PTSB Group chief executive Jeremy Masding: it appears that investors are warming to the idea of taking a punt on the company, helped   by the recent renaissance of the Irish economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

AIB and Permanent TSB will publish their full-year results over the course of the next seven days and they should make for interesting reading. Both i(...)

International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh: expected to make third bid for Aer Lingus this week.

Without it being a policy initiative as such, this could be the year of privatisation in Ireland. A third bid from International Airlines Group for Ae(...)

If PTSB gets €400 million for a 30 per cent stake, that would give the bank an implied value of €1.33 billion and, in turn, value the State’s holding at about €930 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Noonan’s view that taxpayers will get back every cent put into AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB is a curious one in the case of the las(...)

PTSB’s cuts of up to 0.42 per cent in variable rates will be applied  to new customers and those on existing “managed” variable rates but not to those on the standard variable rate. Photograph: Alan Betson

The new year was less than a week old when Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB lowered some of their mortgage interest rates. In PTSB’s case, cut(...)

PTSB Group chief executive Jeremy Masding at the Permanent TSB headquarters after the publication of pan-European stress tests by the European Central Bank.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

If 2014 was the year when the main banks in Ireland returned to profit, 2015 could be the one when AIB and Permanent TSB are returned, at least in par(...)

Patrick Honohan, governor of the Central Bank of Ireland: The average rate being charged by Irish banks is 4.51 per cent rather than the 3.47 per cent that has been stated previously in official figures. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The appearance last week of Central Bank of Ireland governor Patrick Honohan before the Oireachtas finance committee was both revealing and somewhat d(...)

Wilbur Ross, US billionaire,  pauses during a Bloomberg Television interview in London. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

US billionaire Wilbur Ross, who made a €500 million profit buying shares in Bank of Ireland at the height of the financial crisis, ruled out investin(...)

PTSB deals are considered for customers who have no realistic prospect of repaying their mortgage. Photograph: Alan Betson/The irish Times

Finance Correspondent Permanent TSB is working with 500 mortgage arrears customers on “assisted” sales of their properties with a view to writing off(...)

 Jeremy Masding, chief executive Permanent TSB. The company expects to return to profit by the end of 2016.

Permanent TSB expects to return to profit at the “back end of 2016”, its chief executive Jeremy Masding told the Oireachtas finance committee today.Re(...)

Industry players are looking for an easing of the criteria on loan to value ratios Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Loan to value (LTV) ratios are the talk of the town at the minute thanks to the Central Bank’s decision to publish new rules for lenders around home l(...)