AIB announced an agreement with Ulster Bank and its parent NatWest Holdings for the loan book

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) will carry out a full phase two investigation to see if AIB’s planned €4.2 billion deal to b(...)

As 2020 drew to a close, it was clear that Ulster Bank’s days in the Republic were numbered as its UK parent, NatWest Group, was in the throes of a st(...)

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre in Dublin in May. Non-essential retail was shuttered for much of the first half of the year. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

There is no sugarcoating it. Between Covid, Brexit, supply chain issues and spiralling energy prices it was a tough year for the Irish consumer, as ou(...)

Ulster Bank’s parent NatWest Group agreed last week to sell €6.8 billion of the Irish unit’s mortgages and business loans to PTSB. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Permanent TSB (PTSB) has started the process of seeking approval from the State’s competition watchdog for a transformational deal to increase its loa(...)

Chief executive of NiftiBusiness and Nifti Personal Leasing Catherine Guy and AIB managing director of retail banking Jim O’Keeffe. Photograph: Orla Murray/Coalesce

AIB is acquiring a 50 per cent stake in Autolease Fleet Management, making an initial investment of €6 million to help provide more sustainable car le(...)

The new investment is being made from the MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland Fund II, a €145m fund

Laboratory equipment supplier Cruinn Diagnostics has secured a multimillion euro investment into the business from private equity firm MML Growth Capi(...)

While nearly two-thirds of people plan to use savings to fund their festive spending 34% said they would have to borrow to fund their Christmas this year. Photograph: iStock

Christmas will cost Irish households an average of close to €1,000 this year although spending will climb significantly once children enter the frame,(...)

The Synch project hit a stumbling block in January after the CCPC pushed back the banks’ application to establish a joint venture. Image: iStock

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has decided to carry out a full phase-two investigation into a plan by the main Irish banks (...)

Ulster Bank chief executive Jane Howard said it is unlikely that the lender will reach a deal on its NPL portfolio until ‘after 2022’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ulster Bank’s chief executive in the Republic, Jane Howard, said on Wednesday that the lender has “made a very deliberate decision” to delay a sale of(...)

1.  The Ardstone portfolio in Dublin. Photograph: Getty

With estimates among industry experts for this year’s transactional activity currently at €4.5 billion-€5.25 billion, 2021 is shaping up to be an extr(...)

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