Sub-prime lender Start Mortgages expanded agressively during the boom but was hit by the bust. It reported a loss of €26mn in the year to March 31st 2014.

Investec is to sell its Irish sub-prime mortgage arm Start Mortgages to private equity firm Lone Star Funds for an undisclosed sum. The sale was initi(...)

Investec has sold its UK subprime mortgage business Kensington Group to private equity firms Blackstone and TPG for£180 million. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Investec has sold its UK subprime mortgage business Kensington Group to private equity firms Blackstone and TPG for£180 million (€224m) in cash. The s(...)

The guitar company plans today to name Bono and the Edge from U2 to its board

Few guitar makers can claim the same perch in the rock music pantheon as Fender, whose Stratocasters and Telecasters have been favoured by musicians a(...)

Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky: said the company is raising $400m to expand its peer-to-peer home renting marketplace into a broader offering of “hospitality”, including transport or cleaning services. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Airbnb is set to join Dropbox and WhatsApp in Silicon Valley’s $10 billion valuation club with a private fundraising that will price the home-r(...)

 Uber driver Shuki Zanna waits for customers in his limousine in Beverly Hills, California.

Tom Lyons Uber, a luxury car booking service backed by Google and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has launched officially in Dublin. Th(...)

A limousine driver holds up his iPhone displaying transportation app Uber –  Uber has entered more than 60 markets, ranging from San Francisco to Berlin to Tokyo. Photograph: Reuters

Uber, a technology company backed by Google and by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos among others, is working on a plan to launch its business in Dublin. The (...)

For the financial mavens out there, here is a question to test your mettle: what was China’s biggest initial public offering of the past year? If you (...)