Under the SBCI initiative,  banks can offer loans at discounted rates for periods of between two and 10 years

More than 1,600 Small and medium-sized businesses have availed of loans from the State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) in its f(...)

At the fund’s launch, Nick Ashmore said it was open to “big idea” type proposals. Photograph: Alan Betson

When the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund was launched last year, the view was that its biggest challenge would be finding appropriate homes for the (...)

Nick Ashmore, CEO of Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

This time it will be different. If ever there was a phrase synonymous with financial folly and pre-crash delusion, this is it. It was resurrected l(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has welcomed the decision by AIB to match the discount offered on the €200 million that the bank is drawing down from the SBCI

The rates charged on loans from the new State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI), established to kick-start lending to SMEs, will (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the new NTMA board would continue to oversee attempts to reduce the national debt to below 100 per cent of GDP by 2018

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has completed the early repayment of €9 billion of IMF loans that is expected to result in a saving of (...)

National Treasury Management Agency chief executive  John Corrigan (left)  and National Pensions Reserve Fund director Eugene O’Callaghan at yesterday’s briefing on the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Finding capital to invest is not the problem; rather it is finding projects worthy of capital investment, Eileen Fitzpatrick, director of NewE(...)

Details of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), which will replace the National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF), were outlined at a function in Dublin Castle today.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The investment of €6.8 billion in commerical projects that are of benefit to the Irish economy is to be overseen by the National Treasury Manag(...)