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BPFI Brief – May 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.

  • Brussels launch of Ireland for Finance Strategy

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  • Distance Marketing of Financial Services

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  • Second Payment Services Directive - PSD2

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  • Stakeholder Engagment

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  • Tallaght Students represent Ireland in Money Quiz Finals

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  • Energy Efficient Mortgage Initiative

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Conference & Events

FIBI International Banking Conference 2019

The Federation of International Banks in Ireland (FIBI), which is affiliated to BPFI, will host its flagship Annual International Banking Conference on Thursday 20 June in The Westin Hotel, Dublin 2.

Key speakers on the day will include Andrea Enria, Chair of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM); Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg and Head of Bloomberg Economics; Michael D’Arcy, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for Financial Services, among others.

The scale and sophistication of wholesale financial market activity carried on in and from Ireland and by branches of Irish firms in other jurisdictions is ever increasing.  Join us as we discuss the future of international banking amidst continued geo-political uncertainty, on-going regulatory implementation and financial technological transformation. Over three sessions our expert line up of speakers and panellists will explore where the risks lie from these drivers of change and more importantly how the sector can innovate existing business models to ensure success into the future.

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Research & Publications

Mortgage Drawdowns Q1 2019

The latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Drawdowns Report shows that 8,577 new mortgages to the value of €1,884 million were drawn down by borrowers during the first quarter of 2019 representing an increase of 8.9% in volume and 10.6% in value on the corresponding first quarter of 2018.

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Mortgage Approvals March 2019

A total of 4,142 mortgages were approved in March 2019 according to the most recently published BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report. The number of mortgages approved rose by 22.8% year-on-year and by 23.1% month-on-month.

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