Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £14.47 million (€18.1 million) by the British markets regulator for giving clients poor advice on mortgages. Photo: Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £14.47 million (€18.1 million) by the British markets regulator for giving clients poor advice on mortgages. The(...)

Private equity is reportedly bidding up the price of housing development land in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Big international private equity companies, such as Anchorage, Oaktree Capital and Centerbridge, are betting on a continuation of house-price rises(...)

Ross McEwan, chief executive officer of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). The bank has nearly doubled pre-tax profits to £2.65 billion. Photo: Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland nearly doubled pre-tax profits to £2.65 billion in the first half of the year, despite taking an extra £250 million hit for mis(...)

IBOA general secretary Larry Broderick urged Ulster Bank management to suspend its latest round of branch closures until the questions around the bank’s future were resolved. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The union representing Ulster Bank staff wants its owner and management to clarify their plans for the lender’s future following reports that a US pri(...)

Ross McEwan, chief executive officer RBS,  will take the flak over bankers’ bonuses  at the annual meeting. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Shareholders are out in force this week as the annual meeting season continues apace, with gatherings scheduled for investors in Royal Bank of Scotlan(...)

RBS chief executive Ross McEwan: “I welcome the . . . findings which show no evidence of the serious and damaging allegation that we had set out to deliberately defraud our business customers.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland has welcomed a report by a law firm that found no evidence of it systematically defrauding its customers and has promise(...)

It is understood that RBS has set up a team internally to look at its strategic options for Ulster Bank, which has received a £15 billion bailout from its parent company since 2008 and made an operating loss of £1.5 billion last year.

The Government and Royal Bank of Scotland have held talks about Ulster Bank having a role in a third banking force here, (...)

RBS chief executive Ross McEwan, who only took on the role last year, told analysts that Ulster Bank had been “problematic” for the group over the past six years. This is something of an understatement given that it has sucked up more than £15 billion in capital from RBS since the global financial crash in 2008.

It was something of a mixed bag for Ulster Bank staff yesterday as its UK parent Royal Bank of Scotland published its annual results and unveil(...)

Ulster Bank’s profits before impairment charges amounted to £317 million for the year, down slightly from the 2012 figure of £324 million. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Royal Bank of Scotland said it is committed to maintaining its presence in Ireland despite a rise in operating losses at its Irish subsidiary U(...)

There are fears over large scale job losses at RBS as reports suggest its 120,000 strong workforce could be reduced by around a quarter. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland has slumped deeper into the red with an expected £8 billion (€9.7 billion) loss to be announced by the lender. A r(...)