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# Irish Banks

This year
Michael McGrath expects move by Irish banks to boost deposit rates
The Finance Minister said he expects Irish savers will soon receive positive news.
Last year
Almost 300,000 new current accounts have been opened this year, figures show
The figures indicated that Ulster Bank and KBC current account customers are heeding advice to switch banks.
All time
The best way to get a good deal from an Irish bank? Set up business in the UK
New research shows local lenders offer SMEs significantly cheaper loans in Britain.
A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man
And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.
Ireland's biggest banks are getting a new regulator today and here's how it's going to work
Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes explains the detail of the new pan-eurozone Single Supervisory Mechanism.
Column: Here's how to protect your bank deposits in this unsettled economy
Many sensible individuals are now rightly worried about the security of their savings and investments, writes David Quinn who says diversification is key.
Irish banks continue to wean off ECB's funding
The latest figures show usage of the ECB’s refinancing facilities by the Irish covered banks dropped €13 billion in December.
AIB raises €500 million in auction of three-year bond
The almost entirely State-owned bank raises €500 million by selling a bond which is not guaranteed by the government.
Banks repay €3.3 billion in fees from State guarantee schemes
New figures show the seven banks covered by the State’s guarantees have returned €3.36 billion so far.
IMF turns up heat on demands for Irish bank debt deal
The latest IMF quarterly review says having the ESM take a direct stake in Irish banks is the best way back to the markets.
Infographic: How much have the Irish put into their banks?
As this image reveals, quite a bit.
Deposits in Irish banks up 10 per cent in last year
The Department of Finance says increases in deposits at Ireland’s covered banks demonstrate “depositor confidence”.
What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks?
Historian’s presentation at Glasnevin Cemetery will question how the former Minister for Finance might view the current state of affairs.
Bank of Ireland reports half-year loss of €1.25 billion
Bank CEO says H1 2012 has been a difficult environment to operate in, given ongoing eurozone difficulties and challenges to the Irish economy.
Column: Ireland has no option but to play hardball. So why aren’t we?
Economic commentator Anthony Phillips paid a visit to the Department of Finance. This is what happened…
Column: Here’s why Ireland is failing. Have you heard of Dibor?
In the UK, a banking scandal has prompted high-level resignations and heavy fines. In Ireland our reaction is very different, writes William Campbell.
In full: Ulster Bank's letter to customers
CEO Jim Brown has written to all customers to say that reconciliations to accounts will continue over the coming weeks.
Could Ireland burn the bondholders?
A report in the Wall Street Journal about talks on the Spanish bailout has sparked a renewed debate.
Ulster Bank: now showing account balances
But they may not be accurate yet.
Ulster Bank: HSE staff still waiting on 21 June pay
Meanwhile, the bank has said it will open some branches on Saturday and Sunday this week.
'Last week of delays' for Ulster Bank customers
The bank has said the “vast majority” of accounts will be back to normal by Monday.
Central Bank: We can't guarantee Ulster Bank fiasco won't happen again
The disruption is expected to last several more days, with branches continuing to open late today and tomorrow.
Ulster Bank customers still receiving warning letters
Two people contacted yesterday after receiving warnings about missed loan payments and failed direct debits.
Ulster Bank: significant delays expected next week but normal service by 16 July
Ulster Bank’s parent group believes the technical issues will be fixed for the vast majority of customers by July 16.
Some Ulster Bank customers' bills not paid for last fortnight
The delay to payments enters its third week today, as the bank insisted no customer data had been lost.
Ulster Bank customers are not low priority, says RBS
The bank said faster resolution of problems in the UK was simply a technological issue.
Government calls banks in over mortgage arrears
The bank CEOs were briefed on personal insolvency legislation, details of which have not been released to the public.
Bank of Ireland sells UK project finance arm
The €200m sale will not lead to job losses.
Shatter plays down German resistance to bank debt deal
The justice minister rejected suggestions that comments from Berlin were a rebuff to Irish hopes of a debt reduction.
Central Bank deputy says Irish banks may need more money
Matthew Elderfield has said in an interview that the banks are likely to need a further €3-4 billion in order to meet stiff capital requirements.
Noonan: Nobody will buy AIB until there's 'more visibility' about its assets
The Minister for Finance says it’ll take some time for AIB to appear solid enough to find a buyer for the State’s shares.
Bank of Ireland to seek voluntary redundancies from staff
The number of redundancies could be as high as 1,000, according to reports.
No pay cuts for high earners at former Anglo Irish Bank
Michael Noonan said wage reductions could make it difficult to hold on to staff at the IBRC.
PTSB to 'carve viable business' out of current bank
Bank welcomes Troika and government approval
Mortgage arrears continue to increase, says BOI
Bank report for first quarter of 2012 says that residential property prices don’t appear to have “fully stabilised”.
€1.5billion to be paid to senior AIB bondholders today
Independent TD Stephen Donnelly has described the payment as “criminal”.
Garda officers call for more manpower to probe Anglo Irish Bank debacle
The president of the garda sergeants’ group said questions were being asked about why no prosecutions have been brought.
Permanent TSB reports losses of €424million
The bank warned of a “significant deterioration” in the number of borrowers in arrears.
AIB confirms plan to seek 2,500 voluntary redundancies
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.
AIB still paying millions for staff gym and golf club fees
The bank – which is 99.8 per cent owned by the taxpayer – still pays fees for thousands of staff, despite a State ban on bonuses.