Back in 2006, Irish consumers had a staggering 14 current account providers to choose from but today those options have reduced to six

Yes the financial crisis and resulting bailout of the banks have cost taxpayers billions. But a less discussed impact of the crisis has been the dimin(...)

Jean Claude-Trichet: former ECB president remarked a “bomb” would go off in Dublin if a haircut was imposed on senior bondholders. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Treasury Management Agency advised the Government in March 2011 that haircuts of €9.1 billion could have been imposed on senior bondhold(...)

AIB is offering German savers an interest rate that is more than three times that offered to Irish customers

State-owned AIB is offering German savers an interest rate that is more than three times that offered to Irish customers. The Irish bank has joined (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “I appreciate that it’s very hard on people. I appreciate people have lost their jobs and I appreciate how upset people are.”

Banks have been dealing with the issue of home repossessions “reasonably well”, according to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. He said “this idea(...)

Fianna Fail inance spokesman Michael McGrath said a full State Enterprise Bank would be created and retained regardless of what stake the State retained in other banks. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fail would create a new State-owned bank to lend to every company regardless of their size if elected to Government. The party’s manifesto wil(...)

Threatened: Bernadette and Jude Harper, whose bank gave them seven days to leave their home.  Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A man approached William Prior as he stood in a muddy field at the National Ploughing Championships in Athy in the autumn of 2009. The man knew someo(...)

The  court ruled that the woman had raised arguable grounds entitling her to further time to appeal a High Court order upholding the validity of the receiver’s appointment. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for a woman to challenge the validity of the EBS appointment of a receiver over eight properties in Dublin, p(...)

 At the Dublin Chamber of Commerce annual dinner last night were:  Greg Clarke, president of the chamber, Bernard Byrne, chief executive of AIB, Gina Quin, chief executive of the chamber  and Jo Malone, the perfume entrepreneur.  Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

AIB will be in a position to repay a “very sizeable chunk” of capital to the State in the “not too distant future”, its chief executive Bernard Byrne (...)

The variable rate cut takes the bank’s standard rate to 4.25 per cent

KBC Bank Ireland is to cut its standard variable rate mortgage for non buy-to-let customers by a quarter of one percentage point. The cut takes the (...)

Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance: meeting  all mortgage lenders  after Government’s call for a reduction in SVRs to reflect the near zero interest rates  in the euro zone. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Permanent TSB has written to about 70,000 residential mortgage customers offering them discounts of up to 0.8 per cent on their standard variable rate(...)