Ed Sibley

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MEP Frances Fitzgerald: “Banks must be accommodative and proactive to people’s needs and ability to make repayments.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The European Banking Authority (EBA) may need to look again soon at reintroducing guidelines for blanket loan payment breaks if the economy deteriorat(...)

Financial Services Union  said it would be ‘seeking a freeze’ on any plans to reduce employee numbers at this time. File photograph: Bloomberg

The Financial Services Union (FSU) has written to banking chiefs to press them on how they plan to staff bad-loans units amid an expected surge in arr(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf, who succeeded Philip Lane as Central Bank Governor in September 2019, received remuneration of €95,597 for the four months to the end of December

The number of people earning €100,000 or more at the Central Bank increased again last year, its annual report shows. According to figures published (...)

An Amazon warehouse. The company has opened a 6,800sq m ‘delivery station’ at Greenogue Business Park in southwest Dublin with 20 staff. Photograph: Getty Images

Some stock brokers have had to put new customers on a waiting list, as “armchair investors are rushing to open trading accounts in the hope of picking(...)

The Central Bank is also looking at insurers’ handling of claims relating to travel, health and mortgage protection policies. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Central Bank has told insurance chief executives in the State they must take personal responsibility for the oversight of how claims relating to C(...)

 KBC Group CEO Johan Thijs: ‘What is still an annoying thing is all the tracker mortgage stuff and, honestly, we would recommend to Central Bank of Ireland: come on, guys, turn the page.’ Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

The dreaded B-word hovered malevolently over the banking sector, like most areas of Irish economic and political life, in 2019. Fears over the impact(...)

Bank of Ireland’s new app has increased functionality by 50 per cent, has enhanced security controls and will allow customers to avail of a broader set of payment options.

Bank of Ireland’s new mobile banking phone app will go live for a “small” group of staff by the end of the year, but a broader rollout of this key pro(...)

Surviving domestic banks have cut their average non-performing loans ratio from a peak of 30 per cent in 2013 to 7 per cent at the end of June, according to Central Bank data. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 35 so-called vulture funds have filed applications to be authorised by the Central Bank following the passage of laws late last year forcing owne(...)

BPFI CEO Brian Hayes: His plea for bankers to be able to speak their minds on major issues affecting their sector, and the economy at large, might get a better hearing if bankers weren’t so reluctant to apologise for their mistakes.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Free speech is the cornerstone of every democracy so bravo to Brian Hayes for saying that bankers here should not be put on the “bold step” for expres(...)

Central Bank deputy governor Ed Sibley warned that bankers are beginning to display echoes of pre-crisis hubris.

Won’t someone please think of the bankers? All these onerous rules and regulations – not to mention the relentless focus on good governance and consta(...)

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