Chris Hanlon

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Craig McKinney, who has died after a long illness. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Craig McKinney, the Scottish-born businessman who founded the Woodchester Investments finance group in Ireland, has died at the age of 71. He passed a(...)

Chris Hanlon: ‘My me-time is to take two or three of my own dogs for a run three times a week.’

I grew up with pets but got my own first dog as an engagement present, a Labrador called Juno. I’ve cared for dogs and trained detection dogs professi(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

First Citizen Finance’s  deficit resulted from a car loan collection business it ran for Consumer Auto Finance Receivables. Photograph: Willie Thomas

Leasing specialist First Citizen Finance lost €466,000 in 2016 as it wound down a car loans business, but expects a stronger performance this year on (...)

The most senior bonds – which account for 84 per cent – of the amount offered were given a top-notch triple-A rating by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s

Dublin-based consumer finance firm First Citizen Finance has sold €158 million of bonds secured against motor loans written over the past three years (...)

Car finance specialist First Citizen said the capital raise would enable it to develop additional products and expand its footprint in the Irish market.

Dublin-based First Citizen Finance has concluded negotiations to sell a 66 per cent stake in the business to US hedge fund Magnetar Capital for €28.2 (...)

Weston & Wellington deal will enable First Citizen to undertake advisory, portfolio management and master servicing for residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, including real estate asset management.

Irish motor finance specialist First Citizen Finance is set to expand into real estate and property-based loan servicing and advisory work following i(...)

First Citizen  is aiming to capture a 15% market share and build a loan book of €500 million within three years.

Dublin-based First Citizen Finance Ltd has secured a €150 million revolving credit facility from international lenders, including Deutsche Bank, that (...)