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158,000 new mortgages issued in 2007

The latest in the series of the IBF/PwC Mortgage Market Profile shows that new lending continues to moderate to more sustainable levels in a mortgage market that is still growing in overall terms.

Positives in Finance Bill, says IBF

The Irish Banking Federation (IBF) welcomes the inclusion in today’s Finance Bill of a new regime for the taxation of dividends received by companies here from non-resident companies.

Stamp duty reforms will benefit consumers, says IBF

The Irish Banking Federation (IBF) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Finance in today’s Budget 2008 to reduce the level of stamp duty payable on bank cards and to reform the stamp duty regime on residential property.

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.