Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says many measures could be introduced to prevent a future property bubble “without dumping on first-time buyers”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New mortgage rules demanding an increased deposit from buyers are a blunt instrument and discriminatory as well, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has said. (...)

Industry players are looking for an easing of the criteria on loan to value ratios Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Loan to value (LTV) ratios are the talk of the town at the minute thanks to the Central Bank’s decision to publish new rules for lenders around home l(...)

The Central Bank’s proposal that borrowers should have a 20 per cent deposit to qualify for a home loan might be a “little too high” and there could be “unintended consequences” for first time buyers David Duffy, president Banking & Payments Federation Ireland and chief executive, AIB said today. (Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times)

AIB chief executive David Duffy said today that the bank would meet with the department of finance before Christmas to discuss its so-called “capital (...)

David Duffy, President, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland and chief executive, AIB and Sharon Donnery, director of credit institutions, Central Bank of Ireland, at the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, National Conference 2014 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dublin. Ms Donnery argued at the event that the Central Bank’s proposed mortgage rules are proportionate as she noted that significant supervisory effort is being aimed at the problem of buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage arrears. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times)

The Central Bank of Ireland’s proposed new rules for mortgage lending involve “proportionate limits” on home loans, Sharon Donnery, director of credit(...)

The Central Bank of Ireland has appointed Anne Marie McKiernan as registrar of credit unions.Ms McKiernan is currently head of risk in the Central Ban(...)

ILCU and its member, Maynooth Credit Union, yesterday dropped a lawsuit against the regulator, partly because ILCU said it had secured, from the Central Bank, a “unique” consultative role whenever there are talks between the bank and ILCU credit unions over issues such as financial stability.

Differences have emerged between the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) and the Credit Union Development As(...)

Sharon Donnery, the new director of credit institutions, has worked with the Central Bank since 1996 when she joined as an economist.

The Central Bank has appointed Sharon Donnery to the role of director of credit institutions. Ms Donnery, the current Registrar of credit(...)

With Newbridge Credit Union dominating the headlines thanks to its swift transfer to Permanent TSB at the behest of the Central Bank, credit unions ha(...)

The Central Bank and credit union regulator have failed to get a private court hearing of a challenge to their bid to make Maynooth Credit Union in Ki(...)

Sharon Donnery, Registrar of Credit Unions at the Central Bank, warned about the potential impact of the new insolvency service on credit unions. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Drawing on the challenges currently facing credit unions, Sharon Donnery, Registrar of Credit Unions at the Central Bank, told atendees at the CUMA Au(...)