horizon
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

'They're for the chop': High Court Master says 'wave of repossessions' on the horizon

Feb 21st 2018, 9:08 AM 42,890 Views 117 Comments

Master Honohan asked if it’s a “sick joke” that people writing to the Taoiseach were told to seek help from Abhaile.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

High Court Master writes new legislation to help keep people in their homes
# New Laws
# New Laws

High Court Master writes new legislation to help keep people in their homes

Feb 20th 2018, 8:30 PM 14,696 Views 21 Comments

The bill would give greater powers to the government’s Abhaile scheme and provide stronger protections for people who are in debt.

# mortgage-arrears - Monday 19 February, 2018

'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds
# Fire Sale
# Fire Sale

'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds

Feb 19th 2018, 9:18 AM 25,248 Views 116 Comments

The bank, which is 75% owned by the State, plans to sell off a loan book worth €4 billion.

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'I was in mortgage arrears - so I sold my possessions and became a reluctant landlord'
# I Live Here Now
# I Live Here Now

'I was in mortgage arrears - so I sold my possessions and became a reluctant landlord'

Feb 18th 2018, 9:30 AM 43,044 Views 53 Comments

Veronica Dyas explores her experience, and the situation with housing in Ireland, in her latest play.

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Government scheme to help keep people in their homes has only completed 282 cases since 2012
# Mortgage To Rent
# Mortgage To Rent

Government scheme to help keep people in their homes has only completed 282 cases since 2012

Jan 7th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,227 Views 6 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the numbers as “pitifully low”.

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?

Dec 24th 2017, 9:30 AM 9,849 Views 39 Comments

More than 30,000 accounts have been in arrears for more than two years.

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

It gets worse: Central Bank forces lenders to admit 13,600 more tracker victims overcharged
# Scandal
# Scandal

It gets worse: Central Bank forces lenders to admit 13,600 more tracker victims overcharged

Dec 20th 2017, 2:00 PM 44,262 Views 109 Comments

We now know at least 33,700 customers were overcharged and the Central Bank said it had to “relentlessly pursue” lenders in many of these cases.

# mortgage-arrears - Thursday 14 December, 2017

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears

Dec 14th 2017, 8:00 PM 15,847 Views 47 Comments

The number of mortgages behind on payments has dropped since the depths of the recession.

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Poll: Should Ireland have a separate court to deal with mortgage arrears cases?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland have a separate court to deal with mortgage arrears cases?

Nov 26th 2017, 8:15 PM 16,014 Views 73 Comments

Ten percent of home mortgage accounts in this country are in arrears.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 17 November, 2017

'I'm not going anywhere': Lay litigants in uphill battle against banks and vulture funds
# Debt
# Debt

'I'm not going anywhere': Lay litigants in uphill battle against banks and vulture funds

Nov 17th 2017, 12:05 AM 18,782 Views 28 Comments

There are calls for the Legal Aid Board to relax its merits test so more families in debt can access professional representation.

# mortgage-arrears - Saturday 11 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 23,406 Views 0 Comments

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

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Warning for borrowers in arrears: Don't let fear get in the way of saving your home
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Warning for borrowers in arrears: Don't let fear get in the way of saving your home

Jun 18th 2017, 10:00 PM 23,677 Views 39 Comments

Experts say anxiety and a lack of information provided to people struggling with debt can lead them to making decisions that will worsen their situation.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 2 December, 2016

Twink told a newspaper her debt-ridden home was for sale, but barristers couldn't find it listed
# Arrears
# Arrears

Twink told a newspaper her debt-ridden home was for sale, but barristers couldn't find it listed

Dec 2nd 2016, 2:29 PM 31,734 Views 0 Comments

The bank claims it it is owed about €250,000.

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to claim the credit for a fall in mortgages in arrears?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to claim the credit for a fall in mortgages in arrears?

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:59 PM 15,390 Views 40 Comments

Fine Gael has been on Twitter and Facebook, promoting a set of claims about its role in the fall of mortgages in arrears. Do they check out?

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Many people in mortgage arrears are contemplating suicide
# Wake Up Call
# Wake Up Call

Many people in mortgage arrears are contemplating suicide

Mar 20th 2016, 3:47 PM 20,902 Views 74 Comments

A new survey explores the impact debt has on people’s mental health.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

It's 'not possible or appropriate' to adjourn all repossession cases
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

It's 'not possible or appropriate' to adjourn all repossession cases

May 19th 2015, 10:41 AM 7,058 Views 14 Comments

Thomas Byrne hoped the courts might halt all repossession cases in light of the government’s planned reforms.

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Big plan to help mortgage holders 'won't have the banks quaking in their boots'
# Veto
# Veto

Big plan to help mortgage holders 'won't have the banks quaking in their boots'

May 13th 2015, 5:48 PM 13,907 Views 91 Comments

The government has announced a raft of new measures to help people struggling to pay their mortgages.

In mortgage arrears? Here's how the government plans to help
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

In mortgage arrears? Here's how the government plans to help

May 13th 2015, 12:00 PM 14,704 Views 34 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Peter McVerry says he'd be embarrassed if he was Alan Kelly
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Peter McVerry says he'd be embarrassed if he was Alan Kelly

May 5th 2015, 5:35 PM 29,507 Views 154 Comments

The campaigner is not impressed by the government’s housing plans.

# mortgage-arrears - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Thousands of homeowners are drowning in debt - this is one of their stories
# Mortgage Crisis
# Mortgage Crisis

Thousands of homeowners are drowning in debt - this is one of their stories

Apr 19th 2015, 8:30 AM 32,043 Views 111 Comments

“It was like someone had a gun to my head. I was crying on the steps of the bank.”

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof
# Bad Loans
# Bad Loans

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof

Mar 17th 2015, 1:37 PM 17,860 Views 19 Comments

Loans from so-called sub-prime lenders are four times more likely to be in arrears than those from the mainstream banks

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Enda pledges action on mortgage crisis (and calls Fianna Fáil 'arsonists')
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Enda pledges action on mortgage crisis (and calls Fianna Fáil 'arsonists')

Mar 10th 2015, 8:25 PM 14,580 Views 88 Comments

Proposals to reduce the term of bankruptcy from three years to one are being considered with new measures to be announced in April.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 5 December, 2014

Opinion: Despite talk of an improving economy, worrying mortgage arrears on family homes persist
# Home
# Home

Opinion: Despite talk of an improving economy, worrying mortgage arrears on family homes persist

Dec 5th 2014, 8:00 AM 36 Views 14 Comments

Will the State will put the interests of its people above commercial and provide us with strong consumer protection standards?

# mortgage-arrears - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

The number of homeowners who are years behind on their loans is still going up
# Going Under
# Going Under

The number of homeowners who are years behind on their loans is still going up

Dec 3rd 2014, 4:18 PM 8,830 Views 32 Comments

Banks have been accused of only helping the ‘low-hanging fruit’ of people who are a few months overdue.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Almost 400 AIB repossessions stopped in last year
# Arrears
# Arrears

Almost 400 AIB repossessions stopped in last year

Nov 4th 2014, 10:00 AM 6,542 Views 9 Comments

The Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation said the scheme these agreements were made through will be expanded to run another 12 months, due to its success in the last year.

# mortgage-arrears - Friday 3 October, 2014

Worried about losing your home? These guides are for you
# Mortgage Arrears Crisis
# Mortgage Arrears Crisis

Worried about losing your home? These guides are for you

Oct 3rd 2014, 6:30 AM 7,313 Views 10 Comments

The guides cover both the Circuit and High courts.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Ireland has a €12.5 billion problem mortgage mountain to climb
# Debt Problem
# Debt Problem

Ireland has a €12.5 billion problem mortgage mountain to climb

Sep 2nd 2014, 11:32 AM 9,804 Views 30 Comments

The headline number of arrears has fallen, but ultra long term problem loans continue to climb.

# mortgage-arrears - Thursday 14 August, 2014

There's still no solution for over 70% of problem mortgages
# No End In Sight
# No End In Sight

There's still no solution for over 70% of problem mortgages

Aug 14th 2014, 3:34 PM 9,107 Views 34 Comments

New figures from the Department of Finance also show that Buy to Let loans are still struggling.

# mortgage-arrears - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Aug 5th 2014, 11:16 PM 17,616 Views 3 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Ireland beating the Black Ferns, Israeli boycott protests, and what Bernie Ecclestone has done…

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