Colm McCarthy - impact of 'green' lending targets
Colm McCarthy
The bullseye on the dart board is clear enough: surely the farmers are the culprits and there must be great scope to cut farm emissions.
29 November 2023 Consumer
Finance: mortgage refusal - what next?
Getting planning permission for a farmhouse is an achievement. A reader writes about getting refused a mortgage as the location of the house is too near the yard. Jerry O’Neill has this advice
8 November 2023 Northern Ireland
No magic bullet to cashflow issues on dairy farms
David Wright reports from a CAFRE meeting which looked at options to help manage cash flow on dairy farms
Access to finance remains insufficient for farmers - Commissioner Wojciechowski
Small farms and young farmers are being most affected by this lack of loans and financial investment.
21 October 2023 News
Lower prices see farmers burning through 2022 cash reserves - banks
Both AIB and Bank of Ireland's agri teams at the National Ploughing Championships are reporting a high volume of farmer questions around cashflow planning.
20 September 2023 News
Farmers are natural savers
Understanding the best ways to save is key to the best use of your money.
6 September 2023 Pensions & Savings
Bank profits draw increasing political attention - and criticism
The very slow rise in deposit rates is costing savers money and helping bank earnings
16 August 2023 News
Dairy farm investment cools as milk prices fall - PTSB
The lender recently acquired assets from Ulster Bank, which it says gives it more scale to operate in the agri-sector.
16 August 2023 News
The Credit Review Office: what if the bank says ‘no’ to your farm loan?
Initially getting turned down for a farm loan does not mean an application is dead in the water. The Credit Review Office is an option for farmers unsuccessful their first-time round.
9 August 2023 News
Caution against giveaway budget
Colm McCarthy - loose budgets in the bubble period up to 2008 were made to look prudent by booming revenues from stamp duty and ministers were able to proclaim prudence on delivery.
14 June 2023 Viewpoints