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Should mortgage rates be far higher in Ireland?

Mortgage lending unsecured in all but name – interest rates no longer reflect risk! Over the course of the last few years, a debate surrounding the cost of mortgages here in Ireland suggested something might be wrong. A central tenant…

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Avoid mortgage complacency

With house prices and rental yields on the increase in Ireland at pace not seen since the Celtic Tiger days, many mortgage holders would be right to ask what of mortgage rates? Last week, in the US state of Wyoming,…

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Fair mortgage rates campaign is populism that will hurt consumers

By Frank Conway As popular as it might sound, the fair mortgage rates campaign in Ireland is populist and flawed. While some political parties have backed the campaign, the Irish Central Bank and the leading consumer agency have not. Neither…

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