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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 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
© The Irish Times 18 Dec '18

Cashback mortgages could cost borrowers €30,000 more

Cashback mortgages have increased in popularity in recent years, with lenders such as Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB and EBS offering a proportion of a mortgage back in cash. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Dec '18

FF seeks mortgage rate cap as part of stability agreement

The Irish Independent has learned Fianna Fáil representatives discussed ways of tightening the rules around how much interest homebuyers can be charged when they met with Central Bank officials in re -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Dec '18

Trading up? You’ll now need a deposit of €135,000

According to the latest Housing Market Monitor from the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI), the median income of first-time buyers who bought a home in the third quarter of the year was -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Nov '18

'Forget borrowing more, wait for new houses to be built' - Central Bank chief's tough message for homebuyers

Philip Lane acknowledged high house prices and rents were posing serious affordability issues, but more house building was the answer. "A fully functioning and sustainable housing market is not ach -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Nov '18

Why a cash buyer ends up paying up to 50% less for their home

Economists suggest almost one in every two sales are still being funded with cash in the Irish market. This can save buyers hundreds of thousands of euro thanks to having no interest bill on their fin -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Nov '18

Forget sale price - how much will your mortgage really cost to buy a home?

This would be easier if banks were obliged to be upfront about the total potential costs of finance over a 20-30 year term, by setting out early in your mortgage approval just how much the property wi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Nov '18

Central Bank resists calls for rolling mortgage-limit exemptions

Some lenders are said to be privately pushing the Central Bank to allow them apply exemptions on a rolling 12-month basis. The latest Banking Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) data shows that the -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 12 Nov '18

Fewer than 20 local authority home loans taken in cities

There are major concerns the upper limit of the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan is not sufficient to secure a property in city areas. In nine council areas - including Cork city, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Nov '18

Pepper hit with €3.7m bill after tax appeal defeat

Last month, Pepper Ireland exited the residential mortgage market in Ireland, having entered the business in 2016. It sold a €200m portfolio (face value) of mortgages, held by about 900 borrowers -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Nov '18

New mortgage lending jumps 49pc at Permanent TSB

"Whilst the mortgage market in Ireland continues to grow steadily, it remains competitive. We continue to carefully manage our offering maintaining price discipline and credit underwriting standards," -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Nov '18

[Needs IT sub] Why has lending for mortgages in Ireland suddenly stalled?

There were 1,782 first-time buyer mortgages in the month, down 3.4 per cent on the same month the previous year and down 10 per cent on August. For mover-purchasers the annual figures were 1.5 per cen -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 Oct '18

New mortgage lending at Bank of Ireland jumps by a quarter

Overall and customer loan volumes were €76.6bn at the end of September, an increase of €0.5bn since the end of December 2017, according to an interim management statement from the group. Custom -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Oct '18

Just 33 affordable mortgages drawn down in Dublin city

According to Dublin City Council, 33 loans, worth €7 million, or an average loan of €212,840, have been drawn down by the end of September. Given a deposit of 10 per cent, this would indicate an a -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 19 Oct '18

Warning ‘warehoused mortgages’ is next crisis

Pádraic Kissane: "I am at meetings with clients and the bank cannot tell me who has the keys, nobody knows who has the keys, and the property is empty. It is astonishing,” -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 19 Oct '18

Families to save in home loan and health shake-up

The mortgage market is in line for a shake-up as Finance Ireland signalled its intention to become a key player with the purchase of the home-loans business of Pepper Money. It plans to grow the Pe -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Oct '18

Bank of Ireland mortgages to be available through brokers

Bank of Ireland’s intention to re-enter the broker market offering “increased choice for consumers” acquiring a mortgage through the broker channel was announced to the market in February. -  Subscribe
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