Recent homebuyers may face the same monthly repayments  as those who may have paid 30 per cent more for their home. Photograph: Getty Images/Hemera

Today’s home buyers may continue to benefit from lower property prices than their boom-time counterparts, despite recent gains but, as research from t(...)

Credit unions are keen to provide more direct competition with banks. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Having run a consultation exercise on its proposals for new regulatory requirements for the credit union sector, the Central Bank has now published it(...)

Summer storms for Government

What with growing confusion over the admissibility of evidence at the banking inquiry and technical accounting difficulties at Irish Water, you would (...)

‘Pay interest on the money swishing in and out? Go away, child. Dream on.’  Photograph: Getty Images

Another week, another banking scandal. On Tuesday, Permanent TSB said sorry to the customers it had cheated. The bank had led people into paying highe(...)

Bank of Ireland: All of its business units are in profit, a pay deal with staff has been agreed and the bank is on target to “derecognise” €1.3 billion in preference shares that were a legacy of its State bailout in 2009. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher would never say as much but the bank is now very much in post-crisis mode. There are still legacy issue(...)

FBD chief executive Andrew Langford (l) is stepping down after 19 years with the insurer

CHARLIE TAYLORInsurer FBD has announced that chief executive Andrew Langford is stepping down with immediate effect. Shares in FBD were down almost 11(...)

Irish households are increasingly turning away from low yielding fixed deposits in favour of overnight or instant access accounts. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES)

The economy may be returning to growth, but Irish households remain either reluctant - or unable - to borrow, new figures from the Central Bank show,(...)

Credit unions said on Friday that the new regulations place “unwarranted restrictions” on credit unions, and send out a message that may cause “reputational damage” to the movement. (Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times)

Credit unions across the country have criticised the publication of new regulations by the Central Bank on Friday morning, arguing that they will res(...)

 Permanent TSB’s Jeremy Masding (left), group chief executive, and Alan Cook, chairman, at the bank’s mortgage redress press conference this week. Photograph:  Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Eircom, Vodafone and Three were hauled before the courts this week accused of ripping off their customers and setting debt collectors on people in pur(...)

 Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive Mike Aynsley. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive Mike Aynsley has accused the Department of Finance of being politically motivated. Mr Aynsley, who was Anglo(...)