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  1. July 17, 2014

    RSA to cut almost a tenth of costs

    Stephen Hester is preparing to cut almost a tenth of RSA’s £2bn annual costs as the insurer’s chief executive undertakes the...

  2. FT Alphaville

    June 20, 2014

    Fun with banks' fair value (and DTAs)

    Citi analysts have read 38 European banks’ annual reports for last year. People who value their sanity are not supposed to...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. March 3, 2014

    Bank of Ireland sees improvement in Irish mortgage market

    Ireland’s banking sector is still working its way through the country’s catastrophic property bubble but the signs are that...

  4. March 2, 2014

    Applications to trade as alternative funds in Ireland rises

    The Central Bank of Ireland has received more than 80 applications for authorisation to trade as alternative investment fund...

  5. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2014

    So long, Ukraine $1,984,838,000 5.00 per cent Notes due 2015

    Notwithstanding the approval and publication by the Central Bank of Ireland of the prospectus dated 17 February 2014 in...

  6. January 13, 2014

    Post Office extends bank services

    The Post Office has tripled the number of branches offering current accounts as it moves to the next phase of its plan to...

  7. January 10, 2014

    Accounting watchdogs to look at RSA auditors

    Accounting watchdogs are examining the role of RSA’s former auditor Deloitte in Ireland over the irregularities that left...

  8. January 8, 2014

    Eurozone banks: peripheral vision

    Banks and governments will always be entwined – in the good times, in the bad times, and in the awkward bits in between. The...

  9. January 1, 2014

    European banks: a tale of two models

    The masters of the universe are humbled. Politicians, regulators and the public have come to disdain investment bankers. And...

  10. December 22, 2013

    European companies: signs of life

    Jane Austen once observed that things that are “going untowardly one month, are sure to mend the next”. If she were around...

  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. December 4, 2013

    Bank of Ireland: statement of intent

    Somebody, somewhere really likes Bank of Ireland. Its shares have more than doubled in the past year, against a 15 per cent...

  13. December 4, 2013

    Jobless data and surge in tax revenue boost confidence in Ireland

    Falling unemployment and a surge in tax revenues are bolstering confidence in Ireland about the strength of its recovery as...

  14. FT Alphaville

    December 4, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David notes the passing of Australia’s debt ceiling barely two months after it arrived....

  15. December 4, 2013

    Bank of Ireland places €580m in new shares to repay state funds

    Three years after a banking crash forced Dublin into a humiliating international bailout, Bank of Ireland said on Wednesday...

  16. December 2, 2013

    European banks: más capital

    Stirring news from Europe’s periphery for anyone hoping that bank capital problems are in the past. In Spain, €30bn of...

  17. December 2, 2013

    Bank of Ireland capital ratio may be revised down after review

    Bank of Ireland has said its capital adequacy ratio may be sharply revised downwards after an industry-wide health check by...

  18. November 8, 2013

    Regulators probe RSA’s Irish arm after second profit warning

    Regulators are probing the Irish arm of RSA after the FTSE 100 insurer warned of problems that have led it to suspend three...

  19. FT Alphaville

    October 21, 2013

    The eejit market in AIB [update]

    Behold… That’s Allied Irish Banks’ rocket-fuelled stock price. The bank is now capitalised at €78bn or $99bn. Here’s how it...

  20. October 6, 2013

    US private equity group puts faith in underlying economy

    When William McMorrow, chief executive and chairman of Kennedy Wilson, a US private equity group, first flew to Ireland in...

  21. August 2, 2013

    Bank of Ireland nears return to profitability

    Bank of Ireland said on Friday it was on the brink of returning to profit following a four year company-wide restructuring,...

  22. July 29, 2013

    Inside Business: Bailed-out banks on block as markets surge

    There have been few better investments than European banks over the past year. Consider this clutch: Lloyds Banking Group,...

  23. 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...

  24. June 30, 2013

    Former Investec chief starts fund to lend to troubled UK groups

    The former head of Investec has teamed up with prominent South African financier Dennis Levine to launch a new credit fund...

  25. June 26, 2013

    Ireland gives banks more powers to repossess homes

    Dublin is making it easier for banks to repossess homes by reducing the time it takes lenders to begin legal action against...

  26. June 25, 2013

    Co-op’s debt plans attacked by investors

    Co-operative Bank bondholders are preparing a three-pronged fightback against the lender’s planned debt restructuring, after...

  27. June 24, 2013

    Dublin urged to hold inquiry into banking crisis

    Dublin is facing fresh calls to hold a public inquiry into its banking crash following the broadcast of a phone call between...

  28. June 17, 2013

    Co-op Bank, the lessons we should have learnt

    So the Co-op Bank’s permanent interest bearing shares (Pibs) and preference shares were a value trap after all. When Moody’s...

  29. 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...

  30. May 24, 2013

    Borrowers urged to step up complaints against Bank of Ireland

    Bank of Ireland customers have been urged to complain after the lender this week only partly backtracked on its decision to...

  31. May 21, 2013

    Bank of Ireland in partial retreat on mortgage rise

    Bank of Ireland has partly backtracked on its decision to raise mortgage rates for thousands of customers, saying that about...

  32. May 13, 2013

    Post Office to charge fees for two of three new current accounts

    The Post Office will charge a fee for two of the three current accounts it will launch this year. The accounts, which are...

  33. May 3, 2013

    Rate increases for BoI borrowers

    Thousands of buy-to-let landlords and homeowners saw mortgage interest rates double this week, after a rate increase by Bank...

  34. April 29, 2013

    Ireland: Bleak houses

    Evict the troika not the people,” reads a sign stuck on a small wooden hut in County Limerick. Close by, a metal gate blocks...

  35. April 28, 2013

    Irish bank regulator set to join Lloyds

    Ireland’s chief banking regulator is set to join Lloyds Banking Group as the new head of compliance at Britain’s biggest...

  36. April 10, 2013

    Lombard: ENRC cleanup at risk

    Project Cleanup appears to be going badly for Mehmet Dalman, chairman of Kazakh miner Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. The...

  37. April 9, 2013

    Ireland’s financial regulator steps down

    Ireland has been dealt a blow in its attempt to come to grips with an escalating mortgage crisis after its financial...

  38. March 31, 2013

    Bank of Cyprus – the noose tightens

    The noose is tightening around Bank of Cyprus. The stricken island’s number one lender is being frogmarched dangerously...

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