Brendan Burgess addressing a Bank of Ireland AGM in UCD. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

High profile consumer advocate Brendan Burgess has suggested that nobody lost their home as a result of being denied a low-cost tracker mortgage, in s(...)

Regulators want Ulster Bank to cut the number of bad loans on its books. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Few things excite Irish people like mortgages. It’s hardly surprising; it is the biggest investment most of them will make and, more importantly, keep(...)

Brendan Burgess: accuses Ulster Bank of wrongly suggesting that owner-occupier loans were 58 months, almost five years, in arrears. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Investment adviser Brendan Burgess has accused Ulster Bank of being “disingenuous” about the €900 million worth of home loans it is selling. Ulster B(...)

Arizun managing director John McDaniel and director Cathal O’Leary: “Arizun will buy the mortgage from the bank and write off the mortgage debt plus arrears.” said Mr O’Leary.

Irish company Arizun believes it has come up with a solution to the problem of long-term mortgage arrears, one that will keep distressed borrowers in (...)

Arizun managing director John McDaniel and director Cathal O’Leary: “Arizun will buy the mortgage from the bank and write off the mortgage debt plus arrears.” says Mr O’Leary.

An Irish company has secured €100 million in funding to buy up distressed mortgage loans with a view to keeping people in their homes on a sale-and-le(...)

Irish mortgage customers are paying about €250 more every month than their euro zone peers as a result of higher interest rates. Photograph: iStock

Figures released by the Central Bank of Ireland on Friday showed that mortgage interest rates in the Republic are amongst the highest in the euro zone(...)

Consumer advocate Brendan Burgess said the current system which protects distressed borrowers should be “more or less maintained to protect those who are paying what they can”. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish mortgage holders have to pay about €250 each month for the lifetime of their loans to pay for the costs of those who are not able, or refuse to (...)

Group chief executive of Permanent TSB Jeremy Masding: PTSB will hand over the day-to-day management of the loans to outsourcing firm Pepper Asset Servicing. Photograph: Colm Mahady

Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding knew the odds were stacked against him from the time the former Barclays banker turned up in Dublin in Fe(...)

If you fixed a number of years ago, the savings available with a switch to one of the rates now on offer might be considerable

Mortgage rates are finally falling, bringing Irish homeowners closer (if not close enough) to the rates enjoyed by their European peers. Ulster Bank (...)

The Project Scariff sale is expected to be the last big portfolio sale undertaken by Ulster Bank, which has been restructuring its Irish assets for almost a decade.

Opposition politicians and consumer advocates have criticised Ulster Bank for agreeing to sell a €1.4 billion portfolio of distressed Irish home loans(...)

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