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(...)

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(...)

Citroën currently has just under 1 per cent of the new-car market in the Republic, with 1,285 registrations recorded this year up to the end of October.

A company backed the State’s strategic investment fund has agreed a €30 million finance deal with auto maker Citroën’s Irish distributor. First Aut(...)

First Auto Finance MD Frank Donnellan said while there has been some negative commentary around PCPs of late, he believes they are a great way to acquire a new car every few years

First Auto Finance, the car financing company set up by former Irish Permanent chief executive Billy Kane, has introduced a new long-term rental agree(...)