A woman passes Ulster Bank’s office on George’s Quay in Dublin wearing a face mask. The FSU trade union has called on the Government to make the wearing of face masks inside bank branches compulsory in the wake of the latest surge in the Covid infection rate. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Rollingnews.ie

The Financial Services Union (FSU) has called on the Government to “immediately add” bank branches to the list of places where face masks must be worn(...)

Banks came into 2020 nervous over Brexit, Central Bank (above) mortgage rules and a dysfunctional housing market – that hasn’t gone away.

If 2020 saw Covid-19 deliver the biggest shock to the banking industry since the financial crash, 2021 will tell whether the system really learned the(...)

Members of FSU in Danske Bank in the North voted overwhelmingly by a deadline on Friday in favour of a broad-based deal between the union and the lender.

Danske Bank’s Northern Ireland operation, which employs about 1,350 people, has committed to not cutting jobs for at least the next two years, accordi(...)

NatWest is using the coronavirus crisis as “a cover” to carry out a review into its Ulster Bank business in the Republic, which is known to be actively looking at winding down the unit, the Financial Services Union has claimed.

NatWest is using the coronavirus crisis as “a cover” to carry out a review into its Ulster Bank business in the Republic, which is known to be activel(...)

NatWest is reported to be considering the sale of Ulster Bank’s €20.5bn loan book in the Republic to US debt firm Cerberus. Photograph: Frank Miller

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has told the Financial Services Union that he has no formal power to prevent the potential sale of Ulster Bank’s (...)

KBC said last month it was closing hubs in Dundrum in Dublin, Greystones in Co Wicklow and Naas in Co Kildare

KBC Bank Ireland has turned down an invitation from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to attend a conciliation meeting over the lender’s plans (...)

The mulling of a wind-down of Ulster Bank in the Republic comes as Covid-19 has added to the problems of the lender.

Reports that US investment firm Cerberus is considering an approach for Ulster Bank’s €20.5 billion loan book in the Republic have been described as “(...)

Ulster Bank has been allowed by the Central Bank to return €3.5bn  of surplus capital to RBS over the past four years, the equivalent of about a fifth of its parental bailout bill during the financial crisis.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US investment firm Cerberus is looking at making an approach for Ulster Bank’s €20.5 billion loan book in the Republic as the lender’s UK parent activ(...)

‘Ulster Bank has a long association with its customers and communities across Ireland and plays a key role in personal, business, and digital banking,’ said FSU general secretary John O’Connell. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Financial Services Union (FSU) said on Thursday that it has written to directors of Ulster Bank’s UK parent NatWest as part of a campaign to “save(...)

 KBC:  “It is extremely disappointing that KBC have refused to engage with the FSU on these serious issues.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Financial Services’ Union (FSU) is seeking an early conciliation meeting in a dispute with KBC Bank over its plans to close four branches. FSU ge(...)

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