Finance Ireland, a non-bank lender led by Billy Kane, has sold its Everyday Finance unit to London-based Link Financial Group

London-based Link Financial Group has acquired an asset management unit within Finance Ireland, a non-bank lender led by Billy Kane. Called Everyday(...)

SBCI chief executive Nick Ashmore (above): “These figures demonstrate the breadth of the SBCI’s impact and the appetite among Irish SMEs for lower-cost funding that is more flexible and SME orientated.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The value of loans drawn down by SMEs from the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) almost doubled in the first half of the year, according(...)

Former Irish Permanent chief executive Billy Kane set up First Auto in 2011

First Auto Finance, the company set up by former Irish Permanent chief executive Billy Kane, saw profits jump by 43 per cent last year as income rose (...)

Billy Kane, head of Finance Ireland: “The economy  seems to be going well outside Dublin. There’s been a good lift in Cork, Galway and the southeast.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Finance Ireland, the non-bank lender headed by Billy Kane, has recruited Bank of Ireland executive Jim Hickey as its chief operating officer. Mr Hic(...)

Cranes over Dublin during the boom: many are trying to get back into the commercial property racket these days. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It seems as though everybody is trying to get back into the commercial property racket these days. One company that has been keeping a keen eye on act(...)

The SBCI has now made a total of €750 million in low-cost, long-term loans available from lenders

Ulster Bank is the fifth lender to win approval from the State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) to offer low-cost financing to S(...)

The offering is aimed at SMEs who want to buy new vehicles or upgrade their existing fleet without the high maintenance costs associated with ownership

The State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) has announced a new €25 million fleet finance fund for small and medium-sized busines(...)

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