Former Depfa chief executive Gerhard Bruckermann  sold the bank to HRE for €5.2 billion. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Employees of Dublin’s Depfa bank will hear what lies ahead for them today when Berlin moves ownership of the bank from one state-owned institution (...)

A Munich court has ruled that property lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) falsified accounts and misled investors about its exposure to the financial crisis

Germany could be left with a €500 million compensation bill after a Munich court ruled that property lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) falsified accounts(...)

Lead prosecutor Christian Wefers (right) and lawyers  await the start of the claim for damages trial against German property lender Hypo Real Estate in a courtroom in Munich. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Former investors in Hypo Real Estate (HRE) launched a test case in Munich yesterday, demanding compensation for losses sustained by the bank’s near(...)

“It was the Irish government that imposed the farthest-reaching guarantee for its banking system at the start of the crisis – on its own initiative,” said German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Photograph: Eric Luke

On a dismal Tuesday night, 600 Berliners have braved the snow and a bitter, Siberian wind to fill the Deutsches Theater. Six bankers prowl the (...)