Northern Ireland’s First Trust is part of the AIB Group

First Trust Bank, which is part of the AIB group, has been heavily criticised for telling small business owners in the UK they must open an account(...)

The five-star Merchant Hotel at Skipper Street in Belfast, one of the hotels whose loans were sold by Ulster Bank to Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is set to acquire a portfolio of loans from Ulster Bank connected with a number of high-profile Irish hotels. It is understood th(...)

Ulster Bank returned to profit in the first half of this year, for the first time since the crash in late 2008.

Ciarán Hancock, Finance Correspondent Ulster Bank has informed staff today of its plan to close its business hubs in Dublin and Limerick, in a move th(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan announced the new Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland will be launched at the end of the month. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The new Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland will “increase the availability of loans of longer duration coupled with more flexible conditions (...)

The Swedish Bankers’ Association last week said it would force homeowners to amortise all new mortgages worth more than 50 per cent of their properties, meaning that they won’t be able to take out mortgages above this level on an interest only basis.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group says lenders in Sweden have chosen the “worst” moment to tighten lending standards in Scandinavia’s biggest economy. A de(...)

Ross McEwan of the Royal Bank of Scotland says: “If you look at just Dublin alone, the property prices are up 23 per cent over the last 12 months.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland’s chief executive Ross McEwan has given a clear signal that he plans to retain ownership of Ulster Bank in the Republic.“That (...)

Deutsche Bank has engaged with potential investors in Permanent TSB with the goal of trying to return the maximum capital possible to the taxpayer while ensuring stability for its borrowers

Permanent TSB, the State-owned lender which has received a €2.7 billion bailout from the taxpayer, has asked Deutsche Bank to test the capital markets(...)

2-4 Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

A Norwegian investor has paid €11,437,000 for a landmark building at 2-4 Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, which is let to Ulster Bank on a long-term (...)

Ronnie Hanna, left, pictured with Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh, and Frank Daly, the agency’s chairman. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The National Asset Management Agency was dealt a blow yesterday with the departure of Ronnie Hanna as head of asset recovery. Nama moved quickly to fi(...)

Ulster Bank, with its  headquarters on George’s Quay, Dublin, is  not joining the exodus of foreign banks from these shores.

Royal Bank of Scotland published a trading update yesterday for the third quarter of its financial year, and it included some interesting commentary o(...)