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Banks

# banks - Friday 15 August, 2014

Was it legal? High Court refers PTSB bail-out case to Europe

The High Court could not rule on whether the move was legal.

# banks - Friday 1 August, 2014

Bank of Ireland reports first profit in five years

Ulster Bank also reported a profit for the first half of 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Good news: Fewer homes are in negative equity Up Up Up

Good news: Fewer homes are in negative equity

The author of the report David Duffy says it is expected house prices will continue to increase in 2014.

# banks - Friday 25 July, 2014

Banks ‘fail’ to identify risk of awarding bonuses for higher sales

The Central Bank has asked all firms to review their guidelines by the start of next year.

# banks - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Danske Bank reports surge in net profit

Net profits for the first half of 2014 show a increase of 88% on the same period last year.

# banks - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Experts helping the banking inquiry figure out what to investigate deliver interim report Banking Crisis

Experts helping the banking inquiry figure out what to investigate deliver interim report

The final report will help members determine how the inquiry model is going to work.

# banks - Monday 21 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Any money is too much’: Banking inquiry will be as ‘cost-efficient as possible’ Banking Inquiry

‘Any money is too much’: Banking inquiry will be as ‘cost-efficient as possible’

Members of the inquiry will be discussing the issue at their meeting on Wednesday but chairperson Ciarán Lynch said any cost figures out there are merely speculative.

# banks - Sunday 20 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Warnings that insolvency laws could contain “an extra layer of bank veto” Changes

Warnings that insolvency laws could contain “an extra layer of bank veto”

The Department of Justice briefed on the issue reports The Sunday Times.

# banks - Monday 14 July, 2014

A third of ads for financial services ‘do not meet guidelines’

A Central Bank survey assessed almost 300 advertisements from 23 different firms.

# banks - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Colm McCarthy among 9 experts who will help banking inquiry figure out what to investigate The Experts

Colm McCarthy among 9 experts who will help banking inquiry figure out what to investigate

The banking inquiry met again in private session this morning.

# banks - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

# banks - Saturday 28 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘The entire system is rubbish’: Just 40 houses bought through mortgage-to-rent scheme Arrears

‘The entire system is rubbish’: Just 40 houses bought through mortgage-to-rent scheme

David Hall, Director of the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation, said it is “sickening” that it’s cheaper for banks to repossess a house than it is to participate in the scheme.

# banks - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Banking inquiry committee to meet again today (in private) Banking Collapse

Banking inquiry committee to meet again today (in private)

They said they will be discussing the scope of the inquiry, the risks associated with it and the time scale.

From TheJournal.ie No bank staff hit with higher USC charge on bonuses since 2011 Pay

No bank staff hit with higher USC charge on bonuses since 2011

The charge was brought in to discourage ‘inappropriate’ bonus payments being made to staff in bailed out banks.

# banks - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Aaron McKenna: The opposition has missed the chance to expose the banking show trial

This ‘inquiry’ has no credibility whatsoever and a decent opposition would have resigned en masse in protest.

# banks - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Warning over legal challenges as banking inquiry’s public sessions not expected until 2015 Job Of Work

Warning over legal challenges as banking inquiry’s public sessions not expected until 2015

The first meeting of the joint Oireachtas committee set up to examine the banking crisis lasted some four hours at Leinster House today.

From TheJournal.ie After much controversy, the banking inquiry will meet for first time today (in private) Let's Do This

After much controversy, the banking inquiry will meet for first time today (in private)

The formation of the committee – never mind the inquiry itself – was not without controversy.

# banks - Sunday 15 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Donnelly quits banking inquiry, says Taoiseach stated that he will try to control it I'm Out

Stephen Donnelly quits banking inquiry, says Taoiseach stated that he will try to control it

The Government made sure they would have a majority on the inquiry after they had lost it.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is the banking inquiry now irreparably damaged? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the banking inquiry now irreparably damaged?

A tough week for the inquiry has been made tougher after Stephen Donnelly decided to quit. Is it game over?

# banks - Friday 13 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie After a ‘bad week for politics’ the banking inquiry holds its first meeting next Thursday… in private Behind Closed Doors

After a ‘bad week for politics’ the banking inquiry holds its first meeting next Thursday… in private

After a week of Hitler references, ‘hysterical’ senators, and ‘making a balls of it’ the first meeting of the Oireachtas Committee set up the examine the banking crisis takes place next week.

# banks - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Video: Angry scenes as Micheál Martin repeatedly told to sit down before Dáil suspended Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

Video: Angry scenes as Micheál Martin repeatedly told to sit down before Dáil suspended

A row over the banking inquiry saw the Ceann Comhairle get angry at an angry Micheál Martin before the House was suspended for a brief period.

# banks - Monday 9 June, 2014

Three out of four SMEs don’t ‘shop around’ for finance

With banks not up to the task, small businesses need to check out the alternatives.

# banks - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Banking inquiry ‘rocked’ after lengthy row over senator’s ‘conflict of interest’ Seanad-igans

Banking inquiry ‘rocked’ after lengthy row over senator’s ‘conflict of interest’

Angry scenes in the upper house after a claim that a senator has a conflict of interest, preventing him from serving on the banking inquiry, is later withdrawn.

# banks - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

SME groups welcome EU report but warn they are still in ‘survival mode’

The EU Commission report found that lending to SMEs still remains weak.

The funding ‘hunger march’: over half of companies refused bank credit

Banks are ‘sugar-coating’ the acceptance figures, while the Government watches on, ISME said.

# banks - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Investment company creates 50 new jobs in Dublin

The new roles are in in fund governance and risk management.

# banks - Thursday 22 May, 2014

The government has launched a new €500m bank for SMEs. But what does it mean?

SMEs have been crying out for a new source of finance – and here’s what the Government have come up with.

# banks - 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.

# banks - Thursday 15 May, 2014

KBC Bank halves loan impairments to €48 million

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

# banks - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

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.

# banks - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

“They’ve replaced the tellers with plants” – are banks interested in lending to small business?

Domestic banks are failing to support a vital segment of the economy, lobby groups have said.

# banks - Monday 12 May, 2014

AIB is back in the black

AIB is back in profit, and has shed some light on how the bank is doing at the moment, but what does it all mean?

# banks - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

‘SSIA for SMEs’ could unlock €90 billion funding pot

CPA Ireland’s new chief says that the Government needs to re-think existing financing options.

# banks - 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?

# banks - Friday 2 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

# banks - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Chief whip accuses exiting banks of ‘slash and burn’

Government Seanad chief whip says that foreign banks are damaging the economy.

# banks - 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 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.

# banks - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Could Irish banks survive a 21 per cent fall in property prices?

That’s the question the European Banking Association is going to ask this year.

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