Business ETC uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 20 °C Monday 28 July, 2014

Finance

# finance - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Reluctance to repossess homes just drags out the misery for those in serious debt Mortgages

Opinion: Reluctance to repossess homes just drags out the misery for those in serious debt

Politicians are bemoaning the fact that older people might now have to carry debt onto their pension books – but that’s the risk of re-mortgaging.

# finance - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge UK finance minister George Osborne makes a hames of kid’s question: “What’s 7 times 8?” Seven Times Eight Is...

# finance - Monday 30 June, 2014

Lending to small businesses is up for the first time in 18 months

Non financial corporations are pulling down more cash, but households are still borrowing less.

# finance - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

NAMA redeems €2.5bn in bonds

National Asset Management Agency recently reported profits of €211m.

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.

# finance - Monday 23 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can’t be ruled out Getting Burnt This post contains videos

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can’t be ruled out

Patrick Honohan said he thought that “our fiscal crisis of the 1980s would have cured us of excesses of any type for 100 years”, but it didn’t.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There’s no room for complacency over the investigation into Apple in Ireland Tax

Opinion: There’s no room for complacency over the investigation into Apple in Ireland

In the event of a finding against Ireland, the fallout will be measured in a drop of nurses, medical cards and Gardaí on the streets.

# finance - 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.

# finance - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Vhi announces after-tax surplus of €65 million, but can’t rule out premium increases

The company also announced that it had finalised a reinsurance deal with Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway.

# finance - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Two 14-year-olds ‘hack’ ATM using instructions they found online Password123

Two 14-year-olds ‘hack’ ATM using instructions they found online

All they got was a lousy late note.

# finance - 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.

# finance - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How is the government revamping the social welfare system? Oireachtas Agenda

How is the government revamping the social welfare system?

That’s one of the subjects up for debate in Leinster House today.

# finance - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

2014 tax take €466 million ahead of target, spending below projections

The results are being hailed as evidence that no further cuts are needed in October’s budget.

# finance - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

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.

# finance - Monday 2 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How does your local council spend its money? Funding

How does your local council spend its money?

A new website gives a breakdown of how much each local authority in Ireland gets and where the money goes.

# finance - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Borrowing without banks: here’s how you’ve done it

Cutting out the high street bank is becoming a realistic option for SMEs.

# finance - 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.

# finance - Monday 19 May, 2014

Ireland is getting a new bank, just for small businesses

The Government is floating the idea of a bank specifically for SMEs, with an €800 million budget.

# finance - Friday 16 May, 2014

Are Irish businesses in better financial health than we thought?

Nearly one third of Irish SMEs carry no debt at all, with only seven per cent carrying debt higher than their turnover.

# finance - 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.

From TheJournal.ie No, our new plan won’t fuel a housing bubble – Michael Noonan Construction 2020

No, our new plan won’t fuel a housing bubble – Michael Noonan

As part of a new scheme, the Government’s planning to guarantee a portion of mortgages for first-time buyers, in the hope of encouraging banks to give out more loans.

# finance - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Noonan says SME debt is being ‘sorted out’

The Minister for Finance said SME debt is ‘far down’ the list of concerns in comparison to national debt.

# finance - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What can be done to improve access to finance for SMEs? Oireachtas Agenda

What can be done to improve access to finance for SMEs?

That’s one of the questions being asked in the Dáil today.

# finance - Monday 5 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What Constitutional ban has the Opposition ‘neutered to the point of comedy’? Not As Fun As It Sounds

What Constitutional ban has the Opposition ‘neutered to the point of comedy’?

Deputies Pearse Doherty and Stephen Donnelly have argued that a section of the Irish Constitution needs to be changed.

# finance - Friday 2 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Some credit unions ‘unwilling to comply with the law’ – Central Bank Risk Assessment

Some credit unions ‘unwilling to comply with the law’ – Central Bank

Credit unions Registrar Sharon Donnery made the warning in a report sent to credit unions yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Good news: Ireland passes first post-bailout review Bailout

Good news: Ireland passes first post-bailout review

The IMF had officials in Ireland, and they reckon we’re doing well.

# finance - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Who was to blame – Anglo or the Financial Regulator? It’s a false dichotomy. Anglo

Opinion: Who was to blame – Anglo or the Financial Regulator? It’s a false dichotomy.

No jail time for convicted Anglo pair because Judge Nolan believes they were led into ‘error and illegality’ by the Financial Regulator? Well, the Anglo Tapes tell a very different story.

# finance - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Bank ‘cherry-picking’ hurts SME sector

Only the very strongest companies are getting bank funding, according to one lender.

# finance - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

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.

# finance - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Honohan told to ‘stand up to the ECB’ as Frankfurt puts the pressure on last year’s deal

In it’s annual report published yesterday, the ECB says that, “liquidation of the IBRC raises serious monetary financing concerns”.

# finance - Monday 7 April, 2014

So just what was the effective rate of tax for corporations in the last decade?

It’s more than you might think for most companies.

# finance - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Most tech companies in Ireland want to expand

However, access to credit, scalability and hiring the right people remain challenges.

# finance - 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.

# finance - Friday 21 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Shutting down social media and 11 other motions at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis Going Through The Motions

Shutting down social media and 11 other motions at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Delegates at the party’s 75th annual Ard Fheis will vote on everything from disability quotas in politics to legalising marijuana.

# finance - 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.

# finance - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: The two sides of bitcoin – is this virtual currency a boon or a threat?

Despite being the darling of the tech frontier, surely we can now see that the red flags being waved around this “currency” are far from virtual, writes Peter Casey.

# finance - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Ireland needs more banks, says ESRI

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: There are fewer bankruptcies than expected so far this year. Why? Debt Woes

Column: There are fewer bankruptcies than expected so far this year. Why?

A stand-off between debtors and creditors has led to a slow down in formal insolvency arrangements, write Anthony Joyce and Karl Deeter.

# finance - Monday 10 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: The Central Bank and Morgan Kelly should ‘have a conversation’ Let's Talk

Noonan: The Central Bank and Morgan Kelly should ‘have a conversation’

The Finance Minister has said that the Central Bank has “primary responsibility” regarding SME loans.

AIB approves nine out of ten of SME loans

State owned bank put €4.2bn into the market last year.

1 2 3 4 5