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Financial markets have been rattled this week by data  from both Germany and China. Photograph: iStock

The market interest rate on Irish Government bonds plunged to a fresh all-time low on Thursday on talk of more aggressive than expected stimulus measu(...)

The picture in international markets is darkening: what does this mean for your household finances? Photograph: iStock

Your mortgage, your pension, your savings, your investments. The prospects for all these have changed significantly as the financial world appears to (...)

Investec Ireland banking analyst Owen Callan said that PTSB investment on IT and wage inflation at the bank will limit improvements to its cost-income ratio over the next five years

Investec Ireland has set a price target for Permanent TSB’s (PTSB) stock at less than a third of its €4.50 initial public offering (IPO) level four ye(...)

The latest figures have led forecasters to downgrade their estimates of mortgage borrowing for the full year.

The drawdown of mortgages by borrowers, and approvals for new mortgages, are running ahead of last year’s levels. But the figures for June have falle(...)

Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

US jobs data pointing to an expanding economy helped global shares on Friday although the main Irish index lagged behind European peers. DUBLIN The(...)

PTSB chief executive Jeremy Masding signalled to the Oireachtas finance committee that a further sale of problem loans may be on the cards. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Welsh banker Jeremy Masding became chief executive of Permanent TSB (PTSB) seven years ago, the company was a basket case and he knew there was a(...)

Football Association of Ireland’s John Delaney: FAI board lacks overall independence and many members appear to be too close to the association by dint of time served. Photograph: Tom Honan

The recent travails of John Delaney, the chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland, have thrown the focus back on to a nebulous but utter(...)

PTSB’s chief executive Jeremy Masding, didn’t rule out further loan sales when he reported full-year results last week.

Permanent TSB (PTSB) last year overcame remaining “existential issues” by offloading €3.4 billion of problem loans, but it has “very limited scope” of(...)

AIB has operated a debit and credit cards transactions joint venture called First Merchant Processing (Ireland) Limited (FMBI), trading as AIB Merchant Services, since 2007. Photograph: Eric Luke

US financial services group First Data has joined forces with AIB in its bid for Dublin-based payments company Payzone, which is worth more than €100 (...)

S&P cautioned against the “potential for economic imbalances if the brisk rate of house price inflation persists. Photograph: iStock

Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global said its outlook improved on a raft of Irish banks but warned that it isn’t “overly optimistic” on(...)

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