Aer Lingus shed some of the gains it made on Thursday on the back of reports the Government was close to agreeing to sell the State’s stake to  IAG. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks slid on Friday as concern over the impact of Greek debt was exacerbated by declines in the US and Asia. A two-hour blackout at news a(...)

Mortgage arrears service at KBC Bank. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Finance Correspondent KBC Bank Ireland and the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation (IMHO) have agreed to extend their initiative to provide advice and(...)

Interest rates have never been lower, and anyone with a few bob to put aside is paying the price. Photograph: Thinkstock

What’s the landscape like for Ireland’s savers?  Not great. Interest rates have never been lower, and anyone with a few bob to put aside i(...)

‘Consumers need to put more pressure on the banks by threatening to switch their business’

Paul from Dublin has been in touch with a story we think is instructive. He says he succeeded in persuading Bank of Ireland to reduce the interest (...)

Despite February’s drop, the underlying trend in Irish consumer sentiment remains positive. Photograph: David Sleator

A sharp fall-off in consumer sentiment last month was blamed on post-Christmas blues.The latest KBC Bank/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index fell to 96.1 in(...)

The Central Bank’s new mortgage lending rules will impose an income multiple limit of 3.5 times salary on  first time buyers and those trading up. (Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times)

The full extent of efforts to get the Central Bank to change its mind on its new mortgage lending rules are evident in the 157 responses the regulato(...)

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland says the measures may have impact on house building.

The main representative body for Irish banks has welcomed the Central Bank’s decision to ease its proposals on loan-to- value (LTV) mortgage limits f(...)

Flac wants the mortgage-to-rent scheme to be enhanced. Photograph: PA

Some of the more difficult cases of owner-occupier mortgage arrears in Ireland have not yet been dealt with by the country’s main banks, according to (...)

IMHO director David Hall: Expects to publish the results by the end of January and is planning to conduct a similar survey for buy-to-let mortgages in February

The Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation, which assists those in arrears with their home loans, is planning to publish a ranking of banks according to (...)

PTSB Group chief executive Jeremy Masding at the Permanent TSB headquarters after the publication of pan-European stress tests by the European Central Bank.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

If 2014 was the year when the main banks in Ireland returned to profit, 2015 could be the one when AIB and Permanent TSB are returned, at least in par(...)