KBC Bank Ireland

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 KBC Group CEO Johan Thijs: ‘What is still an annoying thing is all the tracker mortgage stuff and, honestly, we would recommend to Central Bank of Ireland: come on, guys, turn the page.’ Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

The dreaded B-word hovered malevolently over the banking sector, like most areas of Irish economic and political life, in 2019. Fears over the impact(...)

Jo Reynaerts, new chief commercial officer of KBC Bank Ireland

Belgian banking giant KBC Group is sending a digital and transformation specialist over to its Irish unit to take up a new position of chief commercia(...)

Banks are slowing coming round to making it easier to open an account. File photograph: Getty

The world of personal banking has seen a revolution in recent years. A whole host of fintechs have emerged to take on traditional banks, offering digi(...)

Shopper on Dublin’s  Henry Street: All five main elements of the KBC Bank consumer sentiment index posted sharp monthly gains in November. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish consumer sentiment rebounded sharply last month as the threat of a “crash-out” Brexit receded. The latest KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI consumer sentim(...)

The action against KBC Bank Ireland plc has been brought by Róisín Healy, who has been employed since 2015 as the retail hub manager at the bank’s Wilton branch in Cork. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A manager with KBC Bank has launched a High Court action challenging an alleged “contrived redundancy”. The action against KBC Bank Ireland plc has b(...)

KBC chief executive Johan Thijs: ‘Let’s now stop doing all the nitty-gritty stuff, which is an administrative hampering of the development of the financial institution  – and the financial market as a whole in Ireland.’

KBC Group chief executive Johan Thijs figured he was among his own kind when he let rip on a conference call with financial analysts on Thursday, bemo(...)

KBC Group’s chief executive Johan Thijs

KBC Group chief executive Johan Thijs was forced on Friday evening to apologise for “insensitive” comments on the country’s tracker-mortgage scandal, (...)

KBC Group chief executive Johan Thijs: “We’re focused on doing business, we’ve learned our lessons, we know what to do.”

The head of KBC Bank Ireland’s Belgian parent has rounded on the Central Bank of Ireland for its continued focus on the tracker mortgage scandal and l(...)

The latest provision brings to €142 million the amount KBC has ringfenced in recent years to cover redress, compensation and other costs relating to the tracker crisis.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

KBC Group Ireland has set €14 million aside to cover an expected Central Bank fine for its involvement in the tracker mortgage scandal going back more(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson urging MPs to back his Brexit deal in the House of Commons this week.

It was a case of eighth time lucky for UK prime minister Boris Johnson as he finally won a vote in the House of Commons this week. And it was not an i(...)

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