When an Irish CEO can't give shareholders value.

I write today regarding the CEO of Irish Life & Permanent TSB, Dennis Casey. He is an articulate and educated individual and driven as well, he has led the company to profitablity for many years. However one of his latest moves is to reduce broker commissions in the coming year, this decision was met with a lot of hostility by the broker market. The basis for it is apparently because of huge losses in the subprime market in the USA, but are the out of state investment decisions of any bank really the concern of anybody other than the banks themselves? No, of course not, but the fallout is passed on it seems.

People might talk about broker greed but it pales in comparison to bank greed! The proposal means that brokers can potentially lose the money they earn as a commission if the loan is changed any time in the first five years, and the average loan is currently lasting about five years so brokers will never be able to remain liquid because they will never know if a …

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When an Irish CEO can’t give shareholders value.

I write today regarding the CEO of Irish Life & Permanent TSB, Dennis Casey. He is an articulate and educated individual and driven as well, he has led the company to profitablity for many years. However one of his latest moves is to reduce broker commissions in the coming year, this decision was met with a lot of hostility by the broker market. The basis for it is apparently because of huge losses in the subprime market in the USA, but are the out of state investment decisions of any bank really the concern of anybody other than the banks themselves? No, of course not, but the fallout is passed on it seems.

People might talk about broker greed but it pales in comparison to bank greed! The proposal means that brokers can potentially lose the money they earn as a commission if the loan is changed any time in the first five years, and the average loan is currently lasting about five years so brokers will never be able to remain liquid because they will never know if a …

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