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KBC to verify IDs with fintech ‘selfie’

Lender KBC says it is embracing innovative technology and partnering with skilled fintechs in order to compete in the financial services landscape. Read more

Irish-owned businesses account for one-third of €4.6bn R&D spending

Domestic firms spent 36pc of the €4.6bn invested into innovation here in 2016, with multinationals responsible for the balance.

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Company owners’ PPSN needed in database

A new register of businesses is set to include details of owners’ Personal Public Service Numbers (PPSN).

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Right on the money: Revolutionising business lending

For the last decade, a lot of Irish SMEs have struggled to access the funds they need to succeed. As the financial crisis took hold, sources of credit dried up. Many Irish businesses found it next to impossible to access affordable finance. Read more

Take charge: Slash banking fees by moving your current account to another bank

In the first half of 2016, just 3,600 of us, or 0.06pc, switched our current account to another bank. Read more

Driver (48) ‘gobsmacked and devastated’ at €19k insurance quote

A motorist was shocked when his annual motor insurance renewal quote rocketed to an incredible €19,000. Read more

National Treasury Management Agency raises €4bn from bond investors

The National Treasury Management Agency has raised €4bn from bond investors this afternoon after encountering heavy demand for its latest syndicated bond issuance. Read more

PTSB adds fuel to mortgage war by slashing fixed rates for new business

Permanent TSB has reduced its rates on a number of its fixed rate mortgage products for new business.

The changes, will apply to three-year and five-year fixed home loans, will come into effect on Monday, April 9. Read more

Household spending will soar to record €100bn as economy surges and wages rise – Ibec

HOUSEHOLD spending is set to top €100bn this year for the first time as a resurgent economy fattens workers’ wallets, business group Ibec has predicted. Read more

Ireland’s economic growth could be at risk from emerging threats to competitiveness – Ibec

Ireland’s surging economic growth could be at risk from emerging threats to the country’s competitiveness, business lobby group Ibec has warned. Read more