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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 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
© Irish Independent 27 Mar '19

Lenders say law 'will push up mortgage lending rates'

Legislation to regulate the sale of mortgages to vulture funds will push up interest rates on home loans, the Banking and Payments Federation said. And the No Consent, No Sale bill will also make i -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Mar '19

Finance Ireland grows profit by 27% after record new lending

Donal Doran, the company‚??s director of corporate development, added that they expect to benefit by tempting customers away from ‚??rip-off SVRs‚?Ě (standard variable rate mortgages) of the Republic‚ -  Subscribe
© 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
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