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Our NEWS section is the most comprehensive publication on the business of property in Ireland, keeping our trade readers fully informed on all developments in the property business and among their competitors.

It gathers together in one place all reports on the market, and goes into much greater detail than does the consumer press on trade issues of interest to estate agents, developers and other property professionals. It summarises property stories from the media, and provides handy links to the full stories. Occasional indepth features and opinion pieces for a fully developed online property magazine. It also acts as a searchable archive of all property matters down the years.

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© The Irish Times 21 Mar '19

New mortgage lending increased to nearly €9bn last year: Central Bank

Cantor Fitzgerald economist Alan McQuaid: “the strict lending rules imposed by the Central Bank and the fact that ‘ordinary’ individuals and couples trying to buy a house are being priced out o -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 19 Mar '19

New mortgage lender, Finance Ireland, signals plan to match lowest variable and fixed-rate mortgages

Billy Kane: “We are delighted to expand our offering in the residential mortgage market, where there has been too little competition for too long." -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Mar '19

What’s going on in the first-time buyer market?

The system still has issues. David Browne, head of new homes with Savills, says that one applicant can have more than one exemption under mortgage offers from a number of different banks, thus blockin -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Mar '19

Non-bank mortgages key to cutting Irish interest rates, study finds

The report said overseas banking groups that may ordinarily look at entering the Irish market would be subject to as high capital demands on mortgages as existing players in the market. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 Mar '19

First-time buyers face being turned away as exemptions 'to run out in weeks'

Exemptions for first-time buyers looking to lend outside of Central Bank rules are likely to run out before the end of the month, according to a leading mortgage expert. He has warned that house hu -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Mar '19

Mortgage approvals down as buyers face competition

New figures from Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) show mortgage approvals were down 3.4 per cent annually in January with the value of approvals down 2 per cent to €672 million. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Mar '19

Property Bridges to lend over €150m for housing projects

Co-founder Marc Rafferty, who was also one of the founders of SME peer-to-peer lender Linked Finance, said that there was a "big gap" in the market for development loans of between €300,000 and €3 -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 24 Feb '19

IPAV Residential Property Price Barometer: Central Bank mortgage exemptions squeeze buyers out of the market

Central Bank lending rules limit the number of mortgages that are exempt from the usual 3.5 times income rule to qualify for home loans, giving cash buyers an advantage in the second half of the year -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Feb '19

Can An Post deliver a mortgage partner?

Sources across the main retail lenders have indicted little or no interest in joining forces – especially as An Post has outlined a bold ambition of offering mortgages that would undercut the market -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 15 Feb '19

Rent-free: How do you get away with not paying mortgage for nine years?

Karl Deeter says the Irish system makes it perfectly possible for a family to stay in their home for a long time without paying their mortgage. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Feb '19

Lenders preparing to pull cashback deals on mortgages

Declan Fitzpatrick, the head of intermediary sales management at Permanent TSB, told brokers on Thursday that cashback might not be available for mortgages approved after June 30th, the paper says. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Feb '19

'Ill wind of low growth blows good for mortgages'

As Sherry Fitzgerald's 'Irish Residential Market Review 2018, Outlook 2019' noted yesterday: "Due to stricter mortgage conditions, and to a lesser extent an increase in the supply of new homes, 2018 s -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Jan '19

Value of mortgage drawdowns rose 20% to €8.7bn last year: Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland

“Almost half of this was by first-time buyers, by far the single largest segment of the market,” said Felix O’Regan, the federation’s director of public affairs. “Growth was evident acros -  Subscribe
© RTE 28 Jan '19

€100m in mortgages drawn down under Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme

The new figures show the average mortgage approval in Dublin City Council is 209,000 while in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 20 loans have been approved at an average of 231,000. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 27 Jan '19

Mortgage rates 'are fairly priced and won't drop any time soon'

An analysis by stockbroker Goodbody has concluded that mortgage rates are "fairly" priced as banks in Ireland have to set aside €50 of capital for every €1,000 of lending, compared with just €16 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Jan '19

Borrowers will pay more if commission system changes, say mortgage brokers

In a meeting with the Department of Finance last year, the Association of Expert Mortgage Advisers (AEMA) told officials that a ban on payments from banks to mortgage brokers would cause a “reductio -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 Jan '19

EBS ups mortgage ante with cash-back offers

It is offering 2pc back to customers on variable and fixed rates on draw-down and 1pc five years later. This is similar to the deal Bank of Ireland offers. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Jan '19

New alternative finance provider targets Irish property developers

Sancus, a UK financing company owned by Aim-listed GLI Finance, is ramping up its Irish operation, and is looking to lend on commercial and residential developments across the Republic and Northern Ir -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Jan '19

Volume of mortgage approvals fall in November on previous month

Data from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) shows that approvals fell, bucking a trend in the previous two years whereby approvals rose in November. However, the BPFI cautioned about -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Jan '19

Lenders must now tell customers if they can save on their mortgage

The new rules will also require mortgage lenders to explain the pros and cons of mortgage incentives, like cash-back schemes. This applies to new, existing and switching mortgage holders. This is -  Subscribe
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