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#Mortgages

# mortgages - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Mortgage activity 'returning to 2008 levels' as draw-down figures at highest level in 10 years

New figures show there were 10,157 mortgages drawn down in the second quarter of the year.

# mortgages - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

'It's a no-brainer': New not-for-profit company aims to keep distressed borrowers in their homes

Homeoptions is offering itself as an alternative to vulture funds and said it is already engaging with one bank in relation to a home loan portfolio.

# mortgages - 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.

# mortgages - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Central Bank to scrap code of conduct for banks on the transfer of mortgages as it's 'not relevant'

Sinn Féin’s No Consent, No Sale Bill aims to puts the code on a statutory footing.

# mortgages - Monday 25 March, 2019

Property prices in Dublin city decrease but rise across the country

People struggling to get mortgages and concerns about Brexit are affecting the market.

# mortgages - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Over 12,000 mortgages worth €2.6 billion drawn down in the last three months

12,112 mortgages worth €2.6 billion were drawn down during the fourth quarter of 2018.

# mortgages - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

New rules making it easier to switch your mortgage kick in from today

Lenders will now have to tell customers 60 days before their fixed term ends and let them know about new rates and other options.

# mortgages - 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.

# mortgages - Saturday 15 December, 2018

An Post takes first steps into the mortgage business by seeking info from 'prospective partners'

From an “uncertain and extremely bleak” outlook, An Post is aiming to expand the services it offers.

# mortgages - Monday 15 October, 2018

Is switching my mortgage worth the hassle? We put your questions to a consumer expert earlier today

Áine Carroll of the CCPC joined us live on Facebook.

# mortgages - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Over 4,000 mortgages approved last month, with lots of people switching

The almost 45,000 mortgages approved in the last 12 months are valued at €9.9 billion.

# mortgages - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Have you considered switching your mortgage? Tell us what you'd like to know about it

We will put your questions to a consumer expert.

# mortgages - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund

The bank sold its controversial Project Glas loan portfolio to a so-called vulture fund for around €1.3 billion.

# mortgages - 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.

# mortgages - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

New rules for banks will make it easier to save thousands on mortgage repayments

From next year banks will have to give notice of the end of fixed rate terms and let variable rate customers know if they can move to a cheaper rate.

# mortgages - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Many mortgage rates are being cut - but the sector needs 'careful monitoring'

Incomes are not rising to match lending.

# mortgages - Thursday 10 May, 2018

A 'difficult decision': Ulster Bank confirms it will sell 6,500 mortgages in arrears

Around 3,600 of the mortgages are private dwellings that have fallen in arrears.

RBS, which owns Ulster Bank, agrees to pay €4.1 billion fine

The bank has been fined by the US Justice Department over its role in the subprime mortgage crisis.

# mortgages - Monday 9 April, 2018

How many mortgage holders have banks taken to court so far this year?

We take a dive into the figures available for the cases brought against homeowners in the courts over the past few years.

# mortgages - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Interest-only mortgages in the spotlight but lender says it has 'no concerns'

Fianna Fáil has called for the products to be looked at.

# mortgages - Monday 26 March, 2018

A three-bed semi-detached house now costs an average of €229,111

The highest increases in prices to date in 2018 have occurred in towns.

# mortgages - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds

Executives blamed the European regulator for the classification of these loans as non-performing.

# mortgages - Saturday 24 February, 2018

PTSB chief refuses to appear before Finance Committee next week over loan sale

The bank recently announced it is to sell off a €3.7 billion portfolio of non-performing loans, including mortgages 14,000 private dwelling homes.

Dealing with a vulture fund - how these families have coped

With tens of thousands of mortgage holders potentially facing vulture funds, we spoke to some people who’ve been through it already.

# mortgages - Friday 23 February, 2018

Mortgages sell-off will disrupt already-volatile housing market, charities warn

Ulster Bank said today that it would be looking to offload around 7,000 mortgages on top of PTSB’s proposed 18,000.

# mortgages - 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.

# mortgages - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Minister concedes homeowners who engaged with PTSB may not have deals honoured

PTSB, which is 75% State owned, has been defending its plan to sell off a book of non-performing loans.

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

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

# mortgages - Monday 19 February, 2018

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

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

# mortgages - Monday 12 February, 2018

'I wouldn't want to go up against them alone': Vulture fund ramps up taking homeowners to court

Pentire Property Finance is a subsidiary of US investment giant CarVal.

# mortgages - Friday 9 February, 2018

Poll: Should people who stop paying their mortgages be free from eviction? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who stop paying their mortgages be free from eviction?

A new report from the Central Bank has said that people began to do this in their droves in 2011.

Irish people stopped paying mortgages in their droves after a ruling blocked the banks from evicting

The Dunne Judgement from July 2011 stated that banks could no longer foreclose until new legislation was brought in on the issue.

# mortgages - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Tracker mortgage scandal: AIB did not consider 'the potential fallout'

About 10,000 account holders were impacted by the scandal.

€200 million first-time buyers' scheme called 'subprime lending'

It will allow buyers to get mortgages for homes up to €320,000 in Dublin.

# mortgages - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Minister willing to bring in new laws to punish reckless behaviour of senior bankers

Paschal Donohoe was speaking to the Finance Committee today about the tracker mortgage scandal.

# mortgages - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Almost no change in house prices in second half of 2017 - but it doesn't mean a bubble has burst

The Central Bank’s mortgage rules are pivotal to the story of residential property in 2017, writes economist Ronan Lyons.

# mortgages - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

# mortgages - Thursday 14 December, 2017

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears

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

# mortgages - Thursday 16 November, 2017

After putting aside €4m last year to cover tracker scandal, KBC now says it'll cost €59m

KBC estimates up to 1,661 of its customers may have been impacted.

# mortgages - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

'They're refusing to engage': Banks reject almost half of personal insolvency proposals

The head of the insolvency service said banks are challenging proposals “on as many fronts as possible”.

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