Every town and city needs to prepare for shifting shopping patterns to survive, writes Sarah Thatt-Foley
Mon, 29 Apr, 2019
A review of Cork city centre’s retail strategy has been announced as the surge in online shopping threatens Ireland’s high streets.
Tue, 11 Dec, 2018
The Central Bank could impose €10m worth of fines on each bank guilty of ripping off 20,000 victims of the tracker mortgage scandal if they fail to immediately address what happened.
Mon, 30 Oct, 2017
The eventual bill for compensation in the tracker mortgage scandal could be €500m, the governor of the Central Bank has said.
Wed, 05 Apr, 2017
The Central Bank will likely verify how many people lost their homes as a result of the tracker mortgage when it issues its final report, as it emerged that the number of affected customers has now reached almost 10,000.
Fri, 24 Mar, 2017
Homemakers and working people are to be eligible for free job-specific college courses previously targeted at the unemployed.
Tue, 28 Feb, 2017
The Central Bank has made a declaration of intent in its probe into tracker mortgages by slapping a €4.5m fine on Springboard Mortgages, a unit of State-owned Permanent TSB Group.
Tue, 29 Nov, 2016
The Central Bank has fined Springboard Mortgages — a unit of Permanent TSB Group — €4.5m for overcharging customers for their tracker mortgages.
Cork Institute of Technology has announced it is to offer 169 places to jobseekers interested in intensive courses such as cloud computing, software development, along with mechanical and electrical quantity surveying.
Mon, 08 Aug, 2016
It always says a lot for a hotel and its restaurant when locals choose to dine there. The revamped Kingsley achieves just that, says Joe Leogue.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016
The number of shoppers heading to British high streets and retail centres fell at the fastest pace in more than two years in June, with the weeks around the country’s vote to leave the EU hit particularly hard, a survey has found.
Tue, 19 Jul, 2016
Footfall in Northern Ireland shops has improved slightly, despite “stubbornly” high numbers of vacancies, a new report has found.
Mon, 19 Oct, 2015
The number of shoppers visiting stores in the UK fell at the steepest rate in nine months in August, reflecting the continuing pressures facing retailers, new figures show.
Mon, 14 Sep, 2015
The admission by Permanent TSB that 22 of its mortgage customers lost their homes due to the bank’s failings is shocking but, sadly, not surprising.
Wed, 29 Jul, 2015
The number of Permanent TSB mortgage holders who will face repossession is set to increase in the coming years, the bank’s head of asset management confirmed yesterday.
Thu, 13 Nov, 2014
Permanent TSB made a group-wide profit of €4m before bad debt charges and exceptional items for the first six months of the year.
Wed, 20 Aug, 2014
UK retailers suffered a fourth month in a row of declining footfall in July, with high streets the hardest hit, figures showed today.
Mon, 18 Aug, 2014
Permanent TSB Group Holdings Plc, the bailed-out Irish lender, has hired Morgan Stanley to sell its commercial real estate and subprime residential mortgage loan books, with a combined face value of about €2.6bn.
Wed, 25 Jun, 2014
Over 6,000 new college places have been announced for unemployed people who want to upskill.
Mon, 09 Jun, 2014
State-owned Permanent TSB made an after-tax loss of €261m in 2013 compared with €996m the previous year, helped by one-off gains in pension liabilities and deferred tax assets.
Thu, 27 Mar, 2014
Subprime lenders only account for 3% of mortgage lending but they have been responsible for up to a quarter of all home repossessions, according to figures released by the Central Bank.
Thu, 13 Feb, 2014
Only a quarter of subprime mortgages have been restructured and the lenders cannot be forced by the Government to speed up the process as they are not bound by the mortgage resolution targets.
Mon, 03 Feb, 2014
More than 1,000 people passed through the doors of Cork’s City Hall yesterday seeking information and guidance on a new initiative managed by the Higher Education Authority.
Wed, 21 Aug, 2013
CPL, the publicly quoted hirer of IT, professional, and healthcare staff, has seen profits reach €10m. Though it pales in comparison to boomtime figures it’s a positive sign, reports Kyran Fitzgerald
Sat, 08 Sep, 2012
Cork hurling star Donal Óg Cusack is pitching for Springboard, the Government initiative for job seekers.
Thu, 02 Aug, 2012
Poor communication between state agencies and a lack of information for students were major factors in one-in-four places not being taken up on a €20m training scheme for the unemployed.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2012
Denise Hall gathers timely careers advice from recruitment and third level education experts
Thu, 12 Jan, 2012
Subprime lender Springboard Mortgages - which is owned by Permanent TSB - is increasing its variable rates for existing customers by a full 1%.
Thu, 03 Mar, 2011
ABANDONED washing machines, broken push-chairs and baby seats were heaped up around the back garden at 16 Cushing Road.
Tue, 06 Apr, 2010
Finance house Irish Life & Permanent (IL&P) has effectively pulled the plug on one of its higher risk mortgage lending wings, it was confirmed today.
Thu, 23 Apr, 2009
Irish Life & Permanent (IL&P) and Merrill Lynch have concluded a transaction which sees IL&P acquire the 50% stake held by Merrill Lynch in the niche mortgage lender Springboard Mortgages.
Mon, 30 Jun, 2008
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