The Central Bank has pre-released three signed articles from the forthcoming Quarterly Bulletin 4 of 2016
OREANDA-NEWS. The Central Bank has pre-released three signed articles from the forthcoming Quarterly Bulletin 4 of 2016.
Rental Markets, Savings and the Accumulation of Mortgage Deposits
The ability of households to accumulate mortgage deposits has been the subject of significant public debate in recent years, with rental and house purchase prices rising. This article examines:
- The required down-payment for a first time buyer purchase of a three-bedroom property
- The number of years of saving required to purchase a three-bedroom house in Dublin (2.5 to four years), other urban areas (1 to 1.5 years), and non-Dublin, non-urban areas (below one year)
The Central Bank has published a short discussion on the Central Bank’s YouTube Channel:
Fergal McCann, Senior Economist discusses the time to save for mortgage deposits
New Data Collection on Special Purpose Vehicles in Ireland: Initial Findings and Measuring Shadow Banking
The non-bank financial sector has attracted increased global attention following the financial crisis of 2007-2008, with Ireland a significant location for Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs). This article explores a new database of SPVs collected by the Central Bank:
- The database examines 822 SPVs with aggregate assets of €324 billion in Q4 2015.
- The analysis of the database shows a €172 billion reduction in the measure of the size of Irish shadow banking activities, arising from new information on consolidation and linkages.