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Strong growth potential as Q2 housing completions now on a par with 2019 levels

2 Sep , 2021  

The latest Housing Market Monitor Q2 2021 published today by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) shows housing activity is increasing significantly with a healthy pipeline of housing supply and mortgage demand pointing to strong growth potential. The monitor also highlights a shift in construction activity away from Dublin as builders focus more on other […]

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Almost €1.3 billion worth of mortgages approved in July – BPFI

27 Aug , 2021  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for July 2021. The following are the key elements: A total of 5,033 mortgages were approved in July 2021 – first-time buyers (FTBs) were approved for 2,766 mortgages (55.0% of total volume) while mover purchasers accounted for 1,272 (25.3%). The […]

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Latest mortgage data from BPFI shows strong growth in mortgage drawdowns and approvals

27 Jul , 2021  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q2 2021 and the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for June 2021. The following are the key figures from the Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q2 2021. The following are the key elements: A total of 9,625 new mortgages to the value of €2,230 […]

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Housing activity recovers strongly buts faces cost and affordability headwinds

10 Jun , 2021  

The latest Housing Market Monitor Q4 2020 published by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) shows that housing activity recovered strongly in early 2021 despite public health measures that shut down much of residential building, but it could take at least until 2024 before supply comes close to meeting demand. Providing his analysis of the […]

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Strong growth in mortgage approvals continues in April driven by FTBs

1 Jun , 2021  

A total of 4,362 mortgages valued at €1,089 million were approved in April 2021; highest value for April since BPFI started collecting this data in 2011 1st June 2021 – Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for April 2021. The following are the key elements: A total […]

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Latest mortgage data from BPFI shows volume of FTB drawdowns at highest Q1 levels since 2007

29 Apr , 2021  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q1 2021 and the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for March 2021.The following are the key figures from the Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q1 2021. The following are the key elements: A total of 9,091 new mortgages to the value of €2,142 million were […]

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Solid growth in February mortgage approvals

25 Mar , 2021  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for February 2021. The following are the key elements: A total of 3,651 mortgages were approved in February 2021 – first-time buyers (FTBs) were approved for 1,969 mortgages (53.9% of total volume) while mover purchasers accounted for 903 (24.7%). […]

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Significant decline in buy-to-let investors in housing market

9 Mar , 2021  

The latest Housing Market Monitor Q4 2020 published today by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) shows that as the role of individual Buy-to-Let investors continues to decline, accounting for less than 1% of total mortgage drawdowns in 2020, non-household buyers, including private companies, charitable organisations, and state institutions, now account for 23% of all […]

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Latest mortgage approvals figures show continued year-on-year growth in January 2021

26 Feb , 2021  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for January 2021. The following are the key elements: A total of 3,355 mortgages were approved in January 2021 – first-time buyers (FTBs) were approved for 1,709 mortgages (50.9% of total volume) while mover purchasers accounted for 911 (27.2%). […]

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COVID-19 pandemic presents unique opportunity to restructure economy says BPFI

9 Feb , 2021  

The National Development Plan must focus on climate and sustainable related projects that will drive balanced rural development and growth across the regions, according to Banking & Payments Federation Ireland’s submission to the public consultation on reviewing the National Development Plan. Outlining the key points made within the submission, Brian Hayes, Chief Executive, BPFI said: “The […]