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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(...)

Billy Kane of Finance Ireland: the prospect of an initial public offering (IPO) of the business is still some time off, he says. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Finance Ireland, the State’s largest non-bank retail lender, plans to raise equity late next year in a fresh fundraising round as the business continu(...)

Finance Ireland chief executive Billy Kane at the company’s base on Pembroke Road, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Billy Kane knew time was up in August 2008 for his lending business that allowed seniors to release equity in their homes when a Wall Street bank that(...)

First Citizen’s chief executive, Chris Hanlon.

Consumer finance firm First Citizen’s loan book has doubled in the past two years to about €300 million, driven by car financing and growing business (...)

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