Motorists are facing yet another hike in insurance premiums to cover the cost of the €90m in outstanding claims left following last year’s collapse of Setanta Insurance Company.
Sun, 06 Sep, 2015
The number of owner-occupiers sliding deeper into arrears who now find themselves two years or more behind on their repayments has increased for the 11th consecutive quarter.
Thu, 03 Sep, 2015
Groups working with distressed mortgage holders have welcomed “belated” attempts by the Government to address the mortgage arrears crisis but criticised the lack of detail available so far.
Thu, 14 May, 2015
AIB will look at reducing its variable interest rate for mortgage customers in June, its chief executive has said.
Wed, 22 Apr, 2015
The plight of variable rate mortgage holders being left out in the cold by the banks is falling between a number of agencies — none of which are taking responsibility for the situation.
Tue, 31 Mar, 2015
Bank of Ireland yesterday came under fire for ignoring existing variable-rate mortgage customers as it unveiled interest-rate reductions across other mortgage products.
Tue, 06 Jan, 2015
The finance minister has been asked to lobby at EU level to close loopholes which allowed Setanta to leave 75,000 insurance customers without cover when it went bust.
Fri, 23 May, 2014
Almost three quarters of householders whose mortgages are more than 90 days in arrears have not had them restructured, the Department of Finance has confirmed.
Fri, 14 Feb, 2014
Tracker mortgage holders will benefit to the tune of €150m from the latest ECB interest rate cut as their repayments fall from next week but those on variable mortgages look set to lose out once again.
Fri, 08 Nov, 2013
The Government was accused last night of reversing a commitment to scrap the pension levy, with the Budget 2014 announcement that it will actually increase next year.
Wed, 16 Oct, 2013
Motor insurance premiums will soar by 30% if the Government pushes ahead with increasing award limits of district and circuit courts, according to the Irish Brokers Association (IBA).
Fri, 12 Jul, 2013
The main banks are unlikely to meet previously stated mortgage lending predictions for this year, one industry representative has warned, despite new approval figures suggesting signs of market growth.
Tue, 28 May, 2013
Nearly 4,000 people rushed to draw down mortgages in the final three months of last year to take advantage of the Government’s mortgage interest relief.
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013
State-controlled AIB plans to do €2bn in mortgage lending this year, which is double the €1bn target the bank had last year.
Thu, 24 Jan, 2013
Mortgage interest rates payable by consumers remained largely unchanged in May, but are still lower than the eurozone average, according to the Central Bank.
Sat, 14 Jul, 2012
More than a third of people have no mortgage debt attached to their home.
Wed, 23 May, 2012
Consumers are paying less interest on their mortgages than other Europeans and are also earning more on their deposits.
Sat, 14 Apr, 2012
Homeowners with tracker mortgages should not switch to standard variable rates unless they secure a 25% writedown on their loans.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2012
House prices have continued to fall amid warnings that it could be a decade or more before prices recover.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2012
The mortgage crisis has reached record proportions, with one in seven homeowners now unable to meet their repayments and over 100,000 homes at risk.
Sat, 18 Feb, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of people struggling to pay their mortgage have been advised to seek help rather than face a debt mountain alone.
Mon, 23 Jan, 2012
MORTGAGE-holders may be in line for significant reductions on their monthly repayments with an interest rate cut predicted this week.
Tue, 06 Dec, 2011
NEARLY 100,000 mortgages are in distress, with the total of arrears now exceeding €1 billion, Central Bank figures have shown.
Sat, 19 Nov, 2011
MORTGAGE lending has fallen by more than 50% in the last year but edged up slightly in the last few months.
Thu, 17 Nov, 2011
WOMEN need up to 20% more than men in their retirement pension pots, but significantly fewer females have a nest-egg compared with males.
Wed, 19 Oct, 2011
THE head of the country’s largest pensions provider has warned of a “crisis in confidence” in the sector and of a real possibility of earners being dissuaded from saving for the future.
Thu, 22 Sep, 2011
ALMOST 80% of Irish consumers who switched a product or service provider in the past year have saved money, a study reveals.
Fri, 09 Sep, 2011
HOMEOWNERS are likely to hear some welcome news today with the European Central Bank (ECB) tipped to indicate it will put a halt to more interest rate hikes for now.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2011
HOMEOWNERS trapped in negative equity could be stuck there for the next 14 years.
Fri, 02 Sep, 2011
THE number of homeowners looking for help from their bank has doubled in the last few months.
Tue, 30 Aug, 2011
IT could be 2014 before the European Central Bank (ECB) raises rates again, according to an Irish Examiner survey.
Wed, 24 Aug, 2011
THE number of mortgage holders falling into arrears is set to increase further, says international credit rating agency, Fitch.
Sat, 13 Aug, 2011
INTEREST rates could rise again before the year is out, following indications from the European Central Bank (ECB).
Fri, 05 Aug, 2011
MORE than four out of five homeowners will be exposed to the prospect of rising mortgage costs today as interest rates are expected to rise.
Thu, 07 Jul, 2011
THE Government has been warned against making its planned 21% cut on income tax relief on pension contributions, for fear of totally alienating private sector workers.
Wed, 06 Jul, 2011
SMOKERS are paying thousands of euro more each year for life cover, a study has found.
Thu, 16 Jun, 2011
Wed, 01 Jun, 2011
ULSTER Bank is hiking its standard variable mortgage rates in a move that will add around €100 onto the monthly repayments of a €300,000 loan.
Sat, 28 May, 2011
MORTGAGE lending has halved, with an average of just 36 approved per day in the first three months of the year.
Wed, 18 May, 2011
Wed, 11 May, 2011
THE National Consumers Agency has launched a mortgage rate change calculator to help those considering changing their mortgage to a new rate or term, or making a lump sum payment.
Fri, 29 Apr, 2011
HOMEOWNERS with plenty of cash will be the main benefactors of a sweetener for tracker mortgage holders on offer by Permanent TSB.
Tue, 19 Apr, 2011
HOMEOWNERS could be hit with two more interest rate hikes this year if the Government fails to deliver on a commitment to stop banks passing on rises to mortgage holders.
Fri, 08 Apr, 2011