First-time buyers accounted for 47.3 per cent of all mortgages drawndown during the first three months of this year

Some 8577 new mortgages were drawn down by borrowers in the first three months of the year, up 8.9 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2018. New(...)

The figures show nearly 44%  of Irish households owned their properties outright, while 27%  owned their homes with the aid of a mortgage. Photograph: iStock

More than €750 million worth of mortgages were approved in February, according to new figures from Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), wi(...)

An Anti-Brexit demonstrator protests outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

The Brexit uncertainty is finally taking its toll on the Irish SME sector a review of 15 indicators impacting on the sector shows. The latest SME M(...)

Non-household buyers’ role in housing market transactions has increased sharply since 2010, rising from 4 per cent of all market-based activity to 17 per cent last year.

As if further proof were needed of just how rotten things are for anyone looking to buy a home at present, one need only look at the latest report fro(...)

Over the last three months, remortgaging/switching activity rose 25% compared to the same period a year earlier.

It was a slow start to the year in terms of mortgage approvals with house buyers also facing increased competition for homes from private companies, c(...)

The scammers aim is to convince the person to hand over their bank account details and passwords Photograph: iStock

Criminals are impersonating broadband companies on the phone and convincing customers to give them access to their computers and their online banking,(...)

Figures from the BPFI show an average mortgage of €218,430 was approved in November. Photograph: iStock

The volume of mortgage approvals fell in November compared to the previous month with first-time buyers and movers receiving fewer offers of credit fr(...)

The annualised volume of mortgage approvals reached 45,316 in the 12 months to the end of October

The number of mortgages approved in October rose substantially with the value also surged, new figures show. A total of 4,236 mortgage applications w(...)

After being initially wary, Irish consumers have taken to using contactless payments in droves. Figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ire(...)

Overall, 9,339 mortgages were drawn down in the three month period compared to 7,998 for the same period a year earlier

The number of mortgages drawdowns was up nearly 17 per cent in the second quarter, while the value of these loans rose by more than a fifth, new figur(...)

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