Will regulator’s new pills cure mortgage ills?

The Central Bank has moved the mortgage goalposts by bringing in regulations that could force profound social change

1st February, 2015

The Central Bank’s new mortgage rules, designed to curb reckless lending and borrowing and prevent another property boom and bust, will change the mortgage market. How?

The aspiration to get a foot on the property ladder, to invest in bricks and mortar, seems almost wired into the Irish DNA. We’re a nation obsessed with property, but the reality of the new Central Bank rules means that there is now a certain cohort of...

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