Askaboutmoney finance website’s Brendan Burgess has highlighted that while Ulster Bank offers the same mortgage rates to new and existing customers, PTSB uses lower rates to attract new customers.  Photograph: David Sleator

The State’s competition authority should force Permanent TSB (PTSB) to stop applying different interest rates for new and existing mortgage customers (...)

AIB announced an agreement with Ulster Bank and its parent NatWest Holdings for the loan book

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) will carry out a full phase two investigation to see if AIB’s planned €4.2 billion deal to b(...)

As 2020 drew to a close, it was clear that Ulster Bank’s days in the Republic were numbered as its UK parent, NatWest Group, was in the throes of a st(...)

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre in Dublin in May. Non-essential retail was shuttered for much of the first half of the year. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

There is no sugarcoating it. Between Covid, Brexit, supply chain issues and spiralling energy prices it was a tough year for the Irish consumer, as ou(...)

Ulster Bank’s parent NatWest Group agreed last week to sell €6.8 billion of the Irish unit’s mortgages and business loans to PTSB. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Permanent TSB (PTSB) has started the process of seeking approval from the State’s competition watchdog for a transformational deal to increase its loa(...)

Chief executive of NiftiBusiness and Nifti Personal Leasing Catherine Guy and AIB managing director of retail banking Jim O’Keeffe. Photograph: Orla Murray/Coalesce

AIB is acquiring a 50 per cent stake in Autolease Fleet Management, making an initial investment of €6 million to help provide more sustainable car le(...)

The new investment is being made from the MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland Fund II, a €145m fund

Laboratory equipment supplier Cruinn Diagnostics has secured a multimillion euro investment into the business from private equity firm MML Growth Capi(...)

While nearly two-thirds of people plan to use savings to fund their festive spending 34% said they would have to borrow to fund their Christmas this year. Photograph: iStock

Christmas will cost Irish households an average of close to €1,000 this year although spending will climb significantly once children enter the frame,(...)

The Synch project hit a stumbling block in January after the CCPC pushed back the banks’ application to establish a joint venture. Image: iStock

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has decided to carry out a full phase-two investigation into a plan by the main Irish banks (...)

Ulster Bank chief executive Jane Howard said it is unlikely that the lender will reach a deal on its NPL portfolio until ‘after 2022’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ulster Bank’s chief executive in the Republic, Jane Howard, said on Wednesday that the lender has “made a very deliberate decision” to delay a sale of(...)

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