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BPFI Brief – February 2019

BPFI Brief is a monthly newsletter providing a round up from across the BPFI team on the very latest banking and payments news as well as issues on which BPFI is working on behalf of its members. The publication also provides updates on our latest research and publications in addition to information on our upcoming events.

Conference & Events

Anchoring Good Culture, Ethics and Compliance in Banking

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), in association with Eversheds Sutherland, will host a half day conference ‘Anchoring Good Culture, Ethics and Compliance in Banking on Tuesday 5th March 2019 in BPFI, Floor 3, One Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.

Following on from the establishment of the Irish Banking Culture Board and the publication of the Central Bank Behaviour and Culture report, the BPFI half day conference on ‘Anchoring Good Culture, Ethics and Compliance in Banking’ is very timely.

Leading speakers and panellists from home and abroad will focus on what banks need to do and are actually doing to develop and embed a better customer-focused culture in their operations. For further information and booking click here.

Research & Publications

Mortgage Drawdowns Q4 2018

The latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q4 2018 show  40,203 mortgages to a value of €8,722 million were drawn down in 2018. This represents an increase of 19.7% in value and 15.5% in volume  on the total in 2017.

Read the full report here.

Mortgage Approvals December 2018

The BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for December 2018 shows a total of 2,908 mortgages were approved in December 2018 to the value of €656 million.

Read the full report here.