A four-year plan launched in 2012 to revamp Commerzbank’s retail bank and jettison unwanted assets is beginning to bear fruit. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

If all goes according to plan, early next year Commerzbank will pay a dividend for the first time since the bank was engulfed by the crisis.That would(...)

David Dobbin: “The sheer scale and breadth of the harbour’s business means that it plays a critical role in the economy in terms of being a major economic driver.”

It may be just a happy co-incidence that David Dobbin is an accomplished sailor. But it is an attribute that could prove to be extremely useful to the(...)

A market source told Reuters on Monday that a benchmark 30-year bond issue would typically be in the range of €1.5 billion to €2 billion

Ireland raised €4 billion at its first 30-year bond sale on Tuesday, drawing bumper demand even at record low interest rates and moving more than hal(...)

Teaming up: entrenched financial players facing challengers armed with new technology are increasingly seeking to work with them

Employees at MasterCard thought they saw a drop-off in credit card volume last spring at one of their merchants, a legal services provider. Checking f(...)

Michael Noonan: reiterated his recent comments that the Government was in no rush to offload some or all of its 99.8 per cent shareholding in AIB

The Department of Finance has tendered for an adviser to assist it in dealing with its strategic options for AIB. It will choose from one of the thre(...)

The Cork Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Centre launched by Enda Kenny will be the latest in a network of 15 such facilities in the State Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today launch a €5 million technology centre in Cork designed to create new business opportunities for Irish financial ser(...)

The £54 million investment project will deliver more than £21million in salaries each year for the Northern Ireland economy

Citi, the American financial services company, today confirmed plans to create 600 new jobs in a £54 million investment project in Northern Ireland. T(...)

Basil Geoghegan: adviser on options available to save Irish Nationwide at time of bank bailout.

Seasoned Irish investment banker Basil Geoghegan delivered a straight-talking speech yesterday morning at a seminar on the Irish recovery hosted by pe(...)

Basil Geoghegan: State aid might have gone in the door of the Irish banks but it immediately went out

The Government’s decision to introduce a blanket bank guarantee in September 2008 was “unwise” and “unwarranted”, a key adviser on banking strategy at(...)

Artist’s impression of the project. The City Quays 2 development is part of a larger £250 million scheme that includes a mix of commercial offices, residential space, shops and a proposed 200 bedroom hotel.

Belfast Harbour has secured planning permission for a new £20 million waterfront office development close to the city centre which could create 600 jo(...)