Ulster Bank said earlier this year that it is winding down £9 billion (€11.3 billion) of loans, excluding bad-debt provisions, that had been placed in an internal bad bank. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Royal Bank of Scotland hired real estate investment bank Eastdil Secured LLC to advise on the sale of Irish property loans, according to three people (...)

Ulster Bank will be closing branches

A report by stockbroker Davy yesterday captured the challenge facing Royal Bank of Scotland to find a solution for its Ulster Bank subsidiary in the R(...)

 Jim Brown:  CEO Ulster Bank.Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Judging by the latest accounts for the Institute of Bankers in Ireland, there is no shortage of interest in careers in the financial sector, in spite (...)

Loan losses at Ulster Bank fell by 80 per cent in the first quarter of this year helped by the transfer of risky assets to an internal bad bank. Accor(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher: “We see opportunities in construction and we would like to look at that.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bank of Ireland is prepared to consider different models of facilitating investment in the construction secto(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher made it clear to the Oireachtas Committee that it was not the “policy or practice” of the bank to write-down debt. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It said much about the joint Oireachtas finance committee’s hearings into mortgage arrears that, when its members were grilling Bank of Ireland(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: zoned in on the 4,323 arrears customers facing legal proceedings. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ding, ding. Seconds out, round two. The slug-out between the Oireachtas finance committee and the country’s four main home loan providers(...)

Ulster Bank chief executive Jim Brown arrives at Leinster House yesterday for the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform hearing on mortgage arrears. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ulster Bank chief executive Jim Brown told the Oireachtas finance committee yesterday that it was not in the (...)

An Ulster Bank-Permanent TSB merger could be a good fit and they flirted with each other in the past. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

If all the talk recently about a third banking force has given you a sense of deja vu, it’s because the proposal has been knocking about for more t(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland has hired Morgan Stanley to advise it on potential merger opportunities for Ulster Ban(...)