Wim Verbraeken

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KBC  added nearly 17,000 new Irish customer accounts in the first three months. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

KBC Bank Ireland’s profits will be bolstered this year by the release of loan impairment charges of up to €160 million as the economy and property mar(...)

 Wim Verbraeken, chief executive  of KBC Bank Ireland: “Overall, KBC is very positive about the long-term future in Ireland.” Photograph: Alan Betson

KBC Bank Ireland chief executive Wim Verbraeken expects the company to write an additional €100 million in new residential mortgages in 2017. This w(...)

KBC has not revealed the number of tracker customers it has contacted. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

KBC Bank Ireland has set aside redress money to compensate overcharged mortgage customers, as the Central Bank oversees an industry-wide investigation(...)

KBC Bank Ireland  saw net profit jump to €227 million last year from €75 million in 2015. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

KBC Group signalled its interest in mergers and acquisitions in Ireland after the Belgian banking giant affirmed its commitment to the Republic on Thu(...)

A €5 billion funding line equates to about 40 per cent of KBC Bank Ireland’s entire liabilities at the end of 2015

Belgian-based KBC Group’s €5 billion funding line to its Irish unit is likely to help persuade the group to remain in the Republic as it announces the(...)

 Larry Broderick, general secretary of the Financial Services Union, said there was “significant concern” among KBC staff in Ireland that its parent could sell the operation here. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The head of the Financial Services Union (FSU) has written to the chief executive of KBC Bank Ireland to express its concern about the possible outco(...)

AIB has already signalled that a ‘prudent dividend’ is likely to be paid in the new year. Photographer: Crispin Rodwell/Bloomberg

There will be some familiar themes in Irish banking in 2017 – mortgage arrears, non-performing loans and the tracker mortgage examination – but it co(...)

KBC cut Irish loan-loss provisions to a range of zero to €40m from a previous guidance of  €50m to €100m

Belgian financial services group KBC has cut its forecast for loan-loss provisions in Ireland and announced a €39.5 million second-quarter net profit(...)

The transaction was concluded in recent weeks and involved the issuing of 224 million ordinary shares of €1.25 in KBC Bank Ireland to KBC Group. Photograph:   Bryan O’Brien

Belgian financial services group KBC has subscribed for additional share capital in its Irish banking subsidiary to satisfy a requirement from the Eu(...)

KBC said on Thursday it maintained its progress in resolving arrears in its retail mortgage and corporate/SME loan book in the first quarter, and to date has offered a range of solutions to 95 per cent of customers in difficulty.

The strategic review of KBC Bank Ireland remains “ongoing” and its future might not be decided until the early part of 2017, according to the head of(...)

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