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Finance

# 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.

From TheJournal.ie Lack of finance the biggest barrier to starting new businesses in Ireland, say entrepreneurs SUPPORTS

Lack of finance the biggest barrier to starting new businesses in Ireland, say entrepreneurs

Over one-in-two entrepreneurs surveyed believe the lack of finance options for start-ups was stifling the growth of new businesses.

# finance - Friday 7 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman unhappy ECB won’t give Brian Lenihan letter to journalist Transparency

Ombudsman unhappy ECB won’t give Brian Lenihan letter to journalist

Emily O’Reilly said that the ECB has “wasted an opportunity” to use transparency.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish financial consumers are bewildered, frightened and angry Credit Protection

Column: Irish financial consumers are bewildered, frightened and angry

The protection available to consumers when they take out credit is still inadequate – despite all the promises that were made after the crash, writes Noeline Blackwell.

# finance - Saturday 22 February, 2014

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.

# finance - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie No policy decision made yet on NAMA speeding up sale of assets, says Noonan Houses

No policy decision made yet on NAMA speeding up sale of assets, says Noonan

He said he’s asked NAMA to explore what the implications would be of bringing forward the sale as he said the market would be able to carry a big sale.

# finance - Monday 3 February, 2014

From The Score The GAA collected €29m in gate receipts in 2013 with a 12% rise in hurling championship figures Money In The Bank

The GAA collected €29m in gate receipts in 2013 with a 12% rise in hurling championship figures

The figures were published this morning in the association’s annual financial report.

# finance - Sunday 26 January, 2014

So what’s the next step for Bitcoin?

After what was an eventful year for Bitcoin, what needs to happen before it’s accepted as a legitimate currency?

# finance - 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’.

# finance - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Department of Finance will spend over €5 million extra on consultants this year Consultancy

Department of Finance will spend over €5 million extra on consultants this year

The Minister for Finance likened the consultants to painters, saying they were only used when needed.

From TheJournal.ie Hayes: Bonus payments at Irish Water not justified Cold Water

Hayes: Bonus payments at Irish Water not justified

CEO of the semi-state, John Tierney, confirmed yesterday that staff would be entitled to bonus payments totalling up to six per cent of their salary.

# finance - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Prediction that Government forecast for bankruptcies could be exceeded by 100 per cent

A restructuring expert claims there could be 6,000 bankruptcy cases this year, as people are finding the process simpler and more appealing than insolvency.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you planning to go away on holiday this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you planning to go away on holiday this year?

January is cold, dull and gloomy. So, is it within your budget to take a nice holiday later this year?

# finance - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Why the world’s saying ‘Ireland is back’

Following yesterday’s successful debt sale the world’s media is clamouring to say why we’re back in business.

# finance - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Taxpayers will no longer pick up all of the tab for failed banks

The EU banking union framework has been agreed, meaning banks will bail themselves out.

# finance - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie People still joining credit unions, but fewer are taking out loans Credit Unions

People still joining credit unions, but fewer are taking out loans

The head of the Irish League of Credit Unions says the increase in members show the public still has confidence in the movement.

# finance - Saturday 14 December, 2013

The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014

The NTMA say that they will not “run out the door” to make a long-term bond sale.

# finance - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Over €31 million in deposits were taken from Newbridge CU in 18 months Newbridge Credit Union

Over €31 million in deposits were taken from Newbridge CU in 18 months

New documents released by the Central Bank show that a number of the loans at the credit union were in danger of failing.

# finance - Monday 9 December, 2013

Largest shopping centre in the midlands enters receivership

Grant Thornton have been appointed as receivers in an agreement that includes the shopping centre, car park, and a number of apartments.

From TheJournal.ie One third of SMEs don’t understand their energy bills and 86 per cent don’t know how to lower them Energy Efficiency

One third of SMEs don’t understand their energy bills and 86 per cent don’t know how to lower them

AIB has announced it will be offering loans aimed at making businesses more energy efficient.

# finance - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie High Court dismisses TD’s challenge to Anglo promissory note deal Pro Note

High Court dismisses TD’s challenge to Anglo promissory note deal

Joan Collins TD had claimed that the deal was unconstitutional because it gave the Minister for Finance open ended power to approve the payments without Dáil approval.

# finance - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Concerns over change in pay-and-file tax deadline

There are proposals to bring the pay-and-file date forward to as early as June next year so the Department of Finance has all the data needed ahead of the October Budget.

# finance - Saturday 16 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is going on with the Credit Union? Credit Unions

Explainer: What is going on with the Credit Union?

With Newbridge Credit Union being taken over by Permanent TSB, it is only natural some are questioning the movement’s strength. Here, we answer some of the questions surrounding the issue.

# finance - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.

Our shared currency system is not just preventing our ability to recover but is at the root of inevitable further looming crises, writes Mike Hall.

# finance - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Credit Union chief says there is “no evidence” 100 movements are in trouble Credit Unions

Credit Union chief says there is “no evidence” 100 movements are in trouble

The league says that there is over €600 million in surplus capital in the country’s credit unions.

From TheJournal.ie Guidelines for helping save money on health technologies are updated HIQA

Guidelines for helping save money on health technologies are updated

The HIQA guidelines help healthcare professionals determine the financial implications of new technology.

# finance - Monday 11 November, 2013

Central Bank warns of unauthorised financial firm

The bank said it is a criminal offence for companies such as this to provide financial services that require authorisation from the bank.

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