George Osborne: accused by the opposition of a “cavalier” attitude towards taxpayers’ money. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Why now? That’s the question they were asking in the City and at Westminster as the UK government booked a £1 billion loss on the sale of the first tr(...)

RBS shares closed at 337.6p on Monday, so the shares were sold at a 2.3 per cent discount

Britain took a £1.1 billion (€1.5 billion) loss on its first sale of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on Tuesday, sparking accusations from o(...)

Operating profit at Ulster Bank rose by 74 per cent to £80m (€113m)in its second quarter, compared with the prior year, as the bank said on Thursday that it continues to maintain a strong capital and funding position. (Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times)

Operating profit at Ulster Bank rose by 74 per cent to £80m (€109m)in its second quarter, compared with the prior year, as the bank said on Thursday t(...)

Ulster Bank headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ulster Bank’s parent the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) is to sell another portfolio of Irish property loans to an entity controlled by Cerberus, (...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has indicated that he wants to begin reducing the government’s £32 billion stake in RBS. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Britain is planning to sell half its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, worth £16 billion, within two years, according to sources have said. Chancellor (...)

AIB has said no redundancies will result from its plans to outsource a number of services within its application development and maintenance division. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

AIB has said no redundancies will result from its plans to outsource a number of services within its application development and maintenance division.(...)

A previous IT failure in 2012 left many Ulster Bank account holders unable to properly access their accounts. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, the owner of Ulster Bank, will reportedly be hauled in front of a British parliamentary committee to ex(...)

Preliminary bids for the South Korean Tongyang Cement & Energy group are expected today and reports have suggested that CRH will  be among the suitors

European shares climbed yesterday, with car makers rising on encouraging company updates and Greek shares rebounding amid renewed hopes for a soluti(...)

 The British government is to begin selling its £32 billion stake in Royal Bank of Scotland. Photo: Bloomberg

Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland rose on Thursday after Britain’s Finance Minister George Osborne said the government would start selling its shares i(...)

Blaming past failings inside the Bank of England, Mr Carney said its ultra-traditional governance rules had “weakened the social licence of markets”. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Bankers found guilty of rigging financial markets will be jailed for up to a decade, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the City of Lon(...)