The UBS AG company logo hangs above the entrance to the company’s Broadgate offices in London. UBS Group  will pay $545 million to settle US investigations into its role in manipulating currency and interest rates. Photograph: Bloomberg

They were known as the “Cartel” or the “Mafia” among their peers. The unsubtle nicknames were given to a group of traders who at one time worked for f(...)

Ulster Bank Group Headquarters

Ulster Bank has begun writing to thousands of account holders who had their loans with the institution sold to a third party late last year to advise(...)

Britain’s remaining stake in Lloyds is valued at about £12 billion, based on current share prices

Britain has sold another £500 million worth of shares in Lloyds Banking Group and has now raised more than £10 billion through the sale of more than(...)

Lloyds Banking , Britain’s biggest mortgage lender, said it will exceed its lending profitability target after first-quarter earnings beat analyst est(...)

The data also show the five banks set aside a little less than £10billion to deal with fines, conduct and other litigation costs last year

The UK’s five largest banks cut bonus pools by more than £1billion last year and most also reduced pay and staff numbers, according to Financial Times(...)

Don’t jeopardise success

Irish rugby, though a minority sport, has achieved high status internationally: Ireland are now ranked third in the world. That a country with far few(...)

Irish captain Paul O’Connell holding the RBS Six Nations trophy as the Irish rugby team arrived back at Dublin Airport on Sunday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Jamie Heaslip raised the biggest cheer of another triumphant homecoming by hopping over the barrier at Dublin Airport to allow the fans to hold the RB(...)

Ireland fans get a grip on the RBS Six Nations Trophy as the rugby team arrive back to Dublin Airport. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:52

The victorious Ireland rugby team arrived back into Dublin Airport on Sunday afternoon to an ecstatic welcome after their Six Nations win. Hund(...)

Liquidator Kieran Wallace of KPMG will announce  a significant surplus has resulted from the liquidation, after funds are repaid to secured creditors. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State and other unsecured creditors are set to get an interim payout from the liquidation of IBRC before the end of this year.The joint liquidator(...)

Sharon Hartigan: “I’ve nothing against Ireland and would move back if the right opportunity presented itself, but I’m happy here right now. London has been great to me.”

When Sharon Hartigan first moved to London on a two-year graduate placement with Merrill Lynch in 1998, she didn’t expect to end up calling the pla(...)