David Hall, chief executive of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation: speaks of “incontrovertible proof that thousands upon thousands of Irish families may lose their homes”.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Research from the Central Bank of Ireland detailing the elevated level of long-term mortgage arrears – a hangover from the 2008 crash – was seized upo(...)

An estimated 37,000 borrowers face having their loans classed as being in default following extended Covid-19 repayment breaks. Stock photograph: iStock

Banks calculate that two-thirds of those in long-term arrears on their mortgage repayments ultimately risk losing their homes, it has emerged. About(...)

A spokeswoman for Ulster Bank  said  no  customer who was entitled to a payment break, or a payment break extension, had it withdrawn from them. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Ulster Bank wrongly told customers they were not entitled to Covid-19 mortgage payment break extensions after initially informing them that they had q(...)

Prevention is better that cure when it comes to mortgage approval.

Ireland’s biopharma industry has warned against protectionism and “self-sufficiency” when it comes to the production and distribution of medicines, an(...)

Tens of thousands of people face a difficult time ahead and many face losing their home.

When I was younger, I was taught that prevention was better than cure. This is something we as a country did not adhere to following the last recessio(...)

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(...)

The move comes after an investigation by the regulator that concluded added charges only make it more difficult for borrowers who are in arrears to address the problem

Mortgage lenders can no longer impose legal fees and other charges on borrowers in arrears who are co-operating with their bank to resolve the issue. (...)

Ulster Bank said it was ‘experiencing delays’ applying credits to some customers’ accounts.

Tens of thousands of people suffered delays to their pay and social welfare payments on Friday due a glitch with Ulster Bank’s credit system, although(...)

Some 1,422 of the loans are secured on private homes, while 510 are tied to buy-to-let properties. Photograph: Alan Betson

A vulture fund that is buying almost 2,000 mortgages from Permanent TSB will repossess most of the homes involved, one activist warns. Majority State(...)

Latest Central Bank numbers show lenders were in possession of 1,407 principal dwelling houses at the end of June 2019. Photograph: iStock

House repossessions jumped by almost 75 per cent in the second quarter of 2019, according to figures from the Central Bank. The figures show a total (...)

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