Month: May 2021

Private Sector Employment Expands by 230,000 Jobs in October

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Private Sector Employment Expands by 230,000 Jobs in October Tagged with: ADP Jobs Private Sector Employment Private Sector Jobs Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save ADP Jobs Private Sector Employment Private Sector Jobs 2014-11-05 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Private Sector Employment Expands by 230,000 Jobs in October Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles Previous: Martin, Leigh, Laws & Fritzlen Receives USFN Award of Excellence for Fifth Straight Year Next: Fed: Mortgage Lending Standards Hold Steady Despite Weakening Demand The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland.  Print This Post About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 5, 2014 911 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The number of jobs in the private sector increased by 230,000 from September to October in 2014, according to the October 2014 ADP Research Institute National Employment Report released on Wednesday.Medium businesses, those with between 50 and 499 employees, had the largest increase month-over-month with 122,000 jobs added in October, more than double the total of August to September’s increase of 47,000 for companies that size, ADP reported.Small business, those with between one and 49 employees, saw an increase of 102,000 jobs from September to October after adding 93,000 jobs from August to September. In October, 53,000 of the jobs added were in companies with between one and 19 employees and 49,000 were added in companies with between 20 and 49 employees, according to ADP.”Employment continues to trend upward as we begin the last quarter of 2014, driven mostly by small to mid-sized companies,” said Carlos Rodriguez, President and CEO of ADP Research Institute. “October’s job growth is the highest since June and the second highest gain of 2014.”Large businesses with more than 500 employees gained only 5,000 new jobs month-over-month in October after adding 85,000 in September, according to ADP. Businesses with between 500 and 999 employees added 14,000 jobs from September to October, an increase from 8,000 added from August to September, but this gain was offset by the loss of 8,000 jobs in businesses with more than 1,000 employees, ADP reported.The goods-producing sector accounted for 48,000 of the jobs added in October, a slight decline from the 50,000 jobs that sector added in September, according to ADP. The construction industry added the most jobs in this category in October with 28,000, more than twice the number of jobs added in that industry for Sepember (13,000). Manufacturing, however, added only 15,000 jobs after increasing by a three-year high total of 33,000 in September.Meanwhile, 181,000 service-producing jobs were added in October, an increase over the 176,000 jobs that sector added in September. The professional and business service industries contributed the most job additions in that category with 53,000 in October, while the trade/transportation/utilities industries expanded by 47,000 jobs in October, up from 37,000 in September. The financial activities industry gained 4,000 jobs in October, which was less than half of September’s total.”The job market is steadily picking up pace,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics. “Job growth is strong and broad-based across industries and company sizes. At this pace of job growth unemployment and underemployment is quickly declining. The job market will soon be tight enough to support a meaningful acceleration in wage growth.” The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Unemployment Rate Falls Year-Over-Year in 42 States, D.C.

first_img Employment Jobs U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Unemployment Rate 2014-11-25 Brian Honea Tagged with: Employment Jobs U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Unemployment Rate  Print This Post Unemployment Rate Falls Year-Over-Year in 42 States, D.C. Previous: FHFA Says Conforming Loan Limits Will Not Change for 2015 Next: Consumer, Government Spending Boost Revised Q3 GDP Rate Up to 3.9 Percent Though regional and state unemployment rates changed little from September to October, 42 states and the District of Columbia saw year-over-year declines in their respective unemployment rates, according to the October 2014 Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).In October, the unemployment rate increased in only five states year-over-year (Alaska, Iowa, Louisiana, West Virginia, and Wyoming) while it held steady in three states from October 2013 to October 2014 (Alabama, North Dakota, and Vermont). Month-over-month, the unemployment rate decreased in 34 states plus the District of Columbia, increased in five states, and stayed the same in 11 states in October 2014, according to BLS. Georgia had the highest unemployment rate in October at 7.7 percent, while North Dakota had the lowest at 2.8 percent, according to BLS.Thirty-eight states saw a month-over-month increase in nonfarm payroll employment in October, while 12 states and the District of Columbia saw employment decline during the month, BLS reported. California (41,500 jobs added), Texas (35,200 added) and Florida (34,400 added) had the largest increase from September to October. The largest monthly increases in employment, percentage-wise, occurred in Wyoming (gain of 1.4 percentage points), Idaho (plus 0.8), and Utah (plus 0.7).The states with the largest decrease in employment from September to October were Nevada (minus 7,300 jobs), New York (minus 5,600), and New Jersey (minus 4,500), while the largest percentages of decrease in employment month-over-month occurred in Montana and Nevada (minus 0.6 percentage points each) and Rhode Island (minus 0.5 percentage points), according to BLS.Year-over-year, Alaska was the only state that saw a decrease in nonfarm employment for October 2014. Alaska saw a decline of 0.2 percentage points, while the largest increases during that period occurred in North Dakota (plus 5.0 percentage points), Utah (plus 3.8 percent), and Texas (plus 3.7 percent), BLS reported.All four regions of the U.S., the Midwest, Northeast, West, and South, all saw significant year-over-year declines in unemployment in October 2014, according to BLS. The Midwest and Northeast each saw a decline of 1.4 percentage points, while the unemployment rate fell by 1.2 percentage points in the West and 0.7 points in the South. The West had the highest regional unemployment rate at 6.5 percent in October, and the Midwest had the lowest rate (5.6 percent) during the month.Earlier this month, BLS reported that the national unemployment rate for October hit a six-year low (5.8 percent) for the second month in a row, even though the number of jobs added for October (214,000) fell well short of expectations. The national unemployment rate for October is down 1.4 percentage points from October 2013, though that number may be skewed by the near record number of people designated as “not in the labor force” who do not have jobs but are not categorized as unemployed because they are not currently searching for a job. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Unemployment Rate Falls Year-Over-Year in 42 States, D.C. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save November 25, 2014 1,026 Views Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. last_img read more

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The Fed Funds Rate and Unconventional Wisdom

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily March 22, 2017 1,364 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Inventory and Prices Prevent Some Homeowners from Moving Next: CFPB to Re-Examine Regulation The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Fed Funds Rate and Unconventional Wisdom Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fed Housing Market Rates 2017-03-22 Rick Sharga in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies Rick Sharga is EVP of Ten-X. Before joining Ten-X, Sharga was EVP at Carrington Mortgage Holdings and a SVP at RealtyTrac. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Conventional wisdom suggests that rising Fed Funds rates are bad news for the still-recovering US Housing Market. And it’s easy to see a scenario unfold that supports this theory: lenders react to the Fed action by raising interest rates on mortgages; these higher interest rates, coupled with strong home price appreciation make housing less affordable, especially for homebuyers who were already uncertain that they could actually afford a home; and with consumer psychology being what it is, many other potential buyers would simply assume that the market was too expensive to enter, opting to stay on the sidelines. Lower affordability and less demand certainly don’t paint a pretty picture.Fortunately, conventional wisdom is often wrong, and there are several reasons why it might be wrong in this case:First, while there will be an effect on consumer psychology, it might actually be the opposite of the above scenario: seeing the Fed raise rates in 2017, and with two more rate increases this year likely, potential homebuyers will get into the market in order to buy a house before rates go any higher. Second, higher interest rates may provide enough of a financial cushion to encourage lenders to loosen some of the incredibly tight lending standards that have prevented millions of credit-worthy borrowers from getting mortgages. Higher rates will also drastically reduce the number of refinance loans being issued, which lenders may try to offset by doing more purchase loans.Third, while interest rates are likely to go up, rates on a 30-year fixed rate loan are still almost two points lower than the average interest rate paid by borrowers over the last 25 years, and home prices in all but the most overheated markets across the country are still very affordable by historical standards.Finally, since the 25 basis point hike was well within the range that most industry analysts had expected, rates may not go up as much as expected, at least for the time being.This is admittedly a much rosier scenario – motivated buyers, relaxed lending standards, and marginal mortgage rate increases, coupled with what appears to be strong wage and job growth. And if unconventional wisdom prevails, the spring selling season could be the strongest one we’ve seen in many years. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Fed Housing Market Rates Home / Daily Dose / The Fed Funds Rate and Unconventional Wisdom The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Rick Sharga Subscribelast_img read more

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Rates Go Down, but Things Are Looking Up

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac backed mortgages are hitting a 15-year high, according to the July 2017 Housing Finance at a Glance Monthly Chartbook recently released by Urban Institute. The share from 2007 to 2013 was approximately 40 percent, but Q1 2017 is reflecting an increase to 47.8 percent. This is one of the few rates that are increasing—but decreasing rates, in this sense, are certainly a good thing.The appreciating home prices in today’s market are good for those that are under water. According to the report, homes in negative equity (LTV greater than 100) are declining as housing prices appreciate.Compared to the share of all residential properties with a mortgage, as of Q1 2017, those in negative equity were at 6.1 percent. Properties near negative equity (LTV between 95 and 100) stood at 1.6 percent. To paint the picture, in Q3 2008, those in negative equity were hovering right around 25 percent until around Q4 2012, when rates slowly began to decline.That’s not the only figure looking better for consumers—90 day delinquencies are resuming their decline after a slight seasonal increase in Q4 of 2016 from 1.60 percent to 1.37 percent in Q1 2017. Foreclosures are falling to 1.39 percent of all loans. Combining both delinquencies, this is down from Q4 2016’s 3.13 percent and Q1 2016’s 3.29 percent to 2.76 percent in Q1 2017.The Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE) had a slowing in Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) refinances due to the high volume of borrowers who have already done so.Data from the FHFA Refinance Report and Urban Institute points to this trend continuing, considering the recent rate increases. HARP refinances total 3.46 million since Q2 2009 (HARPs inception), and accounts for 12.6 percent of all GSE refinances in Q1 2016. Compared to all refinances, HARP refinances were 3 percent. This is based on all data that is available until April 2017. Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Tagged with: default Fannie Mae Foreclosure Freddie Mac The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin Share Save Subscribe Related Articles default Fannie Mae Foreclosure Freddie Mac 2017-07-25 Brianna Gilpin Home / Daily Dose / Rates Go Down, but Things Are Looking Up in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News, Secondary Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img July 25, 2017 1,401 Views Previous: Kevin Stitt of Gateway Mortgage Group to Enter Race for Oklahoma Governor Next: Committed to Consumer Protection Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Rates Go Down, but Things Are Looking Up Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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Dennis Forget Joins IndiSoft

first_img About Author: Donna Joseph Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Dennis Forget Joins IndiSoft Tagged with: Dennis Forget Han Rusli IndiSoft Previous: Ashley Lundquist Joins Cloudvirga Next: Trott Law P.C. Announces Expansion Plans The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago IndiSoft, a Columbia-based technology solutions provider for the financial services industry, has hired Dennis Forget as VP of Business Development. He is responsible for IndiSoft’s efforts to further develop its market presence with small- and mid-sized lenders with a particular emphasis on credit unions.Forget, a mortgage and consumer lending professional with more than 25 years of experience in various management and leadership roles in operations, technology and business strategy, is joining IndiSoft from First Tech FCU, where he served as VP of Consumer Lending.  Previously, he also held executive leadership positions at Vitek Mortgage Group, Wipro Gallagher Solutions, Bank of America, Washington Mutual and Fleet Bank.“Dennis brings special skills and knowledge about financial institutions, especially credit unions and their unique business model needs, to our company. His broad understanding of mortgage and consumer operations and technology functions, as well as tactical process improvement efforts, system conversions and mergers and acquisitions, will enable us to have unparalleled expertise to share with our customers and prospects,” said Hans Rusli, CEO at IndiSoft.Speaking of his new role, Forget said, “IndiSoft is uniquely positioned to deliver solutions quickly and comprehensively to support the needs of any financial institution.  Small- and mid-sized mortgage and consumer lending sectors and credit unions have challenges to modernize their technology platforms to remain competitive and better serve their customers and members while maintaining regulatory compliance cost-effectively. I look forward to working with them to solve and improve their unique business challenges.”IndiSoft develops collaborative technology solutions for the financial services industry and its RX Office platform enhances risk-based assessment and helps companies meet regulatory requirements.center_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 13, 2019 1,756 Views  Print This Post in Featured, Headlines, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Dennis Forget Han Rusli IndiSoft 2019-01-13 Donna Joseph Home / Featured / Dennis Forget Joins IndiSoft Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

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Risks for Homeowners Outside FEMA Flood Zones

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News FEMA flood zones natural disaster 2020-07-07 Mike Albanese It seems Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maps have sprung more than a few leaks, much to the chagrin of homeowners like Michael Wilson.A couple of years back, the 43-year-old purchased a brick bungalow on Chicago’s South Side. He did his homework, reviewing the home’s flood risk with a fine-tooth comb, and the home’s unfinished basement bore no obvious signs of water damage, according to a report from ProPublica, which appeared in Big Easy magazine.Additionally, the real estate agent had been unaware of a flood history while the home was on the market, and Wilson had hired a waterproofing specialist to inspect the property for indications of previous flooding or structural damage. Yet, only two months after he purchased the home, zap; it flooded.Turns out the home is outside a FEMA special flood hazard area, stated the report. Meaning Wilson wasn’t required to have flood insurance. Yes, there was some coverage for sewer backups in his home insurance policy. The catch was, it didn’t begin to cover the damage to his home.While it’s up to FEMA to flag to high-risk zones where homeowners with federally backed mortgages are required to buy flood insurance, its maps are famously known for their incompleteness. Yes, they pick up on some flooding from rivers and other coastlines, when it comes to heavy rainfall, they score a near 10 for missing the boat. Not good, since urban development and climate change have further exacerbated the problem.The report said homeowners beyond FEMA’s high-risk zones have a false sense of security.Homeowners outside of FEMA’s high-risk zones often believe they’re safe, underestimating their vulnerability. Then, once a flood hits, they must pay out-of-pocket for water damage, since they weren’t made to buy flood insurance.Flood damage hits taxpayers in the pocketbook as well. In the aftermath of major disasters, the underinsured receive limited government assistance. Agencies such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development provide long-term recovery funds.A total of 8,7 million properties are situated in areas prone to a “hundred-year flood,” according to FEMA. A “hundred-year flood’s” a flooding event with a 1% chance of occurring each year. There are 14.6 million properties at risk, the new data states.A comprehensive new assessment of flood risk, released this week by the nonprofit First Street Foundation, exposes blind spots in FEMA’s maps to show just how vulnerable the nation’s properties are. Built by researchers from private companies and universities, the model calculates the cumulative risk for every property in the contiguous United States from rainfall, storm surge, tidal, and river flooding. The new data says there are 14.6 million properties at risk.In an April report from FEMA and the Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate, the agency detailed its planning to cut back the complexity of the National Flood Insurance Program, according to DSNews,.“FEMA’s strategic goals established in 2018 remain in place to build a culture of preparedness, ready the nation for a catastrophic disaster, and reduce the complexity of FEMA programs, particularly the NFIP,” said David Stearrett, FEMA Flood Insurance Advocate. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Emergency Notarization Order Crafted Next: Foreclosures From Reverse Mortgages Surging in Puerto Rico Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Risks for Homeowners Outside FEMA Flood Zones Risks for Homeowners Outside FEMA Flood Zonescenter_img July 7, 2020 1,296 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Chuck Green Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports. Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: FEMA flood zones natural disaster Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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Deputies McHugh and McGinley vote for cuts to the Respite Care Grant

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Deputies McHugh and McGinley vote for cuts to the Respite Care Grant Twitter News Donegal TDs Joe McHugh and Dinny McGinley have voted in favour of cuts to the respite care grant Respite Care GrantTDs Charlie McConalogue, Pearse Doherty and Thomas Pringle all voted against the cuts.Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn had no vote recorded as he was  blocked from entering the Dail chamber to vote on that aspect of Budget 2013.Despite having earlier been allowed to take part in a walk through vote, Deputy MacLochlainn says he was physically prevented from entering the Dail to vote on the full bill.He claims he blocked by the Captain of the Guard on behalf of the Ceann Comhairle.Yesterday the Dáil’s was suspended for 45 minutes ealier today, because the Donegal Deputy refused to leave after being suspended. Google+ By News Highland – December 13, 2012 NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly center_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleCensus figures reveal Donegal’s travel habitsNext articleCouncil house tenants face 100 euro hike in annual rent News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

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Pressure on lenders to pass on rate cut to customers

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 4, 2011 Twitter Newsx Adverts Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Previous article120 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in Donegal every yearNext articleNew Donegal – Dublin route added to Dublin Airport’s schedule News Highland Pressure on lenders to pass on rate cut to customerscenter_img The Junior Finance Minister says the Government may have to use its influence if some banks covered by the bank guarantee scheme choose not to pass on yesterday’s ECB rate cut to customers.Some banks – like Permanent TSB – have already confirmed the reduction will be reflected in their rates – while others have yet to comment.The Financial Regulator Matthew Elderfield has already warned banks that he wants to halt variable interest rate hikes.Minister Brian Hayes says the Government can try to intervene:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/09haye.mp3[/podcast] Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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Mc Gowan says action is needed on unfinished estates

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – March 21, 2013 As a list is published of unfinished estates whose residents are exempt from the Property Tax, a Donegal Councillor says there are several such estates in Donegal which are not on the exempted list. He also says there are  many instances of people in established homes beside such estates which are being affected by the infrastructure problems associated with them.Cllr Patrick Mc Gowan says there is no evidence of any political will to tackle the issue, when what is needed is for the government, the council, developers, the banks and NAMA to sit down and find a formula to address what is a growing problem.At present, the council is assessing a High Court direction to take over two estates in Bundoran, and Cllr Mc Gowan says while the council is willing to look at taking over estates, it cannot do so alone.In the meantime, he says, people are living in intolerable conditions……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/111pmcg1pm.mp3[/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Mc Gowan says action is needed on unfinished estates Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Google+ News Google+center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleGAA – Donegal And Derry To Clash In Ulster U21 Semi FinalNext articleFianna Fail calls on Health Minster to resign in wake of Consultant Dermatologist comments News Highland Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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Over 60 people apply for part time post at Cara House in Letterkenny

first_img The fact over 60 people have already applied for a single part time position at the Cara House Family Resource Centre underlines the importance of the services it provides.That is according to Susan McCauley who runs the Letterkenny based facility.It offers services for the community from the very young to the older often for those who are unemployed or are facing other challenges in their lives:Ms McCauley says that despite the fact that there are some funding concerns, the centre is open to suggestions as to how it can expand it services:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/SusanCara.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – March 7, 2012 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Google+ Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Previous articleYouth recovering after being knocked down in MountcharlesNext articleStudy to look at what homes and estates could connect to LK’s sewer News Highland WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Over 60 people apply for part time post at Cara House in Letterkenny PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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Letterkenny Chamber to host election debate

first_img Twitter Letterkenny Chamber to host election debate 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Newsx Adverts By News Highland – February 17, 2011 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest The Letterkenny Chamber is offering the public an opportunity to put their question directly to candidates standing in the Donegal Northeast constituency.The Chamber is holding an election debate featuring the majority of candidates for Donegal North East on Friday morning.Chamber president Toni Forrester says business people in Letterkenny and the wider public are keen to hear from those who want their votes[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/toni7pm.mp3[/podcast]The debate takes place at 11am in the Station House Hotel on Friday 18th February Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers center_img Google+ WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleHighland Radio retains position as most listened to stationNext articlePat The Cope concerned over future of IFI funding News Highland Twitter Pinterest Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Harte and Mc Conalogue clash on budget

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News By News Highland – December 6, 2011 Google+ Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Previous article1991 RUC probe into Buchanan and Howell deaths was flawed – OmbudsmanNext articleHoward loses challenge to holding of an inquest into death of Arlene Artkinson News Highland Senator Jimmy Harte says that he is amazed by what he termed the blatant hypocrisy displayed by FF TD Charlie Mc Conalogue who criticised the changes to Child Benefit in yesterday’s budget.There had been suggestions that Child Benefit would be cut, but the base rate has been left unchanged, although increases for third and subsequent children are being scrapped.That’s been criticised by Deputy Mc Conalogue, who says it will cause hardship, with Labour Senatopr Jimmy Harte saying it’s rich for a representitive of Fianna Fail to speak of anyone causing hardship……>*However, Deputy Mc Conalogue says Labour have gone back on very specific promises, and his criticism is valid.He says this budget will cause hardship………. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Google+ WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Harte and Mc Conalogue clash on budget Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

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€600,000 approved for the support of childcare facilities in Donegal

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook The Minister for Children has annouced that around €600,000 has been approved for the support of childcare facilities in Donegal.Deputy Frances Fitzgerald annouced today that approximatley €200,000 was being allocated to playgroups in Donegal South-West, while €400,000 would go to the North-East of the County.Donegal North-East Deputy Joe McHugh has welcomed the allocations.He says they will assist with important and necessary work being carried out by playgroups around the county…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/joe1pm.mp3[/podcast] News By News Highland – June 5, 2012 Pinterest WhatsApp €600,000 approved for the support of childcare facilities in Donegal Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Previous articleSoccer – Shay Proves He’s Fit For Euro’sNext articleGAA – Gweedore and Termon Win All Ireland Gaeltacht Titles News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

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Translink respond to Waterside Station concerns

first_imgNewsx Adverts Translink respond to Waterside Station concerns 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp The North’s bus and rail company Translink has acknowledged that efficiencies have been implemented at Waterside Railway Station in Derry.The statement comes after the rail lobby group “Into The West” expressed alarm at cuts in staffing and opening hours at Waterside station.Responding, Translink say they are continually reviewing service provision in all areas, and efficiencies have been made at Waterside and elsewhere, whilst seeking to re-invest in train services.They say Waterside Station will be staffed from 06.30am until 5.30pm daily, ensuring coverage for all the main morning and evening peak services, with a member of train staff available to help people at other times. Google+ Google+ Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleBadminton – Chloe & Sam Magee Dominate Irish NationalsNext articleHogan urged to clarify Town Council plans News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – February 6, 2012 last_img read more

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Home repossesion case adjourned because of borrower’s Christmas concerns

first_img Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North A Donegal father of five has had the adjournment of a home repossession case at the High Court extended from December to the New Year, after telling the judge he was worried about Christmas.The case, involving the Educational Building Society, concerned two loans taken out in June 2006 by the borrower, from Letterkenny.He claimed the EBS had given him incorrect advice, and told the court he would not have taken out the commercial loans if he had not been given the advice.He also suggested the building society should be treated as a failed investor and should carry its own losses, and questioned whether EBS still owns the loan.The man told Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne he had sought documents from the EBS related to his loans, and  they had not been provided.He said believed his loan had been traded and “securitised” by the building society and it might no longer own it. He added he wanted a full hearing to carry out a “securitisation audit” on the loan.Counsel for the EBS refuted the suggestion the bank might not be the holder of the loan and said the case had gone on for two years already and should be completed.Ms Justice Dunne noted the borrower had not questioned the building society’s ownership of the loan on affidavit. She said she had already given time to the borrower to file other affidavits, but agreed to give him one more opportunity.She adjourned the case to December 19th, but when the borrower asked if she would hold off until the New Year, she agreed to do so. Pinterest Twitter Newsx Adverts Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Google+center_img By News Highland – November 15, 2011 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Home repossesion case adjourned because of borrower’s Christmas concerns Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleLetterkenny Town Council seeks solution to College Park water threatNext articleDerry Celebrity Bainisteoir players avoid convictions for pub brawl News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

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People in Donegal urged to apply for positions on state boards

first_img Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By admin – December 8, 2015 People in Donegal are being encouraged to apply for places on state boards, after the first year of the new stateboards.ie website.It allows qualified people submit applications and expressions of interest in positions they believe they are suited for.The new system was introduced in response to a number of controversies, including the appointment of Donegal man John Mc Nulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, prior to his nomination as a Seamad by-election candidate. He subsequently stepped down and sought to withdraw from the Seanad race.Since November 2014, over 860 names have been put forward for consideration by Ministers, 183 people have been appointed by Ministers to 48 State Boards.Of those appointed, 56% are male and 44% are female.Public Appointments service spokesperson Niall Byrne says the response rate has been very positive:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/niallstateboards.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img People in Donegal urged to apply for positions on state boards Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleFormer showband singer’s body recovered from Monaghan flood watersNext articleGlenties Windfarm Group concerned at John O’Donnell’s RTE comments admin Homepage BannerNews Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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