The savings index fell slightly in April as the number of people who believe it is a good time to save their cash fell and negativity towards Governme(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney and other officials have played down suggestions that the housing market is overheating. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Growth in British house prices cooled for the third straight month in March, despite recording their biggest annual rise in almost four years, (...)

Ten per cent of people in the survey said they were saving to buy or renovate a home, an increase from 6 per cent a year ago.

FIONA REDDAN Irish consumers are slowly returning to normal regular saving habits, a new survey shows. While the Nationwide UK (Ir(...)

Nationwide said new mortgage lending leapt 37 per cent to £14 billion in the six months to September 30th. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Nationwide building society has posted a surge in profits after Britain’s booming housing market saw it notch up its highest half-year mortgage lendin(...)

The dominance of AIB and Bank of Ireland is returning to levels last seen in the 1980s, said Dara Calleary

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has acknowledged the withdrawal of ACC and Danske Bank will have a negative impact on competition in the Irish ban(...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said Danske’s departure was another setback. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Time

Arthur Beesley, Political News Editor The Department of Finance has said it is for the Central Bank and not the Government to ensure fair competition (...)

The Housing Rights Service believes that the level of home repossessions is much worse in Northern Ireland than in any other part of the UK. Photograph: Pacemaker

Which would you choose as your dream home – a bungalow in a suburban street in Lisburn, County Down or a villa with an ocean view in a hot climate?It (...)

To save or not to save, that is the question. And you’ll get a different answer from baby boomers than from those their junior.A recent Nationwide UK (...)

Fewer Irish people are saving money because of the ongoing pressure on disposable income caused by austerity and recent hikes in Dirt tax.According to(...)

David Drumm argues that a misleading picture is being created by the Anglo recordings as they do not include conversations he and other Anglo executives had with the Financial Regulator, the Department of Finance and the Central Bank. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The latest snippets of conversation from the “Anglo tapes” over the weekend widened the range of characters and topics in the affair.They also served (...)