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Police cordon off the area outside the French BNP Paribas Fortis bank branch, following a robbery in the centre of Antwerp, Belgium. Photograph: Jonas Roosens/AFP/Getty Images

Detectives in Antwerp have been scouring the sewage pipes under the Belgian city for clues after burglars apparently used them to break into a bank be(...)

Spanish lender Bankinter said this week it was acquiring Irish consumer finance lender Avantcard through its purchase of certain assets of Madrid-based EVO Banco from private equity firm Apollo.

Twenty-four hours before then taoiseach Brian Cowen gathered with officials in Government Buildings on September 29th, 2008, to hammer out the fateful(...)

The then minister for finance, Brian Lenihan, during a  press conference at Government Buildings in September 2008 where he said the government had decided to guarantee all deposits in Irish banks. Photograph. Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland.

Two hundred and eighty words. That is how long the government’s blanket guarantee for the State’s banks was when it was published at around 6.45am on (...)

 Anglo-Irish bank Headquarters on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Seamus Murphy was something of a maverick in Dublin’s small stockbroking community in late 2006 when he suddenly turned negative on Irish banks. That(...)

An Post’s   low-cost mortgage service could go live by mid-2019.

An Post is ramping up its financial services offering as it seeks a partner to undercut existing mortgage providers by as much as 1 per cent. The ne(...)

Margaret Sweeney’s appointment comes as the company’s founding chief executive David Ehrlich resigned to take up the role of president and chief executive of Capreit, the firm that set up Ires in 2014.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish Residential Properties Reit (Ires), the largest private landlord in the Republic, has named Margaret Sweeney, the former head of airport operato(...)

 State-owned An Post is seeking to diversify its revenue streams as its traditional letters business declines. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The managing director of German lender Sparkasse has said the group is keen on coming to Ireland but that the chances of an expansion are “50-50”. In(...)

 Germany’s DAX index jumped 1 per cent in its best day since mid-December. German shares were led by gains in lender Commerzbank AG and carmaker Volkswagen AG. Photograph: Reuters

European shares rose the first day of trade in 2017, aided by data showing better-than-expected manufacturing performances across the euro zone. Whil(...)

Oil prices slipped from a 16-month high as doubts emerged about how Opec will implement its first supply cuts in years, which was announced last week. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

European shares rose for a second day on Tuesday, as investors continued to shrug off the political fall-out caused in Italy from the rejection of a c(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi: Irish interest rates are higher because Irish banks’ profitability remains low. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

As Minister for Finance Michael Noonan this week called on some of the world’s largest investment banks to pitch for the job to run an initial public (...)

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