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# banking - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

PTSB has reduced problem mortgages to one-tenth of peak levels

The bank has urged struggling customers to get in touch, with the prospect of legal action also on the table.

# banking - Thursday 15 May, 2014

KBC Bank halves loan impairments to €48 million

The bank is planning a blitz targeting new customers throughout the year.

# banking - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry Bank Guarantee

TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the Irish people “suffered great hardship” because of the bank guarantee as the Dáil debated a motion to establish an inquiry.

Bank of Ireland: no debt write-downs for small businesses

As with mortgages, it seems the bank is taking a hard line on debt forgiveness.

# banking - Monday 12 May, 2014

Central Bank issues warning over “China Construction Bank Mexico”

The firm has been contacting members of the public, but bears no relation to the legal China Construction Bank (London) Limited.

# banking - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Wanted: someone to explain banking to our TDs Do You Speak Dail?

Wanted: someone to explain banking to our TDs

If you can hammer out the intricacies of the banking system in less than 4,500 words, step this way.

# banking - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Profile: Who is John Moran? Gone

Profile: Who is John Moran?

A look back at the former Secretary-General’s life and times since joining Finance in 2012.

# banking - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Some very solid reasons why the banking inquiry will fail to deliver

“This country is suffering from paralysis by analysis”.

# banking - Saturday 3 May, 2014

BAN THE BANKS: There’s a wild theory going around that some people are starting to take seriously

What do you think? Does it sound brilliant or crazy – or both?

# banking - Friday 2 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “No residual issues” – but some delays – after banking ‘holiday’ yesterday Sepa Holiday This post contains a poll

“No residual issues” – but some delays – after banking ‘holiday’ yesterday

A holiday for European banks meant that wages didn’t appear in bank accounts yesterday.

# banking - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 5 key issues facing the banking inquiry before it even starts Analysis

5 key issues facing the banking inquiry before it even starts

The government is pressing ahead with an inquiry but it will be a while before it starts properly and there are a number of outstanding issues before it does.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Minister heckled at public meeting John Perry

Watch: Minister heckled at public meeting

An angry property developer confronted Junior Minister for Small Business at a business networking meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Government will establish a banking inquiry next week and this Labour TD will chair it Banking Inquiry

Government will establish a banking inquiry next week and this Labour TD will chair it

A motion will be brought before the Dáil next Tuesday following a discussion at this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

# banking - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits

With the EU forcing us into a ‘devaluation for slow learners’, isn’t it time we look closer at what exactly the euro has done for us?

# banking - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Judge tells Anglo jury: It’s ok if you reach a majority verdict Deliberations

Judge tells Anglo jury: It’s ok if you reach a majority verdict

The jury has been deliberating since Friday afternoon.

# banking - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Anglo jury to resume deliberations today Anglo

Anglo jury to resume deliberations today

The jury deliberated for six hours yesterday and will resume this morning.

# banking - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Number of homeowners in arrears over 90 days falls to 78,000 Mortgage Arrears Crisis

Number of homeowners in arrears over 90 days falls to 78,000

The number of permanent restructures is up by around 200 in February.

# banking - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie AIB explains why its home repossessions tripled last year Debt

AIB explains why its home repossessions tripled last year

The bank is currently engaged in 9,000 legal or potential legal cases with customers in mortgage arrears.

From TheJournal.ie Up to one in five PTSB customers in mortgage arrears are not engaging with the bank Debt

Up to one in five PTSB customers in mortgage arrears are not engaging with the bank

Officials from Permanent TSB told the Oireachtas finance committee that 85 per cent of customers offered a split-mortgage had agreed to the deal.

# banking - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

IBRC and NAMA will dump €15 billion worth of loans this year – report

Stress tests may encourage banks to offload loan books.

# banking - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you read all your bank statements? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you read all your bank statements?

Some AIB customers were charged twice for some transactions – but might not have noticed if they didn’t check their transaction history.

From TheJournal.ie AIB investigating double charging issue Indirect Debit

AIB investigating double charging issue

AIB says that nobody will be left out of pocket by the error.

# banking - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Losses down but still no profitability at Permanent TSB

The bank says the next step is to exit state ownership.

# banking - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge A Definitive Ranking Of Your Bank-Related Rage Verified By Visa

A Definitive Ranking Of Your Bank-Related Rage

Say “card reader” again, I dare you.

# banking - Friday 21 March, 2014

Tiger’s gone: Inventor of Celtic Tiger resigns

Banker who coined the phrase for Irish economic ‘miracle’ has worked for several powerhouse financial institutions.

# banking - Thursday 20 March, 2014

“End to the era of massive bailouts” as EU reaches deal to complete banking union

MEPs now say that a problem bank can be closed down in the space of a weekend to avoid markets turmoil on a Monday.

# banking - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat Troika

Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat

Today MEPs voted to endorse the findings of a report into the Troika – but ultimately there will be no sanctions. Ireland is not yet free from economic shackles, writes Nessa Childers MEP.

# banking - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Feeling stressed? Banking tests on the horizon – but what do they mean? Explainer

Feeling stressed? Banking tests on the horizon – but what do they mean?

A major review of Irish and European banks is due in the Autumn, and could have serious political and financial consequences.

Ireland needs more banks, says ESRI

Exodus of non-Irish banks during crisis hit the SME sector hard.

# banking - Friday 7 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The State still puts banking needs ahead of people’s rights – FLAC Soft Touch

The State still puts banking needs ahead of people’s rights – FLAC

The Free Legal Advice Centres says boom time soft-touch regulation “persists to this day”

# banking - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

AIB lost €1.7 billion last year, but that’s much better than the previous year

The bank says that it thinks it will return to profitability by next year.

# banking - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Mortgage holders group join with KBC to offer arrears advice service

The bank will fund the scheme, but it will be independently run.

# banking - Monday 3 March, 2014

“Profitable and generating capital”: BoI losses narrow, mortgage arrears still ‘key priority’

Bank of Ireland has released its results for 2013. Richie Boucher says the institution made “further substantial progress” last year.

# banking - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Michael Noonan is sending a signal out to Europe that Ireland can use another bank

The Finance Minister wants to get credit flowing to Irish people.

Damien Kiberd: Government policy on housing is a massive muddle

When the economy collapsed the banks got top priority. Building workers and people who need social housing were far down the pecking order. Now they’re telling us a miracle is on the way…

# banking - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Bank admits tax ‘misconduct’, but blames employees It's Not Us It's You

Bank admits tax ‘misconduct’, but blames employees

Switzerland’s second largest bank, Credit Suisse, said management was unaware of any wrongdoing.

Banks with worst complaints handling are named and shamed

Mortgages arrears complaints made up half of all cases in 2013.

# banking - Monday 24 February, 2014

After 18 years, wave goodbye to Laser cards

You won’t be able to use a Laser card from midnight 28 February.

# banking - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Here’s how the government spent more than €100m on banking sector advice

Arthur Cox alone has received €12.2 million of these fees since 2011.

Open thread: How do YOU save money on banking fees?

Did you switch banks, or do you take out large sums of money in one go? Tell us your tips.