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# interest-rates - Friday 21 November, 2014

The ECB is going to let you in on why they’re slashing interest rates

Those on tracker loans will hear the decision-making process of the ECB’s record-low interest rates.

# interest-rates - Friday 5 September, 2014

Euro goes down, exporters cheer (some of them)

It’s not such good news if your business does most of its trade in Europe.

# interest-rates - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What do ECB interest cuts mean for Irish pockets? Plenty for trackers Winners

What do ECB interest cuts mean for Irish pockets? Plenty for trackers

But you should take advantage while you can, OK?

The ECB’s “extreme” anti-deflation measures could now be worth €1 trillion

A raft of measures announced today are “the last throw of the dice”, experts said.

# interest-rates - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie British unemployment rate at four-year low Jobswatch

# interest-rates - Friday 8 November, 2013

360,000 people using moneylenders – Central Bank report

A report from the Central Bank has found that there has been no significant change in the moneylending sector since 2007.

# interest-rates - Friday 6 September, 2013

ECB holds rates steady but remains ‘cautious’ about recovery

Yesterday, Mario Draghi said the ECB is alert to geopolitical risks that may come out of the Syrian situation and said that the caution expressed about recovery was warranted.

# interest-rates - Thursday 18 July, 2013

NTMA sells T-Bills as Troika completes penultimate review

The €500 million sale of three-month Treasury Bills achieved an interest rate of 0.2%, the same as last month.

# interest-rates - Thursday 4 July, 2013

ECB breaks tradition and pledges continued low interest rates ECB

ECB breaks tradition and pledges continued low interest rates

Mario Draghi says ‘market volatility’ is the reason for commitment as Bank of England makes similar assurance.

# interest-rates - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Continued relief for mortgage holders: ECB keeps rates at record low

Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy should stabilise over the rest of the year, but low rates are still needed for now.

# interest-rates - Sunday 2 June, 2013

NTMA launches State Savings products

The National Treasury Management Agency has announced new issues of fixed rate State Savings products as well as changes to the interest rates on variable rate products.

# interest-rates - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: Mortgage interest rates must increase to ensure profit for taxpayers Mortgages

Noonan: Mortgage interest rates must increase to ensure profit for taxpayers

The banks would lose more if they lowered their mortgage interest rates below the current amounts, the minister says.

# interest-rates - Sunday 19 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here’s how to protect your bank deposits in this unsettled economy Opinion

Column: Here’s how to protect your bank deposits in this unsettled economy

Many sensible individuals are now rightly worried about the security of their savings and investments, writes David Quinn who says diversification is key.

# interest-rates - Saturday 4 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Snake oil, champagne-licking Troika: The week’s news skewed Not The News

Snake oil, champagne-licking Troika: The week’s news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Peter Mathews takes himself hostage and the Womb Repossession Bill takes centre stage.

# interest-rates - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Relief for tracker mortgage holders as ECB cuts main interest rates

Falling inflation around the eurozone – particularly in Germany – means big decisions from Draghi and co.

# interest-rates - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators Oireachtas

Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators

Patrick Honohan will discuss economic and monetary union with TDs and senators on the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee this afternoon.

# interest-rates - Monday 29 April, 2013

Permanent TSB to overhaul mortgage interest rates for new customers

From this week, interest rates will vary for new customers depending on the amount they borrow and the value of the house.

# interest-rates - Thursday 4 April, 2013

ECB chief Draghi admits initial Cyprus bailout plan was ‘not smart’

The head of the European Central Bank was speaking as the eurozone’s central bank left interest rates unchanged at 0.75 per cent today.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here’s what you should know as you kick off your Thursday. (It’s a four-day week, hang in there.)

# interest-rates - Sunday 3 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here is how much was won on Prize Bonds last year Money Money Money

Here is how much was won on Prize Bonds last year

The amount has increased significantly over the past three years as people sought safe places to put their money.

# interest-rates - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Kenny ‘doesn’t like’ Bank of Ireland rate hike – but can’t stop it Leaders' Questions

Kenny ‘doesn’t like’ Bank of Ireland rate hike – but can’t stop it

Enda Kenny regrets Bank of Ireland’s decision on credit card rates, but says the issue is one for the Financial Regulator.

Bank of Ireland increases credit card interest by up to 4 per cent

The rate increases, which had been advertised in October, kicked in yesterday – only a week before Christmas.

# interest-rates - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Irish borrowers pay higher interest on short-term loans than Eurozone counterparts

Central Bank figures also show the average interest rate on an outstanding mortgage has fallen 0.22 per cent since January.

# interest-rates - Thursday 4 October, 2012

ECB leaves main interest rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent

The benchmark interest rate has been left untouched by the European Central Bank.

# interest-rates - Thursday 6 September, 2012

THE GOVERNING COUNCIL of the European Central Bank has left the bank’s main interest rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent. There had been some speculation in recent days that the ongoing uncertainty about the future of the eurozone could have prompted a cut to the rate. ECB president Mario Draghi will give a press conference later at which he may discuss the possibility of a new bond-buying programme.

# interest-rates - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Draghi: ‘The euro is irreversible – but it’s up to politicians to act’ ECB

Draghi: ‘The euro is irreversible – but it’s up to politicians to act’

The ECB president says his bank wants to save the euro, but it can’t exceed the boundaries of what it’s allowed to do.

# interest-rates - Monday 23 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: HSBC funnelled money for drug kingpins? This isn’t surprising. Opinion

Column: HSBC funnelled money for drug kingpins? This isn’t surprising.

We’re not surprised any more by unscrupulous behaviour by banks – but HSBC’s actions are as bad as it gets, writes Nick Leeson.

# interest-rates - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Permanent TSB to announce branch closures within days Banking

Permanent TSB to announce branch closures within days

Reports on Monday suggested that Ireland will see one in every four of its bank branches shut within two years.

# interest-rates - Friday 6 July, 2012

Permanent TSB to reduce SVR mortgage interest rates

The bank noted that its 0.35 per cent reduction is greater than the European Central Bank cut.

# interest-rates - Thursday 5 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix: Thursday Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Passing ECB cut on to customers a ‘commercial decision for each bank’ – Dept of Finance

Tracker mortgage customers will see their rate adjusted as per the ECB change – but what about other mortgage holders?

# interest-rates - Monday 2 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie UK to hold banking inquiry over lending rates scandal Investigation

UK to hold banking inquiry over lending rates scandal

David Cameron announced the inquiry in parliament this morning over the major scandal involving inter-bank lending rates.

# interest-rates - Saturday 30 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Football, flats and detached retinas: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Football, flats and detached retinas: The week in numbers

How many people were murdered in Ireland last year? And how much Coke would you need to get drunk?

# interest-rates - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Falling German inflation could mean ECB cut for mortgage holders

New data shows German inflation at its lowest for 18 months – meaning less pressure on the ECB to keep rates up.

# interest-rates - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

ECB president: Fiscal Compact not ‘quid pro quo’ for deal on bank debts

But Mario Draghi says Ireland’s vote is a welcome affirmation of its priorities, and that market access could be close at hand.

# interest-rates - Friday 1 June, 2012

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# interest-rates - Thursday 3 May, 2012

THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK has left its key interest rate unchanged at 1 per cent for the fifth month in succession, at its monthly board meeting held in Barcelona. ECB president Mario Draghi said the governors had not discussed the possibility of lowering the rate. Draghi was not asked about any progress on discussions regarding Ireland’s promissory note burden during his press conference.

# interest-rates - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

New Permanent TSB chief executive promises to review mortgage rates

The lender had been criticised for keeping its variable mortgage rates higher than other state-owned mortgage lenders.

# interest-rates - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

ECB to keep interest rates at 1 per cent ECB

ECB to keep interest rates at 1 per cent

The European Central Bank is set to keep interest rates at the record low of 1 per cent later today.

# interest-rates - Thursday 8 March, 2012

ECB leaves main interest rate unchanged at 1 per cent ECB

ECB leaves main interest rate unchanged at 1 per cent

As expected, the monthly meeting of the ECB’s governing council decides not to tinker with the main interest rates.

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