Michael Noonan: he wants the banks to conduct publicity campaigns to inform customers of their options in securing a lower rate

Some 300,000 people with standard variable rate (SVR) home loans look set to benefit from reduced monthly mortgage payments from July.Minister for Fi(...)

Mr Noonan said there was agreement from all lenders that customers should have access to more competitive mortgage products

Homeowners with standard variable mortgages (SVR) look set to benefit from reduced interest rates from July.Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said h(...)

Following the agreement, the court made absolute a conditional order, granted last week, which gave AIB priority over Mr O’Reilly’s other creditors in relation to the shares. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

Agreement has been reached between a number of creditors of businessman Tony O’Reilly relating to AIB’s efforts to get a priority charge over €2.7 mi(...)

The number of accounts in arrears of 90 days or more fell by 1,730 to 59,138 Photograph: iStockphoto/Thinkstock

The number of home loans in arrears declined again in February, according to data published today by the Department of Finance. The total number of ow(...)

Flac wants the mortgage-to-rent scheme to be enhanced. Photograph: PA

Some of the more difficult cases of owner-occupier mortgage arrears in Ireland have not yet been dealt with by the country’s main banks, according to (...)

Figures from the Department of Finance show almost 95,000 loans in arrears. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The level of owner-occupied and buy-to-let mortage arrears in Ireland continues to decline, according to latest data from the Department of Finance. T(...)

The number of restructured mortgage accounts continues to rise as arrangements are put in place to deal with arrears built up in the wake of the crash(...)

The European Central Bank. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA In total, 127 banks across Europe are being tested. In Ireland, the costs will be met by AIB, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, Permanent TSB, KBC Bank Ireland, ACC, Merrill Lynch International and Depfa.

Eight banks in Ireland will have to pay €17.6 million between them to meet the costs of the comprehensive assessments that have been conducted this ye(...)

The number of mortgage accounts in arrears is continuing to fall as more restructuring agreements are put in place, Department of Finance figures show(...)

Sir Anthony O Reilly

When he asked for a six-month stay on executing €45 million of judgments by AIB, Sir Anthony O’Reilly said he feared it would cause “great anxiety”(...)