Android Pay will allow smartphone users to take advantage of payment apps provided by banks, credit card providers and retailers to either buy goods in stores or using retailer websites.

Google will launch a mobile payment service for Android smartphones to compete with Apple’s rival system in the UK. Android Pay will allow smartphone(...)

‘During the 2008 campaign, when Clinton was being urged to show a more human side, Democratic pollster Mark Penn famously remarked that “being human is overrated”. So too is “authenticity”.’ Above, Clinton with host Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show in New York  on September 16th. Photograph:  REUTERS/Douglas Gorenstein/NBC

This week’s Republican presidential debate saw Donald Trump stumble as his rivals found their voice at last, offering the party’s establishment hope t(...)

AIB says that some 110,000 customers may be entitled to a refund for the mis-selling of credit card protection insurance. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien)

Some 110,000 credit card customers of AIB may be in line for a pay-out of up to €128 following the launch of a redress scheme by the Central Bank. C(...)

The Central Bank’s Bernard Sheridan: “consider the letters you receive carefully”

More than 160,000 Irish consumers in line to benefit from a new bank scheme offering redress to those mis-sold credit card protection have been warne(...)

Giving it back: credit card holders may be in line for compensation payouts of several hundred euro for having been incorrectly sold payment protection insurance

Not so long ago, consumers across the State were getting payouts of several hundred euro for having been incorrectly sold payment protection insurance(...)

The credit card company MBNA has announced its intention to close its call centre at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim with the loss of up to 160 full time jobs. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The credit card company MBNA has announced its intention to close its call centre at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim with the loss of 160 full time job(...)

The Irish Bank Resolution Corporation and Ulster Bank took control of Arnotts in 2010 when they wrote off loans related to the ill-fated Northern Quarter property development

The Competition Authority has given its blessing to the acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in Dublin department store Arnotts by Fitzwilliam Finance P(...)

Developer Michael O’Flynn: ‘We note that these loans have now been sold to Blackstone and we believe this will assist us in responding to the opportunities we see in our markets in Ireland, the UK and Europe.’  Photograph: Alan Betson

Developer Michael O’Flynn’s property and construction group is unlikely to have to repay all of the €1.8 billion debt that State agency Nama is sellin(...)

Michael O’Flynn in front of Cork’s Elysian Tower. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney

Private equity giant Blackstone is poised to buy €1.8 billion worth of property loans given to companies cont(...)

Apollo Global Management is understood to be in final negotiations to acquire the debt at a price said to be about 40 cent in the euro of the face value of Arnott’s debt.

A private equity investor is close to acquiring a €230 million group of loans owed by Arnotts, the leading Dublin department store, to IBRC, the forme(...)