Consumers struggled to reconcile progress in Irish economy with pressure on household finances last month, according to a survey by KBC Bank Ireland and the ESRI. Photo: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

PAMELA NEWENHAMIrish consumer sentiment held broadly steady in November, according to a survey by KBC Bank Ireland and the ESRI, as consumers struggle(...)

The property includes 12 car-parking spaces at the rear.

Savills has secured €1.1 million – well ahead of the €725,000 guide price – for a bank building in Swords town centre in north Dublin. The single-stor(...)

KBC  plans to open two additional branches in Maynooth and Dundrum before Christmas and has earmarked five openings for the early part of 2015. This will give it 15 branches.

KBC Bank Ireland will next week launch a new suite of investment products here, as the latest addition to its offering for retail investors.The KBC Si(...)

KBC grew its deposit book “reasonably well” in Q3, with total retail deposits at € 3.3 billion (up from € 2.7 billion at year end 2013) and it opened over over 30,000 new customer accounts. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Fiona ReddanLosses at KBC Bank Ireland fell to €14 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared to a loss of €51 million in the same period in 2013,(...)

Irish business sentiment has reached its highest level in eight years, with almost 60 per cent of firms reporting an increase in business activity over the summer months. Photo: Bloomberg

PAMELA NEWENHAMIrish business sentiment has reached its highest level in eight years, with almost 60 per cent of firms reporting an increase in busine(...)

The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index rose to 92.8 from 87.1 in August, as all the main components of the index recorded monthly gains. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Irish consumer sentiment rose to its highest level since January 2007 in September, as greater optimism in relation to Irish economic prospects and a (...)

Ulster Bank’s chief executive Jim Brown: at the time of the half-year results, Ulster Bank’s chief executive Jim Brown said:
“Impairment losses have improved by 89 per cent.   Photograph: Dave Meehan

Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to commit itself to Ulster Bank’s business in the Republic when it publishes its third quarter results at the end o(...)

The European Central Bank. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA In total, 127 banks across Europe are being tested. In Ireland, the costs will be met by AIB, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, Permanent TSB, KBC Bank Ireland, ACC, Merrill Lynch International and Depfa.

Eight banks in Ireland will have to pay €17.6 million between them to meet the costs of the comprehensive assessments that have been conducted this ye(...)

The construction sector was the only notable exception to the trend for subdued costs. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish companies reported “steady rather than spectacular” increases in activity in the second quarter, according to the latest business sentiment ind(...)

Ulster Bank will be closing branches

A report by stockbroker Davy yesterday captured the challenge facing Royal Bank of Scotland to find a solution for its Ulster Bank subsidiary in the R(...)