Financial services law



Supreme Court: Mortgage bank must provide further details in application for summary judgment

A man who appealed against the High Court’s decision to grant summary judgment of €221,000 to Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank has successfully argued that the bank provided insufficient details to be entitled to its claim.

Published 2 December 2019

Lenders warned over adding legal costs to mortgage accounts during repossession cases

Lenders must not add legal costs to mortgage accounts during repossession proceedings, the Central Bank of Ireland has warned.

Published 31 October 2019

Three Maynooth students rewarded for results in Matheson funds law course

Three law students at Maynooth University have been awarded prizes for their contributions on the specialised funds law course delivered by Matheson as part of the LLM in international business law.

Published 16 October 2019

Darryl Broderick: Show me the money? Courts clarify disclosure rules in loan sales litigation

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Darryl Broderick and solicitor Hilda Mannix examine two recent judgments clarifying the circumstances in which a loan purchase price would be disclosed to borrower litigants.

Published 30 September 2019

DWF appoints Ruairí Mac Cumhaill as banking and finance partner in Dublin

Global legal business DWF has announced the appointment of Ruairí Mac Cumhaill as a banking and finance partner in Dublin.

Published 15 August 2019

Matheson advises on establishment of $200 million receivables securitisation programme

An international team at Matheson recently advised two major financial firms in connection with the structuring and establishment of a $200 million receivables securitisation programme with Natixis.

Published 29 July 2019

Central Bank to investigate banks adding legal fees to mortgages

The Central Bank of Ireland has launched an investigation into the legality of commercial banks adding legal fees to the mortgages of customers in arrears, even before court cases have concluded.

Published 16 May 2019

Stockbroker fined €280,000 for anti-money laundering failings in first-of-its-kind enforcement action

A firm has been fined €280,000 in the first enforcement action taken against a stockbroker for breaches of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010.

Published 13 May 2019

High Court: IBRC loses application for trial of preliminary issue in alleged negligence case

The Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has had its application for the trial of a preliminary issue of law refused in the High Court.

Published 3 May 2019

Julie Sadlier: Mortgages ruling offers hope for those at risk of repossession

Julie Sadlier, solicitor at Kieran Mulcahy Solicitors in Limerick, writes on a recent ruling with potential significance for mortgage cases.

Published 29 April 2019

Bill to stop banks selling loans without borrowers' permission backed by FLAC

A bill which would stop banks from selling loans to investment funds without borrowers' permission has won backing from legal rights group FLAC.

Published 18 April 2019

Bank ordered to pay €4,000 compensation after refusing account to Syrian refugee

A bank has been ordered by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to pay €4,000 in compensation to a Syrian refugee who was denied a bank account.

Published 10 April 2019

Dillon Eustace advises Deutsche Bank on securitisation of Seniors Money loan book

Dillon Eustace recently advised the London branch of Deutsche Bank AG on the securitisation of the Seniors Money mortgage book.

Published 9 April 2019

ByrneWallace banking and finance shortlisted for European award

ByrneWallace's banking and finance team has been shortlisted for a prestigious European award in connection with its work on a securitisation arrangement entered into by Permanent TSB plc (PTSB) for a portfolio of loans.

Published 4 April 2019

High Court: Defences relied on by builder challenging application for specific performance of contract for sale rejected

A builder who challenged an application for specific performance of the sale of his home pursuant to a contract he signed in 2014, has had all defences relied on rejected in the High Court.

Published 28 March 2019