Press releases 

This section contains press releases issued by the Central Bank.  Press releases for previous years are available by choosing the appropriate year in the drop down menu.

 

New research analyses allowances applied under mortgage rules

Macroprudential Measures and Irish Mortgage Lending: A Review of Recent Data Economic Letter

Date:22 July 2016

New lending to non-financial, non-real estate SMEs up 4.8% in the year to Q1 2016

SME Market Report for first half of 2016

Date:22 July 2016

Update on Custom House Capital

Update on Custom House Capital

Date:21 July 2016

Introduction of additional consumer protection measures for variable rate mortgage holders

The Central Bank of Ireland has announced the introduction of a number of increased protections for variable rate mortgage holders.

Date:21 July 2016

Central Bank of Ireland Issues Warning on Unauthorised Firm

Central Bank issues warning on unauthorised firm Ellis & Reid Investment

Date:20 July 2016

July 2016 Bank Lending Survey

Irish responses to July 2016 Bank Lending Survey

Date:19 July 2016

Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank of Ireland and New Ireland Assurance Company plc

The Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) has fined New Ireland Assurance Company plc (the “Firm”) €650,000 and reprimanded it for two breaches of the Consumer Protection Code 2012 (the “2012 Code”).

Date:18 July 2016

Central Bank of Ireland Issues Warning on Unauthorised Investment Firms/Investment Business Firms

Capita Group (USA) and Farnhams Consulting Group (USA) are not authorised by the Central Bank as investment firms, investment business firms or to provide investment advice.

Date:15 July 2016

Credit and Debit Card Statistics: May 2016

Credit and Debit Card Statistics: May 2016

Date:14 July 2016

Holders of Irish Government Bonds - May 2016

Holders of Irish Government Bonds - May 2016

Date:13 July 2016

Security Issue Statistics - May 2016

The Central Bank has released its statistics on market-based financing activities of financial and non-financial firms incorporated in Ireland at end-May 2016.

Date:12 July 2016

Central Bank of Ireland Issues Warning on Unauthorised Firm

Traditional Funds plc (www.traditionalfundsplc.com), has been operating as an investment firm in the State in the absence of an appropriate authorisation.

Date:08 July 2016

Retail Interest Rate Statistics - May 2016

Statistics for retail interest rates May 2016

Date:08 July 2016

Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank of Ireland and Seamus Sutcliffe t/a The Mortgage Centre

Central Bank imposes a fine of €2,750 on Seamus Sutcliffe t/a The Mortgage Centre for breaches of the European Communities (Insurance Mediation) Regulations, 2005

Date:07 July 2016

Review finds investment firms often go beyond requirements for client reporting

The Central Bank of Ireland recently completed a thematic inspection examining the quality of investment firms reporting to clients.

Date:07 July 2016

Central Bank welcomes the publication of the Credit Union Advisory Committee report

The Central Bank of Ireland welcomes the publication of the Credit Union Advisory Committee's (CUAC) report on their Review of the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission on Credit Unions.

Date:06 July 2016

ECB unveils new €50 banknote

The European Central Bank (ECB) today unveiled the new €50 banknote, which will enter into circulation on 4 April 2017.

Date:05 July 2016

New research paper on default of buy-to-let loans on UK books of Irish lenders

RTP on buy-to-let loans on UK books of Irish lenders

Date:01 July 2016

Market Abuse Rules and Guidance published by the Central Bank

The Central Bank has today published updated Market Abuse Rules and Guidance, which are effective 3 July 2016.

Date:01 July 2016