The Banking & Payments Federation of Ireland says people drew down 11,794 mortgages in the three months to the end of September 2019. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Almost 12,000 people borrowed more than €2.6 billion to buy homes in the three months to the end of September, the latest figures show. According to (...)

The latest figures have led forecasters to downgrade their estimates of mortgage borrowing for the full year.

The drawdown of mortgages by borrowers, and approvals for new mortgages, are running ahead of last year’s levels. But the figures for June have falle(...)

A total of 4,473 mortgages were approved in May 2018, with almost half granted to first-time buyers in terms of volume and value. Photograph: iStock

Irish mortgage approvals exceeded €1 billion in May, with remortgaging activity continuing to drive growth in the market, a new survey has shown. The(...)

Things which help demonstrate a borrower’s desirability to a bank include savings and paying rent. Photograph: iStock

It has never been easy being a first-time buyer but it has rarely been harder than it is today. Banks that 10 years ago were throwing stupid sums of (...)

KBC Bank Ireland’s profit fell almost a fifth last year to €227 million. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

KBC Bank Ireland chief executive Wim Verbraeken has said the country’s banks, currently selling billions of euro of soured debt to meet European Cent(...)

The Central Bank expects that any banks looking to move here will have senior management and board level executives who are “fit and proper, substantively present and engaged in the running of the bank”

Ever since the Brexit result on June 24th, there has been much speculation about the relocation of London-based financial services companies to Dublin(...)

Nassau House has a floor area of about 9,290sq m (100,000sq ft), of which a third is divided between nine street-level shops, including Spar, Insomnia, Tiger, House of Ireland and Lemon Crepe. Photograph: Eric Luke

A key retail enclave in Dublin’s south inner city looks set to be targeted for redevelopment following its sale to a European real-estate investment (...)