Bank of Ireland
Homeowners hit by Santander mortgage rise
Hundreds of thousands of Santander customers will see their standard variable mortgage rate soar
3 October 2012
Santander to raise mortgage SVR in blow to borrowers
Santander will become the latest lender to raise its standard variable mortgage rate, from next month
22 August 2012
ING Direct to raise mortgage SVR
The bank will raise it standard variable rate for 4,500 borrowers in August
4 July 2012
'Don't take mortgage SVR hikes lying down'
Over a million will be hit by the rises announced over the past week, but many aren't doing their best to cut costs
9 March 2012
Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks increase mortgage SVR
Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have become the latest mortgage lenders to announce a rise in standard variable rates
9 March 2012
Bank of Ireland mortgage SVR to soar by 50%
Bank of Ireland will become the latest mortgage lender to raise is standard variable mortgage rate, it announced today
7 March 2012
Banks urged to provide more services at the Post Office
The Post Office is desperately trying to encourage more banks to provide full current account services at its branches
7 April 2011
Irish banks: are your savings protected?
16 November 2010
Post Office Bank plan rejected
9 November 2010
Post Office savings to get UK protection
31 October 2010
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