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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Banking Sector (22 Sep 2022)

Banking Sector

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Banking Sector (22 Sep 2022)

Brendan Smith: 102. To ask the Minister for Finance the discussions that he and his Department have had with the Central Bank in respect of an extension of the timeframe for banks (details supplied) exiting the market here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46296/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Banking Sector (22 Sep 2022)

Brendan Smith: The Minister may recall I have been raising with him constantly in this House the difficulties arising for customers of KBC Bank and Ulster Bank due to their exiting the State. As he will be aware, the Border region areas, such as Cavan-Monaghan, had a heavy reliance on Ulster Bank, which had a great network of branches in the past that, unfortunately, diminished big time. The exiting of...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Banking Sector (22 Sep 2022)

Paschal Donohoe: I thank the Deputy and acknowledge that he has been raising this issue with me from the beginning, at the moment when concerns began to develop regarding the future of Ulster Bank. Given the importance of that bank in the communities he represents, he has raised this issue regularly with me in the House. As he will be aware, while I deeply regret the decision made by Ulster Bank and KBC,...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Banking Sector (22 Sep 2022)

Brendan Smith: I thank the Minister. His Department and the Central Bank have had more engagement with stakeholders since we debated this issue early in the process, and I welcome that. He stated that at the end of August, only 24% of customers had closed their accounts, which means 76% of people had yet to do so, with only 40% of the timeframe remaining. It is not practical to think this process of...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Banking Sector (22 Sep 2022)

Paschal Donohoe: I agree that while 24% is a big change versus where we were earlier in the year, there remains a great deal that needs to be done. Nevertheless, while that means 76% of the accounts are still open, that does not mean all those accounts are still active. More than 600,000 new accounts have been set up in the three remaining banks, which points to consumers responding back to getting their...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Banking Sector (22 Sep 2022)

Brendan Smith: In the consultation the Minister and the Central Bank will have with the banks, I urge ongoing contact with the Financial Services Union, which has a great overview of what is happening at branch level and throughout the State. I compliment John O'Connell and his colleagues in the Financial Services Union on their advocacy on behalf not just of their union members but of the public in...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Banking Sector (22 Sep 2022)

Paschal Donohoe: There are indeed important issues we need to monitor and play a role in. The Minister of State, Deputy Fleming, has reminded me of the role our credit unions can play in also providing new services and accounts to people who are former customers of the two banks that are leaving. I am very much aware of the point the Deputy made about how not everybody is able to access services digitally...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Flexible Work Practices (22 Sep 2022)

Flexible Work Practices

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Flexible Work Practices (22 Sep 2022)

Colm Burke: 103. To ask the Minister for Finance if financial supports for working from home will be increased given the increase in the cost of utilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46184/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Flexible Work Practices (22 Sep 2022)

Michael Moynihan: 108. To ask the Minister for Finance if he plans to expand remote-working relief in budget 2023; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46279/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Flexible Work Practices (22 Sep 2022)

Alan Farrell: 111. To ask the Minister for Finance if financial supports for working from home will be examined given the increase in the cost of utilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46209/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Flexible Work Practices (22 Sep 2022)

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill: The question of working from home has taken an unexpected, negative turn in recent months with the rise in energy prices, such as for gas and electricity. What is the Minister’s view on that as we enter the winter months?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Mortgage Interest Rates (22 Sep 2022)

Bernard Durkan: I understand and appreciate that. I thank the Minister for his comprehensive reply, but we need to remain vigilant. While we are a committed member of the European Union, and we appreciate all that the European Union has done for us, we are also members of the eurozone and have been committed members of that. As I had to explain to some of our visitors the other day, we stood by and...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Mortgage Interest Rates (22 Sep 2022)

Alan Farrell: I thank Deputy Durkan for tabling the question. Notwithstanding the Minister's response - the narrowing of the gap is very welcome - we are subject to competition in Ireland and that has been our biggest issue because we are such a small country. There has been much talk about banking union, which would have an impact upon the sort of products Deputy Durkan referred to in his question, but...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Mortgage Interest Rates (22 Sep 2022)

Paschal Donohoe: I and the Department of Finance will be forever careful and monitoring developments in this area because it is so fundamental to us. Deputy Farrell made an important point regarding the provision of financial services such as insurance products. I recognise the work the Minister of State, Deputy Fleming, has done in this area where he has been making the case for Ireland as a good place for...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Mortgage Interest Rates (22 Sep 2022)

Bernard Durkan: We now go back to Question No. 100, which Deputy Carroll MacNeill is taking on behalf of Deputy Colm Burke.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Tax Code (22 Sep 2022)

Tax Code

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Tax Code (22 Sep 2022)

Colm Burke: 100. To ask the Minister for Finance if consideration will be given to increasing inheritance tax thresholds given the increase in house prices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46185/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Tax Code (22 Sep 2022)

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill: Thank you, a Chathaoirligh, for facilitating the question, which I am taking on behalf of Deputy Colm Burke. In fact, I take it on behalf of many people with a strong interest in the answer to this question on inheritance tax thresholds having regard to the progressivity of the income tax and local property tax systems and the rise in house prices. What is the Minister's view on that...

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