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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 22 Jan '18

New council mortgage scheme explained

First-time buyers that have had two insufficient offers or refusals for a mortgage from two lending institutions can apply for the loan. In addition, to qualify, an individual’s annual gross inco -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 21 Jan '18

Bank of Ireland chief, Francesca McDonagh, to ring-fence €1bn for housing development

The vast bulk (80pc) of the property fund will be used to lend to residential housing developments, including purpose-built student accommodation as well as commercial real estate in the Republic. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 17 Jan '18

Higher mortgage rates on the way but 'increases will be gradual'

The gradual rise in interest rates comes as there are fears that mortgage cashback offers could be banned in a move that would hit first-time buyers and switchers hard. Banks have been accused of u -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Jan '18

'Massive blow' to vulture funds as home repossessions halted due to arrears miscalculations

Financial experts said other funds that bought mortgages were now likely to be forced into admitting they have been miscalculating arrears levels, which will force them to withdraw repossession cases. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Dec '17

Growth rate of mortgage approvals slows in November

That is the slowest year-on-year increase since March 2016, though Goodbody analyst Dermot O’Leary noted that November 2016 was a tough comparator month. Mortgage approvals jumped sharply at that ti -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 19 Dec '17

Karl Deeter: Don't be so nice - get mortgage loan savvy and play the banks at their own cash-back game

If a lender knew they could get a higher amount of money out of you they'd naturally do it. If you doubt this, just look at the variable rate many of them charge to get a loan with them and you'll see -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 19 Dec '17

Credit unions to take on banks with mortgage lending offers

Under the mortgage plan being hatched by the League of Credit Unions, a standardised mortgage product would be offered by each credit union that takes part in the initiative. The offer will be rest -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Dec '17

Homebuyers exposed as developers drop 'subject to loan approval' clause

Despite a recommendation from the Law Society that buying without this protective clause in place would be “unsafe” for purchasers, an increasing number of new-build developers are nonetheless ref -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Nov '17

500 first-time buyers a week get approved to take out mortgage

Figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland show a total of 3,751 mortgages were approved last month. This is 20pc higher than the same month last year. In the first 10 months of the yea -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Nov '17

'Trapped generation' hit by change to lending rules

Lobby group Brokers Ireland said the changes made did not go far enough. It said the existing rules remained too restrictive, especially for second-time and subsequent buyers, with good repayment capa -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Nov '17

Central Bank squeezes large-loan access for second-time buyers

While up to 20 per cent of new mortgage lending for first-time buyers can continue to be above the 3½ times loan-to-income limit, only 10 per cent of SSBs can breach this level from January, said the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Nov '17

More than 60 first-time buyers get approved every day for €215k mortgage

According to figures from the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI), some 3,751 mortgages were approved in October 2017, at a value of €834 million, up by 20 per cent in volume terms, an -  Subscribe
© 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
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