Ulster Bank parent’s Royal Bank of Scotland unexpectedly posted a second-quarter profit as the British government prepares to reduce its stake in the lender, even as it set aside more money for litigation and restructuring. (Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Ulster Bank parent’s Royal Bank of Scotland unexpectedly posted a second-quarter profit as the British government prepares to reduce its stake in the(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland could be liable for an enormous sum if it loses lawsuit over its handling of mortgage securities.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

United States regulators have told Royal Bank of Scotland Group it could pay as much as $13 billion (€11.7 billion) if it loses a lawsuit over its han(...)

A previous IT failure in 2012 left many Ulster Bank account holders unable to properly access their accounts. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, the owner of Ulster Bank, will reportedly be hauled in front of a British parliamentary committee to ex(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland Group  said Rory Cullinan, the former bad bank chief appointed to lead its securities unit last month, will leave the lender on April 30th.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc said Rory Cullinan, the former bad bank chief appointed to lead its securities unit last month, will leave the lender(...)

 In an interview with the Financial Times, the chancellor of the exchequer described the stake in Royal Bank of Scotland as “massive”. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

As Michael Noonan evaluates options to get a return for the State on its €20.8 billion bailout of AIB, his UK counterpart, George Osborne, has given a(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland agreed to pay a $99.5m fine in June to settle claims it misrepresented more than $2bn of mortgage-backed bonds  between 2005 and 2007. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland could have to pay higher than expected fines to cover the cost of involvement in the mis-selling of US mortgage-backed securiti(...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne. He is to sell some of government’s stake in Lloyds.

UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said his government will cut its stake in Lloyds banking group in the run-up to May’s general election, (...)

Ross McEwan: it could  Royal Bank of Scotland could take up to 10 years to repay the £46bn British bailout. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Royal Bank of Scotland does not expect to get back the £15 billion in capital it has sunk into Ulster Bank since the financial crash in late 2008, (...)

Ross McEwan: “At the end of this year [the bank] will be in a much better position than it was at the end of 2013. By the time we get to the end of 2015 and then 2016, which is what my strategic plan for the three years was, you’ll see a very solid bank.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Trust and top-class customer service. Those are the two key goals that Kiwi banker Ross McEwan is hoping will “turn a magnificent brand around” under (...)

Ulster Bank headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ulster Bank plans to capitalise on the bounce-back in consumer spending by making a big push into the consumer finance market through the issue of mo(...)