UK Post Office scandal shows business leaders often enjoy the benefit of doubt. Photograph: iStock

Paula Vennells sounds as though she has some of the qualities and values of a good sub-postmaster. “You can’t just focus on the commercial side by its(...)

The directed buyback contract will ‘help facilitate the return of AIB to full private ownership over time’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley / Bloomberg

State-controlled AIB is seeking shareholder approval at its upcoming annual general meeting (agm) to allow it to buy back up to an almost 5 per cent s(...)

Bank of Ireland paid three unnamed executives more than €1m each last year. File photograph: iStock

Bank of Ireland paid three unnamed executives more than €1 million each last year, with two being pushed above the threshold as a result of severance (...)

Watchdog said it was bringing the proceedings after NatWest’s systems failed to adequately monitor and scrutinise activity over an account held by a  customer between 2011 and  2016.

Britain’s financial regulator has launched criminal action against NatWest over allegations it failed to detect suspicious activity by a customer depo(...)

Ulster Bank’s situation tells any bank  looking at entering the Irish market that it’s very hard to get excess capital out.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

NatWest’s heart left the Republic a decade ago when the group – then known as Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) – was effectively forced to divert a third (...)

Ulster Bank chief executive Jane Howard told staff hours before full details of the bank’s closure were revealed that no decision had been made. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leadership is a complex business. Whole business schools keep themselves occupied examining what it means and how it changes over time, But if one thi(...)

Ulster Bank would bankroll some of the country’s largest developers, including Sean Dunne, and launch the State’s first 100 per cent mortgages

Established in 1836 as a conservative lender by a group of Belfast merchants, Ulster Bank’s linen trade customers continued to thrive even as the isla(...)

Ulster Bank offices on College Green in Dublin. NatWest Group has decided to wind-down the bank in the Republic.  Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

There are a number of reasons why it has come to the stage where the board of British banking giant NatWest, formerly Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), ha(...)

An announcement is scheduled to be made on Friday morning as the UK group  reports annual results.  File photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The board of NatWest is set to decide on Thursday evening on a proposal to wind down Ulster Bank in the Republic after more than 160 years in the mar(...)

Banks came into 2020 nervous over Brexit, Central Bank (above) mortgage rules and a dysfunctional housing market – that hasn’t gone away.

If 2020 saw Covid-19 deliver the biggest shock to the banking industry since the financial crash, 2021 will tell whether the system really learned the(...)

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