The loans being put on the block were originally taken out by customers of Bank of Scotland Ireland during the boom before it became a unit of Lloyds.

Three international investor groups are on the final shortlist to acquire a €2 billion buy-to-let portfolio put on the market by Lloyds, the British (...)

Emer Finnan will be a partner with UK-based private equity fund Kildare Partners and managing director of its Irish arm. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Emer Finnan is to leave Investec Corporate Finance Ireland Ltd to head up the Dublin operation of Kildare Partners, a new investment fund being establ(...)