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Dutch financial group Rabobank has decided to take direct ownership of the remaining €3.2 billion of loans at its former ACCBank unit in Ireland. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Finance Ireland, the State’s largest non-bank retail lender, has lined up UK asset manager M&G Investments to fund its entry into the mortgage mar(...)

The FSU estimates that banks in Ireland have eliminated 26,000 jobs in a decade of unprecedented restructuring. File photograph: Getty Images

The Financial Services Union’s (FSU) general secretary Dermot Ryan has quit after only six months in the job. Mr Ryan succeeded the union’s long-sta(...)

Dermot Ryan: former  head of external affairs at Amnesty International Australia and chief of staff of Australia’s Transport Worker Union

The Financial Services Union (FSU) has tapped the Irish head of external affairs at Amnesty International Australia in its search for a successor to t(...)

Financial Services Union general secretary Larry Broderick has ruled out joining corporate boards after he retires next year. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

The head of the Financial Services Union (FSU), Larry Broderick, has called on the State to maintain a bonus cap on the bailed-out banks and set out a(...)

KBC Bank outlined some of the reasons why Ireland is attractive for banks, doing some of the work for Minister of Finance Michael Noonan him ahead of an AIB stake sale. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Michael Noonan was out with a reaction within minutes of KBC Group’s 6am announcement on Thursday of decision to remain in the Irish market. “The fac(...)

While the average interest rates on new Irish variable rate mortgages fell to 2.7 per cent in March from almost 3.5 per cent a year earlier, this remains well above the euro-area average of 1.9 per cent, according to the ESRI. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s low level of home repossessions and prolonged State control of banks are key reasons why mortgage rates in this country are higher than the (...)

The protocol will apply to SMEs with debts of between €250,000 and €10 million.

The Irish Banking Federation has published a protocol for SMEs in financial difficulties who have debts with a number of banks.The move is designed to(...)

Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation to provide independent advice to the 10 per cent of AIB  customers who are in mortgage arrears

Aninitiative is to be unveiled today to assist customers of AIB in mortgage arrears who have not engaged with the bank. It is understood that AIB is t(...)