Karl Deeter

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The fintech’s ability to streamline the traditionally cumbersome mortgage application process could encourage more switching. Photograph: iStock

Mortgage expert Karl Deeter has raised €1 million in funding for his online mortgage and insurance solution fintech through several Irish entrepreneur(...)

Making mortgage applications easier means more people will switch providers, which will ultimately drive down prices, Karl Deeter said. Photograph: iStock

Irish fintech firm onlineapplication.ie has teamed up with open-banking specialist Salt Edge in a bid to streamline the traditionally cumbersome mortg(...)

Laura Forsythe: “All the beans on toast and tap water in the world isn’t going to get you there (for deposit).” Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

The Housing Fix is an Irish Times series exploring solutions to Ireland’s housing crisis – arguably the biggest social and economic issue facing (...)

Street Art, Celtic Tiger Bertie by street artist ADW

The so-called Celtic Tiger was a dramatic period in Irish history when a troubled and economically backward country suddenly seemed to have discovered(...)

Photograph: iStock

For many parents, it’s a foregone conclusion; either they don’t have the funds at all, or are so well-off that it’s simply not an issue. For many othe(...)

Dublin-based Karl Deeter is known primarily as a mortgage brokerage/financial market expert, but whatever spare time he has he devotes to writing, rec(...)

ECB governor Mario Draghi this week sounded a clear alarm bell about the state of the euro zone economy. Photograph: AFP

The ECB’s official interest rates are already at zero – or lower. Yet this week Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, hinted they may fal(...)

The joint piece of research found that were ECB interest rates to rise by 0.25%  than around 800 homeowners, or 0.1% of the total mortgage market, would struggle to meet their repayments. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish mortgage market appears better placed to withstand a rise in European Central Bank (ECB) interest rates than it was at the height of the boo(...)

Lending volumes shot up through late 2016 and early 2016 from low levels and have now topped out

Mortgage lending is stalling. Having grown very strongly over the past couple of years, the latest figures show that growth in new loan approvals has (...)

Interest rates on the US and UK have started to rise and it is only a matter of time before the ECB follows suit. Image: Irish Times Graphics

A whole generation of mortgage borrowers have no experience of rising interest rates. But 2019 looks set to be the year when interest rates start to c(...)

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