Smurft Kappa has had a good Covid-19 crisis.

It was a tale of two Covids as Greencore and Smurfit Kappa each turned to the equity markets in the past 10 days to load up on cash. Smurfit Kappa c(...)

Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Ger Deering. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO), Ger Deering, has received more than 200 complaints linked to the Covid-19 crisis from customers (...)

 A Covid-linked drop in motor claims helped to underpin the Irish performance. Photograph: iStock

RSA Insurance Ireland’s insurance profit rose 7.7 per cent to £28 million (€31 million) in the first half of the year amid a drop in big motor, workpl(...)

Grafton Street, Dublin, in early April.

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf signalled on Tuesday the regulator is considering taking legal action to resolve standoffs between insurers and(...)

Former Ireland rugby international Jamie Heaslip is among Flender’s backers. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin-headquartered peer-to-peer lender Flender, whose backers include former Ireland rugby international Jamie Heaslip, has raised €10 million to le(...)

Ulster Bank said in documents  to the Oireachtas Finance Committee last month that it had received 63 complaints from business customers claiming to have been mistreated after their loans were placed in the GRG unit

Ulster Bank is seeking regulatory approval to close a compensation scheme for small companies whose businesses were negatively affected by being put i(...)

The trader’s lawyers  said the 41-year-old had no prior experience of financial markets. Photograph: iStock

A trainee day trader in France is suing a British brokerage for an amount comparable to almost its entire annual revenue after it seized the €10 milli(...)

New payments rules aim to break up banks’ monopoly of the payments system in Europe.  It’s ultimately aimed at making it cheaper for consumers and retailers to do business.

What’s up with all these rule “overhauls” I’ve been hearing about lately that are supposed to change the world for European consumers and investors? I(...)

The EU Payments Services Directive 2 is aimed at giving non-banking firms including tech giants such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook a chance to compete with traditional banks in the payments business. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Consumers and retailers will have more choice when it comes to making payments for products and services under new rules coming into force this weeken(...)

Assure Hedge founder Barry McCarthy

Assure Hedge, a provider of foreign exchange technology to protect businesses from currency fluctuations, is looking to raise €3 million and plans ami(...)

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