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In February RaboDirect  said its decision to withdraw from the Irish market after 13 years was driven by its parent, the Rabobank Group, “to simplify its business model across the world and reduce costs”

Online savings bank RaboDirect is urging customers to close their accounts before the bank shuts its doors in Ireland on May 16th. Otherwise they risk(...)

Then tánaiste Mary Coghlan at the opening of Nationwide UK offices at Spencer Dock in  2009. The bank is to pull out of Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish market for savings and deposits is to lose another key player with the news that Nationwide UK is to depart. The British building society, w(...)

In line with European interest rate movements, deposit rates in Ireland are trending downwards, but figures from the European Central Bank earlier this month showed that Irish savers are earning the lowest return on their deposits across 18 European countries.

Irish savers will see their already meagre returns slashed further when banks such as KBC and Rabodirect cut their deposit rates at the end of this m(...)

Aoife Mahon, RaboDirect consumer savings marketing manager (right), is pictured with Niamh O’Shea, agency radio sales manager for RTÉ in Radio 1 studios. photograph: andres poveda

Online savings bank RaboDirect has signed on as the new sponsor of The Marian Finucane Show for a 12-month period from this weekend, while the Saturda(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll, Leinster leaves the pitch against Glasgow Warriors, in last season’s  Pro12 final in the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Guinness were officially confirmed today as the new sponsors of the Pro12 tournament succeeding Dutch on line bank RaboDirect, who had given their nam(...)

Guinness have been a long-time sponsor of the autumn international series. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Guinness have won the race to succeed Dutch online bank RaboDirect as the new title sponsors to rugby’s Pro12 league. An official announcement will be(...)

It’s not the best time to be a saver. If, two years ago, Irish banks were willing to pay a premium for deposits to lower their loan-to-deposit ratios,(...)

The Central Bank’s director of consumer protection, Bernard Sheridan, acknowledged yesterday that PPI can be a suitable product in certain circumstances, but he said consumers should approach the purchase of a policy with their “eyes open”.

More than one in five payment protection policies in Ireland were mis-sold, a Central Bank review has found, with 11 leading financial institut(...)

Lloyd Williams of Cardiff Blues in action against Newport-Gwent Dragons on New Year’s Day – Blues won out 21-13. Photograph: Huw Evans/Inpho

Irish provinces could find themselves in the bizarre position of facing new Welsh teams in next season’s Pro 12 competition as the dispute between the(...)

ACCBank posted pre-tax losses of €219 million last year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

ACC Bank is to close its standard banking operations in Ireland with the loss of 180 jobs.The Irish subsidiary of the Dutch Rabobank announced this mo(...)

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