To further underpin their finances, AIB and Bank of Ireland must abandon their plans to pay €400 million of dividends - even if the Government, as the biggest shareholders in both, is due to receive €180 million of this amount. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The banks are not responsible this time for the economic crisis that has engulfed Ireland and the rest of the world. But how they behave will play a c(...)

Floor traders from TradeMas work in an off-site trading office in Brooklyn as the New York Stock Exchange remained closed, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/ Reuters

European shares closed in the red on Friday after the EU failed to agree on a coronavirus rescue package. Uncertainty resurfaced in the market, draggi(...)

A little over four months after Bear Stearns collapsed in March 2008 and Irish banking shares succumbed to what became known as the St Patrick’s Day M(...)

Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf: the measures announced by the ECB governing council will  allow for the “smooth provision” of credit throughout the disruption to the economy caused by Covid-19.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish lenders are closely watching the impact of coronavirus on their levels of non-performing loans amid an increase in contacts from customers poten(...)

 UniCredit chief executive Jean Pierre Mustier cited a recent decision by the bank to divest an offshore wind farm it took control of after it fell into financial difficulties.

The chief executive of Italy’s largest lender has warned that incentivising banks to do more green lending poses a threat to financial stability, putt(...)

The collapse this week of merger talks between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank brings to an end German attempts to create a national champion in the banking sector to rival competitors such as JP Morgan and Citigroup. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA

Pssst! Anybody want to buy a German bank? Two for sale, cheap at the price. All offers considered. Contact O Scholz, finance ministry, Berlin. No time(...)

In Ireland, the number of credit institutions, which include non-banks, fell to 916 from 1,048 a year earlier, and compared to a high of 1,228 in 2009

The number of bank branches in Europe has fallen by 21 per cent over the past 10 years with Spanish institutions leading the way, having closed more t(...)

Michael McGovern  and Ciarmhac O’Fionnagáin, both 14, from O’Carolan College, Nobber, in Brussels where they represented Ireland in the European Money Quiz 2018.

Do you know your APR from your VAT and your disposable income from your variable rates? Well two students from O’Carolan College in Nobber, Co Meath, (...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi: the ECB has been warned by senior bankers over its expected deposit rate cut. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Some of Europe’s most senior bankers have warned the European Central Bank of the dangers of negative interest rates ahead of a widely anticipated cut(...)