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28,000 mortgage breaks granted or in the process of being granted in the 1st week

28th March 2020

BPFI (Banking and Payment Federation Ireland) CEO Brian Hayes, speaking on RTÉ’s Saturday View programme today, confirmed that 28,000 mortgage payment breaks had been processed or are in the middle of being processed, just over one week after the initiative had been announced.  Speaking in RTÉ this afternoon Mr. Hayes also confirmed that between 8,000 and 10,000 payment breaks for SMEs were also granted or in the process of being granted to those impacted by Covid-19.

Bank and payments staff are also front-line workers in battle against Covid-19

23rd March 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed all of us in unprecedented circumstances, and exceptional measures are required from all of us to get through it. As the Taoiseach so aptly put it in his address to the nation: “In years to come, let them say of us, when things were at their worst, we were at our best.”

BPFI Statement following meeting with Central Bank of Ireland

19th March 2020

Speaking after a meeting between the CEOs of Ireland’s five retail banks, their representative body Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) and the Central Bank of Ireland, BPFI Chief Executive Brian Hayes said he welcomed the engagement today which allowed for a range of regulatory issues to be discussed.

Banks set out joint plan to support businesses and personal customers impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic

18th March 2020

The CEOs of Ireland’s five retail banks (AIB, Bank of Ireland, KBC, Permanent tsb and Ulster Bank), along with their representative body Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), this afternoon met with the Minister for Finance,  Paschal Donohoe TD, and set out a joint-plan to support the thousands of businesses and employees across Ireland impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.