Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: mortgage market is ‘far too cosy’. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Finance Ireland’s launch of residential mortgage products will give consumers greater choice and shake up a market that is “far too cosy”, according t(...)

Finance Ireland chief executive Billy Kane says the lender is now a “substantial business” challenging the main banks across a number of sectors. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Finance Ireland, the State’s largest non-bank retail lender, has launched a series of residential mortgage products in a bid to compete with the main (...)

Billy Kane of Finance Ireland: the prospect of an initial public offering (IPO) of the business is still some time off, he says. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Finance Ireland, the State’s largest non-bank retail lender, plans to raise equity late next year in a fresh fundraising round as the business continu(...)

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(...)

Photograph: iStock

Finance Ireland is getting into the Irish residential mortgage market, buying Pepper Money’s €200 million loan portfolio. The value of the deal was (...)

Billy Kane( right) executive chairman of Finance Ireland, and Fergal McAleavey, head of private equity at Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, at the announcement last year  the fund was making a €30m investment in the company

Finance Ireland, the country’s biggest non-bank lender, expects to provide more than €100 million in loans this year to finance commercial property tr(...)

Finance Ireland, a non-bank lender led by Billy Kane, has sold its Everyday Finance unit to London-based Link Financial Group

London-based Link Financial Group has acquired an asset management unit within Finance Ireland, a non-bank lender led by Billy Kane. Called Everyday(...)

SBCI chief executive Nick Ashmore (above): “These figures demonstrate the breadth of the SBCI’s impact and the appetite among Irish SMEs for lower-cost funding that is more flexible and SME orientated.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The value of loans drawn down by SMEs from the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) almost doubled in the first half of the year, according(...)

Former Irish Permanent chief executive Billy Kane set up First Auto in 2011

First Auto Finance, the company set up by former Irish Permanent chief executive Billy Kane, saw profits jump by 43 per cent last year as income rose (...)

Billy Kane, head of Finance Ireland: “The economy  seems to be going well outside Dublin. There’s been a good lift in Cork, Galway and the southeast.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Finance Ireland, the non-bank lender headed by Billy Kane, has recruited Bank of Ireland executive Jim Hickey as its chief operating officer. Mr Hic(...)

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