Ian Guider's Market Talk

AIB’s €250 million dividend payment to the state, the first since the crash, may be a headache for Bank of Ireland

5th March, 2017
AIB headquarters in Dublin 4 PIc: PA

Handing over the vast bulk of €250 million to the Department of Finance was a nice way for AIB to signal that it is in rude financial health, and all it needs is the green light from the government to go ahead and tap global investors to buy shares in the bank.

That dividend payment is significant for the bank. Firstly, it’s an indication that AIB is generating more capital than it needs and is...

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