Political opposition to AIB acquiring Goodbody Stockbrokers while at the same time embarking on cost cutting could scupper the deal, senior banking sources have said.
A number of bankers have said that it was surprising that AIB would want to acquire the high costs associated with Goodbody at a time when profitability in the sector was only moderately growing.
The bigger issues, several senior bankers told the Business Post, was how a deal could be...
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