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KBC, the Belgian-owned bank, told its 1,300 Irish staff that their jobs will remain secure until at least the end of October amid ongoing plans to sell its loan book to Bank of Ireland. The bank, which reported an increased demand for mortgages in the first quarter of 2021, said it has made a “formal” commitment of job security until the autumn, adding that the period of job security could be extended beyond October....
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