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Dublin: 2 °C Tuesday 28 April, 2015

#Banks

# banks - Yesterday’s News

There’s some ‘good news’ for Ulster Bank mortgage holders in arrears

Those who qualify for social housing can sell their homes and not be pursued for the outstanding debt.

# banks - Saturday 25 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,000 staff at AIB are on over €100,000 a year Making Bank

Over 1,000 staff at AIB are on over €100,000 a year

That means they make up 1% of Ireland’s high earners.

Consumers ordered to pay €52 million back to banks so far this year

The average amount awarded to banks was €600,000.

# banks - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Did the banks get ANOTHER bailout ‘by stealth’ – to the tune of €10 billion?

Nama took its turn before the banking inquiry today.

# banks - Monday 20 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Mary O’Rourke putting the Banking Inquiry “under notice” about Brian Lenihan evidence Watching Closely

Mary O’Rourke putting the Banking Inquiry “under notice” about Brian Lenihan evidence

Mary O’Rourke and Conor Lenihan have information they believe may be useful to the committee.

# banks - Sunday 19 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of homeowners are drowning in debt – this is one of their stories Mortgage Crisis

Thousands of homeowners are drowning in debt – this is one of their stories

“It was like someone had a gun to my head. I was crying on the steps of the bank.”

# banks - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie It’s costing banks €100,000 a go to reject insolvency applications… Fuzzy Logic

It’s costing banks €100,000 a go to reject insolvency applications…

Are lenders cutting off their nose to spite their face?

# banks - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Can’t pay your mortgage? Your council should do it for you… Radical Thinking

Can’t pay your mortgage? Your council should do it for you…

Whatever action the government takes on Ireland’s housing debt crisis will be the ‘biggest political decision since Irish Water’ according to a householders’ group.

# banks - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The government says it saved over €10bn by complaining to the Troika We All Partied

The government says it saved over €10bn by complaining to the Troika

Some people still think we could have got a better deal, however.

# banks - Thursday 12 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Frank Underwood quoted as banking inquiry hears ‘corruption is sexy’ Power Vs Money

Frank Underwood quoted as banking inquiry hears ‘corruption is sexy’

Surely none of our politicians are THAT corrupt?

# banks - Sunday 8 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A poor Irish kid turned out to be one of America’s most famous bank robbers Slick Willie

A poor Irish kid turned out to be one of America’s most famous bank robbers

One victim said his robberies were like being at the movies, except the usher had a gun.

# banks - Friday 27 February, 2015

Debt management firms criticised for giving people poor information

The Central Bank became responsible for regulating these firms in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Bank of Ireland made a lot of money last year Yeah Boi

Bank of Ireland made a lot of money last year

A lot more than the year before, anyway.

# banks - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank made €752 million in profit last year Back In Black

Ulster Bank made €752 million in profit last year

That marks its first profit since 2008.

# banks - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Lots of people still have complaints about their mortgages

Mortgage issues continue to be the highest drivers of complaints.

# banks - Thursday 19 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Repossession order over €1.4m struck out, but unlikely to impact majority of cases Banks

Repossession order over €1.4m struck out, but unlikely to impact majority of cases

The Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation said the case was a unique and unusal one.

Couple secure €1.26m debt write down and keep their family home

The personal insolvency arrangement involved a number of banks.

# banks - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Banks ordered to be extra careful with ‘high-risk customers’ like political figures

The Central Bank has found problems across the local industry.

# banks - Monday 16 February, 2015

Irish banks ‘targeted’ in cyber-heist crime spree worth millions

Banks across the world were allegedly hacked over a two-year period.

# banks - Friday 13 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Bertie and Brian need to get ready for some tough questions Banking Inquiry

Bertie and Brian need to get ready for some tough questions

‘Nexus’ is coming their way…

# banks - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Rich heiresses, film stars, supermodels and criminals: Who is on the HSBC list? SWISSLEAKS

Rich heiresses, film stars, supermodels and criminals: Who is on the HSBC list?

One British businessman withdrew enough cash to fill a suitcase.

# banks - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Euro takes a wallop as ECB plays hardball with Greece

The central bank will no longer accept Greek debt as collateral for loans.

# banks - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

These Trinity students think they may have solved the Bitcoin problem

Critics say that the digital currency lacks transparency – and a group of students have been trying to fix that.

# banks - Friday 23 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A community is taking to the streets today to stop its local bank from closing Rural Ireland

A community is taking to the streets today to stop its local bank from closing

Ulster Bank announced last year that it would close 14 of its branches in the Republic.

# banks - Friday 16 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie How can Ireland get the money it put into the banks back? Retrospective Recapitalisation

How can Ireland get the money it put into the banks back?

Would the country then have loads of money overnight?

# banks - Thursday 15 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Brian Lenihan wanted to burn bondholders – but he was overruled Banking Inquiry

Brian Lenihan wanted to burn bondholders – but he was overruled

The committee will write to several institutions, including AIB and the Department of Finance, seeking documents to aid its work.

# banks - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Thinking of moving your mortgage? ‘Make sure it benefits you more than the bank’

However, it could work in your favour.

# banks - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Irish people in debt are still looking to the UK to fix their money problems

Only 311 insolvency applications have been approved to date in Ireland.

# banks - Monday 5 January, 2015

What’s the best credit rating score and how do you find out yours?

These are some of the most common questions house buyers ask.

# banks - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish people repaid €335m more than we borrowed last month Show Me The Money

# banks - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Taxpayer ‘plugging €58 million hole’ in financial regulation cost Watchdogs

Taxpayer ‘plugging €58 million hole’ in financial regulation cost

The Department of Finance says it is looking into the issue.

# banks - Friday 19 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Three-quarters of Dunnes Stores workers are on part-time flexible contracts Zero Hours

Three-quarters of Dunnes Stores workers are on part-time flexible contracts

This comes from a survey carried out by Mandate Trade Union on worker satisfaction.

# banks - Friday 5 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Despite talk of an improving economy, worrying mortgage arrears on family homes persist Home

Opinion: Despite talk of an improving economy, worrying mortgage arrears on family homes persist

Will the State will put the interests of its people above commercial and provide us with strong consumer protection standards?

# banks - Monday 1 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before

David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before

The mortgage debt advocate has slammed the planned mortgage-to-rent scheme.

# banks - Sunday 30 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank wants to limit how much you can save in a credit union Bang It In The Credit Union

The Central Bank wants to limit how much you can save in a credit union

If you have over €50,000 in savings, that is.

# banks - Saturday 29 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Cash-in-transit vans will no longer be protected by an armed escort Unarmed Protection

Cash-in-transit vans will no longer be protected by an armed escort

The Defence Forces say they won’t be providing the armed support on “routine” journeys.

# banks - Friday 28 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Army almost called in to protect banks during the crisis Close To The Edge

Army almost called in to protect banks during the crisis

Simon Coveney said the country was “bust”.

# banks - Friday 14 November, 2014

Two-thirds of first home buyers would not meet new Central Bank rules: Ulster Bank

The bank’s boss is not a fan of buyers having to save a 20% deposit.

# banks - Thursday 13 November, 2014

AIB will return the €21bn taxpayers pumped into it, but don’t hold your breath on when

Here’s what the bank’s chief would reveal today about how long that will take…

Why does Ulster Bank charge Irish customers much higher mortgage rates than those in NI?

The bank’s boss has been accused of “screwing” customers to pay for its bad decisions.

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