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    1. July 18, 2014

      Tony O’Reilly, tycoon who gambled and lost

      Earlier this year, a discreet classified advertisement appeared in the pages of the Irish Times. “For sale. Private...

    2. July 14, 2014

      Ex-Co-op Bank chief Richard Pym takes chair at Allied Irish Banks

      The outgoing chairman of the Co-operative Bank is to take on a new challenge in the banking sector at the helm of Allied...

    1. June 28, 2014

      O’Reilly faces prospect of forced asset sale

      Sir Anthony O’Reilly, the former media tycoon and Ireland’s first billionaire, faces the prospect of a forced sale of his...

    2. June 3, 2014

      European banks: Still unstable

      Anthimos Thomopoulos arrives 30 minutes late for his lunch because of the traffic caused by a teachers’ demonstration. It...

    3. May 19, 2014

      Irish banks: Allied forces

      Sometimes it pays to rummage around in the rubble. In 2011, two years after Ireland’s banks collapsed, the US investor...

    4. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2014

      Dear eejit shareholder...

      From AIB’s IMS on Monday… Based on the number of shares currently in issue and the closing share price of Friday 9 May 2014,...

    5. FT Alphaville

      April 28, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Cornering markets in securities is unequivocally not ok, in property it is fair game. - Of the IMF’s...

    6. March 5, 2014

      Allied Irish Banks unveils strong improvement

      Allied Irish Banks will once more be attractive to private investors by the end of this year if it continues to work on its...

    7. March 4, 2014

      Bank of Ireland crisis investors sell third of combined stake

      Two of the biggest shareholders in Bank of Ireland sold a third of their combined stake on Tuesday after nearly trebling the...

    8. February 25, 2014

      Debt issuance by periphery banks hits post-crisis peak

      Borrowing by financial institutions based in the eurozone’s troubled periphery countries has reached its highest level since...

    9. February 6, 2014

      Investors put faith in Europe bank revival

      It may raise eyebrows to learn that, in spite of the Libor scandal, payment protection insurance mis-selling and the forex...

    10. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2014

      An Irish finance sanity check

      Much was being made on Tuesday of the fact that Irish government borrowing costs are now at a record low. Here’s the 10...

    11. December 15, 2013

      Ireland’s banks pose threat to economic recovery

      Ireland’s troubled banks, which plunged the country into crisis three years ago, still pose a significant threat to the...

    12. November 25, 2013

      Ireland’s lonely whistleblowers

      When John Wilson discovered that senior police officers were routinely cancelling penalty points and fines for driving...

    13. November 20, 2013

      Allied Irish sells post-bailout bond

      Allied Irish Banks has launched its first senior unsecured bond since being bailed out by Ireland’s government, underlining...

    14. August 1, 2013

      Allied Irish Banks vows to increase home repossession efforts

      Allied Irish Banks said on Thursday up to a fifth of its Irish mortgage customers in arrears are “strategic defaulters” and...

    15. July 1, 2013

      Allied Irish Banks seen as reckless as Anglo calls reveal

      Allied Irish Banks was viewed as being as reckless as Anglo Irish Bank and lending money to every “cowboy in town” in the...

    16. June 25, 2013

      Inside the bubble

      The taped conversations between three executives of Anglo Irish Bank leaked to the Irish Independent newspaper offer a...

    17. June 25, 2013

      States & banks: heading for the door

      They’re doing it in Vienna. They’re doing it in Brussels. They’re doing it in Stockholm and Frankfurt. They’re even thinking...

    18. June 13, 2013

      Lenders allow Dublin to delay bank stress tests until 2014

      Dublin has won approval from its international lenders to delay its next round of bank stress tests until 2014, despite...

    19. May 16, 2013

      Court of Appeal changes sentences in high-profile fraud cases

      Three convicted fraudsters in two high-profile cases have had their sentences changed following referrals to the Court of...

    20. April 29, 2013

      Control: Tighter rules fall short of halting rogue traders’ pursuit of profit

      As Kweku Adoboli was sentenced to seven years last year after being found guilty of Britain’s biggest banking fraud, the...

    21. March 27, 2013

      Annual loss narrows at Allied Irish

      Allied Irish Banks says it remains on target to return to profit next year following a big restructuring of the group in...

    22. March 24, 2013

      The Week Ahead: March 25 – March 31

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    23. March 21, 2013

      KBC set to raise $1.2bn from stake sale

      Belgium’s KBC is poised to raise as much as $1.2bn from investors through a sale of its stake in Polish lender Zachodni WBK...

    24. March 12, 2013

      Dublin orders rescued banks to cut pay

      Dublin has directed its bailed out banks to cut total remuneration costs by between 6-10 per cent in an effort to quell...

    25. February 26, 2013

      Dublin to drop blanket bank guarantee

      Dublin will remove the blanket bank guarantee it introduced at the start of its financial crisis from late next month amid...

    26. January 31, 2013

      Banks set aside £700m for swaps scandal

      Barclays, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds have set aside about £700m for compensation for mis-selling complex...

    27. January 25, 2013

      Irish banks push sale of real estate debt

      Ireland’s state-owned banks are accelerating the sale of tens of billions of euros-worth of property-backed loans in a move...

    28. January 17, 2013

      Judge criticises banks at fraud trial

      A judge has given a scathing assessment of lending practices at Allied Irish Banks and Bank of Scotland at the height of the...

    29. January 16, 2013

      Fraud verdict reveals banking excesses

      Two businessmen have been convicted of conspiring to defraud Allied Irish Banks and Bank of Scotland in a court case which...

    30. December 16, 2012

      Irish banks show signs of stabilisation

      Two years after Ireland’s banking crisis forced the country into an international bailout, signs are emerging of...

    31. December 2, 2012

      PPI case handlers offshore work to India

      Companies processing floods of mis-sold payment protection insurance claims – a scandal that has already cost UK banks...

    32. November 23, 2012

      Buyout groups pick up Irish bargains

      Almost two years since Ireland was forced to accept an international bailout to prop up its ailing banks, private equity...

    33. November 9, 2012

      Moral dilemma for Ireland’s bank chiefs

      The retirement of Eugene Sheehy, former chief executive of Allied Irish Banks, was rudely interrupted by a tabloid reporter...

    34. November 8, 2012

      Dublin’s shame

      Ireland’s bankers have not covered themselves in glory in recent years. The credit binge they presided over felled the...

    35. November 7, 2012

      Former AIB chief agrees to pension cut

      Dublin has welcomed a decision by Eugene Sheehy, the former chief executive of Allied Irish Banks, to agree a voluntary cut...

    36. November 6, 2012

      Allied Irish targets former executives

      Allied Irish Banks has written to former directors at the bank who were in office during Ireland’s financial crisis to ask...

    37. November 1, 2012

      Irish banks – trim but grim

      There are glimmers of hope for Ireland’s trim but grim banking sector. Although asset quality kept worsening in the first...

    38. October 8, 2012

      Irish lenders caught up in PPI probe

      Ireland’s central bank named six lenders on Monday that it was investigating over the mis-selling of payment protection...

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