Banking and Payments Federation chief executive Brian Hayes said May had proven to be ‘yet another very strong month’ for mortgage approvals.

There was a sharp increase in both the volume and value of approved mortgages in May when compared with the same period last year, according to figure(...)

In the final quarter of 2016, approvals for house purchase grew by 30 per cent year on year in volume terms and by 44 per cent in value. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

The number of mortgages approved in Ireland rose by 29 per cent in the 12 months to December, figures from the Banking and Payments Federation (BPFI) (...)

The number of mortgages being approved remains on an upward trend amid a softening of the Central Bank’s lending rules and following the Government’s (...)

More than 6,200 mortgage loans, valued at €1.08 billion, were drawn down in the second quarter of this year. Photo: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The number of mortgages drawn down in the second quarter of 2015 jumped 30.1 per cent when compared to the same period last year. According to new fig(...)