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Ulster Bank appoints former Communicorp CEO Gervaise Slowey to its board

Ulster Bank has appointed former Communicorp CEO Gervaise Slowey to its board of directors.

Ms Slowey is an independent strategic consultant.

Previously she headed up Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp radio group for four years to the end of 2016, and before that was an executive with advertising giant Ogilvy Worldwide.

She is also currently an independent non-executive director of Eason PLC, and also regularly chairs senior level appointment and state board director appointment panels for the Public Appointments Service.

The appointment was announced by Ulster Bank chairman, Des O’Shea.

“I welcome the appointment of Gervaise to our Board of Directors. She brings a wealth of international experience across a number of industries to the table as well as an in-depth expertise in identifying and understanding customer needs which we will leverage as we pursue our ambition of becoming the number one bank for customer service, trust and advocacy,” he said.

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Irish Life Group set to acquire strategic shareholding in Invesco

Irish Life Group are set to acquire a strategic shareholding in Ireland’s largest Irish-owned independent financial consultancy, Invesco. Read more

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