Blythe Masters, chief executive officer of Digital Asset Holdings. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The European Union should hold off for now from regulating blockchain, the technology that underpins the virtual currency bitcoin, EU lawmakers are se(...)

 Former chief executive Irish Life & Permanent Denis Casey (54) leaving court where he is appearing on charges relating to financial transfers involving Irish Life Assurance, Irish Life & Permanent and Anglo Irish Bank, between March and September 2008. Photograph: Collins Courts.

An accounting expert has denied being confused about “labyrinthine” accounting standards while giving evidence at the trial of four former bankers acc(...)

Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

An accountancy expert has told an alleged market deception trial that he believes a circular €7.2 billion deal between two banks could have gone on fo(...)

The voyage ahead: while technological leaps such as internet banking may be harder for some older people to avail of, some insurance and mortgage services actively penalise those who are older – or refuse them service completely

Are financial services providers discriminating against the over-55s? Regulators in the UK seem to think so and have launched a review of how older pe(...)

The Circle app allows users to send written messages, emojis and animated Gif videos to send along with money transfers

Dublin-based Circle, a former Bitcoin start-up that has shifted its focus towards social payments, is expecting to significantly increase staff number(...)

Bank of Ireland provides home loans that are branded and sold by the UK Post Office. It closed the year with £17 billion in savings balances from this partnership. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Bank of Ireland’s UK subsidiary will not offer mortgages for more than £500,000, according to Des Crowley, chief executive of the division. He said(...)

Financial services company Prudential,  one of six insurers  being investigated over their treatment of long-time life insurance customers. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Britain’s financial watchdog is investigating six insurance firms including Prudential and Old Mutual over their treatment of long-time life insurance(...)

Britain’s financial watchdog has fined a former senior official at JPMorgan bank £793,000 (€1 million) for failing to be “open and co-operative” over (...)

Back in 2006, Irish consumers had a staggering 14 current account providers to choose from but today those options have reduced to six

Yes the financial crisis and resulting bailout of the banks have cost taxpayers billions. But a less discussed impact of the crisis has been the dimin(...)

Gambling technology tycoon Teddy Sagi: convicted for securities fraud in his home country Israeli 20 years ago

The Central Bank of Ireland may have stymied the attempt by Israeli gambling technology tycoon Teddy Sagi to move into financial derivatives trading b(...)