Brokers Ireland Media Updates 2020

Thu Feb 6 2020

A review of Brokers Ireland  industry news and press articles hitting the headlines commencing January 2020:

ATHLONE ADVERTISER – 30th July 2020: Report reveals long term mortgage arrears showing signs of improvement

ATHLONE AND MAYO ADVERTISERS – 23rd July 2020:

Irish mortgage holders continue to pay excessive interest rates

IRISH INDO – 22nd July 2020: Hospitality firms low on overdrafts and cash – Central Bank

RTE – 21th July 2020: Almost half of firms deferring payments to manage cash flow 

EXTRA.IE – 20th July 2020: House prices continue to fall but experts believe now is the time to buy

ANGLO CELT– 15th July 2020: Border region still most affordable for FTBs

RTE– 10th July 2020: Covid restrictions saw mortgage lending decrease to lowest level on record in May

IRISH INDO– 10th July 2020: Mortgage lending hit lowest level on record in May amid Covid-19 lockdown 

SUNDAY INDO – 28th June 2020: Seven things you should know about insurance and Covid-19

MAYO ADVERTISER and ATHLONE ADVERTISER – 25th June 2020: Cautious mortgage lending approach adopted by financial institutions

IRISH INDO – 24th June 2020: Number of people in mortgage arrears rose as lockdown started

IRISH EXAMINER – 17th June 2020: Covid-19 has little impact on house prices but sales fall by more than a third in just one month

THE IRISH TIMES – 17th June 2020: Sharp fall in home sales in April as analysts warn of worse to come

THE IRISH TIMES – 12th June 2020: Consumer lending drops to historic low of €64m in April as economy stalls

RTE – 12th June 2020:40% decline in mortgage lending in April ‘not surprising’

BREAKINGNEWS.IE – 08th June 2020: Central Bank looks to improve licenced moneylending market with new regulations

IRISH EXAMINER-  08th June 2020: Central Bank looks to improve licenced moneylending market with new regulations

SUNDAY INDO – 24th MAy 2020: One in three mortgage brokers warn Covid is putting buyer deposits at risk

IRISH EXAMINER – 14th May 2020: Property  Prices Rise slightly in March but Covid Impact Expected

BREAKING NEWS.IE and IRISH EXAMINER– 08th May 2020:

Mortgage Rates Fall in March but remain more than twice the euro average

Mortgage Rates Fall in March but remain more than twice the euro average

IRISH INDO – Saturday – 08th May 2020: Home buyers paying €220 more a month than Eurozone average 

RTE– 24th April 2020: Most motor insurers agree to give refunds or discount premiums

THEJOURNAL.IE – 24th April 2020: Allianz, AXA, FBD, RSA and Zurich to give relief on car insurance premiums

IRISH EXAMINER – 17th April 2020: Post-Brexit Property Market Recovery Halted by Covid-19

THE IRISH TIMES –  09th April 2020: Three quarters of home-buyers now opting for fixed-rate mortgages

IRISH INDO – 09th April 2020: Little to justify mortgage rates here being so high – brokers

THE SUNDAY TIMES – 29th March 2020: Axa agrees limited compensation for closed shops, offices and surgeries

IRISH EXAMINER & BREAKINGNEWS.IE – 27th March 2020: MORTGAGE Interest Relief Measures

Law360.c0m – 20th March 2020: Irish Insurance Brokers Call For Flexibility Amid Pandemic

INSURANCETIMES.CO.UK20th March 2020: Irish broker representative body calls for government and industry meet to tackle coronavirus concerns

Irish Independent- 19th March 2020: Publicans say insurers are refusing to pay out on ‘business interruption’ claims

The Irish Times- 13th March 2020: Mortgage holders still paying more than European counterparts 

The Irish Times – 13th March 2020: Property Price Growth Acclerates for first time in six months 

The Irish Times – February 26th: Irish Rail may have to suspend Sligo line services due to floods 

Agriland.ie – February 26th: Brokers call for ‘fast-track’ of €1 billion flood relief package 

Irish Examiner – February 15th: Irish homeowners with a €300k mortgage being repaid over 30 years are paying €229 more a month than their euro area counterparts, according to figures released today by the Brokers Ireland group.

Irish Independent – February 15th: To truly solve crisis, we must build more homes, in right areas – and at right price 

Irish Examiner – February 13th: House prices have increased over 80pc from lowest point in 2013 

DonegalLive.ie – February 7th: Ghost brokers’ are fraudsters say Brokers Ireland 

Longford Leader – February 7th: Ghost brokers’ are fraudsters say Brokers Ireland 

The Irish Times – February 7th: Met Éireann set to upgrade weather warnings as Storm Ciara approaches

Offaly Express – February 4th: Offaly people warned over ‘fraudster’ insurance brokers

Connacht Telegraph – February 3th: Mayo alert issued over ‘ghost brokers’

Irish Examiner – February 3rd: Gardai Make Another Arrest in ‘Ghost Brokers’ Investigation

Irish Examiner – January 31st: Over Half of Irish households have some sort of debt

Daily Mail – January 29th: Number behind on mortgages still ‘a major concern’

Irish Mirror – January 29th: Seven tips for avoiding accidents while driving on ice or snow in Ireland

Extra.ie – January 15th: House prices rise 1.4% in November as Dublin market continues decline

Irish Examiner & BreakingNews.ie – January  15th: Property price rises slowing as supply increases

Irish Independent – January 13th: Homeowners and motorists warned to prepare for Storm Brendan