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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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© Irish Independent 10 Nov '17

Buyers take on bigger mortgages as surge in house prices continues

The average amount borrowed by those taking out a mortgage has shot up by €20,500 in the past year, according to new figures from the Banking and Payments Federation. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 06 Nov '17

[Needs SBP sub] Funders flock to back new home schemes

There is some criticism of high interest rates charged by alternative funders, but interest in the sector is definitely heating up -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Oct '17

Tracker scandal: is your bank playing fair...or not?

So what have each of Ireland’s mortgage lenders disclosed so far and what is yet to come? -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Oct '17

Mortgage rates help make AIB ‘most profitable’ euro zone bank

The average rate on new Irish variable mortgages stood at 3.38 per cent in July, compared with 1.84 per cent across the broader euro zone, according to Central Bank data published last month. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 13 Oct '17

Tracker Mortgage Scandal: Up to 30,000 customers could be affected

There were also about 1,400 cases of customers being denied tracker rates involving Springboard Mortgages, which was a subsidiary of Permanent TSB. The Central Bank cannot force banks to compensate ho -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Oct '17

KBC working towards three-hour approvals for mortgages

Dara Deering, executive director and head of retail banking: "The reality is that a lot of the data that we as a bank needs exists. It's not about slimming down a process and taking a couple of steps -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Oct '17

AIB’s head of Irish retail and commercial banking cautions on annual mortgage-cap reviews

Robert Mulhall said that while AIB supports mortgage restrictions, introduced in 2015, the combination of reviewing them annually, alongside speculation heading into budgets, can prompt would-be buyer -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 06 Oct '17

Mortgage rate war 'on the horizon' as Haven cuts deals

The Haven variable rate will fall by 0.25pc to 3.15pc from the start of next month for existing customers. The same rate applies for new customers from later this month -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Oct '17

Mortgage loans are creeping back near their peak

"If this continues over a sustained period of time we may be building up vulnerabilities in the mortgage market again that need to be monitored carefully," said Dr Conor O'Toole, Esri senior research -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Sep '17

Mortgage approvals rose almost 15% in August

The number of mortgages approved in August rose by almost 15 per cent compared with the same month last year, new figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland show. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 22 Sep '17

Mortgage for life: Thousands will have to pay mortgages well into their retirement

The failure to clear debts before retiring is partially down to people taking out bumper mortgages during the housing bubble years and then finding themselves unable to service their debts during the -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Sep '17

Mortgage war intensifies with KBC offering 10 year fixed rate

Financial experts said banks cutting rates were signs that they are stepping up competition, with more cuts now expected from other lenders. KBC Bank is launching a 10-year fixed-rate deal of 2.95p -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 15 Sep '17

Customers to save hundreds as AIB cuts variable mortgage rate

Robert Mulhall: "Our strategy, when conditions allow, is to pass on variable rate reductions to both new and existing customers and we continue to do that. Therefore existing SVR customers will automa -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Sep '17

Mortgage-to-rent scheme to keep people with arrears in homes

One person familiar with the scheme said that the investors providing the finance would be guaranteed a steady, State-backed return over 30 years, whereas families will be enabled to stay in their hom -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Sep '17

Pepper Ireland names new CEO

Pepper Ireland has appointed Cormac Ryan, formerly of Ulster Bank, as chief executive of the Sydney-headquartered firm's Irish division. The reshuffle comes as the company's current boss, Paul Doddre -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Sep '17

Start-up wants to get ‘bank of mum and dad’ lending to first-time buyers

Homeoptions says it is offering a “competitive and smart alternative to home ownership” by allowing home seekers purchase an option to buy on a property of their choice, while living in it. The pr -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 31 Aug '17

House hunters being pushed into more debt as prices surge

A total of 3,970 mortgages were approved in July. Just over half of these were accounted for by first-time buyers, according to the latest figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland ( -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 30 Aug '17

Mortgage approvals for first-time buyers continue to exceed housing supply from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland

In the year to date, there has been 13,247 first-time buyer mortgage approvals, up 43pc year-on-year. The help-to-buy scheme is contributing to this trend, with separate data from the Revenue Commissi -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Aug '17

Families priced out of property market as a third of income needed for mortgage

The EBS DKM Irish Housing Affordability Index notes that "in that time a definite deterioration in affordability has become apparent across all regions of the State". The proportion of disposable or -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Aug '17

Revealed: How many secured approval for mortgage - but couldn't find a home to buy

"Both approvals and draw downs are clearly rising, but a mismatch is now opening up as approvals grow at a faster pace," said economist with Goodbody Stockbrokers, Dermot O'Leary. -  Subscribe
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