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Davy stockbrokers was fined €4.13 million for breaching market rules in relation to a transaction involving the broker’s own staff. Photograph  Sasko Lazarov

Bidding for Davy has topped €475 million, far outstripping estimates of the stockbroking and wealth management firm’s value before it was rocked by a (...)

Jeremy Masding (left), former chief executive of Permanent TSB, with Eamonn Crowley, his successor in the role. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Eamonn Crowley recalled this week how his parents brought him to their local Irish Permanent Building Society branch in Dundrum, south Dublin in 1980 (...)

The buying   into Chill Insurance by Livingbridge will see current owners, brothers Padraig and Seamus Lynch, retain a stake of about 30%. Photograph: iStock

UK private equity firm Livingbridge has agreed to buy a majority stake in Chill Insurance, marking a second Irish deal by the London-based firm in a w(...)

Colin Hunt: AIB’s  chief executive  said last month he planned to apply to regulators in the European Central Bank to start releasing some of the excess capital on its balance sheet. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

AIB, which lost almost a quarter of its market value in a single day last week, is likely to hold off on paying a special dividend to the State and ot(...)


Financial markets have largely shaken off US president Donald Trump’s many communications blunders since his election last November – from goading Nor(...)

AIB is still nine levels below S&P’s top rating. Photograph: Reuters

AIB’s creditworthiness has been raised to “investment grade” at Standard & Poor’s, one of the world’s main ratings agencies, for the first time si(...)

Bank of Ireland’s common equity Tier 1 capital ratio should rise to 12.4 per cent by the end of this year from 11.3 per cent in 2015, according to KBW analyst Daragh Quinn

The State’s banks, whose loan books have shrunk dramatically since the onset of the financial crisis, are poised to enjoy a return to positive loan g(...)