AIB chief executive Colin Hunt described the bank’s handling of mortgage lending during the early stages of the coronavirus crisis as “regrettable”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

AIB chief executive Colin Hunt described the bank’s handling of mortgage lending during the early stages of the coronavirus crisis as “regrettable”, a(...)

AIB cracked and announced a U-turn: it would accept applications from those on subsidies. But this may only be skin-deep. Photograph: Paul McErlane

Far be it from Cantillon to pity a bank, but poor old AIB became – courtesy of The Irish Times – the poster boy for hyper-restrictive mortgage lending(...)

Figures this week confirm again that first-time buyers account for just over half of all mortgage business. But behind the numbers is a depressing reality

If there has been one common refrain among all political parties in the election campaign, it has been the plight of the first-time buyer. Locked ou(...)

Well, they’re finally here. After months of speculation, frantic lobbying by interested parties and concerned visits to their bank by putative homeown(...)

‘There has been a predictable outcry about the failure of banks to pass on their largesse to existing customers on their current mortgage products.’ Photograph: Howard Walker

Banks have wasted no time in the new year upping the ante in their battle of wills with the Central Bank. The regulator is coming under increasing pre(...)