“Imagine if most businesses didn’t accept cash. A digital footprint of your every move and whim in life would be left somewhere in the cloud.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

If you have ever hired a car abroad, you may have experienced petrol station panic (PSP). This frightening condition is brought on by an inability to (...)

While the Central Bank’s lending rules limit what individuals can borrow, the overall stock of credit has been rising steadily. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The value of mortgages taken out in Ireland last year rose nearly 20 per cent to €8.7 billion, with first-time buyers representing the biggest segment(...)

Citywest Village in Dublin 24, where homes are for sale from €320,000. A new report shows that the typical income needed to buy a home in Ireland continues to rise.

Putative first time buyers will need to earn almost €3,000 more a year to secure a mortgage for their first home, while those in Dublin will need to e(...)

Lending volumes shot up through late 2016 and early 2016 from low levels and have now topped out

Mortgage lending is stalling. Having grown very strongly over the past couple of years, the latest figures show that growth in new loan approvals has (...)

Eoin O’Shea says Ireland’s track record as a relatively “clean” economy and banking system could attract “bad actors” to target the system here

Ireland’s financial system must remain alert to the possibility that “bad actors”, such as terrorists or drug cartels, may try to launder their ill-go(...)

Dark web: 'I could make you physically sick in minutes by showing you stuff now, but the second or the third or fourth time you see it you can get desensitised.' Illustration: iStock/Getty

A “regular” murder can be arranged for $45,000, while making a victim disappear without a trace costs $60,000. A straightforward crippling is $12,000 (...)

Bitcove founders James and Peter Nagle: they are particularly aggrieved  given  the company was previously awarded a Bank of Ireland-sponsored “best business start-up” award

Several companies providing cryptocurrency services say they have either had to stop trading or have been forced to open foreign bank accounts to keep(...)

Potential first time buyers are driving growth in mortgage approvals, new figures show. Pictured is the The Tramyard Exchange off Meath Street, where prices start from €310,000.

Fiona Reddan Every day in October, some 62 first time buyers got approval for a mortgage worth an average of €218,000, new figures show, which also r(...)

First-time buyers are coming back into the market in greater numbers, accounting for one in two out of every mortgage approval in February. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Latest figures indicate a marked increase in those seeking and securing mortgages, while property prices have also risen sharply over the same periodI(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: legislation may now be necessary

The group representing banks and lenders has refused to sign up to a code of conduct that would protect tenants in buy-to-lets which are subject to re(...)

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