Brokers Ireland Media Updates 2019

Wed Dec 18 2019

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

Irish Examiner – December 13th: Irish consumers paying €85k more on mortgages than European counterparts

Irish Independent – December 13th: Irish homeowners still paying more for mortgages than European counterparts – Central Bank

Irish Examiner – December 12th: Less than one-fifth of all homes bought this year have been new builds

Irish Independent – December 5th: Central Bank governor resists pressure to alter mortgage lending limits 

The Irish Times – December 5th: Makhlouf right to protect borrowers and banks from themselves

The Irish Times – December 5th: Central Bank’s unchanged mortgage rules ‘fuelling rental trap’ – December 5th: Central Bank announces no change to mortgage lending rules

Leinster Express – November 23rd: Safety tips for icy roads

Irish Examiner – November 23rd: Mortgage rule ‘tweaks’ anticipated

The Irish Times – November 23rd: Record rents may put pressure on Central Bank to ease lending rules

Newstalk Radio – November 21st: Interview with Cathie Shannon of Brokers Ireland on the Pat Kenny Show (To access interview, hit the arrow on Pat Kenny’s image. Then go to the bottom right inverted ‘v’ at the end of ‘The Pat Kenny Show – November 21st, 2019 – 09:00am – 12:00pm’ That brings you to the beginning of the programme. If you move the dial along to 122:50 you come to the interview. ) – November 21st: The government will work with gardaí and the insurance industry to crack down on ghost brokers who have duped thousands of motorists and left up to 10,000 people uninsured on the roads. – November 21st: ‘Ghost brokers’ under investigation after scam leaves hundreds of drivers with no insurance

RTE – November 21st: ‘Ghost brokers’ leave thousands of motorists uninsured

Irish Independent – November 14th: EBS ups ante by reducing fixed-term rates

Kilkenny People – November 11th: Steps to take to avoid driving accidents during a cold snap

Irish Independent – November 9th: Buyers paying extra €85,000 on their mortgage here

Douglas Digital Daily – November 9th: Mortgage rates in Ireland twice the average level for Eurozone

Leinster Express – November 3rd: Changes for first time buyers not a good trend, say Brokers Ireland 

Irish Independent – November 2nd: Customers ‘won’t save a cent’ from the tweaks to motor policy quotes

Irish Examiner – November 1st: Central Bank forces insurance companies to be more transparent

RTE: November 1st: Campaigners call for further reform of insurance market

The Irish Times – November 1st: Motor insurance firms to be forced into greater transparency

RTE – October 20th: Plans to auto-enrol workers in pension schemes announced – October 17th: Insurance industry says it will engage with Central Bank probe into dual-pricing

Irish Examiner – October 11th:  Lack of new homes ‘deeply worrying’ according to Brokers Ireland

Irish Independent – October 11th: Dublin property prices fall as overall market softens 

Sunday Business Post – October 6th: New rules for brokers are a step forward for consumers

Irish Independent – October 5th: Your Money: How to be savvier with savings 

Irish Independent – October 1st: Householders warned to take action to prepare for arrival of Storm Lorenzo 

The Irish Times – September 30th: Hurricane Lorenzo: Storm expected as remnants on track to hit Ireland

RTE Radio – September 25th: Seán O’Rourke Interview with Diarmuid Kelly

RTE TV News – September 25th: Interview with Diarmuid Kellly and Seán O’Rourke (timestamp 20:43)

Irish Independent – September 25th: Ban on banks and insurers giving brokers golf trips and match tickets

The Irish Times – September 25th: Central Bank bans free tickets and golf trips for brokers

RTE – September 25th: Brokers accepting commission to lose independent title 

The Irish Times – September 19th: Back from Brexit: UK house buyers seek soft Irish landing 

The Sunday Times – September 15th: Paschal Donohoe: insurance levy to last a decade or even longer

The Sunday Times – September 15th: Tax reforms ‘must address hidden pensions tax relief’

Irish Examiner – September 14th: EU Mortgages €80K Cheaper than Ours

Irish Independent – September 13th: High costs of mortgages sees borrowers being hit for excess charges of up to €80,000 over the life of a loan

The Irish Times – September 13th: Irish paying at least €80,000 more on €300,000 mortgage than EU counterparts

The Irish Times – September 12th: New Dublin homeowners ‘not too worried’ about house price fall 

The Irish Times – September 12th: House repossessions jump 75%, Central Bank figures show

RTE – September 6th: BPFI defends sale of non-performing loans to investment funds

Sunday Business Post – August 18th: Spiralling insurance costs may not be tackled for years

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


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