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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 15 Jul '19

New figures show 15% of mortgage holders switch providers

The report from the Irish Banking & Payments Federation (IBPF) puts the rate of switching activity in the market at just over 15 per cent compared to a rate of little more than 1 per cent which has be -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 05 Jul '19

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland's Mortgage Approvals: Strong uplift in May 2019

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for May 2019. DOWNLOAD HERE >>>  (The full time series -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Jun '19

Cantillon: Easing mortgage caps is lenders' top priority for new Central Bank governor

The answer to increasing housing supply lies in controlling the cost of construction and in reining in galloping land prices. In a booming economy, that will not be easy. But it must be done. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Jun '19

Time to ‘shout stop’ on 'too binding' mortgage caps, Sherry FitzGerald chair says

Mark FitzGerald, the chairman of Sherry FitzGerald: “The Central Bank is . . . [too] transfixed on avoiding the beast of capitalism,” he said on Friday, while addressing a conference organised by -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Jun '19

‘Movers’ are facing their own issues on the property ladder: Bank of Ireland “Mover Barometer”

According to Bank of Ireland’s research, 35 per cent of the 202 property movers it surveyed found the cost of a new home to be their single biggest challenge, while 23 per cent of respondents cited -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Jun '19

Mortgage arrears grow to €6bn 'unfinished business'

The total number of residential properties in mortgage arrears declined in the first quarter, but those mortgages mired in arrears lasting two years or more have kept climbing, particularly in the buy -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 12 Jun '19

First-time buyers lose as banks fail to use all mortgage exemptions

Mortgage broker Michael Dowling said banks not using their full quotas for lending outside the limits was leaving buyers "bitterly disappointed". -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Jun '19

Trying to get a mortgage? Best to be in a couple, with a substantial deposit

The Central Bank's annual review of mortgage lending in Ireland for 2018 contained some nuggets on the kinds of mortgages being drawn down. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Jun '19

UK lender, PMM Real Estate Finance, provides €30m finance to Westpark Business Campus in Shannon

A UK real estate lender has completed its first transaction in the Irish market, providing up to €30 million to allow the refinancing of a business park in Co Clare. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 31 May '19

Mortgages: Why European-style fixed rates aren't coming to Ireland any time soon

A new Central Bank paper has raised questions about whether the cost of these longer-term fixed-rate homeloans may in future have to rise. This is important, as it is about whether we will ever be abl -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 28 May '19

Mortgage Approvals, April: solid year-on-year growth, especially for first time buyers

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for April 2019. The following are the key elements:A total of 4,109 mortgages -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 May '19

Was I unfairly locked out of a first-time buyer mortgage by Haven?

My guess is that only a handful of people would qualify for this mortgage. Even Haven are decidedly cautious about its market appeal. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 10 May '19

10,000 Ulster customers could cut mortgage rate

Ulster Bank management, including chief executive Jane Howard, told the Oireachtas finance committee that of its ?16.1bn mortgage loans book, trackers account for 59%, or ?9.4bn, total variable ra -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 May '19

PTSB new lending rises 25% in first quarter to ?300m

Permanent TSB (PTSB) said on Thursday that its new lending rose by 25 per cent in the first quarter to ?300 million, as its share of new business in mortgages beat the wider market. New mortgage -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 26 Apr '19

Good growth in mortgage drawdown activity as well as in approvals activity: BPFI

Commenting on these latest figures, BPFI??s Director Public Affairs, Felix O??Regan, stated: ??The number and value of mortgages actually drawn down by borrowers during Q1 2019 show good growth on -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Apr '19

How to cash in on the house price recovery

1) Lower LTV = lower mortgage rates 2) More equity = lower renovation costs 3) Top-up mortgage to fund deposit for a child -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Apr '19

London-based investment firm Chenavari trebled stake in Dilosk late last year to almost 30 per cent

Speaking to The Irish Times, chief executive Fergal McGrath confirmed the company aims by the end of the year to provide residential mortgages, and buy another portfolio of loans. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Apr '19

AIB??s mortgage move suggests interest rates won??t increase anytime soon

Up until now, Bank of Ireland had been one of just two Irish lenders to offer a 10-year rate ?? the other being KBC ?? but AIB has taken the opportunity to both re-introduce the product and under-cu -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 03 Apr '19

BPFI: No Consent No Sale bill will increase cost of borrowing for consumers

Maurice Crowley, BPFI Acting CEO states: ??We have documented these concerns to the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Service and Reform as part of the pre-legislative scrutiny process. Giv -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Mar '19

Mortgage approvals rise above ?750m in February, with the lion??s share for first-time buyers

The Banking and Payments Federation Ireland BPFI said there were 45,775 mortgage approvals in the 12 months to the end of last month, valued at ?10.2 billion, up 0.5 per cent compared with the previ -  Subscribe
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