A much-delayed report into what went wrong in the run-up to the collapse of HBOS has heaped severe criticism on its former bosses. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

It’s five years since the plug was pulled on the Bank of Scotland (Ireland) operation by Lloyds Banking Group, having racked up £10.9 billion (€15.53m(...)

Up to 10 former senior managers of the Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) could be banned from working in financial services following the publication on(...)

Report questions the risk assessment behind BOSI’s rapid expansion Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The decision to aggressively expand Bank of Scotland Ireland’s branch network from the beginning of 2006 was a “blueprint for rapid uncontrolled growt(...)

HBOS, which owned Halifax, was eventually taken over by Lloyds Photograph: Reuters

As many as 10 former HBOS executives could be banned from working in the UK financial services industry, following recommendations to re-open investig(...)

Bank of England regulators will publish a 500-page report into what went wrong at HBOS. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

More than seven years after it was bailed out by the British government at the height of the banking crisis, HBOS will once again be dominating the he(...)

Thorntons has become something of a joke in the City for its repeated profit warnings, its failure to sell eggs at Easter or boxed chocolates at Christmas and its constant complaints about the weather being too hot or too cold – or sometimes both. Photograph: EPA

The takeover of a famous British name by an overseas bidder is usually greeted with a chorus of complaints about the erosion of the nation’s industria(...)

Paul Moore, former head of group regulatory risk at HBOS, says he warned the bank about excessive risk in the early 2000s – and was fired for it. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

For those in Ireland who think more people should have been hauled before the courts for the reckless operation of the Irish banking sector in the (...)

Lloyds: bill for mis-selling payment protection insurance pushed over £11 billion. Photograph: Peter MacDiarmid/Getty Images

A few years ago, when former banks were being converted into trendy wine bars on an almost daily basis, Lloyds Banking Group made a pledge to its cust(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Trust is part of the AIB Group

First Trust Bank, which is part of the AIB group, has been heavily criticised for telling small business owners in the UK they must open an account(...)

Bank of England and Royal Bank of Scotland banknotes: a yes vote in Scotalnd’s independence referendum could have major consequences for sterling

The Clydesdale Bank’s purple-hued £20 note bears the image of Robert the Bruce on its front and New Lanark, a 18th century village built by philanthro(...)