Energy stocks galvanised by an Opec agreement on a modest increase in oil production helped drive a bounce in European shares. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Better-than-expected euro zone economic data and energy stocks galvanised by an Opec agreement on a modest increase in oil production helped drive a b(...)

David Duffy, chief executive of CYBG in the UK and a former chief executive of AIB  Photograph: Bloomberg

Returning AIB to majority private ownership would be the “right” outcome for the bank, its former chief executive David Duffy has told Inside Business(...)

Ulster Bank’s interim chief executive, Paul Stanley, will update the Oireachtas finance committee on Tuesday on a range of issues concerning the lender. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ulster Bank executives will tell the Oireachtas finance committee on Tuesday that the size of its branch network remains “under constant review” as cu(...)

Ulster Bank plans to start writing to business customers affected by the newly-disclosed overcharging by the end of this month. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ulster Bank is preparing to pay €38 million in refunds and compensation to business customers who have been overcharged in cases going back six years.(...)

AIB was flat at €4.85 despite reports from brokers that someone had placed an order for 1.5 million of the bank’s shares. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Bloomberg

Continued nervousness about politics in Spain and Italy left shares trailing on Tuesday. DUBLIN The Irish market played catch-up with peers followin(...)

Once one of the globe’s biggest banks, RBS  embarked on an aggressive expansion course before its disastrous bid for Dutch lender ABN AMRO in 2007 left it perilously weakened as the financial crisis hit. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Britain’s government sold 7.7 per cent of Royal Bank of Scotland shares for £2.5 billion on Tuesday, realising a loss of more than two billion pounds(...)

The sale of 925 million shares will reduce the government’s holding to 62.4 per cent from 70.1 per cent.  Photograph: Tolga Akmen / AFP / Getty Images

The British government plans to sell about £2.6 billion (€3 billion) of Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares that it has owned since bailing out the le(...)

David Duffy left AIB in 2015 to be become chief executive of CYBG and presided over the company’s £1.58 billion  flotation the following February.  Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

CYBG, the UK banking group led by former AIB chief executive David Duffy, improved a takeover offer for Virgin Money, offering investors in its rival (...)

Ryanair fell almost 2 per cent in Dublin to €16.32 amid lingering threats of industrial action. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/File Photo/Reuters

A robust bounce-back in Italian stocks helped lift European equities on Wednesday as investors recovered from the previous day’s sharp sell-off and di(...)

Former investment banker Ewen Stevenson declined to say where he was going or exactly when at the bank’s AGM. Photograph: AFP

Royal Bank of Scotland’s finance chief quit unexpectedly on Wednesday and cast doubt on the timing of a possible sale of some of the British governmen(...)

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