The BPFI said this was the busiest month for mortgage approvals since the data series began in 2011. Photograph:   Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

There was a surge in mortgage approvals in October driven by first-time buyers, according to Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI). The indu(...)

People queue outside an AIB Bank in Dublin city centre. Executives at the bank have been encouraged by the number of households who are now back on their feet financially following the Covid hit to the economy. Photograph: REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

Eamonn Crowley, the new chief executive of Permanent TSB (PTSB), has been pleasantly surprised by how many borrowers have to be coming off Covid-19 l(...)

In its latest housing market monitor, the BPFI said housing supply will most likely revert to 2018 levels this year

The number of new homes constructed in the Republic this year is expected to be about 18,000 – 3,000 units less than last year, according to the banki(...)

About nine in 10 accounts that have resumed mortgage payments are paying the full amount. Photograph: iStock

With tens of thousands of households nearing the end of Covid-19 mortgage payment breaks, Irish lenders are preparing to roll out an information campa(...)

New figures published  show that 3,397 mortgages were approved in July. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

House prices have bounced back since the lifting of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, rising by 4.3 per cent between June and August, according to a (...)

First-time buyer drawdown volumes fell by 34.8 per cent to 3,285 in the second quarter.

The number of mortgages drawn down during the height of the lockdown of the economy fell by just more than one-third, new figures show. Overall, the(...)

Websites which look almost identical to legitimate accommodation websites have been set up for fraud. Photograph: iStock

A warning has been issued that fraudsters are taking advantage of an increased demand for staycations due to the pandemic by setting up false websites(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar plans to meet banking chief executives this week. Photograph: Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar is to meet the banks’ chief executives this week amid an escalating row over the charging of interest to mortgage customers who (...)

A computer-generated image of No 12 Dawson Street. The scheme’s offices will be ready for tenants by the  second quarter of 2021.

When developer Paddy McKillen jnr’s Oakmount and its partners, Core Capital, paid €38 million to acquire the landmark headquarters of New Ireland Assu(...)

Brian Hayes, chief executive of the Banking and Payments Federation: said demand within the housing market may be more resilient than expected. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 1,900 mortgages worth €442 million were approved in May, down 62 per cent on the same period last year, as Covid-19 restrictions dampened activ(...)

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