The Central Bank  informed  various financial services sector groups that the industry funding levy would  rise by a hefty €20.6 million this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Oh to be an employee of the Central Bank of Ireland where the costs of running its gold-plated defined benefit pension scheme can simply be passed on (...)

Permanent TSB charged 1,372 customers the wrong rate from 2006 onwards. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank has decided to launch an in-depth investigation of mortgage tracker lending by Irish banks following the recent scandal with Permane(...)

Ger Mitchell, a member of PTSB’s executive committee, is to lead a mortgage review supported by senior manager Gillian O’Shea along with a bank team and external independent expertise in the areas of conduct risk and product design. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Permanent TSB has established a Mortgage Product Review Group to scrutinise its suite of home loans and to establish whether there are any cases wh(...)

Arthur Cox was paid €33.1m, Blackrock Financial Management got €23.5m, Ernst & Young (former Anglo Irish Bank auditors) had €20.9m, KPMG (former Irish Nationwide auditors)  €13.2m, and Goldman Sachs  €9.4m

Ever since the banking crash in late 2008, various figures have circulated as to the cost to the State, or taxpayers, from the sector’s financial bail(...)

By the end of last year IBRC had been the biggest financial drain on the State with a net cost of €36.1bn. It was followed by AIB at €8.8bn andPTSB at €200m

The annual interest bill attaching to the State’s bailout of the banking sector could run to €1.7 billion a year, the Comptroller and Auditor General (...)

The clerk of the finance committee wrote to Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan requesting investigation of ‘all banks that had tracker products to establish if customers were overcharged’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Oireachtas finance committee has asked the Central Bank to investigate all Irish banks to determine if they have overcharged customers or incorrec(...)

AIB, Bank of Ireland, KBC, Permanent TSB and Ulster Bank have agreed to provide €2 million a year between them over the next three years to fund StepChange’s service. Photograph: Thierry Roge/Reuters

UK charity StepChange plans to offer a free and independent debt advisory service in Ireland from November 16th after securing €6 million in funding (...)

Johnny Ronan (left) lifts the lid on his business activities up to 2008 in submission to banking inquiry. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Johnny Ronan’s 28-page submission to the Oireachtas banking inquiry, published yesterday, lifts the lid on his business activities up to 2008. It als(...)

Vodafone says it is billed by 11890 for directory inquiries calls, and it in turn bills its customers for the amount. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP

Last week, Sean Carberry got his monthly statement from Vodafone for his broadband and home phone. “Under call analysis, it showed that a member of(...)

Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance: meeting  all mortgage lenders  after Government’s call for a reduction in SVRs to reflect the near zero interest rates  in the euro zone. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Permanent TSB has written to about 70,000 residential mortgage customers offering them discounts of up to 0.8 per cent on their standard variable rate(...)