Bank of Ireland stock finished the day down 0.5 per cent at 35 cent

European equities closed lower, dropping from a three-month high, after US factory data raised concern that the world’s largest economy may not be str(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney reiterates stance on interest rates, or does he?  Photgraph: Suzanne Plunkett/AFP/Getty Images

Mark Carney has told you once, now he’s telling you again: An interest-rate increase really, really isn’t the Bank of England’s first weapon(...)

The Bank of England said buy-to-let lending “may have implications for financial stability,” and that it was monitoring developments “closely”. (Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

The Bank of England said it may begin forcing banks to set aside capital as soon as March to support lending in a downturn. The BOE’s Fina(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney said to MPs at the Treasury Select Committee this week that rates would stay low “for some time”.

UK economic growth remained at 0.5 per cent in the three months to September, revised official figures showed today. The Office for Nation(...)

“The annual rate of house price growth has fluctuated in a fairly narrow range between three and four per cent over the past six months.”

British house price growth slowed this month, according to a survey published on Friday which suggested the recovery in the housing market, whi(...)

Commuters make their way to work in the La Défense business district in Paris on Monday. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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Image of the week: La Défense This stark image is of commuters making their way to work in the La Défense business district of Paris on Monday,(...)

HBOS, which owned Halifax, was eventually taken over by Lloyds Photograph: Reuters

As many as 10 former HBOS executives could be banned from working in the UK financial services industry, following recommendations to re-open investig(...)

Bank of England regulators will publish a 500-page report into what went wrong at HBOS. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

More than seven years after it was bailed out by the British government at the height of the banking crisis, HBOS will once again be dominating the he(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland wants to buy about £1.9 billion of sterling debt, €1.3 billion of securities and $2.1 billion of US dollar bonds.

Royal Bank of Scotland has offered to buy back as much as $6.4 billion of bonds to reduce its cost of funding as it shrinks global operations. The Edi(...)

Dublin’s IFSC, where much of the Irish investment funds industry is based. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

hadow banking in the Republic amounted to €2,250 billion at the end of last year, or some 1,190 per cent of the State’s GDP, according to an analysis (...)