Dublin-headquartered SMBC Aviation Capital, which last month said it will buy $11.8 billion of planes from Airbus Group in the largest single-aisle aircraft order ever placed by a leasing company, is understood to have emerged as a bidder for Awas’ aviation assets. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Dublin-headquartered SMBC Aviation Capital and Hong Kong Aviation Capital are understood to have joined the bidding for aircraft assets being sold by (...)

 Nationwide Building Society, Britain’s biggest customer-owned lender, more than doubled its first-quarter profit. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Nationwide Building Society, Britain’s biggest customer-owned lender, more than doubled its first-quarter profit, it said this morning. Underlying pro(...)

 British lender Royal Bank of Scotland is considering selling the international arm of its private bank, Coutts, as it focuses more on domestic lending, it told staff today. Neil Hall/Reuters

Royal Bank of Scotland is considering selling the international arm of its private bank, in a deal which could net it as much as $1 billion (€750m), a(...)

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office launched a criminal probe over two years ago. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

The criminal investigation into former traders at Royal Bank of Scotland over the Libor scandal is set to drag on well into next year, dashing hopes t(...)

Ulster Bank expects to begin pay talks with staff shortly, for a period covering the next two years. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ulster Bank expects to begin pay talks with staff “shortly” for a period covering the next two years. The bank, which returned to profit in the first (...)

The Clayton Hotel, Galway, which is expected to sell for between €12 and €14 million. Photograph:  Joe O’Shaughnessy

Ulster Bank is to proceed with the sale of assets and loans relating to eight hotels and two hostels as part of its ongoing divestment from the tro(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland has cut lending to Russian companies, following European banks including Societe Generale and Natixis in complying with the latest round of sanctions over Ukraine. Photo: PA Wire

Royal Bank of Scotland, Britain’s largest state-owned lender, said it’s cutting lending to Russian companies, following European banks including Soci(...)

Jim Brown CEO Ulster Bank said that the bank’s return to profitability is down to “the success of our existing strategy and sustained progress across all areas of the bank”. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Ulster Bank made an operating profit of £55 million (€ 67 million) in the first half of 2014, a first profit for the bank since the financial crisis b(...)

Lloyds Banking Group has been hit with penalties totalling £226 million  for rate-rigging. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Would a City equivalent of the Hippocratic oath have prevented the Libor-rigging scandal? Might it have deterred Lloyds Banking Group traders from (...)

Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to pay fines totalling $370 million to US and British authorities investigating its part in a global interes(...)