Brian Hayes: the BPFI’s newly installed chief executive. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has urged Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to retain the help-to-buy scheme for first-time bu(...)

US stocks rose on Tuesday, boosted by upbeat earnings and forecasts from Coca-Cola and United Technologies. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

A host of upbeat earnings pushed US stocks higher on Tuesday and world stocks rose in anticipation of central bank easing, while sterling fell on the(...)

A total of 4,926 mortgages were approved during May, of which 2,520 were for first-time buyers

The number of mortgage applications approved by lenders rose 10.1 per cent in the year to the end of May, new figures show. A total of 4,926 mortgage(...)

Nassau House at the corner of Nassau Street and Dawson Street.  Photograph: Sara Freund

Developers paid Ireland’s main banking lobby group around €20 million to vacate their city centre offices. The money represents more than a fifth of (...)

The EU directive coming into force on September 14th and will see changes to how customers make an online payment using their credit or debit cards. Photograph: iStock

A lobby group for the banking and payments industries has launched a campaign to improve awareness around a European directive which intends to make i(...)

In the 12 month period to April there were 46,901 mortgage approvals valued at €10.4 billion. Photograph: iStock

Fewer people are investing in the buy-to-let property sector, according to lending figures, with an almost 30 per cent fall in mortgage approvals for (...)

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(...)

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