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Irish mortgage approvals for house purchase up 14% to €1.2bn in August


This morning’s Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) data show that housing demand remains resilient. The €1.2bn of mortgage approvals in August were up 14% on the year, or by 7% in volume terms. The average mortgage approval broke through €300,000 for the first time, up 5.8% on the year. Meanwhile, we estimate residential transaction volumes in Q3 were up 5% on 2022, again pointing to housing activity being resilient to ECB rate hikes.

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Sep 29 2023, 07:05 IST/BST