Banking

Rural Independents call on minister to protect banking customers

Rural Independents call on minister to protect banking customers

The Rural Independent Group has called on the Minister for Finance and the Central Bank to protect Ulster Bank and...

May 16, 2022

Rural communities weaken as bank branches close – TD

Rural communities weaken as bank branches close – TD

The leader of the Rural Independent Group has called for a Dáil debate on the decision to sell part of...

December 23, 2021

Permanent TSB agrees terms for Ulster Bank deal

Permanent TSB agrees terms for Ulster Bank deal

Permanent TSB (PTSB) has announced today (December, 17) that it has signed binding legal agreements with NatWest Group plc to...

December 17, 2021

Permanent TSB could take over some Ulster Bank loans and branches

Permanent TSB could take over some Ulster Bank loans and branches

Ulster Bank in the Republic of Ireland and NatWest Group plc have agreed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...

July 23, 2021

What should farmers take into account when switching banks?

What should farmers take into account when switching banks?

Taking the plunge to switch banks is not a move which should be undetaken lightly, according to professional services firm...

June 8, 2021

‘Duopoly’ in agri-lending: Irish banking system ‘not fit for purpose’

‘Duopoly’ in agri-lending: Irish banking system ‘not fit for purpose’

Calls have been made on the government to address competition in the Irish banking sector following KBC Group’s announcement to...

April 19, 2021

There will be a ‘huge evolution if not revolution of banking’ – McGuinness

There will be a ‘huge evolution if not revolution of banking’ – McGuinness

There is going to be a “huge evolution – if not revolution – of banking” as more entities go down...

March 16, 2021

NI indepth: ‘Most of my meetings are held around the kitchen table and I really enjoy that’

NI indepth: ‘Most of my meetings are held around the kitchen table and I really enjoy that’

For Tyrone farmer’s son, Rodney Brown, work as Danske’s new deputy head of agriculture is about much more than just farmers’ finances....

January 3, 2018

Danske appoints first deputy head of agri-business

Danske appoints first deputy head of agri-business

Northern Ireland’s largest agri-business banking team has appointed one of its experienced agri-business managers as its first deputy head of agri-business....

December 11, 2017

‘Credit not land will be the main barrier for young farmers going forward’

‘Credit not land will be the main barrier for young farmers going forward’

Access to land is often cited as the limiting factor or barrier to expansion and growth for farmers but, according...

October 28, 2015

‘Farmers and the SME sector weighed down with excessive interest charges’

‘Farmers and the SME sector weighed down with excessive interest charges’

The Central Bank must act immediately to deliver lower interest rates for farmers and the agri-business sector as a whole,...

May 12, 2015

New European initiative to help farmers access credit

New European initiative to help farmers access credit

The European Commission (EC) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have today presented a model guarantee instrument which aims to help...

March 23, 2015

Farmers can access new €400m low-cost loan fund

Farmers can access new €400m low-cost loan fund

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SCBI) has launched of a €400m low-cost loan fund for SMEs. The new lending...

February 19, 2015

Ulster Bank staff awarded ag’ finance certificates

Ulster Bank staff awarded ag’ finance certificates

Twenty eight Ulster Bank business banking staff were the first in Ireland to receive a Certificate in Agricultural Finance, awarded...

December 4, 2014

Top 10 exhibitors to visit at the Ploughing

Top 10 exhibitors to visit at the Ploughing

If you’re short of time at the National Ploughing Championships, we’ve identified some of the best sites that should visit....

September 22, 2014