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Banks draw ire of MEP candidates at Cork meeting
Tommy Moyles
The Irish banking system was described as dysfunctional by an Irish MEP during meeting with farmers in west Cork earlier this week.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Banks can help with cashflow - McKervey
Despite cashflow challenges on farms, agriculture remains an attractive sector for bank lending. Tom Morrow reports.
10 April 2024 Dealer
Farmers need finance more than fodder
The winter looks like it may be coming to an end, but the long shadow cast by the last 18 months means farmers need financial backing. So how about a low-interest loan fund for smaller farmers?
Agri lenders must help relieve farmer cashflow issues - IFA
The message the IFA has received from banks and credit unions has been positive so far, the IFA's farm business chair said.
4 April 2024 News
Surge in demand for credit union farm loans
TAMS has driven a jump in farm building loan applications of over 50% with credit unions' farm lending option.
3 April 2024 News
Teagasc issues advice following fodder committee meeting
Teagasc has issued advice for both tillage and grassland farmers following a meeting of the National Fodder and Food Security Committee.
2 April 2024 News
Any TAMS reference cost changes for future applicants only - minister
Senator Paul Daly called for a review of the current TAMS reference costs during Wednesday's Seanad session.
20 March 2024 News
Huge variation in interest rates needs explaining - IFA
The IFA has called banks out on the disparity of interest rates, saying farmers "cannot afford to be paying artificially inflated interest rates for loans”.
13 March 2024 News
BOI now offering Dairygold suppliers sustainability loans of up to €500,000
Amounts of up to €120,000 can typically be drawn down unsecured and a standard loan term of seven years applies.
12 March 2024 News
Your supplier is not your bank
In many cases, farmers would be better getting a bank loan than relying on trade credit.
14 February 2024 News
AIB not stress testing loans at 170kg N/ha
AIB said greater clarity on the derogation was urgently needed both by farmers and the banks.
14 February 2024 News
Cashflow planning is key on dairy farms
With dairy farmers continuing to operate below the cost of production, industry consultants stressed the importance of good cashflow planning this spring.
10 January 2024 Northern Ireland