“Ultimately, a decision on whether or not to pull the trigger on a legal challenge will fall to IBF president David Duffy, the chief executive of AIB, which is 99.8 per cent owned by the State.” Photograph: David Sleator

It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry at the news that the Irish Banking Federation is weighing a legal challenge to the Government’s decision to (...)

David Duffy, chief executive of AIB, recently took over as IBF president and his support for a legal challenge would be crucial for it to proceed

The Government’s €450 million bank levy could breach EU state aid rules, according to legal advice given to the Irish Banking Federation (IBF).The opi(...)

The protocol will apply to SMEs with debts of between €250,000 and €10 million.

The Irish Banking Federation has published a protocol for SMEs in financial difficulties who have debts with a number of banks.The move is designed to(...)

Phoenix Project founder William Prior: “You can’t go in and talk to your bank manager any more.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A charity that helps people in debt has called on banks to offer more permanent solutions to homeowners in financial difficulties.The Phoenix Project,(...)

Richie Boucher, Chief Executive Bank of Ireland, arriving at Leinster House, for a meeting with the Oireachtas finance committee. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Another year, another step closer to normalised lending. Or so we hope. The past year has reminded us we cannot take anything for granted in the fi(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton: “I want to see this service deliver for those in mortgage difficulty.” Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Less than half of 1 per cent of those in mortgage arrears have used an independent financial advice service set up by the Government last year to tack(...)

David Duffy, chief executive of AIB, is eyeing up banking federation role. Photograph: Alan Betson

AIB chief executive David Duffy is eyeing the role of president of the Irish Banking Federation in what would be a break with tradition by the financi(...)

The number of  properties listed for sale is up by a third, according to a new survey. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The Government should consider introducing new tax measures to encourage “empty nesters” to trade down to help alleviate the current shortage of famil(...)

The main banks have agreed a protocol to deal with legacy small and medium enterprise (SME) debt

The main banks have agreed a protocol to deal with legacy small and medium enterprise (SME) debt that they are planning to implement from January 2nd.(...)

The Irish Banking Federation is looking at whether the Governments’s application of the bank levy and the Dirt tax on deposits breach EU state aid rul(...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • Next
  • Last »