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Irish mortgage customers are paying about €250 more every month than their euro zone peers as a result of higher interest rates. Photograph: iStock

Figures released by the Central Bank of Ireland on Friday showed that mortgage interest rates in the Republic are amongst the highest in the euro zone(...)

Consumer advocate Brendan Burgess said the current system which protects distressed borrowers should be “more or less maintained to protect those who are paying what they can”. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish mortgage holders have to pay about €250 each month for the lifetime of their loans to pay for the costs of those who are not able, or refuse to (...)

Group chief executive of Permanent TSB Jeremy Masding: PTSB will hand over the day-to-day management of the loans to outsourcing firm Pepper Asset Servicing. Photograph: Colm Mahady

Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding knew the odds were stacked against him from the time the former Barclays banker turned up in Dublin in Fe(...)

 Brendan Burgess. File photograph.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some 10,000 borrowers in long-term mortgage arrears should have their homes repossessed, consumer advocate Brendan Burgess has claimed. He told the O(...)

Would-be small investors in AIB’s flotation have until the close of business on Tuesday to put in orders with stockbroking firms involved in the transaction.

Would-be small investors in AIB’s flotation have until the close of business on Tuesday to put in orders with stockbroking firms involved in the trans(...)

The bank can recoup their money only when the debtor sells  the house.

It started with little more than a whisper, but it is slowly evolving into a roar. Last year it was revealed that 1,372 homeowners were overcharged on(...)

The Banking & Payments Federation Ireland agreed with new requirement that banks notify variable-rate borrowers of alternative mortgage options that could save money.

Banking lobbyists failed this year to get the Central Bank to row back on key parts of its drive to increase clarity on how variable interest rates a(...)

If Irish banks are charging over the odds on mortgages, then it stands to reason that they’re earning considerably higher margins. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

It’s difficult to avoid mortgages these days. Pick up a paper or turn on the radio and it seems it won’t be long before mortgages make an appearance;(...)

David Hall (second left) protesting against the auction of “distressed” property in 2011. His Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation is involved in an initiative with AIB. photograph: alan betson

It’s gone a bit like Monty Python’s Life of Brian amongst the various pro-consumer groups jostling to be the voice of distressed mortgage holders.Some(...)