Pictured at the announcement of credit union movement results ahead of year end 2014 was Gerry McConville, manager Dundrum Credit Union; Gretta Fletcher, board of directors at Dundrum Credit Union and Ed Farrell, acting CEO, ILCU. Photograph: Maxwells

Despite concerns over the stability of the credit union sector in recent years, new figures show that confidence remains high, with savings and member(...)

Ulster Bank’s chief executive Jim Brown: at the time of the half-year results, Ulster Bank’s chief executive Jim Brown said:
“Impairment losses have improved by 89 per cent.   Photograph: Dave Meehan

Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to commit itself to Ulster Bank’s business in the Republic when it publishes its third quarter results at the end o(...)

European Ombudsman  Emily O’Reilly: “To my mind. there is a principle of transparency... Records should be released unless harm is going to be done.” Photograph: Eric Luke

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has reiterated her criticism of the European Central Bank for failing to publish a letter sent by Jean-Claude Tric(...)

Permanent TSB has reported a 21 per cent decline in mortgage arrears of over 90 days since the start of the year.The State-owned lender said 25,000 bo(...)

Bank of Ireland has just introduced a new 10-year mortgage – the only one of its kind currently available in the Irish market.Popular on the continent(...)

The European Central Bank. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA In total, 127 banks across Europe are being tested. In Ireland, the costs will be met by AIB, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, Permanent TSB, KBC Bank Ireland, ACC, Merrill Lynch International and Depfa.

Eight banks in Ireland will have to pay €17.6 million between them to meet the costs of the comprehensive assessments that have been conducted this ye(...)

Mortgage holders got a boost yesterday, when the European Central Bank cut interest rates to a record low of 0.05 per cent in an effort to kick-start the ailing euro zone economy. Photograph: Getty

Mortgage holders got a boost yesterday, when the European Central Bank cut interest rates to a record low of 0.05 per cent in an effort to kick-start (...)

The ECB is examining whether banks have properly recognised losses in a bid to finally draw a line under doubts about euro zone lenders’ balance sheets before it becomes their supervisor on November 4th. Photograph: Reuters/Ralph Orlowski

The European Central Bank’s landmark review of euro zone banks will have to ask lenders to raise an additional €51 billion to be credible with markets(...)

Canada Life House, Blackrock: extends to 2,500sq m (26,910sq ft)

A private investor has paid €9.5 million for Canada Life House, a landmark office building in Blackrock, Co Dublin, which will show a net initial retu(...)

The AIB branch at Liberty Square in Thurles, Co Tipperary

Three provincial bank branches, two of them rented by AIB and the other occupied by Permanent TSB, will be among the highlights of the next Allsop (...)