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# banks - Friday 4 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

The weekend is about to begin, but here are the nine things you want to know as you start your Friday.

From Business ETC Banks to refund €25m to customers over mis-sold policies Banks

Banks to refund €25m to customers over mis-sold policies

One in five of the PPI policies reviewed by the Central Bank were found to be in breach of its consumer protection code.

# banks - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

From Business ETC Bank credit to businesses continues to fall Lending

Bank credit to businesses continues to fall

The latest Central Bank review says that there is tight lending conditions for businesses.

# banks - Monday 30 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: The challenges and changes we’ve seen since the bank guarantee Opinion

Column: The challenges and changes we’ve seen since the bank guarantee

On the anniversary of the bank guarantee, the leaders of four Irish organisations reflect on the 2008 decision – and the subsequent changes they have observed in their sectors over the past five years.

# banks - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Honohan: Banks threatened repossession in 62 per cent of ‘sustainable solutions’ Mortgage Crisis

Honohan: Banks threatened repossession in 62 per cent of ‘sustainable solutions’

The Governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan told the Oireachtas Finance Committee that ‘it was notable, though perhaps not surprising’ that banks have pursued this option.

# banks - Saturday 21 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie German ECB economist urges Ireland to stick to €3.1 billion target ECB

German ECB economist urges Ireland to stick to €3.1 billion target

Jorg Asmussen said he thought Ireland had made significant progress.

# banks - Thursday 19 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘You were in bed with the banks!’: The Dáil has had its first row of the new term Heated

‘You were in bed with the banks!’: The Dáil has had its first row of the new term

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael clashed in the chamber today.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Too early’ to rule Anglo out of banking inquiry says committee chair Banking Inquiry

‘Too early’ to rule Anglo out of banking inquiry says committee chair

Oireachtas Finance Committee Chairman Ciarán Lynch said that legal advice would be taken ahead of any inquiry.

# banks - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach reveals details of forthcoming banking inquiry Banking Inquiry

Taoiseach reveals details of forthcoming banking inquiry

Kenny told the Dáil during the Order of Business that it was his view and that of government that there should be an inquiry into the banking crisis.

# banks - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank sets lenders new restructuring targets Mortgages Arrears Crisis

Central Bank sets lenders new restructuring targets

For the first time, banks and building societies will have to have completed sustainable restructures with customers in arrears.

# banks - Monday 16 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Hogan wants proposed resolution to Priory Hall debacle within three weeks Priory Hall

Hogan wants proposed resolution to Priory Hall debacle within three weeks

A spokesperson for the Priory Hall Residents Committee hasn’t “had any contact” with the Department of Environment despite press reports of a planned meeting today.

# banks - Sunday 15 September, 2013

From Business ETC An anniversary without celebration: It’s five years since Lehman Brothers collapsed Financial Crisis This post contains images

An anniversary without celebration: It’s five years since Lehman Brothers collapsed

After just barely pulling back from the precipice, industry is picking up, home prices are gaining, banks are stable and American consumers have started spending – albeit still with great caution.

From TheJournal.ie Allsop signs deal that will stop the auctioning of repossessed homes Debt Deal

Allsop signs deal that will stop the auctioning of repossessed homes

A formal agreement with the Irish Mortgage Holder’s Organisation ensures properties where no deal has been struck to sort out mortgage arrears will not be offered for auction.

# banks - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

From Business ETC Union representing IBRC staff to meet with LRC chief Kieran Mulvey next week Bankers

Union representing IBRC staff to meet with LRC chief Kieran Mulvey next week

The Irish Bank Officials Association says that the meeting is evidence of the legitimacy of IBRC staff’s claims over redundancy packages being cut.

# banks - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

From Business ETC PIP apologises for comments about ‘bigger houses’ for professionals Insolvency

PIP apologises for comments about ‘bigger houses’ for professionals

Jim Stafford issued a statement saying that he did not intend to ‘create a distinction between so called professional classes and PAYE workers’.

# banks - Monday 9 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What does the Insolvency Service of Ireland do? Insolvency

Explainer: What does the Insolvency Service of Ireland do?

The new service opens today, but what does it involve?

# banks - Sunday 8 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Priory Hall resident tells Minister: ‘I am sick to death of your government’s excuses’ Priory Hall

Priory Hall resident tells Minister: ‘I am sick to death of your government’s excuses’

Several Sunday newspaper reports detail more problems for residents evacuated from the north Dublin apartment complex nearly two years ago.

# banks - Thursday 5 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie You’re next: Permanent TSB boss faces grilling at Oireachtas Firing Line

You’re next: Permanent TSB boss faces grilling at Oireachtas

Bank of Ireland, AIB and Ulster Bank chiefs have all been questioned over the past few days – and now it’s the turn of PTSB.

# banks - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

From Business ETC ‘My contract has been accepted by government’: Richie Boucher on his €843k salary Bank Of Ireland

‘My contract has been accepted by government’: Richie Boucher on his €843k salary

The Bank of Ireland chief executive got into a testy exchange with a Labour TD over his pay packet today.

From TheJournal.ie LIVE: Ulster Bank chief Jim Brown faces Finance Committee Banks

LIVE: Ulster Bank chief Jim Brown faces Finance Committee

TDs and Senators are grilling the bankers on mortgage arrears and other issues this week. It’s Ulster Bank’s turn this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s like being in a maze’: FG TD tells BOI chief he is not facilitating committee Richie Boucher

‘It’s like being in a maze’: FG TD tells BOI chief he is not facilitating committee

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher frustrated TDs at the Oireachtas Finance Committee today

# banks - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie AIB chief is ‘not aware of’ any internal investigations into former directors Bankers

AIB chief is ‘not aware of’ any internal investigations into former directors

The bank’s CEO David Duffy said that no investigations had happened during his tenure and that discussing past directors would be “therapeutic but unfair”.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# banks - Monday 2 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “Arrogant, Inhuman, Bastards” – Ivan Yates takes aim at banks over his bankruptcy Bankruptcy

“Arrogant, Inhuman, Bastards” – Ivan Yates takes aim at banks over his bankruptcy

The former Fine Gael minister defended his bankruptcy in the UK, saying that it made him feel so down he wished he was dead.

# banks - Sunday 1 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie PICS: 250 locals take back Kildare stud farm from receivers and lock them out Kennycourt Stud Farm This post contains images

PICS: 250 locals take back Kildare stud farm from receivers and lock them out

The farm, owned by Eugene McDermott, was to be sold by IBRC following an outstanding loan of €814,000.

# banks - Thursday 29 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie TDs and Senators coming back next week to grill bankers over mortgage arrears Summer Is Over

TDs and Senators coming back next week to grill bankers over mortgage arrears

TDs and Senators on the Oireachtas Finance Committee will grill the heads of the main Irish banks next week.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Locals lock themselves inside Kildare farm to prevent repossession Kennycourt Stud Farm This post contains images

PICS: Locals lock themselves inside Kildare farm to prevent repossession

The locals padlocked themselves inside Kennycourt Stud Farm in Brannockstown to prevent 10 gardaí and six security guards from entering the site.

# banks - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the government asking Facebook for users’ information and intervention in Syria.

From Business ETC Banks will be ‘named and shamed’ over complaints from now on Public Airing

Banks will be ‘named and shamed’ over complaints from now on

Financial service providers who have at least three complaints against them substantiated will be named by the Financial Sevices Ombudsman.

# banks - Monday 26 August, 2013

From Business ETC Irish banks becoming less reliant on ECB Borrowing

Irish banks becoming less reliant on ECB

Our share of ECB funding is now just 5.4 per cent compared to 26.5 per cent immediately after the bailout in November 2010.

# banks - Friday 23 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie These charts show the growth in mortgage arrears and how banks are tackling the issue Charts And Graphs

These charts show the growth in mortgage arrears and how banks are tackling the issue

In September 2009, just 3.3 per cent of Irish mortgage holders were in arrears over 90 days.

# banks - Thursday 22 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Howlin: It’s very worrying that banks aren’t taking the Ombudsman seriously The Banks

Howlin: It’s very worrying that banks aren’t taking the Ombudsman seriously

Brendan Howlin was responding to the criticism of the banks by the Financial Ombudsman yesterday.

# banks - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Con artists net €30,000 in space of a week using new ATM scam ATM Thieves

Con artists net €30,000 in space of a week using new ATM scam

The thieves are trapping customers’ cards, distracting them, and then replacing the valid card with a stolen or cancelled one.

# banks - Sunday 18 August, 2013

From Business ETC Banks loaned just €3m to scientific research SMEs since 2010 Lending

Banks loaned just €3m to scientific research SMEs since 2010

The SME sectors that fared the best as regards loans over the last three years were agriculture and property investment and development.

# banks - Saturday 17 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year Phishing

As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year

Gardaí have issued a fresh warning about phishing emails.

# banks - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: How to navigate your personal insolvency Read Me

Column: How to navigate your personal insolvency

The Personal Insolvency Service is due to come into effect in the coming weeks, so what do you need to know about making an application? Stephen Curtis lets you know.

# banks - Friday 9 August, 2013

From Business ETC Irish mortgage rates increase in June despite ECB rate stability Mortgages

Irish mortgage rates increase in June despite ECB rate stability

The Central Bank says that mortgage rates in Irish banks have “diverged somewhat” from the ECB over the past year.

Man writes own credit card contract, sues bank for breaking it

Dmitry Argarkov decided that his made up rates and fees were much more satisfactory than those of his bank.

From TheJournal.ie Noel Brett to leave Road Safety Authority for Banking Federation Road Safety Authority

Noel Brett to leave Road Safety Authority for Banking Federation

After eight years at the helm of the authority, including being part of its establishment, Noel Brett is to leave his role in the RSA.