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BPFI supports Europol EMMA campaign to combat money laundering

5th December 2018

Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States have arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, is intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who help criminals launder millions of euros worth of dirty money.

Savvy first time buyers exploit highly-competitive mortgage market

The first time buyers (FTB) market is characterised by borrowers who generally are informed in their choice of product and lender, are primarily focused on getting the best value over the long term, remain very satisfied with their product choice and are in control of their repayments.

Ireland now a nation of savers/investors

A new body of research, the IBF Personal Asset Profile, undertaken by Amárach and published today by the Irish Banking Federation (IBF), shows that 9 out of 10 consumers are saving/investing – with two-thirds of them doing so on a regular basis.