PTSB shares stood out as a sole bright spot among banks, rising 3.9 per cent to 80c.

European stocks dropped on Friday amid heightened concerns around the slow rollout of Covid-19 vaccines mount, and as investors monitored volatile tra(...)

PTSB had been widely speculated as a potential merger partner for Ulster Bank in the Republic over the past decade. Photograph: Alan Betson

Permanent TSB (PTSB) has retained investment bank Morgan Stanley to advise on a potential bid for Ulster Bank’s small- to medium-sized business (SME) (...)