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(...)

The bank’s operating profit fell by 6 per cent to £176 million.

There was some positive news last Friday when Royal Bank of Scotland committed itself to Ulster Bank in the Republic following a strategic review that(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland is to retain full ownership of Ulster Bank following a strategic review of its operations in Ireland. The move ends more(...)

Ross McEwan: RBS chief executive is likely to affirm his desire to stay in the Irish market and retain Ulster Bank, having previously explored the possibility of selling it. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to signal on Friday that it intends to commit to its Irish division, Ulster Bank, in a bid to benefit from a recov(...)

Ross McEwan of the Royal Bank of Scotland says: “If you look at just Dublin alone, the property prices are up 23 per cent over the last 12 months.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland’s chief executive Ross McEwan has given a clear signal that he plans to retain ownership of Ulster Bank in the Republic.“That (...)