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Brokers Ireland Media Updates 2019

Thu Aug 1 2019

A review of Brokers Ireland  industry news and press articles hitting the headlines from January 2019:

Ireland AM – August 16th: Public Liability Insurance

RTE Drivetime Interview Podcast – August 15th: Interview Starts at 0:25:20

Irish Examiner -August 16th: Insurance Body Hits Back At Claims Firms Are Involved in Anti-Competitive Practices

The Irish Times – August 16th: Consumer watchdog to review public liability insurance market

Irish Independent – August 16th: Brokers dismiss claims they are to blame for massive hikes to business premiums as ‘absurd’

RTE – August 16th: Competition watchdog to probe public liability insurance market

RTE – August 9th: Mortgage lending up 12% in first half of 2019 – Central Bank

Leinster Express – August 7th: Help to Buy should be extended, say Brokers Ireland

Irish Independent – July 26th: One in five mortgage borrowers granted exemptions to strict Central Bank lending rules


Sunday Business Post – Just 21st: Out of Commission? Jill Kerby on fees for financial advice

Mayo Advertiser – July 19th: Croagh Patrick climb to raise funds for youth mental health

Irish Independent – July 15th: Revealed: High mortgage rates here costing homeowners up to €60,000

Irish Examiner – July 10th: ‘Dramatic fall off’ in First-Time-Buyers if Help-to-Buy is not extended, experts warn 

Irish Times – July 9th: You could face heavy tax at retirement if your pension pot is too big

Irish Independent – July 7th: Mortgage lending bouncing back after UK’s Brexit extension – Davy

The Times – June 19th: Who is on the side of consumers? – June 15th: House Prices Rise By Almost €4,000 In The Past 12 Months – June 14th: Mortgage Rates for Irish Customers Edge Upwards 

Irish Examiner – June 14th: Mortgage Rates for Irish Customers Edge Upwards 

Irish Independent – June 15th: Banks fleece homeowners for extra €2k as EU rates fall 

Irish Independent – June 15th: Central Bank to make firms pay full cost of regulation

Daily Mail – June 15th: House Prices Rise By Almost €4,000 In The Past 12 Months

Irish Examiner – June 14th: Financial Advisors Baffled by Irish Discriminatory Tax Rates

Irish Independent – June 14th: Mortgage arrears grow to €6bn ‘unfinished business’ 

Times Ireland – June 14th: Short-term mortgage arrears falling

Sunday Times – June 9th: Humans win out in the financial robot wars – June 5th: Wicklow businessman appointed President of Brokers Ireland

Irish Examiner – May 31st: €21m record fine for Permanent TSB will likely be paid for by customers

Irish Times – May 31st: Record fine for PTSB but no heads roll

Irish Times – May 23rd: Buy your first home without saving for deposit proposal put to Minister

Irish Examiner – May 15th:  Properties Rise by over 80pc since market bottomed out

Belfast Telegraph – May 15th: Property price growth slows to almost 4%

RTE – May 9th: Central Bank deputy urges progress on insurance reform

Seán O’Rourke Radio Show –  May 6th: Calls For First Time Buyers To Dip Into Their Pensions For A House Deposit   (DOWNLOAD)

The Sunday Times – May 5th: Ireland’s serial switchers play the mortgage cashback game 

Longford Leader – April 26th: Motorists and public advised to be wary of flying debris and heavy floods during Storm Hannah

RSVPLive – April 18th: Brokers Ireland warn homeowners not to post about their holidays on social media

The Irish Mirror – April 18th: Posting Easter plans on social media could tip off thieves, homeowners warned

The Irish Times – April 9th: Buy a property with your pension? Government says no 

Irish Independent – March 28th: Brendan Keenan: ‘Can we stop worrying and learn to live with our debt mountain?’

The Times Ireland – March 27th: Sinn Féin vulture fund bill will raise mortgage costs, warns Lane

The Irish Times – March 26th: Millennials and money: Four dangers of leaving things late

The Sunday Times – March 24th: how Irish insurance brokers have become targets for private equity 

The Sunday Times – March 17th: Cooling price rises take the heat off house-hunters – March 8th: ONE IN FIVE NEW HOMES GO TO FIRMS, CHARITIES OR STATE INSTITUTIONS

Irish Times – March 7th: Little to cheer for those looking to buy house in Republic

RTE – March 6th: Modest pick up in mortgage approvals in January

Irish Times – February 26th: Fiona Reddan: Will auto-enrolment pensions ever actually be introduced?

Law Society Gazette – February 22nd: Solicitor named to lead at Brokers Ireland – February 15th: Property price growth almost halved last year, CSO figures show 

Irish Examiner – February 14th: Property price growth almost halved last year, CSO figures show

Irish Times – February 13th: Fiona Reddan: Financial advisers slow to display fees and commission rates

Irish Examiner – February 8th: Mortgage interest rates ‘to remain high’, Central Bank figures show

Irish Independent  – February 4th: ‘Green cards’ for cross-border insurance

Irish Independent  – February 4th: Insurance brokers warn customers of risk to car policies post-Brexit

RTE – January 31st: How to protect your property in freezing weather

Carlow Live – January 30th: Plan ahead to avoid accidents during this cold snap

Irish Examiner – January 16th: House prices continue to climb nationally, according to CSO figures

Irish Mirror – January 16th: House prices have risen by a massive 83% in just six years according to the CSO

Avondhu Press – January 12th: Mortgage lending – way short of need despite improvement

Irish Independent – January 12th: It pays to switch – but also to know who your provider is

Business World – January 7th: ROYAL LONDON CREATES 20 NEW JOBS IN DUBLIN

Times Ireland – January 5th: Mortgage lending at nine-year high but still ‘far from norm’

Irish Times – January 4th: Loans for house purchase at highest level since 2009