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#Mortgages

# mortgages - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Number of mortgage approvals continues to grow as almost 4,700 signed off last month
# Housing
# Housing

Number of mortgage approvals continues to grow as almost 4,700 signed off last month

Jun 29th 2021, 6:10 AM 8,153 Views 11 Comments

This represents a significant increase on the 1,879 mortgage approvals issued in May 2020, the BPFI said.

# mortgages - Monday 28 June, 2021

People split on mortgage lending rules but strongly opposed to limits on inheritance from parents
# Bank Of Mum And Dad
# Bank Of Mum And Dad

People split on mortgage lending rules but strongly opposed to limits on inheritance from parents

Jun 28th 2021, 6:45 AM 65,619 Views 51 Comments

An overwhelming majority do not favour limits on the money people can receive from parents.

# mortgages - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'

Jun 24th 2021, 3:08 PM 16,854 Views 54 Comments

The rules restrict the amount someone can borrow to 3.5 times their income, though there are exemptions.

# mortgages - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Number of mortgage approvals nearly doubled in April compared to same month last year
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Number of mortgage approvals nearly doubled in April compared to same month last year

Jun 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 8,201 Views 9 Comments

4,362 mortgages were approved in April this year.

# mortgages - Thursday 29 April, 2021

First-time buyer mortgage drawdowns at highest Q1 level since 2007 - BPFI
# Housing Market
# Housing Market

First-time buyer mortgage drawdowns at highest Q1 level since 2007 - BPFI

Apr 29th 2021, 12:34 PM 12,656 Views 10 Comments

Figures show overall mortgage drawdowns in Q1 were at their highest since 2009.

# mortgages - Sunday 28 March, 2021

'Relationship status should not define your ability to own a home, but it does'
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

'Relationship status should not define your ability to own a home, but it does'

Mar 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 83,558 Views 102 Comments
  • As difficult as buying a home can be for couples, single people face an even bigger challenge
  • Some people are 'priced out of 95% of houses in Dublin'
  • 'The rampant greed of the Celtic Tiger cast a long and depressing shadow,' one buyer said

# mortgages - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market

Mar 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,820 Views 14 Comments

Buy-to-let investors now account for less than 1% of mortgages, compared to 20% in 2006, according to new figures.

# mortgages - Friday 26 February, 2021

Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase

Feb 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,758 Views 16 Comments

That’s according to figures released by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland today.

# mortgages - Friday 19 February, 2021

'No need to panic': How will the Ulster Bank wind down affect customers?
# Banking
# Banking

'No need to panic': How will the Ulster Bank wind down affect customers?

Feb 19th 2021, 10:49 AM 21,151 Views 15 Comments

The bank will be wound down gradually over the next few years.

# mortgages - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Government to explore creating a 'third force' in Irish banking if Ulster Bank exits Irish market, says Varadkar
# The Banks
# The Banks

Government to explore creating a 'third force' in Irish banking if Ulster Bank exits Irish market, says Varadkar

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 12:53 PM 75,628 Views 89 Comments

A formal announcement is expected on Ulster Bank’s operations in the Republic of Ireland tomorrow.

# mortgages - Monday 1 February, 2021

How to make it through the mortgage maze (and de-stress while you're doing it)
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

How to make it through the mortgage maze (and de-stress while you're doing it)

Feb 1st 2021, 3:21 PM 4,012 Views 1 Comment

Expert tips on putting yourself in pole position for mortgage approval, without a worry overload.

# mortgages - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Over 5,200 mortgages approved in October, with surge driven by first-time buyers
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Over 5,200 mortgages approved in October, with surge driven by first-time buyers

Dec 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 20,357 Views 14 Comments

October was the busiest month for mortgage approvals since BPFI began collecting this data in 2011.

# mortgages - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Vintners say thousands of pubs face defaulting on loans as six-month mortgage moratorium due to end
# In Trouble
# In Trouble

Vintners say thousands of pubs face defaulting on loans as six-month mortgage moratorium due to end

Sep 1st 2020, 12:51 PM 27,268 Views 95 Comments

Pubs were given a six-month moratorium on their mortgages.

# mortgages - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Wage subsidy and mortgages: 'The government isn't helping them. What chance have they with the banks?'
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Wage subsidy and mortgages: 'The government isn't helping them. What chance have they with the banks?'

Aug 8th 2020, 9:00 PM 48,478 Views 29 Comments

Many on the wage subsidy scheme with mortgage approval have struggled to reach the drawdown stage.

# mortgages - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty accuses banks of ‘profiteering from pandemic’
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty accuses banks of ‘profiteering from pandemic’

Jul 8th 2020, 6:26 PM 20,624 Views 92 Comments

Since March, nearly 80,000 mortgage-holders impacted by the pandemic have taken payment breaks.

# mortgages - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

AIB reverses 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients
# Awaiting Approval
# Awaiting Approval

AIB reverses 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients

Jul 1st 2020, 6:04 PM 37,056 Views 13 Comments

The bank said that it may still refuse to allow a mortgage to be drawn down if it finds a customer is unable to meet repayments.

# mortgages - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Pandemic set to cause major shortfall in housing supply, warns new study
# Demand And Supply
# Demand And Supply

Pandemic set to cause major shortfall in housing supply, warns new study

Jun 16th 2020, 6:10 AM 19,260 Views 54 Comments

The study from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland shows that new builds have been badly impacted.

# mortgages - Monday 15 June, 2020

'The stress is real. And growing': Wage subsidy recipients with mortgage approval uncertain if they can buy home
# Wage Subsidy Scheme
# Wage Subsidy Scheme

'The stress is real. And growing': Wage subsidy recipients with mortgage approval uncertain if they can buy home

Jun 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,460 Views 28 Comments

Some applicants have been told by their bank they can’t draw down their mortgage if they’re in receipt of the wage subsidy scheme.

# mortgages - Thursday 4 June, 2020

April figures show a drop of over 40% in mortgage approvals being granted in Ireland
# New Home
# New Home

April figures show a drop of over 40% in mortgage approvals being granted in Ireland

Jun 4th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,046 Views 24 Comments

In total, 2,200 mortgages were approved in April.

# mortgages - Monday 11 May, 2020

Taoiseach meets with five major banks to discuss Covid-19
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Taoiseach meets with five major banks to discuss Covid-19

May 11th 2020, 7:06 PM 62,752 Views 50 Comments

The government says that the banks have agreed that anyone availing of a mortgage break can now extend the loan term.

# mortgages - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Drop of nearly 10% in mortgage approvals in March compared to 2019
# Lending
# Lending

Drop of nearly 10% in mortgage approvals in March compared to 2019

May 6th 2020, 8:18 AM 16,806 Views 18 Comments

The figures offer an early indication of the impact of Covid-19 on lending.

# mortgages - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Covid-19 mortgage break to be extended from three months to six
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 mortgage break to be extended from three months to six

Updated Apr 30th 2020, 11:24 AM 34,798 Views 66 Comments

All of the country’s main banks are participating in the break.

# mortgages - Monday 20 April, 2020

Banks say that people who got mortgage approval before the crisis can have this extended
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Banks say that people who got mortgage approval before the crisis can have this extended

Apr 20th 2020, 9:14 AM 30,613 Views 32 Comments

Customers can be granted an extension in situations where their “circumstances have not materially changed”.

# mortgages - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Banks see calls rise 400% as customers seek support amid Covid-19 crunch
# Payment Breaks
# Payment Breaks

Banks see calls rise 400% as customers seek support amid Covid-19 crunch

Mar 24th 2020, 7:30 PM 16,035 Views 23 Comments

Banks are far busier but visits to branches have dropped significantly.

# mortgages - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019

Jan 29th 2020, 6:05 AM 9,379 Views 7 Comments

The 12,259 mortgages are valued at €2.7 billion.

# mortgages - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 24th 2019, 6:05 AM 10,608 Views 3 Comments

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
# Homeoptions

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

Jul 9th 2019, 3:25 PM 11,342 Views 41 Comments

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
# Mortgage Sale
# Mortgage Sale

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

Jul 2nd 2019, 7:12 PM 28,334 Views 92 Comments

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'
# Homeowners' Rights
# Homeowners' Rights

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

Apr 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 30,109 Views 35 Comments

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
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Property prices in Dublin city decrease but rise across the country

Mar 25th 2019, 10:25 AM 63,594 Views 27 Comments

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
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

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

Jan 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 9,193 Views 6 Comments

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
# Save Money
# Save Money

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

Jan 1st 2019, 9:00 AM 32,756 Views 28 Comments

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
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

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

Dec 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 25,596 Views 115 Comments

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'
# Modernising
# Modernising

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

Dec 15th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,451 Views 32 Comments

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
# Switched On
# Switched On

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

Oct 15th 2018, 5:50 PM 26,423 Views 27 Comments

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
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

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

Sep 27th 2018, 6:40 AM 19,950 Views 15 Comments

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
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

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

Sep 6th 2018, 8:30 PM 9,213 Views 22 Comments

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
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

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

Aug 1st 2018, 9:57 AM 39,293 Views 127 Comments

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
# Slowing Down
# Slowing Down

The asking price for a typical three bed semi-detached in Dublin is now at €310,000

Jul 2nd 2018, 7:50 AM 29,850 Views 45 Comments

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
# Transparency
# Transparency

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

Jun 20th 2018, 12:00 PM 28,916 Views 25 Comments

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.

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