Finance Ireland entered the home loans market in late 2018 after it bought Pepper Money’s €200 million home loans portfolio and mortgages platform. Photograph: iStock

Non-bank lender Finance Ireland is launching a range of long-term fixed rate mortgages for home owners in Ireland, with options up to 20 years availab(...)

‘If you’re on a fixed-rate mortgage, you will be constrained should you wish to switch.’

And just like that, about 28 per cent of the Irish mortgage market appears to be up for grabs with the confirmed departure of Ulster Bank and planned (...)

A quick check of the rates shows that Ulster’s 2.6 per cent is still short of the 2.2 per cent on offer at Avant if your loan is less than 80 per cent loan to value. Photograph: Gareth Fuller

We are actually thinking of switching our mortgage to Ulster Bank from Bank of Ireland to take advantage of the five-year fixed rate. The Ulster Bank(...)

Mortgage rates on investment properties are never as competitive as those available to owner-occupiers. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

I have an investment property with an outstanding mortgage of €100,000. The property is worth about €250,000. I am currently paying the mortgage at a (...)

Given the current turbulence and the lower rates, I’d go for a fixed rate. Photograph: Thierry Roge

My daughter just got mortgage approval despite the Covid-19 crisis. She is lucky to have a permanent teaching post. Do you suggest fixed or variable p(...)

Just last week, the Economic and Social Research Institute think-tank – which informs Government policy – reported that many Irish families could make “large gains” by moving a mortgages to one of their current lender’s competitors. File photograph: Getty

Up to 160,000 Irish families are out of pocket every month – by as much as hundreds of euro – because they simply haven’t looked at switching their mo(...)

Bank of Ireland executive Karena O’Sullivan is to become Finance Ireland chief financial officer. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Finance Ireland, the State’s largest non-bank lender in the retail market, has hired senior Bank of Ireland executive Karena O’Sullivan to become its (...)

SMEs often face difficulties accessing finance for the purchase of products or may be unable to obtain or agree credit terms with suppliers

Alternative funder Bibby Financial Services has teamed up with the State-owned Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) to introduce a new solu(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: mortgage market is ‘far too cosy’. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Finance Ireland’s launch of residential mortgage products will give consumers greater choice and shake up a market that is “far too cosy”, according t(...)

Finance Ireland chief executive Billy Kane says the lender is now a “substantial business” challenging the main banks across a number of sectors. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Finance Ireland, the State’s largest non-bank retail lender, has launched a series of residential mortgage products in a bid to compete with the main (...)

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