RSA Insurance rose in London trading after Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance proposed to buy the company for about £5.6 billion. Photo: Bloomberg

RSA Insurance rose in London trading after Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance proposed to buy the company for about £5.6 billion (€4.8 billion). The shar(...)

Property developer Gerry Gannon.

Trips to the 2008 Ryder Cup in Kentucky, hospitality at the Monaco Grand Prix, and skiing holidays were just some of the perks lavished by Irish banks(...)

New Hyundai store in Bluewater Shopping Centre

Buying a car from Rockar can be as fast as buying a book from Amazon. There is no trip to a dealership to haggle over price and Rockar will value y(...)

British chancellor George Osborne: questions are being asked about why the UK government is selling its 36.5 per cent stake in King’s Cross now, when it is only expected to raise £360 million. Photograph: Matthew Horwood/PA Wire

As if to prove there are still government employees working in August, the UK chancellor fired the starting gun on the sale of London’s King’s Cross p(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland experienced its second technology glitch in six weeks on Friday, leaving customers unable to access their online and mobile accounts. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Banks must “adapt or die” in the digital world to meet the surging demand for mobile banking with the number of mobile customers set to jump to more t(...)

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(...)

Ulster Bank parent’s Royal Bank of Scotland unexpectedly posted a second-quarter profit as the British government prepares to reduce its stake in the lender, even as it set aside more money for litigation and restructuring. (Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Ulster Bank parent’s Royal Bank of Scotland unexpectedly posted a second-quarter profit as the British government prepares to reduce its stake in the(...)

 PTSB is due to release its interim results next Wednesday.

Research reports in recent days on Bank of Ireland and PermanentTSB by Goodbody Stockbrokers’ analyst Eamonn Hughes were a signal that interim results(...)

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, (...)