Cofounder and chief executive of smartphone-based bank N26, Valentin Stalf, attends a session at the Paris Fintech Forum Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty

German digital bank N26, which offers accounts to Irish customers, has become Europe’s most valuable financial technology start-up after raising $300 (...)

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit CEO and founder of MoneyConf. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Monday Indicators: Irish new car sales (May), construction PMI (May); UK balance of trade (Apr), manufacturing and industrial production (Apr); US co(...)

The organisers claim MoneyConf is he fastest growing event of its kind in Europe

Web Summit is back. Well, sort of. The actual Web Summit might not be returning to Dublin anytime soon (if ever). Yet its sister event, the fintech-fo(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit chief executive and MoneyConf founder, at the official launch of  MoneyConf earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The co-founder and chief executive of the Web Summit Paddy Cosgrave has again questioned the level of corruption in the Republic while calling for fre(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit CEO and MoneyConf founder, at the official launch of Web Summit’s fintech event MoneyConf which will take place in Dublin’s RDS from June 11-13th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Reforms to the US corporate tax regime might not result in tech companies with large operations here leaving Ireland but they could result in some pha(...)

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is among those to have backed N26, which has raised more than $50 million to date

N26, a low-cost mobile-first bank, which was awarded a full European retail banking licence last year, has gained about 10,000 customers in Ireland, o(...)

A woman walking in front of a branch of Germany’s Deutsche Bank in Cologne. Photograph: Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay

Berlin’s smartphone bank N26 has been granted a European banking licence, giving it a lead in a looming shake-up of financial services across Europe. (...)

Number26 chief financial officer Maximilian Tayenthal outlined why  Ireland was chosen as the latest market.

Fintech start-up Number26, which has developed a current account specifically for the smartphone, will be available in Ireland from today. The Berlin(...)

Protesters outside Deutsche Bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt recently wearing masks depicting former chief executive Josef Ackermann, co-chief executive Juergen Fitschen, former board member Tessen von Heydebreck and former chief executive Rolf Breuer. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The German dramatist Bertolt Brecht once remarked drily that breaking into a bank is nothing compared to founding a bank. His observation hangs in the(...)