Less than three months after the European Central Bank announced the ending of its massive €2.6 trillion bond-buying programme, it is getting back into the stimulus game. The main reason … Continue reading Good news for mortgage holders, bad news for savers
By Frank Conway An Post is reported to be a conduit for a potential mortgage underwriter. Whether or not mortgages costing 1% or less than existing lenders actually launch here … Continue reading An Post mortgages – a business model that requires a lot of scrutiny!
Inflation is defined as a general increase in prices and a decrease in purchasing power. For anyone nearing retirement, the threat of inflation presents a nightmarish scenario; fixed income being … Continue reading If inflation picks up, what is the impact on your retirement plans?
By Frank Conway Consumer confidence in Ireland remains weak because many people are not seeing the benefits of an improving economy in their net take-home pay. And this … Continue reading Why Irish Consumer Confidence Remains Weak
These three Brexiteers are just bonkers! When Canute, the 10th Century King used the incoming tide to demonstrate to his courtiers that he had no control over it, the story … Continue reading Bonkers Brexiteers
It will have to comply with EU rules but have no say Despite a pledge by Theresa May that ‘Brexit means Brexit’ and the UK would chart a new course, … Continue reading Britain to get Ukraine-type agreement with EU
By Frank Conway Since the UK vote last summer to leave the EU, a lot of experts have been busy bashing other experts about the impact Brexit would have on … Continue reading Without Brexit, experts are neither right or wrong
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that residential property prices in the Dublin market have decreased by 0.1% in February of this year. However, on an annual basis, … Continue reading Mortgage lending rules put brakes on house prices in Dublin
Deutche Bank AG on Thursday announced plans to cut 35,000 jobs over the next two years as part of a sweeping overhaul under new co-Chief Executive John Cryan. The lender’s so-called ‘Strategy … Continue reading Deutche Bank announces slash (jobs) and burn (shareholders)
In its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), the IMF warns that another financial crisis is brewing even though many parts of the world are still not finished fixing the last … Continue reading Is another financial crisis looming – IMF thinks so
The latest house price report showing a surge in property prices in areas outside of Dublin but stagnant in the capital makes for interesting reporting. What the report does not … Continue reading A most dysfunctional Irish property market
In the month of August, Irish residential property prices rose by 2.3% nationwide. Residential property prices remained up 9.5% on an annual basis. This is according to the latest house price … Continue reading Irish property prices rise in August