The Bank of England is widely expected to raise interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years next week, after the next meeting of its monetary policy committee.
Wed, 25 Oct, 2017
London house prices have recorded a year-on-year fall for the first time in eight years, according to an index.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2017
Cork-based venture capital firm Kernel Capital is actively pursuing more investments after putting €1.1m into an IT company that assists companies and government departments manage data.
Tue, 12 Sep, 2017
Britain’s messy election outcome and a weakening of the housing market have caused a sharp of loss of confidence among UK consumers, leaving the country dependent on exports to avoid a recession, according to a survey.
Wed, 28 Jun, 2017
British house prices fell for a third consecutive month in May for the first time since 2009, according to a survey, that underlines the housing market’s slowdown since last year’s Brexit vote.
Fri, 02 Jun, 2017
UK house prices recorded their third monthly decrease in a row in May - the first time this has happened since 2009 - according to an index.
Thu, 01 Jun, 2017
Professional and legal fees related to the special liquidation of IBRC — the Anglo Irish Bancorp and Irish Nationwide holding group — have reached over €214.5m.
Sat, 06 May, 2017
Pet owners pay nearly £3,500 typically in the first year of owning their animal, including costs such as food, bedding, toys, equipment and insurance, a survey has found.
Mon, 17 Apr, 2017
Thu, 03 Nov, 2016
We met up with Dublin-born Risteárd Cooper - one third of the Après Match crew - to find out what makes him tick.
Thu, 09 Jun, 2016
UK house prices fell more sharply than expected last month after the introduction of a new tax on the purchase of rental properties.
Tue, 10 May, 2016
Thu, 31 Dec, 2015
Wed, 02 Dec, 2015
Sat, 28 Nov, 2015
BT Openreach chief executive Joe Garner is set to become the new chief executive of Nationwide.
Mon, 16 Nov, 2015
UK house price growth accelerated to a six-month high, according to the UK Nationwide Building Society, as a separate report showed mortgage lending rising by the most since 2008.
Fri, 30 Oct, 2015
British house price growth has accelerated and there were signs the market in London is heating up again, mortgage lender Nationwide said, adding to evidence the housing market has regained momentum.
Thu, 01 Oct, 2015
FOR sheer brass neck, it is hard to match the haughty insouciance of the former Irish Nationwide boss Michael Fingleton.
Thu, 03 Sep, 2015
Britain’s biggest building society lender Nationwide says a new banking tax will cost it £300m (€422.7m) over the next five years and potentially hurt lending.
Wed, 19 Aug, 2015
The row between then taoiseach Brian Cowen and his finance minister, Brian Lenihan, on the night of the bank guarantee concerned whether or not to include Anglo Irish Bank in the cover, the banking inquiry will be told on Thursday.
Tue, 16 Jun, 2015
The former chairman of AIB has claimed the bank had no role in drafting the bank guarantee and that no bank could have stopped the bubble.
Fri, 24 Apr, 2015
Britain’s seven biggest lenders will have to show how they would cope with a global economic downturn causing the worst deflationary spiral since the 1930s under a new Bank of England stress test later this year.
Mon, 30 Mar, 2015
Junior bondholders of the doomed Anglo Irish Bank could be in line for a multi- million euro payout as the sale of assets of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) continues to surpass expectations.
Sat, 14 Mar, 2015
UK home prices increased at their slowest annual pace in 14 months in January as housing transactions and demand cooled.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2015
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has been accused of “surrendering” any hope of a bank bail-out debt deal from the EU.
Tue, 13 Jan, 2015
Eight lenders in the UK will learn tomorrow whether they have passed Bank of England tests showing how they would cope with severe economic stress.
Mon, 15 Dec, 2014
HEATED talk about belated action inside the Dáil sparked by concern for a cold corpse found outside it.
Sat, 06 Dec, 2014
A High Court judge has strongly criticised the continuing failure over months to make a decision whether accountancy firm KPMG should, in its capacity as former auditors to Irish Nationwide Building Society, be sued as a co-defendant in separate actions by State-owned IBRC against Michael Fingleton and other former directors of the society over €6bn losses.
Tue, 21 Oct, 2014
The Bank of England has eased a curb on risky mortgages that are large relative to a borrower’s income, amid signs that Britain’s housing market has begun to cool.
Thu, 02 Oct, 2014
THE sad news of the death of Paddy Keogh of Wines Direct was announced recently and this column would like to extend sympathies to his family and work colleagues.
Sun, 14 Sep, 2014
Nationwide Building Society, Britain’s biggest customer-owned lender, more than doubled its first-quarter profit, helped by improvements to its balance sheet, it said yesterday.
Tue, 19 Aug, 2014
A father mourning the death of his baby daughter asked users of the website Reddit to help him create a picture of her without medical tubes. He asked, and they helped.
Wed, 16 Jul, 2014
House prices in the UK have leapt by 11.1% over the last year in the strongest annual growth seen since June 2007, building society Nationwide has reported.
Tue, 03 Jun, 2014
Two US investment funds have bought nearly two thirds of a €1.8bn mortgage loan book from IBRC.
Tue, 01 Apr, 2014
Former Irish Nationwide chairman Michael Walsh wrote to the late minister for finance, Brian Lenihan, warning him against bank mergers as the financial crisis escalated, according to a letter obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Wed, 12 Mar, 2014
Mortgage holders tied to loans with Irish Nationwide face being “thrown to the wolves” or unregulated firms and left without financial protection, it has been warned.
Fri, 14 Feb, 2014
Public sentiment towards saving money has reached its most positive level for nearly two years, a new survey shows.
Mon, 14 Oct, 2013
Arthur’s Day: Traditionally a time for handwringing about where we are as a nation. Commentators will ask: What can we do to change our preoccupation with alcohol? That battle is long lost.
Mon, 23 Sep, 2013
My work is far from nine to five. Sometimes I’m going hell for leather, sometimes things are quiet.
Sun, 08 Sep, 2013
Lending through the Bank of England’s flagship credit programme rose in the second quarter, led by Lloyds Banking Group and Nationwide Building Society, with banks expecting further expansion through the rest of 2013.
Tue, 03 Sep, 2013
Plans to boost credit to small businesses in the UK have been dealt a blow after a major lender delayed its launch into the sector until 2016.
Tue, 27 Aug, 2013
Nama has announced the successful loan service providers that will take over the IBRC assets that are not sold by the end of this year.
Thu, 04 Jul, 2013
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that he sticking to his plans to hold an Oireachtas inquiry, but has left open the possibility to re-run the referendum to give more powers to Parliamentary inquiries.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2013