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BPFI Safeguarding Customers Guide

20th May 2019

As the latest Safeguarding Ireland awareness campaign gets underway highlighting the issue of abuse of vulnerable adults, BPFI is reminding consumers of its safeguarding guide which provides advice on protecting against financial abuse.

Banks’ support for businesses to continue, says IBF

The Irish Banking Federation (IBF) today underlined the commitment of the banking sector to continue providing strong support to business generally, and to the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector in particular, in the current economic slowdown.

Positives in Finance Bill, says IBF

The Irish Banking Federation (IBF) welcomes the inclusion in today’s Finance Bill of important measures to enhance the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit scheme for business.

IBF welcomes positive moves on payments

The Irish Banking Federation (IBF) welcomes the government’s decision to halve the payment card stamp duty for combined debit and ATM cards from €10 to €5 and for separate ATM and debit cards from €5 to €2.50.

IBF welcomes central bank rate cuts

The co-ordinated move by central banks around the world to lower interest rates is welcome in helping towards easing lending conditions for customers.

Account Switching: New Developments

The latest figures compiled by the Irish Banking Federation (IBF) show that, by end-June 2008, some 53,000 personal bank accounts have been switched under the IBF Personal Account Switching Code since its introduction in February 2005. An average of 1,200 personal bank accounts continue to be switched each month.

More than 35,000 new mortgages issued in Q2 2008

Market continues to adjust to more sustainable levels
The IBF/PwC Mortgage Market Profile published today shows that 35,154 new mortgages to the value of some €7.6 billion were issued during the second quarter of 2008, bringing the overall mortgage book to €145 billion.

Financial Services and the Elderly

As the representative body for the banking sector, the Irish Banking Federation (IBF) has a shared interest in ensuring that appropriate safeguards are in place at all times for the products and services provided to customers.