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An Post mortgages – a business model that requires a lot of scrutiny!

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 in sufficient scale to make a real difference is eagerly…

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Getting a mortgage remains a challenge

By Frank Conway The latest mortgage statistics from the Bank Payments Federation of Ireland reveals there has been a relatively modest rate of growth in mortgage lending through the 2nd quarter of 2018. At a first glance, it looks reasonably…

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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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