Rather than bring in new measures, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe should focus on enhancing existing ones in this year’s budget, the BPFI have said. Photograph: Alan Betson

More needs to be done to help small and medium-sized businesses in this year’s budget, according to Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI). (...)

As the UK faces some crunch decisions on the future of its relationship with the EU, Irish customers of UK banks are being urged to prepare for a no-deal outcome. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Irish based customers of UK banks are being warned to make sure that they are well informed about the potential fall-out from a no-deal Brexit on thei(...)

Gardaí are warning the public about an ongoing text message scam. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí are warning the public about an ongoing text message scam known as “smishing”, which seeks to gather a person’s bank account information. Targ(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has much to ponder in relation to bankers’ remuneration. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

As the tracker mortgage scandal continues to bubble, Maurice Crowley, the interim chief executive of Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, has to(...)

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The Federation of International Banks in Ireland (FIBI) has appointed BNP Paribas executive Derek Kehoe as its chairman. Mr Kehoe, the chief executi(...)

Central Bank of Ireland deputy governor Ed Sibley has warned about the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the insurance sector. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish consumers may struggle to secure wedding, pet or gadget insurance in the event of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Central Bank of (...)

Even with the plan to limit the impact on Irish insurance policy holders of the UK crashing out of the EU at the end of March without a withdrawal agreement, consumers may be hit in other ways.

The Republic is working on legislation to allow UK and Gibraltar-based insurers and brokers to continue to service Irish customers’ policies for a per(...)

Drawdown figures for the third quarter of 2018 show 10,873 mortgages worth €2.4 billion, or an average of €220,730, were drawn down during this period.

Almost 11,000 people drew down a mortgage worth an average of €220,730 in the three months to September new figures show, a sharp increase on the same(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk  with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: backstop agreement is major stumbling block.

For a moment last weekend, hearts were suddenly aflutter that – out of nowhere – a deal to secure the United Kingdom’s orderly exit from the European (...)

AIB chairman Richard Pym speaking at the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland conference in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Pay restrictions for bailed-out banks have turned AIB into a “training ground” for bankers who then move to higher-paid roles with competitors, the l(...)

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