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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 26 May, 2015

#Central Bank

# central-bank - Thursday 21 May, 2015

From Business ETC Bloxham partner who helped bring down the firm won’t pay a cent in fines Sorry Saga

Bloxham partner who helped bring down the firm won’t pay a cent in fines

Tadhg Gunnell has been banned from similar roles for 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie ‘The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn’t pleasant for anyone in the room’ No Dissenter

‘The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn’t pleasant for anyone in the room’

John Hurley, the former governor of the Central Bank, is before the banking inquiry today .

# central-bank - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

From Business ETC Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don’t drop mortgage rates? Michael Says So

Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don’t drop mortgage rates?

The Finance Minister has been meeting with lenders.

From Business ETC Western Union has been leaving the door open for money laundering Dirty Money

Western Union has been leaving the door open for money laundering

The company was fined €1.75 million for a string of policy failures.

# central-bank - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 161,000 credit card customers are in for a €200 windfall… Happy Days

161,000 credit card customers are in for a €200 windfall…

Certain card-holders are entitled to redress after paying for insurance they don’t need.

# central-bank - Sunday 3 May, 2015

From Business ETC Here’s everything you need to know about business this week The Briefcase

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Jean-Claude Trichet and his bling, controversial ads and the governor standing down.

# central-bank - Friday 1 May, 2015

From Business ETC This banker has quietly sacrificed €500,000 to the taxpayer The Guvnor

This banker has quietly sacrificed €500,000 to the taxpayer

Most public servants took a pay cut in the recession – but the Central Bank’s governor went further still.

# central-bank - Thursday 30 April, 2015

From Business ETC Paddy’s day has come: Ireland’s top banker to announce early retirement The Guvnor

Paddy’s day has come: Ireland’s top banker to announce early retirement

Patrick Honohan is leaving his position a year ahead of schedule.

# central-bank - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie House prices are marching upwards again Gaffs

House prices are marching upwards again

Property got a bit cheaper at the start of the year – but that’s changing now.

# central-bank - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From Business ETC Bankers were “unwise, rather than criminal” during the Celtic Tiger The Governator

Bankers were “unwise, rather than criminal” during the Celtic Tiger

But the Central Bank governor also wants to explode a few myths about the banking crisis.

# central-bank - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

From Business ETC Our banks are making homeowners ‘pay way over the odds’ Daylight Robbery

Our banks are making homeowners ‘pay way over the odds’

Interest rates in Ireland are way out of step with the rest of Europe.

From Business ETC Things are finally looking better for jobs AND wages Long Time Coming

Things are finally looking better for jobs AND wages

The Central Bank’s latest forecasts are all pretty good.

# central-bank - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The economy is growing fast, but things look bleak for renters Win Some Lose Some

The economy is growing fast, but things look bleak for renters

The Central Bank’s lending rules could have some bad side effects.

# central-bank - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof Bad Loans

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof

Loans from so-called sub-prime lenders are four times more likely to be in arrears than those from the mainstream banks

# central-bank - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Patrick Honohan bangs table as he comes to ‘loggerheads’ with Pearse Doherty Notes On A Scandal This post contains videos

# central-bank - Monday 9 March, 2015

From Business ETC ‘The banks weren’t showing compassion, they were waiting for an increase in property prices’ Repossessions

‘The banks weren’t showing compassion, they were waiting for an increase in property prices’

It has been predicted that the number of home repossessions will grow significantly.

# central-bank - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie How will the new mortgage rules impact first-time buyers? No Place Like Home

How will the new mortgage rules impact first-time buyers?

It’s tough out there. How tough?

# central-bank - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From Business ETC Banks ordered to be extra careful with ‘high-risk customers’ like political figures Bad Banks

Banks ordered to be extra careful with ‘high-risk customers’ like political figures

The Central Bank has found problems across the local industry.

# central-bank - Monday 16 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank still doesn’t know what to do with its golden ball Stay Or Go? This post contains a poll

The Central Bank still doesn’t know what to do with its golden ball

The Crann an Oir sculpture was unveiled in 1991 by Charles Haughey.

# central-bank - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From Business ETC Ulster Bank is cutting its mortgage rates Race To The Bottom

Ulster Bank is cutting its mortgage rates

This follows moves by First Permanent TSB and Bank of Ireland.

# central-bank - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This is what 2015 will look like for jobs and pay cheques* Tell Us More

This is what 2015 will look like for jobs and pay cheques*

*According to the Central Bank’s latest update, that is.

# central-bank - Sunday 1 February, 2015

From Business ETC The Briefcase: Shamrock for sale, an Apple record and some new Greeks in town Inbox Me

# central-bank - Friday 30 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish people easily have the worst mortgage debts in the eurozone In The Red

Irish people easily have the worst mortgage debts in the eurozone

CSO figures also revealed that young people are carrying too much debt.

# central-bank - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Today’s top stories in 6 seconds Lunch Fix

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

From Business ETC Average earner saving a €30,000 home deposit? Enda says that’s ‘achievable’ The New Rules

Average earner saving a €30,000 home deposit? Enda says that’s ‘achievable’

Strict new lending rules are coming in. But first-time buyers are still being allowed borrow 90% of a property’s value, up to €220,000.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what €220,000 will get you as a first-home buyer across the country Shopping Around

Here’s what €220,000 will get you as a first-home buyer across the country

The Central Bank has announced a 10% minimum deposit for new buyers on properties under that price.

# central-bank - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From Business ETC First-time buyers will be able to borrow 90% of property value up to €220k Relief

First-time buyers will be able to borrow 90% of property value up to €220k

New mortgage regulations announced today will mean all other primary dwelling buyers will have to pay 20% of the value themselves.

# central-bank - Sunday 25 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Opposition to mortgage caps is worryingly shortsighted – have we learned nothing? Groupthink

Opinion: Opposition to mortgage caps is worryingly shortsighted – have we learned nothing?

Irish house prices are increasing at a rate 30 times the eurozone average. If you think this seems like a bubble, it’s because it certainly looks like one.

# central-bank - Thursday 22 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Your vital round-up of property news from the week Shovel Ready

Your vital round-up of property news from the week

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# central-bank - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From Business ETC New mortgage rules ‘will stop another boom… but rents could explode’ Limits

New mortgage rules ‘will stop another boom… but rents could explode’

But the Central Bank could relax its rules for first-time buyers.

# central-bank - Monday 19 January, 2015

From Business ETC Not burning bondholders was ‘significant flaw’ of troika bailout: Central Bank boss Hindsight

Not burning bondholders was ‘significant flaw’ of troika bailout: Central Bank boss

We did get stung a bit on the whole deal, Patrick Honohan says.

# central-bank - Friday 16 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Patrick Honohan recalls chats with Brian Lenihan before and after guarantee Lenihan And Me

Patrick Honohan recalls chats with Brian Lenihan before and after guarantee

At the banking inquiry yesterday, the Central Bank governor recalled a conversation with the then-finance minister in December 2008.

From Business ETC People are going bankrupt because of Swiss franc chaos Unpegged

People are going bankrupt because of Swiss franc chaos

Some even think it could threaten the entire economy.

# central-bank - Monday 5 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The average asking price for a house in Ireland is now €193,000 House Prices

The average asking price for a house in Ireland is now €193,000

Asking prices actually fell in the last three months of 2014 – but are still significantly higher than one year ago.

# central-bank - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish people repaid €335m more than we borrowed last month Show Me The Money

# central-bank - Saturday 20 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014 Prime Numbers

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

# central-bank - Friday 19 December, 2014

From Business ETC ‘An air of panic is setting in to the property market’ Mortgage Approvals

‘An air of panic is setting in to the property market’

New figures show a spike in the number of mortgage approvals.

# central-bank - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee 6 Years On

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

# central-bank - Saturday 13 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obesity, Waterford Crystal, and a Massey Ferguson tractor: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Obesity, Waterford Crystal, and a Massey Ferguson tractor: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of men in Ireland are overweight or obese?

# central-bank - Thursday 11 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage rules, skyrockets and Christmas trees: It’s your vital property round-up The Viewing This post contains images

Mortgage rules, skyrockets and Christmas trees: It’s your vital property round-up

Everything you need to know about the market this week in one quick guided tour.

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