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
Economic growth in the UK probably accelerated in the second quarter, as consumers sustained a recovery that’s pushing Bank of England policy makers to consider the first rate increase in eight years.
Sat, 25 Jul, 2015
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
Another mortgage lender has announced a hike in interest rates.
Wed, 09 Feb, 2011
There is bad news for thousands of homeowners across the country today.
Sun, 16 Jan, 2011
KBC Bank Ireland has announced that it is to increase its standard variable mortgage rate by 0.2%.
Wed, 11 Aug, 2010
Bailed-out Bank of Ireland today announced almost 58,000 homeowners are to be hit with a hike in interest rates for the second time this year.
Tue, 03 Aug, 2010
Bank of Ireland is to increase its variable interest mortgage rate by 0.45% from next Tuesday, August 10, the bank announced today.
A warning has been issued that predicted increases in mortgage interest rates will push many homebuyers into debt.
Sat, 24 Jul, 2010
Trade union Mandate today called on members of the public not to verbally and physically abuse Permanent TSB staff following the mortgage lenders' interest rate hike.
Mon, 27 Jul, 2009
Permanent TSB's controversial hike in variable mortgage interest rates is due to take effect from today.
Finance Minister Brian Lenihan today claimed Permanent TSB’s mortgage rate hike, which increases monthly repayments by up to €70, showed the benefits of the State bank guarantee scheme.
Fri, 24 Jul, 2009
The UNITE trade union says its members in Permanent TSB branches have been bearing the brunt of customer anger over its planned increase to its variable interest rate.
Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has said Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has the power to stop Permanent TSB increasing its standard variable mortgage interest rate.
Finance Minister Brian Lenihan appears to have ruled out government intervention to prevent Permanent TSB from increasing mortgage interest rates.
The president of Ireland's largest trade union is calling for government action to prevent Irish banks hiking their mortgage interest rates.
Permanent TSB has announced plans to increase mortgage interest rates for around 50,000 of its customers.
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