Billy Kane

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Bank of Ireland executive Karena O’Sullivan is to become Finance Ireland chief financial officer. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Finance Ireland, the State’s largest non-bank lender in the retail market, has hired senior Bank of Ireland executive Karena O’Sullivan to become its (...)

DBRS Ratings, which assesses businesses’ ability to pay debts, has awarded the Finance Ireland bonds ratings of between BB and AAA. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Ratings agency DBRS believes there is a low risk that the borrowers of the €290 million worth of mortgages being sold by lender Finance Ireland will d(...)

Finance Ireland chief executive Billy Kane, pictured at its head office in Dublin.  Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Non-bank lender Finance Ireland is offering €290 million worth of mortgages for sale to international investors to fund further growth. Finance Irela(...)

Finance Ireland’s headquarters in Dublin. The  lender raised an additional €30 million in 2018 from shareholders Pimco and the Irish Strategic Investment Fund to support its growth. Photograph: Bryan James

Non-bank lender Finance Ireland grew its pre-tax profit by 27 per cent in 2018 as it produced record new lending of €491 million. The business led b(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: mortgage market is ‘far too cosy’. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Finance Ireland’s launch of residential mortgage products will give consumers greater choice and shake up a market that is “far too cosy”, according t(...)

Finance Ireland chief executive Billy Kane says the lender is now a “substantial business” challenging the main banks across a number of sectors. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Finance Ireland, the State’s largest non-bank retail lender, has launched a series of residential mortgage products in a bid to compete with the main (...)

Billy Kane predicted in November that some parts of the commercial real-estate market were “coming to the end of the life cycle”. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Finance Ireland, the State’s largest non-bank retail lender, is planning to refinance about €200 million of commercial property loans in international(...)

SBCI chief executive Nick Ashmore said its increased support for Finance Ireland would help drive competition in Irish SME lending. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The State-owned Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) on Tuesday launched a new €75 million facility to support small and medium-sized ente(...)

An Post’s price pitch has surprised existing mortgage players, given that the company has not yet lined up a lender to underwrite the loans

An Post has set a deadline of January 30th for lenders to express an interest in setting up a mortgages joint venture, months after the State-owned po(...)

Ulster Bank is preparing to quit its headquarters on George’s Quay in Dublin 2 after more than two decades

Central Bank executives are resisting calls to potentially make it easier for borrowers to get exemptions from mortgage-lending limits, as the regulat(...)

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