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#Mortgage Holders

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Ulster Bank sells off nearly 4,000 of its customers in massive family home loan book sale

90% of the loans due to be sold are family homes – about 3,200 accounts.

# mortgage-holders - Friday 10 May, 2019

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the figure as ‘extraordinarily high’.

# mortgage-holders - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Finance Minister says he wouldn't mind if his mortgage was held by a vulture fund

The minister said the Sinn Fein Bill to give mortgage holders the power to block the sale of their loans to vulture funds is unconstitutional.

# mortgage-holders - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Any tax loopholes used by vulture funds won't be closed down until the autumn, says Taoiseach

Last year, the Taoiseach vowed to close a loophole which allowed a €1.3 billion mortgage ‘vehicle’ from paying tax.

# mortgage-holders - Monday 4 March, 2019

First-time-buyer loan scheme requires 'further tranche of funding' to continue

A first-time-buyer can apply for a home loan to purchase a new or second-hand property, or to build their own home under the scheme.

# mortgage-holders - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Taoiseach told that 'banks are as aggressive and as arrogant as the time of the crash'

Taoiseach told that 'banks are as aggressive and as arrogant as the time of the crash'

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness told the Taoiseach that people are crying out for help.

# mortgage-holders - Friday 28 December, 2018

Varadkar says he's reluctant to use the term 'vulture fund' to describe firms that have bought up Irish mortgages

Varadkar says he tried to remove split mortgage-holders from recent loan book sales but failed to do so.

# mortgage-holders - Thursday 29 November, 2018

PTSB transfers thousands more of its customers to vulture fund servicer

Many of the mortgage-holders sold today had engaged with the bank and reached arrangements.

# mortgage-holders - Saturday 24 November, 2018

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

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

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

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

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

# mortgage-holders - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Number affected by tracker mortgage scandal rises - it's now over 38,000

The Central Bank governor says a review of the scandal raises serious concerns about current Irish banking culture.

# mortgage-holders - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Finance Minister says it's up to PTSB if it wants to appear before the finance committee over loan sale

Last month, PTSB sold its controversial Project Glas loan portfolio to an affiliate of the so-called vulture fund Lone Star for around €1.3 billion.

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Mortgage-holders caught up in PTSB loan sale to be invited to tell of the turmoil it has caused

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said a full committee session should be dedicated to the loan book sale.

# mortgage-holders - Sunday 29 July, 2018

How many mortgage holders were taken to the High Court by banks so far this year?

The numbers are down on recent years but there still has been almost 300 cases initiated in the High Court.

# mortgage-holders - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Harris on PTSB home loan sale: 'It's time to see a bit of humility from our banks'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the bank has been asked to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee next week.

# mortgage-holders - Monday 27 April, 2015

There's some 'good news' for Ulster Bank mortgage holders in arrears

Those who qualify for social housing can sell their homes and not be pursued for the outstanding debt.

# mortgage-holders - Monday 29 December, 2014

10,000 Irish homeowners need protection against 'vulture funds'

Fianna Fáil’s Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has said the issue needs to be dealt with in 2015.

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

‘Considerable protections already apply to people who are in mortgage difficulties’

Despite Fergus O’Dowd’s criticism of the Fianna Fáil’s bill, the government will not oppose its passage.

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: How to navigate your personal insolvency

The Personal Insolvency Service is due to come into effect in the coming weeks, so what do you need to know about making an application? Stephen Curtis lets you know.

# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Eurozone inflation hits new low, raising prospect of ECB rate cut

The governing council of the European Central Bank meets on Thursday where it could provide a fresh boost to mortgage holders.

# mortgage-holders - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Column: Miracle on O’Connell St – what the Clerys rescue says about Ireland

An institution was saved – which just goes to show how badly Irish homeowners are being treated in comparison, writes Arthur Doohan.

# mortgage-holders - Friday 8 June, 2012

Lenders following arrears guidelines from Keane Report, says Central Bank

The Central Bank says commercial banks are bringing forward new proposals to assist people in mortgage difficulty.

# mortgage-holders - Friday 25 May, 2012

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# mortgage-holders - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Some mortgage holders 'choosing not to pay', broker says

Karl Deeter of Irish Mortgage Brokers said some borrowers are strategically withholding payments in the hope of winning a debt deal.

# mortgage-holders - Friday 3 February, 2012

Proposed legislation would allow judges to refuse home repossessions

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly says he expects his Family Home Protection Bill to be defeated in the Dáil but he hopes it can influence the personal insolvency legislation published by the government last week.

# mortgage-holders - Thursday 12 January, 2012

ECB holds main eurozone interest rate at 1 per cent ECB

ECB holds main eurozone interest rate at 1 per cent

The decision follows two successive months of cutting the bank’s main interest rate which was a welcome boost for mortgage holders.

# mortgage-holders - Monday 24 October, 2011

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

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

# mortgage-holders - 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-holders - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Report rules out blanket debt forgiveness on mortgages

Under proposals contained in the report, struggling homeowners would give up their houses but be allowed to rent them back from State bodies or local authorities.

# mortgage-holders - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Mortgage holders braced for ECB interest rate hike

A hike of 0.25 per cent is expected – bad news for those with tracker and standard variable rate mortgages.

# mortgage-holders - Friday 17 June, 2011

Rate hike for EBS mortgage customers

The Standard Variable Rate is going up by a quarter of one per cent from 1 August.

# mortgage-holders - Monday 28 February, 2011

Increase in residential mortgage arrears and repossessions last year

Overall, 5.7 per cent of home mortages were in arrears at the end of 2010 and 101 homes were repossessed in the final quarter of last year alone.

# mortgage-holders - Thursday 2 September, 2010

Homeowners in arrears up by almost a third

The number of households now in mortgage arrears has risen by almost 40% in the past year.