Ian Guider: Why the banks don’t want rate cuts

Ian Guider: Why the banks don’t want rate cuts
Fianna Fáil wants to give the Central Bank the power to cap rates

Agreeing to a voluntary reduction now might stave off legislation, writes Ian Guider

The campaign for lower borrowing costs for mortgage holders on variable rates is understandable.

Why is it that some banks still have variable rates above four per cent when their cost of funds is much lower? There's no simple, and honestly, easy answer. Sure the banks can access wholesale funding at very cheap rates. They can also borrow almost limitless amounts from the European Central Bank at...

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