A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Mon, 22 Mar, 2021
Tue, 16 Feb, 2021
Fri, 22 Jan, 2021
Fri, 31 Jul, 2020
As digital alternatives to a traditional current account become more popular and the big name banks in Ireland annoy many with their fees and charges.
Tue, 17 Mar, 2020
Irish homeowners with a €300k mortgage being repaid over 30 years are paying €229 more a month than their euro area counterparts, according to figures released today by the Brokers Ireland group.
Fri, 14 Feb, 2020
As we head into September and the return of the schools after the summer holidays, many kids will now be thinking about Halloween and the prospect of trick or treating.
Sun, 01 Sep, 2019
Buoyant stock markets continue to climb higher. The Euro Stoxx-50 is up 17% so far this year-to-date.
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019
ECB president Mario Draghi disappointed expectations the bank would act decisively to counter growing global economic clouds — but financial markets signal that it could yet be forced to cut rates later this year.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2019
As expected, last week’s meeting of the ECB Governing Council concluded with no changes to interest rates from 0% for the refinancing rate and –0.4% for the deposit rate
Mon, 11 Mar, 2019
Some ECB policymakers are reluctant to alter their guidance on interest rates as a move could tie the hands of the bank’s next president many months before an appointment is even made, four sources have said.
Wed, 06 Feb, 2019
The ECB not only will fail to raise interest rates this year, but won’t move until mid-2020, well beyond the timing suggested by the bank’s policy guidance, money market pricing implies.
Wed, 09 Jan, 2019
A cap on moneylender rates may be examined after concerns were raised about an authorised British firm asking borrowers here to pay back interest of almost 50% on loans.
Wed, 28 Nov, 2018
Bank of England rate setters have sent mixed signals over whether to hike interest rates next month, pointing to the prospect of a split vote.
Fri, 20 Apr, 2018
Global finance executives warned of parallels between today’s soaring stock markets and the froth of the pre-crisis years as they said investors could be wrong-footed by central banks raising interest rates, writes
Wed, 24 Jan, 2018
The outcome of last Thursday’s ECB’s Governing Council meeting was keenly awaited by markets as it would set monetary policy for nearly all of the coming year, writes
Tue, 31 Oct, 2017
Analysts have hailed ECB head Mario Draghi as his handling of a cutback in euro crisis measures helped relieve European exporters, boosted European stock- markets, pushed down Irish bond yields, while reassuring there would be no early hike in interest rates.
Fri, 27 Oct, 2017
Irish customers are charged the highest interest rates by banks in the eurozone, according to new data.
Sun, 22 Oct, 2017
Interest rate setters face a "difficult balancing act" amid the threat of a potential housing market correction and risks to the wider economy from raising borrowing costs, according to an influential think tank.
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017
The Bank of England has warned economic growth will remain "sluggish" as it kept interest rates on hold amid a tightening squeeze on family incomes.
Thu, 03 Aug, 2017
Inflation targeting has become the favoured policy framework of virtually all the main central banks in the past couple of decades.
Tue, 23 May, 2017
BBC’s Panorama recently revealed new evidence about the banking crisis. It suggested that the UK regulator was complicit in manipulating Libor, the main UK benchmark interest rate from which millions of financial products are priced.
Sat, 15 Apr, 2017
The US Federal Reserve raised its benchmark lending rate a quarter point and continued to project two more increases this year, signalling more vigilance as inflation approaches its target.
Thu, 16 Mar, 2017
Last week’s meeting of the ECB Governing Council concluded with the key interest rates unchanged at –0.4% for the deposit rate and 0% for the key refi rate.
Tue, 14 Mar, 2017
Fri, 16 Dec, 2016
Thu, 15 Dec, 2016
Fri, 25 Nov, 2016
US Federal Reserve officials last month kept a key interest rate unchanged but saw the decision as a "close call", minutes from the meeting show.
Wed, 12 Oct, 2016
Tue, 27 Sep, 2016
US stocks surged on Monday after a Federal Reserve official said the central bank should not raise interest rates too soon, which came as a big relief to investors.
Mon, 12 Sep, 2016
The European Central Bank (ECB) has left its key interest rates on hold and decided against extending the duration of its existing bond-buying stimulus programme as it monitors the impact it is having on the economy.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2016
US employment growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of robust gains and wage gains moderated, which could effectively rule out an interest rate increase from the US Federal Reserve this month.
Sat, 03 Sep, 2016
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
Ireland is still paying a higher interest rate on our national debt than Greece, Italy and Spain, despite claims years of crippling austerity measures have left the country in a better position than other recession-hit nations.
Thu, 21 Jul, 2016
A Bank of England policymaker has said it is too early to slash interest rates until there is more evidence of an economic hit from the Brexit vote and said rate-setters should "keep calm and carry on".
Thu, 21 Jul, 2016
Three Federal Reserve policymakers have expressed the view there is no hurry to raise US interest rates in the wake of the UK decision to leave the EU, despite signs the US economy is near full employment.
Sat, 16 Jul, 2016
The Bank of England held fire on delivering a post-Brexit vote boost for the economy as it kept interest rates on hold once more, but signalled that a cut may be on the cards next month.
Thu, 14 Jul, 2016
Finance Minister Michael Noonan is set to increase pressure on the Central Bank to publish data which shows how much mortgage lending is being conducted outside of the rules banks are required to abide by.
Thu, 23 Jun, 2016
Irish SMEs are continuing to pay over the odds to access funding, despite minor decreases in the cost of credit over the past year.
Wed, 22 Jun, 2016
The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates “in the coming months” if the economy picks up as expected and jobs continue to be generated, US central bank chief Janet Yellen said yesterday.
Sat, 28 May, 2016
The IFA is calling for action to address what it calls "excessive" interest rates for farmers and small businesses.
Tue, 17 May, 2016
Some of the highest savings rates on offer in Ireland are likely to be squeezed lower, a leading analyst has said, as the political war of words over the rates lenders charge for mortgage loans hots up more.
Wed, 11 May, 2016
Banks will face extensive scrutiny of their mortgage loan books and have to justify more clearly the way they deal with distressed borrowers in arrears in the Programme of Government struck between Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance.
Tue, 10 May, 2016