Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns. He made various directions, including for the advertisement of the petition seeking the sale, and returned the matter for hearing on June 5th

A proposal for the transfer and sale of some 1.3 million general insurance policies held mainly by UK-based customers of Quinn Insurance Ltd (QIL) to(...)

Chief executive Alan Walsh

One51, the environmental services and investment holding group, has an acquisition war chest of €90 million at the ready should the right investment p(...)

The ECB headquarters in Frankfurt. As the bank enters its second month of quantitative easing, many analysts think it could be only a matter of time before German 10-year yields drop below zero.

Germany’s benchmark 10-year government borrowing costs are on track to fall below zero for the first time, raising fresh concerns over the damaging s(...)

HSBC Holdings said it was told by French magistrates that it would be subject to a formal criminal investigation in relation to the conduct of its Swiss private bank in 2006 and 2007

HSBC Holdings has been placed under criminal investigation by French authorities and made to post €1 billion bail over allegations that its Swiss priv(...)

William Pitt the Younger: introducted of Britain’s first income tax but created the non-domicile regime to allow those with foreign property to shelter it from wartime taxes. Photograph: Edward Gooch/Getty Images

Fiona ReddanIreland’s non-domicile regime stretches back to 1799 when it was introduced by UK prime minister William Pitt the Younger. It was not chan(...)

The data also show the five banks set aside a little less than £10billion to deal with fines, conduct and other litigation costs last year

The UK’s five largest banks cut bonus pools by more than £1billion last year and most also reduced pay and staff numbers, according to Financial Times(...)

A trader looks at his screens on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Asian shares gained while currencies moved in familiar ranges in thin trading ahead of the Easter weekend, as investors awaited the release of key US(...)

The  audio recording is taken from a  a confidential meeting held in the last three months Photograph: AFP/Getty

A senior HSBC executive has privately admitted that the bank is “cast-iron certain” to have another major regulatory breach in the future, and is stru(...)

Abu Dhabi intends to set itself up as a new hub for wealth management, with the head of its nascent international financial centre declaring Switzerland’s old model of private bank secrecy to be “dead”. (Photograph: Sam Robinson/Digital Vision /Getty)

Abu Dhabi intends to set itself up as a new hub for wealth management, with the head of its nascent international financial centre declaring Switzerl(...)

HSBC has told the Dail Committee on Public Accounts that it will not be coming before it to discuss the bank’s apparent role in the facilitation of tax evasion through its Swiss branch. Photo: Reuters

HSBC in London has told the Dáil Committee on Public Accounts that it will not be coming before it to discuss the bank’s apparent role in the facilita(...)