Dominic Coyle

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New figures showing a 30.3 per cent drop in the number of home loans drawn down.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the housing market, with new figures showing a 30.3 per cent drop in the number of home loans dr(...)

A quick check of the rates shows that Ulster’s 2.6 per cent is still short of the 2.2 per cent on offer at Avant if your loan is less than 80 per cent loan to value. Photograph: Gareth Fuller

We are actually thinking of switching our mortgage to Ulster Bank from Bank of Ireland to take advantage of the five-year fixed rate. The Ulster Bank(...)

For 20 years’ work, you will get almost the same pension as someone who paid into the system for up to 50 full years.

I will be 66 years of age next year. I moved to Ireland in 1995, and started paying PRSI at that point. So for 26 years, since 1995 to 2021. I will (...)

If your mum funds her nursing home care with Fair Deal, the nursing home will take 80 per cent of her income to fund the cost along with 7.5 per cent of any assets she has in excess of €36,000

What I should do about the Fair Deal Scheme for my elderly mother? My 79-year-old mother was recently diagnosed with dementia and early onset of Alzhe(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath in Government Buildings in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph:  Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Our team of business and political reporters have been working flat out to bring you everything you need to know about Budget 2021. Online this mornin(...)

An Aer Lingus  customer services desk in the departure hall at Dublin Airport. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

I’ve been following your various updates from Aer Lingus on issuing refund vouchers for Covid-cancelled flights, most recently 15th September. For th(...)

Help to Buy has been one of the very few incentives available to homebuyers over the last few years. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

I’m back in Ireland for the past two years years after spending seven years in the UK. I’m self employed (soletrader). I see on the Help to Buy applic(...)

The easiest solution could be to contact your solicitor for a copy of your loan offer.

I got my mortgage through a broker 12 years ago (just after prices had started to drop...but not enough in hindsight). The broker has now closed, and (...)

 Ulster Bank on Dame Street in Dublin: There is likely to be a significant gap between a formal decision and actual closure or transfer. Photograph:  Sasko Lazarov/

Having read your article on what customers should do regarding the potential closure of Ulster Bank, I have a follow up question. For home owners wit(...)

Mortgage rates on investment properties are never as competitive as those available to owner-occupiers. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

I have an investment property with an outstanding mortgage of €100,000. The property is worth about €250,000. I am currently paying the mortgage at a (...)

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