Max Planck Institute director Martin Hellwig speak to participants at the Trinity economic forum in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Sam Boal

There is nothing “inherently wrong” with wanting to make money as an individual or a company, the Central Bank’s outgoing head(...)

Reports this week that the South African bank, Investec, will enter the mortgage market are to be welcomed, but this will not be a game-changer

The figures speak volumes. After an uninterrupted freefall in property prices over many years, a very clear inflection point was reached early last ye(...)

From the middle of 2009 until the end of 2012, serious arrears (greater than 90 days’ worth of mortgage payments) on residential mortgages grew(...)