The deal sets out the rules of engagement between banks or funds and Mabs, when they are representing borrowers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

New rules on how to resolve mortgage disputes have been agreed by the State-backed Money Advice and Budgeting Service (Mabs) and the Banking and Payme(...)

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance: ‘We will strike the correct balance, so as to ensure that Irish financial service consumers do not pay higher interest rates and charges than other European consumers’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There is “still some considerable distance to go” in the reform of Irish banking culture, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told a conference on Th(...)

Outside Dublin, the standardised average rent reached €903 in the second quarter compared with €839 a year earlier.

Rents are continuing to rise with new figures showing a 7 per cent annual increase in Dublin in the second quarter to an average €1,713 a month, a ri(...)

 Mary O’Rourke helping to launch Fraud Awareness Week: never divulge financial information by telephone or email. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Former minister Mary O’Rourke has spoken of how she was almost taken in by a fraudster purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners. Mrs O’Rourke(...)

 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 (...)

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