Banking

Ireland’s banking rules should help lenders soothe investors and avoid shocks – analysts

Market analysts say Bank of Ireland, AIB and Permanent TSB are in a strong position due to regulations which have sometimes been viewed as an albatross around the neck of the financial sector

Central Bank of Ireland: a senior director at the regulator said today that Ireland’s banking sector was ‘resilient, with strong capital and liquidity positions’

Ireland’s stringent banking rules should allow the country’s main lenders to evade any significant turbulence arising from the forced sale of Credit Suisse and the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, according to analysts.

Since the financial crash of 2008, Irish banks are required to hold significantly higher amounts of capital than their peers across the EU, which is a policy often criticised by some in the financial sector.

Lending rules have also been tightened over ...