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Completions to fall in Ireland

House completions in Ireland will fall to 50,000 this year from more than 78,000 in 2007 before recovering in 2009, according to Dr Dan McLaughlin, group chief economist at Bank of Ireland.


The end of possessions is nigh

Philip Tebbatt says that it’s time to check out your arrears policy under MCOB 13 or risk falling foul of the Civil Justice Council pre-action protocol which is now at the consultation stage

Financial Dance-Off

As the financial industry lurches upon the rough seas of the liquidity crisis some interesting theories have begun to emerge with regards to the circumstances we all find ourselves in.A couple of days ago we had the extraordinary experience of all lenders, or so it seemed, withdrawing their rates at the same time, and re-pricing […]

Movers and shakers

A Street sign of the timesIs it a sign of the times that Alison Hutchinson used to run Kensington mortgages as managing director while her replacement under the new Investec regime, Keith Street, has the title of head of Kensington? Prior to his appointment at the beginning of March, Street (pictured right) was director of […]


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