DUP leader Peter Robinson, who has temporarily stepped aside as First Minister in the North, said he had no concerns about Frank Cushnahan’s involvement in the meeting despite his ongoing role at the time with the Nama advisory committee. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nama’s former advisor Frank Cushnahan attended a meeting with the North’s First Minister Peter Robinson in May 2013 and the investment firm Pimco, whi(...)

Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party leader Peter Robinson is scheduled to appear before the Stormont inquiry on Wednesday.  Photograph: Getty Images

Nama’s refusal to come before the Stormont inquiry into the sale of its Northern Ireland loan portfolio is becoming “increasingly untenable”, accordi(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has issued a statement following reports  the Central Bank was warned in 2009  of possible issues with the conduct of the entire banking sector in its treatment of borrowers who may have been entitled to tracker mortgage rates. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The role played by the Central Bank and Permanent TSB in removing tracker mortgages from some borrowers must be investigated by the Oireachtas Finance(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton appearing before the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said the Irish economy from 2002 - 2007 was like an athlete on steroids. (Live blog here). In a submission to the Oireachtas(...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan: ‘If people were more active in the switching market, it might keep banks on their toes and we would encourage that.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As many as 15,000 holders of standard variable-rate (SVR) mortgages could see their repayments fall by more than €1,000 a year simply by switching (...)

Labour’s  Willie Penrose has championed  the plan which has been backed by the parliamentary party.

The Cabinet has given approval to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to refer a proposal to cut the bankruptcy term from three years to one to an(...)

Government sources say  a high proportion of cases where  people in mortgage arrears end up in court happen because borrowers are afraid to respond to their banks. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A UK-based debt management charity will act as an intermediary between banks and people in mortgage distress under the Coalition’s mortgage arrears pa(...)

Someone with a €300,000 mortgage on an SVR  pays almost €650 a month more than someone with the same size tracker mortgage in the same bank

When the chief executives of three of the biggest financial institutions in the State were called before the Oireachtas finance committee this week to(...)

David Duffy, AIB chief executive officer,  speaking to Conor Lenihan before addressing the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform at the Dail. Photograph: Alan Betson

The chief executive of AIB David Duffy and other senior executives at the bank were grilled for more than two hours by the Oireachtas Finance Committe(...)

Head of AIB Daid Duffy told an Oireachtas Finance Committee hearing that if market conditions and the bank’s costs of funding continue to improve it will be in a position to cut its SVR rates.

Almost 150,000 AIB customers with Standard Variable Rate mortgages are in line for an interest rate cut within weeks, the bank’ chief executive, David(...)