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Focus has shifted through fintech disruption into value-added services including budget calculation, taking into account future committed or predicted spend; social finances, where we simply split restaurant bills among a group of friends. Photograph: iStock

In recent years, smart technology has significantly changed banking and the way people bank. Customers have become increasingly tech-savvy as their ex(...)

Some 26 per cent of women said they couldn’t afford a holiday this year compared to 19 per cent of men. Photograph: iStock

More than a fifth of Irish consumers are unable to afford a holiday this year, suggesting that a substantial volume of households are still struggling(...)

 The slide in Irish consumer sentiment comes as British prime minister Boris Johnson says he is committed to taking Britain out of the EU by October 31st. Photograph: Will Oliver/Pool via Bloomberg

Irish consumer sentiment has slumped to a near five-year low amid signs the UK may crash out of the European Union without a deal. The latest KBC Ban(...)

AIB, Ulster Bank and KBC already offer Apple Pay. Photograph: Getty

Bank of Ireland, which is currently in the middle of a €1.15 billion overhaul of its IT systems, may see its launch of Apple Pay and Google Pay drift (...)

KBC is is also offering additional incentives such as money off home insurance for new residential mortgage customers. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

KBC has cut its fixed mortgage rates, reducing its two- and 10-year fixed rates for first-time buyers, switchers and movers. The bank said it would (...)

Property shares, including housebuilder Cairn, were in demand in Dublin

European shares, which were buoyed early on Friday by rising hopes of a US interest rate cut, ended the session off their highs as fresh political tro(...)

The scene outside the house in Falsk, near Strokestown, Co Roscommon, after security staff were attacked.   Photograph: Peter Murtagh

KBC Bank’s application for a High Court injunction requiring the family at the centre of the Co Roscommon eviction controversy to leave their home may(...)

‘In a hard-Brexit scenario, I could see sterling-euro at parity,’ said Goodbody economist Dermot O’Leary.

Sterling could move to parity with the euro “and possibly beyond” in the event of a “messy” no-deal Brexit, a currency expert has warned. Investec’s (...)

Consumers spent €26.26bn  in the first three months of this year, an increase of around 3%  on the first quarter of 2018

Irish people spent almost €142 billion last year as the economy surged, the latest figures show. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) said on Thursday(...)

 Department of Public Expenditure and Reform secretary general Robert Watt; Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe; and John McCarthy, the department’s chief economist at the launch of the Government’s Summer Economic Statement. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

Economists here broadly agree that a reversal of some sort for the Irish economy is inevitable but differ on what might cause it or how severe it is l(...)

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