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Central Bank

# central-bank - Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC Setanta Insurance wind up leaves policyholders ‘stranded without cover’ In Limbo

Setanta Insurance wind up leaves policyholders ‘stranded without cover’

The Central Bank said today that Setanta is not in a position to confirm that claims will be met in full.

# central-bank - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From Business ETC The ECB is back in town. Here’s why. Explainer

The ECB is back in town. Here’s why.

Frankfurt set for bigger role in regulating and punishing Irish banks.

# central-bank - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From Business ETC Hands up: Department of Finance to adjust figures after mixing-up €101m of VAT with income tax Oops

Hands up: Department of Finance to adjust figures after mixing-up €101m of VAT with income tax

The department say that the overall level of tax collected remains unchanged.

From Business ETC Honohan told to ‘stand up to the ECB’ as Frankfurt puts the pressure on last year’s deal Serious Concerns

Honohan told to ‘stand up to the ECB’ as Frankfurt puts the pressure on last year’s deal

In it’s annual report published yesterday, the ECB says that, “liquidation of the IBRC raises serious monetary financing concerns”.

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# central-bank - Friday 4 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank: The economy is on the up, but inflation remains stubbornly low Economy

Central Bank: The economy is on the up, but inflation remains stubbornly low

Quarterly bulletin finds that drop in unemployment is ‘clearest indicator’ of improving economic fortunes.

# central-bank - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From Business ETC They’re back: Bank executives to face TDs on mortgage restructuring Questions And Answers

They’re back: Bank executives to face TDs on mortgage restructuring

The last time bank executives provided updates to the Finance Committee they were criticised for not being direct enough.

# central-bank - Friday 21 March, 2014

From Business ETC Do you know how much you paid for your house? Total Recall This post contains a poll

Do you know how much you paid for your house?

New research from the Central Bank shows that Irish people don’t remember how much they paid for their house.

# central-bank - Thursday 20 March, 2014

From Business ETC Central Bank sets up hotline for bank whistleblowers Malpractice

Central Bank sets up hotline for bank whistleblowers

Officials have promised concerned bankers more firepower and protection when reporting improper practice.

# central-bank - Monday 10 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: The Central Bank and Morgan Kelly should ‘have a conversation’ Let's Talk

Noonan: The Central Bank and Morgan Kelly should ‘have a conversation’

The Finance Minister has said that the Central Bank has “primary responsibility” regarding SME loans.

# central-bank - Friday 7 March, 2014

From Business ETC 6,000 bank customers are missing out on their share of a €67m PPI pay-out Unopened Letters

6,000 bank customers are missing out on their share of a €67m PPI pay-out

77,000 customers were mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance since 2007. However some people may be missing out because they haven’t opened letters from their bank…

# central-bank - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From Business ETC Graduates are now earning much less. But exactly how much less? Payday

Graduates are now earning much less. But exactly how much less?

Over the last ten years, graduate salaries went up, but then down even quicker.

# central-bank - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From Business ETC Court approves transfer of Howth Sutton Credit Union Credit Unions

Court approves transfer of Howth Sutton Credit Union

The branch will continue to operate as normal following the transfer, the Irish League of Credit Unions stressed today.

# central-bank - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Considerable protections already apply to people who are in mortgage difficulties’ Consensus

‘Considerable protections already apply to people who are in mortgage difficulties’

Despite Fergus O’Dowd’s criticism of the Fianna Fáil’s bill, the government will not oppose its passage.

From TheJournal.ie Concern that banks are only tackling “easy” mortgage arrears cases Arrears

Concern that banks are only tackling “easy” mortgage arrears cases

The new figures show that 168 properties were taken into possession by lenders in the last quarter of 2013.

# central-bank - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

From Business ETC IBRC mortgage holders will still be protected under new deal Mortgage Arrears

IBRC mortgage holders will still be protected under new deal

Concerns had been expressed about the sale of these mortgages leaving families vulnerable but bidders have agreed to sign up to the Central Bank’s code of conduct.

# central-bank - Thursday 13 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 60,000 mortgages in long-term arrears have not been restructured Work To Do

Nearly 60,000 mortgages in long-term arrears have not been restructured

Data from the Department of Finance shows that 59,226 mortgages in arrears of 90 days plus have not been restructured, though this is down on 62,643 in September last year.

# central-bank - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie World-famous Irish tenor to be commemorated on new coin New Tenner

World-famous Irish tenor to be commemorated on new coin

John McCormack was once the most popular singers in the world and was well-known for his rendition of “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”.

# central-bank - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s what the new Central Bank HQ will look like New Digs

Here’s what the new Central Bank HQ will look like

Having been on Dame Street for nearly 40 years, the Central Bank is moving home. And here’s where to.

# central-bank - Friday 17 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Credit unions critical of Central Bank’s “anti-competitive” lending rules Loans

Credit unions critical of Central Bank’s “anti-competitive” lending rules

The Central Bank has confirmed that rescheduled mortgages are not subject to the same restrictions as credit union loans.

# central-bank - Friday 10 January, 2014

From Business ETC Central Bank governor: The bailout programme did what it said on the tin Central Bank

Central Bank governor: The bailout programme did what it said on the tin

Honohan said, now that we have exited the programme, “the rest is up to us”.

# central-bank - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From Business ETC Noonan named as Europe’s Finance Minister of the Year by ‘The Banker’ Top Dog

Noonan named as Europe’s Finance Minister of the Year by ‘The Banker’

The Financial Times’ magazine said that Noonan was awarded the accolade because of his “extraordinary progress” since taking the job in 2011.

# central-bank - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Check behind the couch, there’s still €231.3m worth of Punt hanging around Irish Pound

Check behind the couch, there’s still €231.3m worth of Punt hanging around

The Central Bank exchanged €1,600,000 worth of Irish pound in Euro between January 1 and December 17 this year.

# central-bank - Saturday 21 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Peru Two, bank fraud and American tourists : The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Peru Two, bank fraud and American tourists : The week in numbers

Plus: How many people voted Yes in the Seanad referendum when they meant to vote No?

# central-bank - Thursday 19 December, 2013

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about goings-on at St Vincent’s Hospital, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, and the IMF on the bondholders…

From Business ETC AIB fined €490,000 by Central Bank Enforcement

AIB fined €490,000 by Central Bank

Allied Irish Bank contravened four regulations between 2007 and 2013.

# central-bank - Monday 16 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Irish banks still a source of ‘some concern’ says Mario Draghi Banking

Irish banks still a source of ‘some concern’ says Mario Draghi

He said swift and decisive action is needed to address some of the issues in the Irish banking system.

# central-bank - Saturday 14 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Council rejects ‘premature’ motion to accept Bitcoin payments Bitcoin

Council rejects ‘premature’ motion to accept Bitcoin payments

Fianna Fáil’s Trevor Gilligan said he can see people paying their property tax and water charges in digital currencies in the future.

# central-bank - Friday 13 December, 2013

From Business ETC Central Bank fines Citibank €550,000 for inaccurate liquidity reporting Penalty

Central Bank fines Citibank €550,000 for inaccurate liquidity reporting

It is the fourth settlement reached by the Central Bank over liquidity requirement breaches over the past four years.

# central-bank - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Over €31 million in deposits were taken from Newbridge CU in 18 months Newbridge Credit Union

Over €31 million in deposits were taken from Newbridge CU in 18 months

New documents released by the Central Bank show that a number of the loans at the credit union were in danger of failing.

# central-bank - Friday 6 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Irish banks ‘may not be able to cope with level of bad loans’ Financial Review

Irish banks ‘may not be able to cope with level of bad loans’

The Central Bank has carried out a stark assessment of Ireland’s financial situation.

# central-bank - Thursday 5 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Target set by Central Bank that 75% of mortgage arrears will be dealt with by June Mortgage Arrears

Target set by Central Bank that 75% of mortgage arrears will be dealt with by June

The banks have been told by the Central Bank that sustainable solutions should be offered to customers.

# central-bank - Friday 29 November, 2013

From Business ETC Central Bank director Fiona Muldoon resigns Central Bank

Central Bank director Fiona Muldoon resigns

Muldoon will remain in her post until May next year.

# central-bank - Thursday 28 November, 2013

From Business ETC Number of mortgage accounts in arrears FELL last quarter Better News

Number of mortgage accounts in arrears FELL last quarter

The decrease is the first reported since the Central Bank began taking records in September 2009.

# central-bank - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

From Business ETC Central Bank warns of risks of paying sales incentives to insurance staff Incentives

Central Bank warns of risks of paying sales incentives to insurance staff

The bank said there are a number of risks that may encourage sales behaviours that are not in the best interests of consumers.

# central-bank - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Government criticised for poor turnout at ‘burn the bondholders’ debate Bondholders

Government criticised for poor turnout at ‘burn the bondholders’ debate

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd was the highest profile Government representative present as they were asked to request a debt writedown by Independent TDs

From TheJournal.ie Additional consumer protections for debt management firms published Debt

Additional consumer protections for debt management firms published

The draft paper proposes debt management firms should provide more information to customers about the service they offer and their charges.

# central-bank - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

From Business ETC ‘They have a handle on it’: Noonan plays down fears over RSA Insurance RSA

‘They have a handle on it’: Noonan plays down fears over RSA Insurance

“The Central Bank are happy now that they have a full handle on it,” Michael Noonan has told the Dáil this morning.

# central-bank - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Credit Union chief says there is “no evidence” 100 movements are in trouble Credit Unions

Credit Union chief says there is “no evidence” 100 movements are in trouble

The league says that there is over €600 million in surplus capital in the country’s credit unions.

# central-bank - Monday 11 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Newbridge Credit Union staff set to meet tonight to discuss takeover Newbridge

Newbridge Credit Union staff set to meet tonight to discuss takeover

A demonstration against the transfer of the body into the management of PTSB has been taking place this afternoon.

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