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 A pub on Dublin’s Aungier Street advertising ‘cocktails to go’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish consumer sentiment tumbled again in October as the country faced a fresh onslaught of coronavirus cases. Having risen for three straight months(...)

KBC said last month it was closing hubs in Dundrum in Dublin, Greystones in Co Wicklow and Naas in Co Kildare

KBC Bank Ireland has turned down an invitation from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to attend a conciliation meeting over the lender’s plans (...)

Whether it’s lethargy or loyalty, fear or loathing, too few of us switch mortgage. Photograph: iStock

Switching your mortgage can seem like a pain. It was hard enough to get it in the first place, right? But if new lower fixed interest rates mean about(...)

 KBC:  “It is extremely disappointing that KBC have refused to engage with the FSU on these serious issues.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Financial Services’ Union (FSU) is seeking an early conciliation meeting in a dispute with KBC Bank over its plans to close four branches. FSU ge(...)

One-third of consumers surveyed by KBC expect to find themselves in financial difficulties when they retire. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost half of Irish consumers expect the State pension, which equates to about €13,000 a year, to be their primary source of income in retirement, a (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe delivers Budget 2020 in the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will probably never frame a budget against a more uncertain backdrop. Covid-19 has caused an economic shock three(...)

Mortgage rates on investment properties are never as competitive as those available to owner-occupiers. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

I have an investment property with an outstanding mortgage of €100,000. The property is worth about €250,000. I am currently paying the mortgage at a (...)

The Central Bank started an examination into the tracker mortgage issue in late 2015 and began enforcement investigations the following year. Image: iStock

KBC Bank Ireland has been fined €18.3 million in relation to the tracker mortgage scandal. Are there more fines to come? This is the third fine impos(...)

The mortgage lender, part of the Belgium-based KBC Group, admitted to 12 regulatory breaches in the investigation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

KBC Bank Ireland has been fined €18.3 million by the Central Bank for its role in the State’s tracker mortgage scandal, which saw the lender devise a (...)

‘The higher perceived cost of living is likely driven by a squeezed middle-aged factor, where consumers in this age group may be seeing notable additional costs reflecting outlays for their children and, perhaps, for their ageing parents.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Irish consumers believe the cost of living is rising at a higher rate than the official figures suggest, a survey by KBC Bank has found. Irish consum(...)

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