Monthly Archives: October 2020

Mortgage holders leaving thousands of euro on the table by failing to switch home loan providers – CBI research

Mortgage holders are leaving thousands of euro on the table by failing to switch home loan providers, according to new research by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI). Three in five eligible mortgages could save more than €1,000 in the first year after switching to a cheaper lender and more than €10,000 over the remaining…

Sterling could drop to 97p against the euro if no trade deal struck

Small and medium sized companies are generally showing signs of resilience in the current challenged trading environment, but there are concerns for particular sectors. That is according to a treasury specialist who works with businesses on managing capital, cash flow and currency moves among other things. John Finn, Managing Director of Treasury Solutions, said the…

Over 11,000 customer accounts with Bank of Ireland remain on payment breaks

Just over 11,000 Irish customer accounts with Bank of Ireland are currently on payment breaks, as Covid-19 continues to impact economic activity. The total value of these loans is €1.9bn. Of these, 6,400 are mortgage accounts. A further 2,800 belong to small and medium businesses, according to a third quarter update from the bank. Customer…

Q3 mortgage approvals up by a third as mortgage market recovery continues

There was a significant increase in mortgage approvals in September, but the value of mortgages drawn down in the latest quarter was still down significantly on the same period last year. That is according to the latest figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland, which show that first time buyers still account for the bulk of…