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    1. May 29, 2015

      AIB turns to Bernard Byrne to take up chief’s role

      Allied Irish Banks has chosen Bernard Byrne, head of the lender’s retail and business banking operations, to take on...

    2. May 22, 2015

      Dutch government to sell 30 per cent stake in ABN Amro

      The Dutch government has fired the starting gun on the privatisation of ABN Amro by announcing plans to sell a 30 per...

    1. May 19, 2015

      The Art of a Nation, Mall Galleries, London — review

      In the wild west world of Irish banking before the crisis of 2008-10, Allied Irish Banks drank the saloon dry. Allowing...

    2. May 4, 2015

      Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund relaunches with €1bn investment

      Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund is set to re-emerge as a significant investor in the country’s recovering economy after...

    3. April 22, 2015

      Life assurer Guardian loses chief ahead of potential float

      The chief executive of Guardian Financial Services is stepping down as its private equity owner Cinven considers a...

    4. March 11, 2015

      Permanent TSB seeks to raise €525m

      Ireland plans to test international investors’ appetite for its recovering financial system, as the country’s...

    5. March 8, 2015

      Return to profit sparks Clydesdale move for AIB chief David Duffy

      David Duffy certainly has a sense of timing. The outgoing chief executive of Allied Irish Banks recalls being on a...

    6. March 5, 2015

      AIB reports first profit since Irish financial crisis

      Allied Irish Banks has boosted its chances of being returned to private ownership within the next 18 months after...

    7. February 18, 2015

      Bank Possible’s future in question as Starling team flies apart

      It was called “Bank Possible”. The aim was to challenge Britain’s biggest lenders with a digital-only current account...

    8. January 27, 2015

      Compensation for customers of mis-sold card insurance

      Bank customers who were mis-sold credit card protection products are set to receive compensation this year, following...

    9. January 19, 2015

      David Duffy quits AIB to head Clydesdale Bank

      David Duffy, chief executive of Allied Irish Banks, is to step down and take up a role at Clydesdale Bank, two weeks...

    10. January 12, 2015

      Ireland appoints Goldman to advise on AIB

      The Irish government has taken another step towards reversing its intervention in the banking sector with the...

    11. December 8, 2014

      ECB blamed for covered bond shortage

      Covered bond supply has reached its lowest level in nearly two decades as the European Central Bank has been accused of...

    12. October 26, 2014

      ECB stress tests: Ireland’s Permanent TSB to raise capital

      Permanent TSB, one of Ireland’s major retail banks, will aim to raise capital in the international markets over the...

    13. October 22, 2014

      UK regulator says HSBC and First Trust breached SME loan rules

      The UK’s antitrust watchdog has publicly censured HSBC and a unit of Allied Irish Banks for breaching competition rules...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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....

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. November 25, 2013

      Ireland’s lonely whistleblowers

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

    28. 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,...

    29. 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”...

    30. 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...

    31. June 25, 2013

      Inside the bubble

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

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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....

    38. 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...

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