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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at Government Buildings.

The Government is to limit the interest rates charged by licensed moneylenders despite concerns previously raised by Minister for Finance Paschal Dono(...)

It can cost as much as 50 per cent less to own a home than rent it. File photograph: iStock

It’s one thing paying far more for a house than you would like to due to rising house prices; it’s quite another, however, not even being able to do t(...)

With Ulster Bank and now KBC Bank poised to leave the Irish market, how competitive will financial services be? File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Just a few hours after KBC Bank’s announcement on Friday, talk began of the competitive lacuna that will be left in its wake if it is to proceed with (...)

Credit unions had just €27 out on loan for every €100 of assets at the end of September. Photograph: Collins

A surge in household savings during Covid-19 saw Irish credit union deposits rise 7 per cent to €16.3 billion in the year to September, adding to the (...)

Wall Street expects Starbucks to emerge from the pandemic in an even more dominant position. Photograph: iStock

If housebound consumers have discovered how much they can save by skipping their morning lattes, nobody told the chief executive of Starbucks. The g(...)

The reduction of the stabilisation fund charge means that for a credit union with €100m in assets, the levy in 2021 would have been €16,400, but will now be reduced to €1,554. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has reduced the two main regulatory levies imposed on credit unions to afford them financial head room amid the C(...)

Owner Dannielle Downes at the Foxy Chopper hair salon in Waterford city: “The world is slightly different. It’s a new era.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Dannielle Downes has thought of almost everything ahead of the reopening of Foxy Chopper hair salon on Gladstone Street in Waterford. A dedicated hand(...)

2 Gilbert Road, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

The renovation at 2 Gilbert Road is a fine example of a smart conversion and extension of an old house in the Tenters area of Dublin 8. It has almost (...)

Credit unions estimate  up to 100,000 of their  members may be in a situation  where they are or will experience loss of income due to coronavirus

Credit unions have urged the Government to introduce regulatory changes to allow them to better respond to members affected by the Covid-19 crisis. T(...)

The Central Bank has issued new lending rules for credit unions that will come into effect from 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Credit unions are poised to double or even triple their lending in some sectors after a relaxation of Central Bank restrictions, according to the indu(...)

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