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#Mortgage Debt

# mortgage-debt - Monday 19 February, 2018

'We've paid back €90,000 on a €30,000 loan but we're still battling to keep our home'

‘Irish courts are not fully applying EU requirements that have become our lifeline.’

# mortgage-debt - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Opinion: Game over for mortgage affordability?

In many areas property is simply unaffordable, again – yet our political class seems to regard the ‘recovery’ in property prices as only a good thing.

# mortgage-debt - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

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.

# mortgage-debt - Monday 9 June, 2014

We paid back €700 million in mortgage debt in the first three months of the year

Debts owed across the board continue to fall, but buy-to-let loans are coming down at a slower rate.

# mortgage-debt - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

'The shortest bankruptcy in the world' - IMHO agrees three month debt deal with banks

The mortgage holder’s advocate has struck a deal with two major banks and hopes more will follow.

# mortgage-debt - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Shatter welcomes AIB comments on mortgage write-offs

The Justice Minister has said that the personal insolvency bill will be enacted through both Oireachtas houses by 20 December and will become operative next year.

# mortgage-debt - Friday 7 December, 2012

Column: Four years of crisis, and still no clear deal on mortgage debt

The failings of Government to take simple steps to help mortgage holders has caused further damage – and the Insolvency Bill is by no means our saviour, writes David Hall.

# mortgage-debt - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

In pics: Tom McFeely's house... yours for just €3m Tom McFeely This post contains images

In pics: Tom McFeely's house... yours for just €3m

What bankrupt developer of faulty apartments used to live in a mansion like this?

# mortgage-debt - Thursday 20 September, 2012

One in 5 mortgages will default by 2013

County by county survey shows that there are still “substantial losses to be realised on irish residential mortgage loans”.

# mortgage-debt - Friday 29 June, 2012

Shatter publishes long-awaited plans to reform insolvency law

The new regime reforms our bankruptcy laws, and aims to help the likes of struggling mortgage holders out of debt.

# mortgage-debt - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Falling German inflation could mean ECB cut for mortgage holders

New data shows German inflation at its lowest for 18 months – meaning less pressure on the ECB to keep rates up.

# mortgage-debt - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Column: The mortgage crisis is stoked by mistrust. Here’s how we might fix it.

Aggressive banks are making mortgage resolution impossible, writes David Hall of New Beginning – and suggests a way to restore trust between lenders and borrowers.

# mortgage-debt - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Meet the 12-year-old boy who saved his granny from losing her house... Boy Wonder

Meet the 12-year-old boy who saved his granny from losing her house...

Janice Sparhawk, 72, had fallen behind on her mortgage. So her grandson Noah sprang into action.

# mortgage-debt - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

First mortgage-to-rent scheme for homeowners piloted

Mortgage holders will give up their properties and become tenants under the programme designed to help people in debt.

# mortgage-debt - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Government's new debt regime may allow mortgage debt to be written off

The cabinet has approved a draft Bill allowing debts to be written off outside of court, while bankruptcy rules are also changed.

# mortgage-debt - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Permanent TSB charging "subprime" and "usury" variable rate - O Cuiv

State-owned financial institution should be forced to reduce its “punitive” mortgage rate, Dáil hears.

# mortgage-debt - Friday 18 November, 2011

More than 100,000 households now in mortgage difficulties

New figures from the Central Bank show the number of mortgages in arrears has risen significantly.

# mortgage-debt - Monday 24 October, 2011

Column: I’ve got two young children, and I could soon lose my house

James McKay told how he cannot meet his mortgage payments because his bank is not cooperating.

# mortgage-debt - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Noonan: Mortgage measures will help families 'break shackles' of debt

The finance minister has defended proposals in the government’s Keane report on mortgage debt.

# mortgage-debt - Monday 17 October, 2011

Column: The Keane report has consequences for borrowers – but not for banks

The Keane Report, independent TD Stephen Donnelly notes, cites “inappropriate mortgage-holder behaviour”. It does not mention “inappropriate banker behaviour”.

# mortgage-debt - Friday 14 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# mortgage-debt - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

'Designed to protect the banks': Mortgage group slates debt relief report

The government’s much-touted plan for homeowners “gives no solutions”, according to David Hall of New Beginning.

# mortgage-debt - Monday 10 October, 2011

Column: Why should bankers have the right to judge us?

People behind on mortgage payments face humiliating personal interrogation from their bankers. We need a new independent solution, writes David Hall of New Beginning.

# mortgage-debt - Sunday 2 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you should known this morning…

# mortgage-debt - Sunday 4 September, 2011

Mortgage defaults 'could cost banks up to €10bn' - FF

Michael McGrath believes the ‘worst case scenario’ that went into the stress tests is now a reality – and it’s going to get worse.

# mortgage-debt - Friday 2 September, 2011

Central Bank to review how banks handle 'distressed' mortgage holders

Governor Patrick Honohan told Oireachtas committee that Central Bank checking that institutions are following its code in tackling mortgage arrears: “They are behind the curve”.

# mortgage-debt - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Column: Families are being failed by our mortgage system

With 60 people a day begging for help with their debts, we must take action now, writes David Hall of New Beginning.

Michael Noonan: "No magic bullet" for mortgage debt relief

Finance Minister lays out the challenging state of the economy at Oireachtas Finance Committee – but says public finances “remain on track”.

# mortgage-debt - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

10 things you should know about Ireland’s mortgage debt and arrears

Economist Ronan Lyons sifts through the myths and figures being thrown about in the debate about whether there should be mortgage debt forgiveness.

# mortgage-debt - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Are Labour ministers split over mortgage debt relief for homeowners?

The party denies it but that appears to be at odds with the differing lines ministers gave on the much talked about issue yesterday.

# mortgage-debt - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Poll: Do you think struggling households should get mortgage debt relief? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think struggling households should get mortgage debt relief?

The campaign to have debt forgiveness introduced for those unable to meet their home loan payments is gathering voice. Do you think there should be such a scheme?

Writing off mortgage debt is an "emergency" need

Chorus of calls for Government to organise a mortgage debt relief scheme for worst-off householders builds to crescendo – and now a government junior minister is backing it…

# mortgage-debt - Monday 11 July, 2011

Take Five: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# mortgage-debt - Friday 20 May, 2011

Nearly 50,000 residential mortgages in arrears of three months or more

However, the Central Bank says new measures to make mortgage lenders help customers make more manageable arrangements for repayments are in force.

# mortgage-debt - Thursday 11 November, 2010

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: plans for a property tax outlined; leading economists plead for debt forgiveness and Amazon pulls Paedophile’s Guide in wake of protests.