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Banks

# banks - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

AIB wrote off €2 billion in SME debt in the last year

“Debt compromise” has been rolled out to 1,500 small business debtors.

From TheJournal.ie Jury yet to reach a verdict in Anglo trial Anglo Irish Bank

Jury yet to reach a verdict in Anglo trial

Today is day 45 of the trial which has heard evidence from 54 witnesses.

The ECB is back in town. Here’s why.

Frankfurt set for bigger role in regulating and punishing Irish banks.

From TheJournal.ie How banks are helping SMEs and why the GAA signed a deal with SKY Sports Oireachtas Agenda

How banks are helping SMEs and why the GAA signed a deal with SKY Sports

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# banks - Friday 11 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘The banks are stinkers’: Senator Norris joins protest at Dublin auctioneers Evictions

‘The banks are stinkers’: Senator Norris joins protest at Dublin auctioneers

The organisers were asking the auctioneers to agree that no properties will be offered for sale where there is a legal dispute.

Dublin property prices will climb 10 per cent this year

Merrion warns of deflation risk amid housing pickup.

# banks - 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.

# banks - 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.

# banks - Monday 7 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

# banks - Saturday 5 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Banking corruption and injustice – the focus of Tom Darcy’s European campaign European Elections

Banking corruption and injustice – the focus of Tom Darcy’s European campaign

The former property developer is running as a candidate in Dublin for Direct Democracy Ireland.

# banks - Friday 4 April, 2014

NAMA sells €5.4bn Northern Ireland loan book but won’t disclose sale price

The loan portfolio, codenamed Project Eagle, has been sold to New York based investment firm Cerberus.

Credit Unions withdraw from debt deal because ‘it gives banks too much power’

The plan “vests control in the banks”, a statement from two Credit Union agencies said.

# banks - 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.

# banks - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie SME sector ‘over reliant’ on banks Economy

SME sector ‘over reliant’ on banks

Small businesses urged to inform themselves about other financing options available.

# banks - 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.

# banks - 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.

# banks - Monday 10 March, 2014

More businesses are being turned down for bank loans, says ISME

54 per cent of companies who applied for funding in the last three months were refused credit by their banks.

# banks - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Concern that banks are only tackling “easy” mortgage arrears cases Arrears

Concern that banks are only tackling “easy” mortgage arrears cases

The new figures show that 168 properties were taken into possession by lenders in the last quarter of 2013.

Mortgage holders group join with KBC to offer arrears advice service

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

# banks - Monday 3 March, 2014

Column: What does an entrepreneur need to know when starting out?

Many SME managers have expertise and interest in a specific area – but no financial management experience or expertise. So how do they secure funding for their businesses?

# banks - 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.

# banks - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Fears surrounding the IBRC mortgage book are overhyped Property

Column: Fears surrounding the IBRC mortgage book are overhyped

Some IBRC mortgage holders have concerns about about being left without protection if the Government proceeds with the sale of their loans abroad – but they shouldn’t be, writes Karl Deeter.

# banks - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘I didn’t sleep very well last night’ – State to pay 75% of costs in prom note case Banks

‘I didn’t sleep very well last night’ – State to pay 75% of costs in prom note case

The High Court ruled it was an exception al case which merited a departure from the normal rules on legal costs.

# banks - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: The housing market is a mess, so we must decide – will we be charitable or fair? Mortgages

Column: The housing market is a mess, so we must decide – will we be charitable or fair?

Incumbent property owners receive special privileges in Ireland – meaning some mortgagors will walk out of this crisis with the same assets they walked into it with, despite not paying for them, writes Karl Deeter.

Banks with worst complaints handling are named and shamed

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

# banks - 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.

# banks - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’ve given six years to my debt, tried selling my home on YouTube and now I’m bankrupt’ Bankrupt

‘I’ve given six years to my debt, tried selling my home on YouTube and now I’m bankrupt’

Jillian Godsil says the personal insolvency laws are not designed for ordinary people saying she had no other option but to file for bankruptcy.

# banks - Monday 17 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s housing crisis: Four women’s stories of facing eviction and homelessness Out Of House And Home

Ireland’s housing crisis: Four women’s stories of facing eviction and homelessness

Their stories have been highlighted in a video released by a People Before Profit candidate in Meath.

# banks - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Akin to Hamlet without the Prince’: Senator concerned over Anglo ‘exclusion’ from banking inquiry Banking Inquiry

‘Akin to Hamlet without the Prince’: Senator concerned over Anglo ‘exclusion’ from banking inquiry

Senators have been debating changes to standing orders that will allow for the establishment of a banking inquiry in the coming months.

# banks - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noonan doesn’t know how many people had access to missing bank guarantee letters Missing Letters

Noonan doesn’t know how many people had access to missing bank guarantee letters

The Finance Minister has said the search is continuing for two letters that have gone missing from the Department of Finance.

# banks - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Sorry guys’ – no bonuses for top bankers says Noonan Unlucky Lads

‘Sorry guys’ – no bonuses for top bankers says Noonan

AIB have reportedly asked. And Michael Noonan has given an answer.

# banks - Thursday 23 January, 2014

State could sell AIB stake before 2016 election

Michael Noonan says that “he sleeps every night” and does not worry about the economy.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Many leave to get experience’ – Taoiseach talks emigration in Davos Davos

‘Many leave to get experience’ – Taoiseach talks emigration in Davos

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said he can categorically deny that Irish banks would need a so-called ‘bail-in’.

From TheJournal.ie Banking inquiry will have powers to compel – but no witnesses until after May elections Banking Inquiry

Banking inquiry will have powers to compel – but no witnesses until after May elections

Who chairs it and who sits on it have still to be worked out, but the banking inquiry committee is unlikely to hear evidence publicly until after the local and European elections, TheJournal.ie has learned.

# banks - Friday 17 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Government makes case for retroactive recapitalisation to European committee Bailout

Government makes case for retroactive recapitalisation to European committee

A member of the European Parliament Committee who are in Dublin today to discuss the bank bailout said while Ireland has a case to make, so does every other country.

# banks - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Howlin says officials looking for lost documents – but Department won’t say if they are Bank Guarantee

Howlin says officials looking for lost documents – but Department won’t say if they are

The Minister was responding to revelations that two documents related to the bank guarantee have gone missing from the Department of Finance, but it’s not clear if officials are trying to find them.

# banks - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Carl Scarpa to exit examinership and save jobs but two stores will close

The Blanchardstown and Belfast stores will shut but 68 out of 80 at risk roles will remain.

# banks - Saturday 11 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Anglo worried that the bank guarantee could make it liable if other banks failed Bank Guarantee

Anglo worried that the bank guarantee could make it liable if other banks failed

A letter from David Drumm to Brian Lenihan in October 2008 has been released in full to the Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty and is revealed in full for the first time.

# banks - Friday 10 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Department of Finance has lost letters connected to the bank guarantee Bank Guarantee

The Department of Finance has lost letters connected to the bank guarantee

The disappearance of the original versions of two letters copied to finance minister Brian Lenihan has been uncovered by the Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty through Freedom of Information.

# banks - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Another day another bond sale, this time €750m from Bank of Ireland

The bonds have a maturity of five years.

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