© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An Allied Irish Bank (AIB) worker cleans around the branch’s ATM, amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Dublin, Ireland, March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s AIB and its EBS subsidiary have been fined a record 96.7 million euros ($101.6 million) by the country’s central bank for overcharging customers denied mortgages that track base rates.
AIB, which had set aside 70 million euros by the end of last year to cover a potential fine, said it would include an additional charge in its 2022 financial accounts. It apologised “unreservedly” for the impact its breaches had on customers’ lives.
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Ireland’s AIB fined record 97 million euros for mortgage overcharging