Trevor Grant

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Whether it’s lethargy or loyalty, fear or loathing, too few of us switch mortgage. Photograph: iStock

Switching your mortgage can seem like a pain. It was hard enough to get it in the first place, right? But if new lower fixed interest rates mean about(...)

The bodies representing valuers say though they are adding a Covid-related clause to valuations, they are not altering values based on the virus.

Getting a mortgage can be stressful at the best of times. Add a pandemic and things ratchet up. Whether you are applying for a mortgage or have signed(...)

Despite political pressure, banks in Ireland  have been slow to budge on rates, though they are offering more competitive fixed rates. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Nobody wants to pay more for anything than they need to. Yet, if you are not considering the latest fixed-rate mortgage rates, that’s exactly what you(...)

Just last week, the Economic and Social Research Institute think-tank – which informs Government policy – reported that many Irish families could make “large gains” by moving a mortgages to one of their current lender’s competitors. File photograph: Getty

Up to 160,000 Irish families are out of pocket every month – by as much as hundreds of euro – because they simply haven’t looked at switching their mo(...)

The mortgage deal you got when you first purchased your home is unlikely to still be the best available.

Tens of thousands of homeowners are paying hundreds, if not thousands, of euro more on their mortgages than they need to every year, according to indu(...)

The Association of Irish Mortgage Advisors said while the rules have encouraged more prudence in borrowers and lenders, they unfairly penalise families who bought during the boom and now are struggling to find the 20 per cent deposit needed to move to bigger properties.

Mortgage brokers have called on the Central Bank to tweak the mortgage lending rules in favour of second-time buyers. The Association of Irish Mortg(...)

Photograph: iStock

Irish borrowers will be hit with higher mortgage charges and hurt by decreased competition if the Central Bank bans commission payments for mortgage b(...)

First-time buyers are looking to buy in greater numbers than in recent times. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

If not quite back in force, then first-time buyers are certainly looking to buy in greater numbers than in recent times. With rents so high, it’s now (...)

Property search: figures from Myhome.ie indicate that the average national asking price is now €208,000. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Some 14 months on from the introduction of the oft-discussed and much-maligned mortgage lending rules, they certainly seem to be having an impact. (...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: the changes he announced will hopefully have a ‘positive impact on the mortgage arrears problem in Ireland’, said  chief executive of  Irish Brokers Association Ciaran Phelan.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There has been a broadly positive response to the Government’s announcement of a major overhaul of the State’s insolvency system. However there is dis(...)

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