“Right around the world, if you talk to regulators, fines are one-dimension ... but reputation is very important.” Photograph: iStock

After two years of an industry-wide examination into overcharging of tracker mortgage customers, Central Bank governor Philip Lane is holding out that(...)

The tracker mortgage scandal has engulfed most of Ireland’s mortgage lenders and, in its report this week, the Central Bank said it continued to encou(...)

The single currency rose 0.3 per cent in early trades to $1.1822 to its highest level in three sessions

The euro climbed to a three-day high on Thursday on hedging-related demand from bond investors before a European Central Bank policy meeting next week(...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane: said the Central Bank had to “push to the limits” of its powers. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank has begun enforcement investigations into Bank of Ireland and KBC Bank Ireland as part of an industry-wide examination of overchargin(...)

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European stocks edged up to near four-month highs with a raft of company results in focus while euro zone bond yields rose from five-week lows as inve(...)

The single currency fell 0.3 per cent to $1.1780 in early trades

The euro slipped on Monday after posting its biggest weekly rise in a month as traders took profits, though markets were wary of chasing the currency (...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi: left investors grappling with low incomes as a result of the €2.3 trillion stimulus programme he launched. Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

While investors globally grappled with the hell of low incomes under European Central Bank president Mario Draghi’s €2.3 trillion stimulus programme, (...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), arrives ahead of a Eurogroup meeting of European finance ministers in Luxembourg . Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The head of the European Central Bank defended a pledge to keep interest rates at rock bottom, batting back German calls for a speedy exit from years (...)

Tracker mortgage scandal: As a result of the banks’ negligence - wilful or otherwise - people were unnecessarily put under huge financial pressure

What is the tracker scandal about? In very simple terms, it has at its core a fierce determination on the part of almost all the mortgage lenders who(...)

Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen: she has  demonstrated why she is, of the known candidates for next Fed chairman, the outstanding one. Photograph: Reuters/Joshua Roberts

Is a surge in inflation a significant threat to sustained recovery? The likely answer is no. But the proposition is no longer absurd, as it was when K(...)