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Billy Kane: “Business last year, considering the state of the economy, ended up being very good.” File photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Non-bank lender Finance Ireland will look at floating on the stock market in the second half of next year at the earliest, according to chief executiv(...)

A KBC Bank branch in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

When the European Commission ordered Belgian financial giant KBC Group in late 2009 to sell a number of businesses and shrink its balance sheet as pen(...)

The differential in mortgage rates costs Irish consumers  as much as €80,000 on a €300,000 mortgage over 30 years

Irish home-buyers are still paying more than their European counterparts for basic mortgage products, according to latest Central Bank data. The aver(...)

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(...)

Some 235 government home loans were approved in the first six months of the year at a total value of €38.2million, with 283 loans drawn down at a value of €47.7m

Approvals for the government’s affordable home loan scheme fell by 60 per cent in the first six months of the year on the back of Covid-19 and a move (...)

NatWest – ready to withdraw from Ulster Bank. Photograph: iStock

On the surface, at least, it’s business as usual at Ulster Bank in the Republic. The bank’s announcement last week that it was cutting 266 of its 2,(...)