Treasury Prices Auctions for $15.4 Million in Preferred Stock as Part of TARP Wind Down

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Treasury Prices Auctions for $15.4 Million in Preferred Stock as Part of TARP Wind Down Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 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 The U.S. Department of Treasury has priced auctions of preferred Capital Purchase Program (CPP) stock for five institutions as part of the government’s strategy to wind down the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and recover remaining CPP investments, according to an announcement from Treasury.Treasury said it expects the aggregate gross proceeds to taxpayers from the auctions to be about $15.4 million. The five institutions auctioning the CPP stock are as follows:Citizens Bank & Trust Company (Covington, Louisiana): 2,520 shares totaling about $1.64 millionCSRA Bank Corp. (Wrens, Georgia): 2,520 shares totaling about $3.08 millionMetropolitan Capital Bancorp (Chicago, Illinois): 4,490 shares totaling about $4.23 millionPrairie Star Bancshares (Olathe, Kansas): 2,940 shares totaling about $3.51 millionSouthFirst Bancshares (Sylacauga, Alabama): 2,898 shares totaling about $2.89 millionThe auctions are expected to close on or about June 29, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions, and the offerings were priced through modified Dutch auctions, according to Treasury.”These auctions are part of the strategy that Treasury outlined in May 2012 for winding down its remaining TARP bank investments in a way that protects taxpayer interests and preserves the strength of our nation’s community banks,” Treasury said in a press release. “Treasury indicated that it intends to use a combination of repayments, restructurings, and sales to manage and recover those remaining investments.”Signed into law by the Bush administration, TARP was created in 2008 at the height of the nation’s financial crisis in order to implement programs to stabilize the financial system during the financial crisis of 2008. Treasury initially invested $245 billion in TARP’s bank programs, and to date Treasury has recovered $275 billion through repayments, dividends, interest, and other income. The $30 billion overage has resulted in a significant profit for taxpayers. The Small Business Lending Fund (SLBF) has resulted in the repayment of about $2.2 billion in TARP funds by CPP institutions that refinanced their repayments under the SLBF. Congress created the SBLF as a way for CPP institutions to repay TARP funds.Treasury said the vast majority of the $275 billion recovered to date came from repayments at par, dividends, interest, and sales of warrants. The amount recovered as a result of CPP preferred stock sales amounts to about 1 percent ($3 billion) of that total of $275 billion.TARP is expected to cost the government about $37.5 billion, far less than the $700 billion which Congress authorized for the program. Much of the cost has gone toward TARP to assist struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. Click here to see Treasury’s Monthly 105(a) Report to Congress on TARP, or click here to see an interactive MAP showing how Treasury has invested and recovered TARP funds. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Treasury Prices Auctions for $15.4 Million in Preferred Stock as Part of TARP Wind Down Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Department of Treasury TARP Troubled Asset Relief Program 2015-06-19 Brian Honeacenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Department of Treasury TARP Troubled Asset Relief Program in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News June 19, 2015 1,249 Views Previous: S&P Downgrades Ocwen’s Ratings to ‘Below Average’ Next: Mortgage Industry Welcomes CFPB’s Proposed TRID Delay Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Housing Market Sentiment Rises to Near-Record High

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Featured / Housing Market Sentiment Rises to Near-Record High Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. in Featured, Market Studies, News October 7, 2015 5,823 Views Tagged with: Consumer Confidence Consumer Sentiment Fannie Mae Housing Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West Consumer Confidence Consumer Sentiment Fannie Mae Housing Market 2015-10-07 Brian Honea Consumer confidence in the housing market rose in September nearly to its record high, driven mostly by positive sellers’ attitudes and home price strength.Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) rose to 83.8 for the month of September following a two-month decline and up 3 points from August.The index showed that four of the six components questioned posted net positive gains. The Good Time to Sell component increased 13 points in September compared to the prior month, with 52 percent indicating that it was a good time to sell, up five percentage points from last month.“The HPSI returned near its record high this month, driven primarily by improvement in attitudes about selling a home and strengthening home prices,” said Doug Duncan, SVP and chief economist at Fannie Mae.The Good Time to Buy component increased three points as rising rental prices may be pushing more consumers toward purchasing a home. Of those surveyed, 64 percent indicated that it was a good time to buy a home in September, up one percentage point from August.“With consumers’ expectations for rental price increases continuing to outpace their expectations for home price growth, many consumers may view homeownership as a more attractive option,” Duncan said. “This should have positive implications for the housing market, which remains well below historical norms in relation to housing starts.”Fannie Mae also found 45 percent of respondents believe that home prices will increase over the next year, while 9 percent indicated that prices will lower. Fifty-five percent of respondents noted that mortgage interest rates when go up in the next 12 months, while 5 percent said they would go down.”Although net home price and mortgage rate expectations dipped in September, consumers’ confidence in their employment and financial situations climbed 2 and 3 points, respectively, further suggesting a possible firmer footing for housing,” the report said.When questioned about job security, 84 percent shared that they are not concerned with losing their job, while 15 percent are. Approximately 28 percent of those questioned reported higher income than last year and 13 percent reported lower income.”We noted last week that, despite a relatively dismal jobs report, the addition of 8,000 construction jobs, the biggest gain in four months, may be a sign of grudging progress for the supply side of housing,” Duncan said. “The September HPSI data, combined with the recent increase in construction jobs, are consistent with our expectation for a continued upward grind in housing.”Click here to view the full report. Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Previous: Top Democratic Lawmaker Wants More Information from Big Banks on Settlements Next: House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Provide Formal TRID Grace Period Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Housing Market Sentiment Rises to Near-Record High  Print This Post Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

The Impact of Government Shutdown on U.S. Housing Market

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Impact of Government Shutdown on U.S. Housing Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, Media Sign up for DS News Daily CNBC Diana Olik Partial Shutdown U.S. Housing Market 2019-01-02 Donna Joseph Subscribe In an advisory to its employees when a government shutdown threatened its funding in January this year, HUD had said that in case of a shutdown, the agency’s operations and most of its functions would cease “unless they are legally excepted activities.” A large majority of HUD employees are non-excepted, which means that they are prohibited from working during a shutdown. As the 116th congress gets sworn in and the Democrats take over the house amid a partial government shutdown, experts worry about the impact this will have on the U.S. housing market. Sharing her insights, Diana Olik of CNBC discusses the risks of lending in the absence of proper channels to verify borrowers’ tax returns and how this will shape home lending in the near future.  Previous: Interpreting RESPA’s Regulation X Next: The Housing Market’s New Normal? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Impact of Government Shutdown on U.S. Housing Market Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 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] Tagged with: CNBC Diana Olik Partial Shutdown U.S. Housing Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save January 2, 2019 5,088 Views Click here for more details. last_img read more

Hazards Ahead for the National Flood Insurance Program

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News November 5, 2019 1,851 Views 2019-11-05 Seth Welborn Previous: Non-QM Mortgage Bond Market Misconceptions Next: Calabria on GSE Reform: “Headed in the Right Direction” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Hazards Ahead for the National Flood Insurance Program Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Related Articles  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Hazards Ahead for the National Flood Insurance Program The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was extended through November 21 earlier this year, but if it is not funded again, what will be the impact on homeowners and investors?According to WMBF News, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would still have authority to ensure the payment of valid claims with available funds in the event of a lapse. However, FEMA would stop selling and renewing policies for millions of properties in communities across the nation.A short-term extension ensures policy holders will be able to renew their coverage and real estate agents won’t face an interruption while closing home sales.“In the last two years alone, they’ve had 12 extensions and in the last two years they’ve had some of the biggest payout years,” said Jeremy Jenks, VP of sales for the Trembley Group of Keller Williams. “So, the program is quite a few billion dollars in debt and I saw different estimates on it, but lots of billions of dollars in debt and I think what’s happening is Congress knows that they need to do something about this, but they’re not sure what to do and there is a bill in the Senate that would update the NFIP, but they just haven’t gotten there yet.”September 30 was the deadline for Congress to reauthorize the NFIP. Lawmakers have been taking some steps to update the NFIP. For example, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi is proposing an update to the Program, which aims to address the multiple extensions the NFIP has undergone with a long-term extension plan.The NFIP faces other issues, including increased storm risk. At a recent hearing hosted by the Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, environmental experts discussed the risks to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) posed by climate change, saying the situation is likely to worsen in the coming years.“Flood insurance is top of perils we have to face,” said Andy Karsner, who served as U.S. Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy during the George W. Bush administration, The Hill reports. “It is imperative for [insurance companies] to develop new tools of risk management because they are operating on very old model inputs and ancient legacy flood maps.” 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 The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Five Star Virtual Conference Explores Industry Pandemic Response

first_img Related Articles Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Share Save Tagged with: Five Star Conference Five Star Virtual Conference Previous: Legal League 100 Summit: A Focus on Challenges, Forbearances Next: And the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To . . . Five Star Virtual Conference Explores Industry Pandemic Response The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Postcenter_img About Author: Phil Hall Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Five Star Virtual Conference Explores Industry Pandemic Response Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Five Star Conference Five Star Virtual Conference 2020-09-14 David Wharton This year’s Five Star Virtual Conference looked rather different from its predecessors as an all-virtual presentation.Ed Delgado, Chairman Emeritus of Five Star Global, opened the event by acknowledging the economic tumult and public health concerns of the ongoing pandemic, referring to the “uncharted territory” that the industry has entered while praising the indefatigable spirit of mortgage professionals to push ahead during the crisis.“As a collective body, we are an industry that is the heart and soul of America,” Delgado said. “We make home possible, and we stand at the ready to protect and defend that dream each and every day, for this industry was built to overcome challenges.”Addressing challenges was the dominant theme in the conference’s first day, with several speakers comparing today’s difficulties with the obstacles that arose in the last great economic crisis in 2008. Kurt Johnson, Chief Credit Officer at Mr. Cooper, recalled the loose Housing Bubble-era underwriting standards and praised the Dodd-Frank Act for helping to stabilize the housing market.Steve Bailey, Senior Managing Director and Chief Mortgage Operations Officer at PennyMac Financial Services, observed that the industry benefited from “lots and lots of lessons learned” since 2008, although new challenges including a greater understanding by borrowers of the concept of forbearance after “some history of people thinking that was about forgiveness, which everybody knows that is not.”Suzy Lindblom, COO at Planet Home Lending, identified the millennial demographic as a challenge, calling on mortgage professionals to “help them understand homeownership and how to get into homeownership.” She also cautioned the conference audience that millennials have different communication traits and expectations from previous generations.“They were born with iPads in their hands, so they do a lot of upfront research,” she said. “They’ve already gone on Realtor.com and Zillow.com. They want the convenience of being able to do the research. They don’t want an authority to come in and help them—they want a partner and the ability to do everything online.”Laura Escobar, President of Eagle Home Mortgage, envisioned removing the complexity that often burdens loan origination by using technology to create “world’s simplest path to homeownership” for all stakeholders.“We’ve been focusing on removing the friction from the homebuying process for years now,” she said. “Automation bots, digital mortgages, e-closings, data versus documentation. The homebuyers of tomorrow grew up with mobile banking, mobile check deposits, mobile everything. They expect the same level of digitization and automation from their mortgage providers.”Of course, the pandemic is still with us, and yesterday’s normalcy has not elbowed the new normal aside. Michael Keaton, Chief Servicing Officer at Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing, praised the servicing side of the industry for being able to quickly migrate from the traditional call center operation to today’s remote-work constellations.“Not only are we remote, but some of our remote associates are people we have never met in person,” he remarked, noting this was a change from the traditional servicing set-up “where there really is a teamwork element to it, where folks rely on each other and lean over the cubicle wall when they need a little bit of help. There’s also the camaraderie that comes from working in close-knit teams, particularly when you’re a company like Shellpoint where a very small percentage of our folks pre-COVID were working from home—maybe 10%, probably close to 5%.”Stanley Middleman, CEO of Freedom Mortgage, recalled how his company transitioned from “a Thursday when we were working in our office and business was as usual [to a] Tuesday the following week [when] we woke up and 98% of our population is working from home.” He believed the nimbleness of mortgage companies to take on this abrupt shift is the year’s most important story.“The big takeaway was that not only could we survive and succeed and do our jobs, but we could actually thrive,” he said. “Out of all this, we’ve become boundless in our opportunity. We’ve been breaking record after record every month in originations, and all the while we were supporting over 100,000 requests for forbearance, generating huge volumes of originations and hiring 1,000 and 1,200 people a month through each of the last three or four months. The lessons learned here are multifaceted.”Terry Smith, CEO of Rushmore Loan Management Services, went even further in praising the industry’s ability to meet and overcome pandemic-era challenges.“We were able to turn the switch off from being in the office on one day and five days later we were up and running,” he said of the industry’s remote workforce. “I think we’ve done a great job. All of our employees are really the frontline heroes of the industry.”You can see all our Five Star Virtual Conference coverage by clicking here. September 14, 2020 1,112 Views last_img read more

The American Dream of Homeownership is ‘Very Much Alive’

first_img Previous: How Far California Home Values Dropped Due to Wildfires Next: AMDC Member Company Recognized With Diversity Award The American Dream of Homeownership is ‘Very Much Alive’ Sarah Paynter, a real estate reporter at Yahoo Finance, The Real Deal, and Newsday, moderated a homeownership demographics-focused panel at Thursday’s NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: Post-Election Outlook. Guests on the panel included Rodney Harrell, VP of Family, Home, and Community at AARP; Jessica Lautz, VP of Demographics and Behavioral Insights at NAR; and Richard Fry, Senior Researcher at Pew Research Center.The panel dug into the data behind homeowning trends for first-time buyers, multigenerational dwellers, millennials, Baby Boomers, various ethnic subsets, and more during a global health crisis.”The coronavirus is impacting all kinds of decisions for people, across age ranges as this pandemic is making us understand our housing needs in new and different ways,” Harrell said. “We need to reconsider what that new normal is going to be—what that new world is. It’s only natural that that would have some impact on purchases.”The panel began by discussing how the pandemic is influencing the home-purchasing behavior of millennials and first-time buyers.One of the main things about the demographic in question, Lautz says, is that parents’ financial contributions to their children’s homebuying efforts have “shrunk considerably,” which could be negatively impacting the millennial generation’s ability to purchase real estate.”When we look at the data from last year, what we see is about a third of first-time homebuyers actually received downpayment assistance, and this year it shrunk to a quarter, so we think that there could be some family members who aren’t able to contribute that transfer of wealth,” she said. “With home prices rising so steeply, and low inventory, without that assistance … not to mention student debt, they have a lot of hurdles, and without that extra push from mom and dad it’s really hard to enter.”The moderator said that as a huge generation ages into prime homebuying years, there still is a relatively young population of baby boomers who own a lot of the residential real estate in this country, which could impact competition, prices, and availability in the coming years.Harrell said that when discussing competition it is important to also focus on types of housing needs.”We like to talk about livable communities, places that are close to transit, shopping, and the resources that folks need. Not to mention, if you’re thinking about aging you might need a home that has features that support people of any age. Then the supply gets even smaller,” he said. He says the data collected by AARP show that millennials and Boomers want the same things in a home. “But what’s different are the barriers that face different people in different groups.”The panel went on to address the aging population and multigenerational housing, the experts noted that there is an essentially even split between aging adults who are moving into a family home and young adults returning home.”I think there’s a there’s a lot of motivations for families [to live together] but certainly I don’t know if the housing stock is going to be able to support that,” Lautz said.Another topic the panel touched on was the gap between Black and White homeownership.Lautz says NAR data has shown that the Black and White homeownership gap is a wide as it was when the Fair Housing Act started collecting the data in the 1990s, 73% for White Americans to 42% for Black Americans. (Hispanic and Asian homebuying has increased during the pandemic, panelists pointed out.)”You know, part of the reason why we should focus on these gaps is that it’s also tied to the wealth gap that exists between the different racial groups. Homeownership is one of the great wealth-building parts of our country,” Harrell said. “So there are certain groups that are missing out. One of my concerns about this post-coronavirus period is that we’re looking at a wave of foreclosures and evictions that will, in particular, hurt African American and Latino communities.”The younger generation is more diverse, Lautz says, therefore she is optimistic about increasing diversity among first-time homebuyers.”I do believe that the American dream of homeownership is very strong,” she said. “It’s very much alive from all of the survey data that I’ve seen. If you’re not a homeowner, you want to be one in the future, whether that’s a short-term or a long-term goal. So I think that’s encouraging among all races.”Slides from the discussion will be accessible December 14 at NAR.realtor.Correction: An earlier version of this story attributed the following quote to Richard Fry: “The coronavirus is impacting all kinds of decisions for people, across age ranges as this pandemic is making us understand our housing needs in new and different ways. We need to reconsider what that new normal is going to be—what that new world is. It’s only natural that that would have some impact on purchases.” The quote should have been attributed to Rodney Harrell. We apologize for the error.   The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share 3Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. 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Thomas Pringle TD again calls on the public to resist Houselod Charge

first_img Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Thomas Pringle TD again calls on the public to resist Houselod Charge Previous article8 men charged after west Donegal gardai were surrounded by clubbersNext articleIrish government must recommit to A5 – Mc Conalogue News Highland Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Campaigners opposed to the new household charge are stepping up the campaign against the 100-euro fee.They will be joined by nine TD’s at St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin, as they begin distributing flyers that urge people not to pay the charge.The campaign says it’s printed the flyers in response to the government’s leaf-letting of 1.8 million households – advising them to register and pay the charge by the end of March.Donegal Independent TD Thomas Pringle will be among those on St Stephen’s Green – He is again calling on people across the country to unite in rejecting the household charge:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/prinrawstephen.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – February 15, 2012 Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Twitter Newsx Adverts Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Report warns over government actions on health insurance

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Report warns over government actions on health insurance A new report is warning the government is putting its own plans for universal health insurance in jeopardy by actions on the market.Economist Colm McCarthy conducted the review on behalf of Aviva. It highlights the coalitions plan to charge private insurers the full cost of public beds as one measure the market cannot take at this time.He says this measure along with the drain of younger members could see premiums rise by a whopping 25 percent.Mr. McCarthy says the market is under stress and the government needs to be careful of its actions.”I take your point entirely that the government is scratching around for money to make up the deficit on health, of course they are” he said.”Of course loading an extra charge on the…market is one option; all I’m saying is it has consequences”.”And one of the consequences is that it’s going to make the attainment of universal health insurance more difficult” he added. WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – May 13, 2013 center_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Previous article‘High-risk violent offender’ Casey Morgan arrested and back in custodyNext articleSurvey shows business owners are slightly optomistic News Highland Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Senator ‘furious’ over Carndonagh NTC centre

first_imgNews Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – March 19, 2010 Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Senator Cecilia Keaveney says she is furious after learning that people applying to have the car NTC’d in Carndonagh are now being referred to Letterkenny or offered far off distant dates.The Carn centre, when opened, promised to offer the people of Inishowen a local service which would see them avoid having to travel great distances to get their car tested.However Cecilia Keaveney says that is not currently the case but has been assured the situation will be addressed:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/19keav1pm.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleSinn Fein launches job proposalsNext articleBus Eireann urged to reverse Pettigo service decision News Highland center_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Senator ‘furious’ over Carndonagh NTC centre Twitter WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApplast_img read more

Donegal County Council awarded extra money for Winter Roads Maintenance

first_img Google+ Facebook Donegal County Council has been allocated a further  €84,000 in funding for Winter MaintenanceIt brings the total allocation up to € 752,000 which is the third largest  Winter Maintenance Grant to a local authority in the country.The news has been welcomed by Labour Senator Jimmy Harte, he believes that the council has handled the last two extreme winters well in keeping roads clear and safe, and says this money will help further: WhatsApp Twitter Newsx Adverts Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleGroup overwhelmed by business support in their search for David CoulhounNext articleD-day for Councillor threatening to quit Fianna Fail News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twittercenter_img WhatsApp By News Highland – September 5, 2011 Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Donegal County Council awarded extra money for Winter Roads Maintenance Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterestlast_img read more