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#Banking Crisis

# banking-crisis - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Column: How much has Ireland paid for the EU banking crisis?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How much has Ireland paid for the EU banking crisis?

Jan 15th 2013, 7:30 PM 5,664 Views 224 Comments

Ireland has been declared a ‘special case’ by Angela Merkel – and these figures show exactly why, writes Michael Taft.

# banking-crisis - Friday 12 October, 2012

RBS says Santander has pulled out of €2 billion branch deal
# Banking
# Banking

RBS says Santander has pulled out of €2 billion branch deal

Oct 12th 2012, 9:58 PM 6,737 Views 11 Comments

Disappointing news breaking tonight for the bailed out British bank.

# banking-crisis - Saturday 28 July, 2012

9 videos that sum-up Ireland's banking and economic collapse
# Memories
# Memories

9 videos that sum-up Ireland's banking and economic collapse

Jul 28th 2012, 8:15 AM 9,376 Views 25 Comments

“We are where we are” and “we all partied”. We look back at those turbulent two years that led us towards Ireland’s current economic state.

# banking-crisis - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Roundup: How has the world reacted to the latest Anglo arrests?
# Anglo Worldwide
# Anglo Worldwide

Roundup: How has the world reacted to the latest Anglo arrests?

Jul 24th 2012, 12:24 PM 10,423 Views 0 Comments

The Anglo Irish Bank arrests may be big news in Ireland, but what does the rest of the world think about it?

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Column: Make an example of bankers. Just do it.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Make an example of bankers. Just do it.

Jul 11th 2012, 7:00 AM 31 Views 26 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson says an example was quite rightly made of him when his actions led to the collapse of Barings Bank – why isn’t that happening now?

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

US billionaire investor appointed to Bank of Ireland
# Bank Of Ireland
# Bank Of Ireland

US billionaire investor appointed to Bank of Ireland

Jun 20th 2012, 11:55 AM 5,180 Views 14 Comments

Wilbur Ross led a group of US investors in €1.1bn deal to buy 35 per cent of the bank last year.

# banking-crisis - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

FF says Taoiseach must clarify suggestion bank guarantee file was shredded
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

FF says Taoiseach must clarify suggestion bank guarantee file was shredded

Jun 12th 2012, 9:28 PM 8,003 Views 70 Comments

Enda Kenny said today there was no file in the Department of Taoiseach related to the discussions surrounding the bank guarantee of September 2008, suggesting it may have been shredded.

# banking-crisis - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Ex-Iceland PM says trial 'is not an example' for other countries
# Iceland
# Iceland

Ex-Iceland PM says trial 'is not an example' for other countries

Apr 24th 2012, 2:20 PM 1,344 Views 2 Comments

Geir Haarde was found not guilty on all but one of the five charges brought against him by authorities in Iceland. He was the first world leader to go on trial over the global financial crisis.

# banking-crisis - Monday 23 April, 2012

Iceland ex-PM convicted on 1 of 5 bank charges
# Iceland
# Iceland

Iceland ex-PM convicted on 1 of 5 bank charges

Apr 23rd 2012, 4:22 PM 2,136 Views 7 Comments

Geir Haarde has been found guilty of one of the charges against him – however he will face no punishment and the state will pay his expenses in defending the case.

# banking-crisis - Saturday 21 April, 2012

24 AIB employees continue to earn basic salaries over €250k
# Banking
# Banking

24 AIB employees continue to earn basic salaries over €250k

Apr 21st 2012, 12:57 PM 4,520 Views 31 Comments

The Finance Minister has confirmed that 24 staff at the institution, which is 99.8 per cent owned by the State, are continuing to receive salaries in excess of €250,000.

# banking-crisis - Monday 12 March, 2012

The bank formerly known as Anglo sends fraud newsletter to staff
# Ibrc
# Ibrc

The bank formerly known as Anglo sends fraud newsletter to staff

Mar 12th 2012, 3:34 PM 8,615 Views 20 Comments

No comment.

# banking-crisis - Sunday 11 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Mar 11th 2012, 7:50 PM 8,435 Views 16 Comments

Your essential round-up of all today’s biggest news stories plus some extras you may have missed…

Noonan says debt restructuring deal is being negotiated
# Debt Deal
# Debt Deal

Noonan says debt restructuring deal is being negotiated

Mar 11th 2012, 6:24 PM 4,125 Views 41 Comments

The Finance Minister has confirmed negotiations are underway on a major restructuring of Ireland’s banking debts.

# banking-crisis - Friday 9 March, 2012

Barclays boss has bonus cut - but still takes £6.3m package
# Bonuses
# Bonuses

Barclays boss has bonus cut - but still takes £6.3m package

Mar 9th 2012, 1:02 PM 1,402 Views 15 Comments

Chief executive Bob Diamond was paid £6.3m (€7.5m) for 2011 – but had been originally meant to take a total of £9m (€10.7m).

# banking-crisis - Thursday 8 March, 2012

AIB confirms plan to seek 2,500 voluntary redundancies
# AIB
# AIB

AIB confirms plan to seek 2,500 voluntary redundancies

Mar 8th 2012, 10:23 AM 3,936 Views 25 Comments

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.

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Report suggests 2,500 job cuts imminent at AIB
# Banking Crisis
# Banking Crisis

Report suggests 2,500 job cuts imminent at AIB

Mar 7th 2012, 3:48 PM 3,350 Views 11 Comments

The bank declined to comment on this afternoon’s suggestions that it is preparing to slash 2,500 jobs – and not the 2,000 anticipated.

# banking-crisis - Monday 5 March, 2012

Iceland's former PM to face trial over financial crisis
# Iceland
# Iceland

Iceland's former PM to face trial over financial crisis

Mar 5th 2012, 8:23 AM 1,634 Views 25 Comments

Iceland’s former prime minister Geir Haarde faces trial today as the first world leader criminally charged over the 2008 financial crisis.

# banking-crisis - Monday 13 February, 2012

Banking crisis: Central Bank paid out €30m in consultancy fees in 2011
# Banking Crisis
# Banking Crisis

Banking crisis: Central Bank paid out €30m in consultancy fees in 2011

Feb 13th 2012, 1:18 PM 1,949 Views 12 Comments

Law firm Arthur Cox seems to be the big winner in terms of consultancy contracts with the Central Bank, NTMA and Department of Finance.

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Column: Don’t know how to deal with banks? Get to know the code
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Don’t know how to deal with banks? Get to know the code

Feb 1st 2012, 7:30 AM 124 Views 7 Comments

Many SME owners feel powerless in the face of banks, writes George Mordaunt, but if they educate themselves with the revised code of conduct they might find the breathing space they need.

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Occupy Finance: Sit-down protest against bondholder payout
# Pay Day
# Pay Day

Occupy Finance: Sit-down protest against bondholder payout

Jan 25th 2012, 12:07 PM 2,802 Views 90 Comments

Have you spotted other protests today against the payout of €1.25bn to Anglo Irish bondholders? Send your pics to us.

# banking-crisis - Monday 23 January, 2012

Column: It's the turn of banks to pay a financial transaction tax
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It's the turn of banks to pay a financial transaction tax

Jan 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 16 Views 12 Comments

This week, former trader Nick Leeson says it’s time Enda Kenny stop playing softball with the banks and siding with UK politicians – and focus on getting restitution for his citizens.

# banking-crisis - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Permanent TSB charging "subprime" and "usury" variable rate - O Cuiv
# Mortgage Debt
# Mortgage Debt

Permanent TSB charging "subprime" and "usury" variable rate - O Cuiv

Jan 19th 2012, 1:04 PM 3,233 Views 9 Comments

State-owned financial institution should be forced to reduce its “punitive” mortgage rate, Dáil hears.

# banking-crisis - Monday 26 December, 2011

Column: Nick Leeson's 4 lessons learned from 2011
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Nick Leeson's 4 lessons learned from 2011

Dec 26th 2011, 8:25 AM 52 Views 13 Comments

Ireland and a euro break-up, the truth about tribunals, white collar crime and the dangers of ‘pay day’ loans – former trader Nick Leeson rings the closing bell on 2011.

# banking-crisis - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Column: Your bank, your debt or your mental health - which will crack first?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Your bank, your debt or your mental health - which will crack first?

Dec 24th 2011, 8:45 AM 49 Views 16 Comments

SME owner George Mordaunt says banking staff should be trained to deal with stressed out and indebted customers who feel under attack and at the end of their tether.

# banking-crisis - Monday 12 December, 2011

Half of SMEs seeking loans from banks in past three months were turned down
# Bankwatch
# Bankwatch

Half of SMEs seeking loans from banks in past three months were turned down

Dec 12th 2011, 11:43 AM 988 Views 12 Comments

Majority of those who answered ISME survey claim the Government is having no positive effect in making banks extend credit to SMEs.

# banking-crisis - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Column: The right choices - was this an Irish Budget?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The right choices - was this an Irish Budget?

Dec 8th 2011, 5:37 PM 14 Views 25 Comments

Independent Senator Katherine Zappone argues that the Government succumbed to external pressure to put the requirements of the troika over greater collective recovery and sustainability.

# banking-crisis - Monday 28 November, 2011

IMF was in favour of Government burning senior bondholders
# Bailout
# Bailout

IMF was in favour of Government burning senior bondholders

Nov 28th 2011, 10:22 PM 8,608 Views 94 Comments

Ajai Chopra, Chief Negotiator with the IMF, reveals that his group would have backed such a move – but the European partners in the bailout would not.

# banking-crisis - Monday 14 November, 2011

Column: Whistleblowers in banking are doing the right thing - but not for themselves
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Whistleblowers in banking are doing the right thing - but not for themselves

Nov 14th 2011, 8:30 PM 17 Views 8 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson finds that those who try to expose problems in the banking sector and would be heroes anywhere else are made pariahs in their world.

# banking-crisis - Friday 11 November, 2011

Dáil committee agrees to draw proposals for banking inquiry
# Banking Crisis
# Banking Crisis

Dáil committee agrees to draw proposals for banking inquiry

Nov 11th 2011, 11:22 AM 236 Views 3 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee is to examine whether it can hold an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the bank guarantee.

# banking-crisis - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Poll: Are the 'Occupy' protests a good thing?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are the 'Occupy' protests a good thing?

Nov 3rd 2011, 10:18 AM 3,774 Views 80 Comments

The anti-capitalist protests in cities around the world are still going strong – but what do you think of them? Tell us here…

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Did you hear about the banker who worked too hard?
# Sick Note
# Sick Note

Did you hear about the banker who worked too hard?

Nov 2nd 2011, 10:59 AM 1,349 Views 8 Comments

The head of Lloyds Banking Group Plc has had to take leave of absence – reportedly because of stress and fatigue. (And it might be the fault of the Irish economy).

Column: 3 reasons why we shouldn't pay the Anglo billion-dollar bond
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 3 reasons why we shouldn't pay the Anglo billion-dollar bond

Nov 2nd 2011, 7:30 AM 21 Views 84 Comments

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly says even Michael Noonan once argued that this is not our debt; it is not required by the EU/IMF and the markets will punish us for it.

# banking-crisis - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Column: A ‘Yes’ vote on Oireachtas inquiries will bring us a vital democratic function
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A ‘Yes’ vote on Oireachtas inquiries will bring us a vital democratic function

Oct 23rd 2011, 6:45 PM 51 Views 36 Comments

Ireland is virtually alone in not having parliamentary inquiries – and they may finally bring answers about the banking crisis, writes constitutional law expert Donal K Coffey.

# banking-crisis - Monday 17 October, 2011

Column: The Keane report has consequences for borrowers – but not for banks
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Keane report has consequences for borrowers – but not for banks

Oct 17th 2011, 8:00 PM 62 Views 41 Comments

The Keane Report, independent TD Stephen Donnelly notes, cites “inappropriate mortgage-holder behaviour”. It does not mention “inappropriate banker behaviour”.

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Barroso's banking plan could mean more countries opting for bailout
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Barroso's banking plan could mean more countries opting for bailout

Oct 12th 2011, 6:50 PM 242 Views 8 Comments

Jose Manuel Barroso wants banks to increase capital – saying governments can foot the bill by borrowing from the EFSF.

Anglo Irish Bank... in the shredder
# Office Politics
# Office Politics

Anglo Irish Bank... in the shredder

Oct 12th 2011, 12:34 PM 2,191 Views 25 Comments

Bank staff are asked to get rid of all signs of the old name from their office space.

# banking-crisis - Monday 3 October, 2011

Column: Michael Fingleton's expense claims are despicable - but they are tip of the iceberg
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Michael Fingleton's expense claims are despicable - but they are tip of the iceberg

Oct 3rd 2011, 8:30 PM 199 Views 42 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson laments the lack of real will to bring ex-Irish Nationwide chief Michael Fingleton to account but notes that the excesses of certain individuals are distracting us from the wider banking scandal.

# banking-crisis - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Noonan: 'I hope others can learn from our actions' on banking crisis
# Economy
# Economy

Noonan: 'I hope others can learn from our actions' on banking crisis

Sep 25th 2011, 6:56 PM 594 Views 23 Comments

The Minister for Finance has told the Institute of International Finance in Washington that Ireland is ahead of schedule in tackling its banking crisis.

# banking-crisis - Monday 5 September, 2011

Iceland's former PM denies negligence charges over banking collapse
# Iceland
# Iceland

Iceland's former PM denies negligence charges over banking collapse

Sep 5th 2011, 3:46 PM 165 Views 6 Comments

Geir Haarde is accused of acting negligently in not moving to prevent the 2008 banking collapse in Iceland.