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#Irish Banks

# irish-banks - Thursday 2 February, 2017

The best way to get a good deal from an Irish bank? Set up business in the UK

New research shows local lenders offer SMEs significantly cheaper loans in Britain.

# irish-banks - Sunday 4 October, 2015

A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man

And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.

# irish-banks - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ireland's biggest banks are getting a new regulator today and here's how it's going to work

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes explains the detail of the new pan-eurozone Single Supervisory Mechanism.

# irish-banks - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Column: Here's how to protect your bank deposits in this unsettled economy

Many sensible individuals are now rightly worried about the security of their savings and investments, writes David Quinn who says diversification is key.

# irish-banks - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Irish banks continue to wean off ECB's funding ECB

Irish banks continue to wean off ECB's funding

The latest figures show usage of the ECB’s refinancing facilities by the Irish covered banks dropped €13 billion in December.

# irish-banks - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

AIB raises €500 million in auction of three-year bond AIB

AIB raises €500 million in auction of three-year bond

The almost entirely State-owned bank raises €500 million by selling a bond which is not guaranteed by the government.

# irish-banks - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Banks repay €3.3 billion in fees from State guarantee schemes

New figures show the seven banks covered by the State’s guarantees have returned €3.36 billion so far.

# irish-banks - Monday 10 September, 2012

IMF turns up heat on demands for Irish bank debt deal IMF

IMF turns up heat on demands for Irish bank debt deal

The latest IMF quarterly review says having the ESM take a direct stake in Irish banks is the best way back to the markets.

# irish-banks - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Infographic: How much have the Irish put into their banks?

As this image reveals, quite a bit.

# irish-banks - Friday 24 August, 2012

Deposits in Irish banks up 10 per cent in last year

The Department of Finance says increases in deposits at Ireland’s covered banks demonstrate “depositor confidence”.

# irish-banks - Sunday 12 August, 2012

What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks? Michael Collins This post contains videos

What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks?

Historian’s presentation at Glasnevin Cemetery will question how the former Minister for Finance might view the current state of affairs.

# irish-banks - Friday 10 August, 2012

Bank of Ireland reports half-year loss of €1.25 billion

Bank CEO says H1 2012 has been a difficult environment to operate in, given ongoing eurozone difficulties and challenges to the Irish economy.

# irish-banks - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Column: Ireland has no option but to play hardball. So why aren’t we?

Economic commentator Anthony Phillips paid a visit to the Department of Finance. This is what happened…

# irish-banks - Friday 20 July, 2012

Column: Here’s why Ireland is failing. Have you heard of Dibor?

In the UK, a banking scandal has prompted high-level resignations and heavy fines. In Ireland our reaction is very different, writes William Campbell.

# irish-banks - Monday 16 July, 2012

In full: Ulster Bank's letter to customers

CEO Jim Brown has written to all customers to say that reconciliations to accounts will continue over the coming weeks.

Could Ireland burn the bondholders?

A report in the Wall Street Journal about talks on the Spanish bailout has sparked a renewed debate.

Ulster Bank: now showing account balances

But they may not be accurate yet.

# irish-banks - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Ulster Bank: HSE staff still waiting on 21 June pay

Meanwhile, the bank has said it will open some branches on Saturday and Sunday this week.

'Last week of delays' for Ulster Bank customers

The bank has said the “vast majority” of accounts will be back to normal by Monday.

# irish-banks - Monday 9 July, 2012

Central Bank: We can't guarantee Ulster Bank fiasco won't happen again

The disruption is expected to last several more days, with branches continuing to open late today and tomorrow.

# irish-banks - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Ulster Bank customers still receiving warning letters

Two people contacted yesterday after receiving warnings about missed loan payments and failed direct debits.

# irish-banks - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Ulster Bank: significant delays expected next week but normal service by 16 July

Ulster Bank’s parent group believes the technical issues will be fixed for the vast majority of customers by July 16.

Some Ulster Bank customers' bills not paid for last fortnight

The delay to payments enters its third week today, as the bank insisted no customer data had been lost.

# irish-banks - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Ulster Bank customers are not low priority, says RBS

The bank said faster resolution of problems in the UK was simply a technological issue.

# irish-banks - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Government calls banks in over mortgage arrears

The bank CEOs were briefed on personal insolvency legislation, details of which have not been released to the public.

# irish-banks - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Bank of Ireland sells UK project finance arm

The €200m sale will not lead to job losses.

# irish-banks - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Shatter plays down German resistance to bank debt deal

The justice minister rejected suggestions that comments from Berlin were a rebuff to Irish hopes of a debt reduction.

# irish-banks - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Central Bank deputy says Irish banks may need more money

Matthew Elderfield has said in an interview that the banks are likely to need a further €3-4 billion in order to meet stiff capital requirements.

# irish-banks - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Noonan: Nobody will buy AIB until there's 'more visibility' about its assets AIB

Noonan: Nobody will buy AIB until there's 'more visibility' about its assets

The Minister for Finance says it’ll take some time for AIB to appear solid enough to find a buyer for the State’s shares.

# irish-banks - Friday 18 May, 2012

Bank of Ireland to seek voluntary redundancies from staff

The number of redundancies could be as high as 1,000, according to reports.

# irish-banks - Sunday 6 May, 2012

No pay cuts for high earners at former Anglo Irish Bank

Michael Noonan said wage reductions could make it difficult to hold on to staff at the IBRC.

# irish-banks - Thursday 26 April, 2012

PTSB to 'carve viable business' out of current bank

Bank welcomes Troika and government approval

# irish-banks - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Mortgage arrears continue to increase, says BOI

Bank report for first quarter of 2012 says that residential property prices don’t appear to have “fully stabilised”.

# irish-banks - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

€1.5billion to be paid to senior AIB bondholders today

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly has described the payment as “criminal”.

# irish-banks - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Garda officers call for more manpower to probe Anglo Irish Bank debacle

The president of the garda sergeants’ group said questions were being asked about why no prosecutions have been brought.

# irish-banks - Monday 2 April, 2012

Permanent TSB reports losses of €424million

The bank warned of a “significant deterioration” in the number of borrowers in arrears.

# irish-banks - Thursday 8 March, 2012

AIB confirms plan to seek 2,500 voluntary redundancies AIB

AIB confirms plan to seek 2,500 voluntary redundancies

The 99.8 per cent state-owned bank will seek the redundancies as part of plans to reduce its staff costs by €170 million per year.

# irish-banks - Saturday 3 March, 2012

AIB still paying millions for staff gym and golf club fees Exclusive

The bank – which is 99.8 per cent owned by the taxpayer – still pays fees for thousands of staff, despite a State ban on bonuses.

# irish-banks - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Bank of Ireland received €264million in applications for mortgage fund

The lender said it was showing “support and commitment to the Irish mortgage market”.

AIB to donate 39 major artworks to the State Art

AIB to donate 39 major artworks to the State

The bank will also make almost one thousand pieces of art available to be used for public exhibition.

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