Studies released by the CMA into current accounts and SME markets showed barriers to entry for newer and smaller banks remain significant

Britain’s big banks could be broken up after the country’s new competition watchdog said it plans to launch an 18-month investigation into services fo(...)

Spain has €200 billion of assets it needs to sell.

Spain will overtake Ireland as the top location for investors interested in acquiring riskier real estate, says a report by Cushman & Wakefield(...)

Ulster Bank said earlier this year that it is winding down £9 billion (€11.3 billion) of loans, excluding bad-debt provisions, that had been placed in an internal bad bank. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Royal Bank of Scotland hired real estate investment bank Eastdil Secured LLC to advise on the sale of Irish property loans, according to three people (...)

Ross McEwan, chief executive officer RBS,  will take the flak over bankers’ bonuses  at the annual meeting. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Shareholders are out in force this week as the annual meeting season continues apace, with gatherings scheduled for investors in Royal Bank of Scotlan(...)

John Hourican: starting to make his mark as the chief executive of Bank of Cyprus. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

John Hourican is starting to make his mark as the chief executive of Bank of Cyprus, the crisis-addled institution he took over last October.The Dubli(...)

As one of the BBC’s senior economic correspondents, Hugh Pym covered the banking crisis from its revelation in 2007 to the present day. As late as Jul(...)

Permanent TSB has  invited tenders to sell its €2.1 billion Irish commercial real estate book and its €465 million Springboard Mortgages subprime portfolio. Photograph: Frank Miller

Permanent TSB has in recent days invited corporate advisers to pitch to sell two of its loan books with a face value of €2.5 billion. It has invite(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), pauses during a news conference as the ECB announces the interest rate decision. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Euro zone government bond yields hit new lows today after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi sent his clearest signal yet that the bank cou(...)

Mario Draghi: ECB ready to deploy unconventional measures.

All eyes will be on the European Central Bank this Thursday to see if any cuts are made to interest rates. ECB president Mario Draghi has said the ban(...)

Loan losses at Ulster Bank fell by 80 per cent in the first quarter of this year helped by the transfer of risky assets to an internal bad bank. Accor(...)