Chair-designate of the Citizens Information Board, Ita Mangan, who told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection that extra funding will allow the Money Advice and Budgeting Service to provide new supports for those in mortgage arrears. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Extra funding has been allocated to the State’s Money Advice and Budgeting Service (Mabs) to help develop new supports for people in mortgage arrears(...)

Noeline Blackwell of the Free Legal Advice Centres at the Finance Committee today.

Banks are using computer systems rather than staff working with distressed mortgage holders to make decisions on how to handle clients in arrea(...)

The Personal Insolvency Act 2012 contained flaws that made it almost impossible for Mabs to progress debt relief notices, designed to help people with small unsecured debts such as personal and credit card loans

Hundreds of people with debts of less than €20,000 faced delays in securing insolvency arrangements after legislation to assist them was found to be u(...)

Finally, it’s here. As of yesterday, the newly constituted Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) started taking applications from people hoping to escap(...)

Looking down: if an unpaid loans case proceeds to court, coming without evidence of your sincere efforts to engage with your lender will be to your disadvantage.

If you’re being taken to court over an unpaid loan to a bank or credit union, what should you do? The short answer is to face it head on. Whether you (...)

Over half of the 51 Mabs services have a waiting time of four weeks or less.

The average waiting time for people seeking a first appointment with the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (Mabs) is almost five months in some parts(...)

The Money Advice and Budgeting Service has said “certain lenders” scheduled to be involved in a Central Bank pilot scheme for distressed borrowers wit(...)

The Central Bank’s code of conduct on mortgage arrears has been reshaped

Irish banks are beginning to make deals with holders of unsustainable mortgages, but tell nobody – it’s a secret. In their continuing struggle to deal(...)