Johan Thijs

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 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(...)

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf: “If I recall correctly that particular gentleman described our work as annoying, and one of the things I can tell you is that he may regret the fact that we will continue to be annoying.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf responded publicly on Thursday for the first time to the head of KBC Group bemoaning the regulator’s ongoing fo(...)

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(...)

KBC chief executive Johan Thijs: ‘Let’s now stop doing all the nitty-gritty stuff, which is an administrative hampering of the development of the financial institution  – and the financial market as a whole in Ireland.’

KBC Group chief executive Johan Thijs figured he was among his own kind when he let rip on a conference call with financial analysts on Thursday, bemo(...)

Johan Thijs, KBC Group chief executive, on a visit to Dublin in 2017. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

KBC Group chief Johan Thijs rounded on the Central Bank on Thursday for its continued focus on the tracker mortgage scandal and lenders’ other past si(...)

KBC Group’s chief executive Johan Thijs

KBC Group chief executive Johan Thijs was forced on Friday evening to apologise for “insensitive” comments on the country’s tracker-mortgage scandal, (...)

KBC Group chief executive Johan Thijs: “We’re focused on doing business, we’ve learned our lessons, we know what to do.”

The head of KBC Bank Ireland’s Belgian parent has rounded on the Central Bank of Ireland for its continued focus on the tracker mortgage scandal and l(...)

KBC has completed the sale of a loan portfolio to Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

KBC Bank Ireland said on Monday that it has completed the sale of a €260 million corporate loan portfolio to Bank of Ireland. The move is part of ef(...)

The bank said the transaction would have a negligible impact on KBC Group’s profit and loss and capital ratio. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

KBC Bank Ireland has agreed to sell its legacy performing corporate loan portfolio of about €260 million to Bank of Ireland. The move is part of effo(...)

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