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#Banking

# banking - Wednesday 28 September, 2022

Explainer: Why the UK's chaotic financial markets forced the Bank of England to step in
# Bond Buying
# Bond Buying

Explainer: Why the UK's chaotic financial markets forced the Bank of England to step in

Wed 6:20 PM 21,457 Views 14 Comments

The Bank intervened to try to bring surging yields in government bonds under control as they spiralled higher.

# banking - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Most customers leaving Ulster Bank and KBC haven't transferred direct debits
# Exiting The Market
# Exiting The Market

Most customers leaving Ulster Bank and KBC haven't transferred direct debits

Sep 21st 2022, 8:42 AM 14,937 Views 19 Comments

The two banks have been urging customers to get their accounts in order.

# banking - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Mortgage holders could save thousands by switching when fixed rate ends - consumer watchdog
# Banking
# Banking

Mortgage holders could save thousands by switching when fixed rate ends - consumer watchdog

Aug 31st 2022, 6:30 AM 22,963 Views 27 Comments

The CCPC told the Department of Finance that it is concerned by the “impending increase” in the concentration of Ireland’s retail banking sector.

# banking - Wednesday 10 August, 2022

AIB apologises to customers over binned cashless branch strategy
# Sorry
# Sorry

AIB apologises to customers over binned cashless branch strategy

Aug 10th 2022, 6:02 PM 29,330 Views 25 Comments

The bank contacted account holders across Ireland today to confirm that cash services won’t be withdrawn from 70 branches.

# banking - Tuesday 9 August, 2022

Ulster Bank to write to personal credit card holders to remind them to close accounts
# Banking
# Banking

Ulster Bank to write to personal credit card holders to remind them to close accounts

Aug 9th 2022, 1:05 PM 13,733 Views 11 Comments

Ulster Bank credit cards will no longer work from March 2023.

# banking - Friday 5 August, 2022

Almost 300,000 new current accounts have been opened this year, figures show
# Irish Banking
# Irish Banking

Almost 300,000 new current accounts have been opened this year, figures show

Aug 5th 2022, 7:16 AM 14,204 Views 15 Comments

The figures indicated that Ulster Bank and KBC current account customers are heeding advice to switch banks.

# banking - Saturday 30 July, 2022

Cash is crucial to victims of domestic abuse or coercive control, says Women's Aid
# Financial Abuse
# Financial Abuse

Cash is crucial to victims of domestic abuse or coercive control, says Women's Aid

Jul 30th 2022, 6:30 AM 11,767 Views 0 Comments

AIB this week said its plan to go cashless in 70 branches was a ‘mistake’.

# banking - Saturday 23 July, 2022

TD calls for Oireachtas Committee to meet to 'establish who knew what and when' about AIB plans
# Cashless Backtrack
# Cashless Backtrack

TD calls for Oireachtas Committee to meet to 'establish who knew what and when' about AIB plans

Jul 23rd 2022, 11:17 AM 17,203 Views 61 Comments

It follows a report in the Irish Independent this morning that the Department of Finance knew about AIB’s plans in advance.

# banking - Friday 22 July, 2022

Poll: How often do you use cash/cheque services at a bank branch?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you use cash/cheque services at a bank branch?

Jul 22nd 2022, 8:50 AM 46,329 Views 77 Comments

AIB said 70 of its branches will become cashless later this year.

# banking - Thursday 21 July, 2022

AIB to appear before Finance Committee over decision to go cashless at 70 branches
# Finance Committee
# Finance Committee

AIB to appear before Finance Committee over decision to go cashless at 70 branches

Jul 21st 2022, 8:18 PM 17,227 Views 46 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness said that the provisional date for their appearance was 3 August.

AIB should 'reconsider' decision to make 70 branches cashless, says Taoiseach
# Cashless Banks
# Cashless Banks

AIB should 'reconsider' decision to make 70 branches cashless, says Taoiseach

Updated Jul 21st 2022, 4:11 PM 30,891 Views 89 Comments

The branches will no longer offer cash or cheque services and if they have an ATM outside, it will be removed.

# banking - Monday 4 July, 2022

Banker accountability Bill brought forward to Cabinet
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Banker accountability Bill brought forward to Cabinet

Jul 4th 2022, 10:00 PM 14,372 Views 19 Comments

The Bill aims to give greater powers to regulators to punish individual misconduct.

# banking - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

'Social value' of local post offices must be protected, communications committee hears
# Postmasters
# Postmasters

'Social value' of local post offices must be protected, communications committee hears

Updated Jun 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 14,378 Views 11 Comments

The committee heard today that local post offices were a fundamental part of smaller towns and villages, but were at risk of being subsumed by provision of services online.

Bank of Ireland completes €427m purchase of Davy
# BOI
# BOI

Bank of Ireland completes €427m purchase of Davy

Jun 1st 2022, 9:43 AM 10,668 Views 6 Comments

Davy was put up for sale last year after the Central Bank of Ireland levied a fine of €4.1 million against the company.

KBC writes to customers giving them six months to close their accounts
# Time To Switch
# Time To Switch

KBC writes to customers giving them six months to close their accounts

Jun 1st 2022, 8:58 AM 8,963 Views 8 Comments

The bank has 130,000 current accounts that are active or have a balance.

# banking - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Electric Ireland moves to reassure KBC and Ulster Bank customers over direct debit switchovers
# Banking
# Banking

Electric Ireland moves to reassure KBC and Ulster Bank customers over direct debit switchovers

May 25th 2022, 7:29 PM 17,596 Views 7 Comments

The energy supplier has raised concerns about the ‘cumbersome’ paper-based process of switching some 65,000 customers.

# banking - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Central Bank says more needs to be done to help customers as banks exit Irish market
# Banking Switch
# Banking Switch

Central Bank says more needs to be done to help customers as banks exit Irish market

May 17th 2022, 4:27 PM 15,308 Views 9 Comments

The exit of KBC and Ulster Bank will whittle Ireland’s number of retail banks from five down to just three.

# banking - Friday 29 April, 2022

KBC Bank extends its account closure notice to six months
# KBC Bank
# KBC Bank

KBC Bank extends its account closure notice to six months

Apr 29th 2022, 7:46 AM 15,990 Views 11 Comments

The original timeframe was 90 days.

# banking - Thursday 28 April, 2022

AIB cleared to acquire €4.2 billion Ulster Bank loan porfolio
# Green Light
# Green Light

AIB cleared to acquire €4.2 billion Ulster Bank loan porfolio

Apr 28th 2022, 9:47 PM 18,423 Views 27 Comments

Ulster Bank is set to withdraw all of its banking services from Ireland.

# banking - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Central Bank tells sector 'more needs to be done' for customers hit by KBC and Ulster Bank closures
# Account Switch
# Account Switch

Central Bank tells sector 'more needs to be done' for customers hit by KBC and Ulster Bank closures

Apr 27th 2022, 2:33 PM 9,967 Views 12 Comments

Both Ulster Bank and KBC Bank are winding down their operations in Ireland.

# banking - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Bank of Ireland announces CEO Francesca McDonagh to step down
# Banking
# Banking

Bank of Ireland announces CEO Francesca McDonagh to step down

Apr 26th 2022, 6:59 PM 36,730 Views 34 Comments

McDonagh joined Bank of Ireland in October 2017 as Group Chief Executive Officer.

# banking - Thursday 3 March, 2022

AIB returns to profit as discussions underway to buy back some State shares
# Banking
# Banking

AIB returns to profit as discussions underway to buy back some State shares

Mar 3rd 2022, 12:41 PM 10,081 Views 11 Comments

The bank will pay out €213 million to shareholders, including the State.

# banking - Monday 28 February, 2022

Bank of Ireland reports a pre-tax profit of €1.4 billion for 2021
# The Banks
# The Banks

Bank of Ireland reports a pre-tax profit of €1.4 billion for 2021

Feb 28th 2022, 11:04 AM 17,853 Views 51 Comments

Bank of Ireland CEO Francesca McDonagh said it delivered its “strongest performance since the global financial crisis”.

# banking - Sunday 27 February, 2022

SWIFT exclusion the most 'disruptive sanction' against Russia
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

SWIFT exclusion the most 'disruptive sanction' against Russia

Feb 27th 2022, 12:21 PM 36,258 Views 23 Comments

Swift is a discreet but important cog in the machinery of international finance.

# banking - Friday 18 February, 2022

Central Bank calls on Irish banks to improve customer support waiting times
# Phoning It In
# Phoning It In

Central Bank calls on Irish banks to improve customer support waiting times

Feb 18th 2022, 4:09 PM 10,894 Views 43 Comments

it conducted a review of the five main retail banks.

# banking - Saturday 29 January, 2022

Permanent TSB apologises after 'technical issues' meant some customers didn't get wages
# PTSB
# PTSB

Permanent TSB apologises after 'technical issues' meant some customers didn't get wages

Jan 29th 2022, 12:11 PM 27,364 Views 20 Comments

The issue has since been resolved.

# banking - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Highest number of mortgages drawn down last year since 2009
# Housing
# Housing

Highest number of mortgages drawn down last year since 2009

Jan 26th 2022, 6:10 AM 10,415 Views 4 Comments

Mortgages drawn down in 2021 were worth a total of €10.5 billion, the highest value since 2008.

# banking - Friday 17 December, 2021

Permanent TSB signs agreement to buy €7 billion of Ulster Bank mortgages and 25 branches
# PTSB
# PTSB

Permanent TSB signs agreement to buy €7 billion of Ulster Bank mortgages and 25 branches

Dec 17th 2021, 10:21 AM 14,736 Views 12 Comments

The bank will also acquire Business Direct and Lombard Asset Finance loan business under the deal.

# banking - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Ulster Bank urges customers not to switch banks 'at last minute'
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

Ulster Bank urges customers not to switch banks 'at last minute'

Dec 2nd 2021, 2:00 PM 39,057 Views 17 Comments

The bank has committed to giving up to six months notice of its departure in 2022.

EU fines major banks €344 million over foreign exchange trading cartel
# Forex
# Forex

EU fines major banks €344 million over foreign exchange trading cartel

Dec 2nd 2021, 12:47 PM 10,748 Views 14 Comments

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Credit Suisse all received fines.

# banking - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Banking review to assess mortgage pricing, savings rates and bankers' pay
# Banking
# Banking

Banking review to assess mortgage pricing, savings rates and bankers' pay

Nov 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 16,034 Views 12 Comments

The review will also assess submissions on the salary cap for bankers.

# banking - Friday 23 July, 2021

Permanent TSB plans to take over €7.6 billion of Ulster Bank loans and 25 branches
# Banking
# Banking

Permanent TSB plans to take over €7.6 billion of Ulster Bank loans and 25 branches

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:48 AM 16,729 Views 40 Comments

Ulster Bank has over one million customers, along with 2,800 staff and 88 branches across the country.

# banking - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase
# Scam Texts
# Scam Texts

Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase

Jun 30th 2021, 12:53 PM 37,019 Views 21 Comments

The number of new phishing websites detected by the bank’s fraud prevention team has doubled since last month.

# banking - Monday 28 June, 2021

AIB to take on €4.2 billion worth of Ulster Bank's corporate and commercial loan book
# Banking
# Banking

AIB to take on €4.2 billion worth of Ulster Bank's corporate and commercial loan book

Jun 28th 2021, 10:10 AM 13,062 Views 17 Comments

The move will see 280 Ulster Bank employees move over to AIB as part of the deal.

# banking - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Government to sell part of State's 13.9% share in Bank of Ireland
# Banking
# Banking

Government to sell part of State's 13.9% share in Bank of Ireland

Updated Jun 23rd 2021, 9:27 AM 22,834 Views 35 Comments

The sale is to happen through a pre-arranged trading plan that will be managed by Citigroup Global Markets.

# banking - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Opinion: To maintain economic resilience we must learn from the past and look to the future
# Mortgage Lending Rules
# Mortgage Lending Rules

Opinion: To maintain economic resilience we must learn from the past and look to the future

Jun 20th 2021, 7:30 AM 9,146 Views 10 Comments

Vasileios Madouros of the Central Bank says a fresh review of its mortgage lending measures will include submissions from the public.

# banking - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Bank of Ireland to recruit 130 specialist IT staff over next 12 months
# Digital Focus
# Digital Focus

Bank of Ireland to recruit 130 specialist IT staff over next 12 months

Apr 29th 2021, 9:44 AM 17,426 Views 20 Comments

Last month, the bank confirmed plans to close 88 branches in Ireland and 15 branches in Northern Ireland.

# banking - Friday 16 April, 2021

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition

Apr 16th 2021, 4:39 PM 16,360 Views 39 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the move leaves the future of the Irish banking sector uncertain.

'Deeply worrying development': Union raises concerns over KBC's potential exit from Irish market
# BOI Talks
# BOI Talks

'Deeply worrying development': Union raises concerns over KBC's potential exit from Irish market

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 1:23 PM 95,973 Views 183 Comments

The Financial Services Union will request an “urgent meeting” with the banks.

# banking - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Opinion: We need to get real, branch banking as we know it is gone
# Banking
# Banking

Opinion: We need to get real, branch banking as we know it is gone

Mar 23rd 2021, 12:42 PM 17,516 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil senator Malcolm Byrne says traditional banking is clearly disrupted and it’s important we get ahead in education and upskilling to cope with the changes.

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