Minister for Finance Michael Noonan Mr Noonan is scheduled to meet the heads of six banks over the next two weeks. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will today begin a series of meetings with banks to discuss the issue of standard variable mortgage (SVR) rates. T(...)

The banking inquiry heard that in the 10 years to 2005, Anglo Irish Bank grew from being a “small player” to one with a significant market share and businesses in the UK and the US.

Anglo Irish Bank’s former head of lending in Ireland has told the Oireachtas banking inquiry a board decision in 2006 not to take on new development l(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank head of lending Tom Browne told the banking inquiry: “a decision was taken that no new clients with development funding proposals would be entertained.” Photograph: Oireachtas TV

Anglo Irish Bank’s former head of lending in Ireland has told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry that a board decision in 2006 not to take on new developm(...)

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(...)