As 2020 drew to a close, it was clear that Ulster Bank’s days in the Republic were numbered as its UK parent, NatWest Group, was in the throes of a st(...)

The Irish Times reported in July that AIB was in talks regarding Ulster Bank’s trackers. However, neither bank has commented publicly on the matter. File photograph: The Irish Times

AIB bosses were making all the right noises for financial supervisors in Dublin and Frankfurt as they issued a trading statement this week, saying now(...)

Although euro -zone inflation is estimated to have hit a 10-year high of 3 per cent in August, well above the bank’s 2 per cent target, the ECB sees this as temporary. Photograph: iStock

European Central Bank (ECB) president Christine Lagarde and her Irish chief economist, Philip Lane, cut increasingly lonely figures this week as influ(...)

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

KBC Bank Ireland’s announcement on Monday of its agreed sale of €1.1 billion of nonperforming loans (NPLs) to US distressed debt group CarVal is a dea(...)

Ulster Bank’s parent, NatWest, confirmed last month that it was winding down the bank in the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson

Permanent TSB (PTSB) could end up taking over 20 of Ulster Bank’s 88-branch network as part of a deal to acquire assets from the UK-owned lender as it(...)

Bank of Ireland reported that it swung into underlying pre-tax loss of €374 million last year.

Bank of Ireland shares rose on Monday as executives signalled they may launch a share buyback programme next year for the first time in almost two dec(...)

PTSB shares stood out as a sole bright spot among banks, rising 3.9 per cent to 80c.

European stocks dropped on Friday amid heightened concerns around the slow rollout of Covid-19 vaccines mount, and as investors monitored volatile tra(...)

PTSB had been widely speculated as a potential merger partner for Ulster Bank in the Republic over the past decade. Photograph: Alan Betson

Permanent TSB (PTSB) has retained investment bank Morgan Stanley to advise on a potential bid for Ulster Bank’s small- to medium-sized business (SME) (...)

The extension of Level 5 restrictions will impact the recovery seen in Q3 and Q4 2020, according to Davy. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Irish banks are likely to see a recovery in lending and business activity faltering in the first quarter as the Government extended the current Level (...)

Hotels, non-food retail, retail property, leisure and entertainment industry businesses have been the worst affected by the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: iStock

Investment funds that snapped up billions of euro of Irish property and business loans after the financial crisis may use Covid-related breaches of lo(...)

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