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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(...)

The Government has pledged to hold off selling more than 25 per cent of any bank before the end of this year. Photograph: iStock

Has the State missed the boat on cashing in on AIB ? Three months ago, the head of the NTMA, Conor O’Kelly, urged the Government to swiftly offload (...)

Interest rates on the US and UK have started to rise and it is only a matter of time before the ECB follows suit. Image: Irish Times Graphics

A whole generation of mortgage borrowers have no experience of rising interest rates. But 2019 looks set to be the year when interest rates start to c(...)

Topped the table of debt charges taken by Irish banks that have survived the financial crisis.

AIB lost €34.3 billion on soured loans in the past decade, topping the table of debt charges taken by Irish banks that have survived the financial cri(...)

 Former governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan: wants the State to set aside windfalls from stronger-than-expected corporate tax receipts. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State’s main 11 banks and building societies racked up a total of €140 billion in loan losses in the decade since western Europe’s worst property (...)

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