Bank of Ireland UK

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About Us

We are the Partnership Bank

  • Exclusive financial services relationship and foreign exchange joint venture with the Post Office
  • Long term financial services partnership with the AA
  • Successful UK mortgage business
  • Full service retail and commercial bank in Northern Ireland
  • Growing car and asset finance business throughout the UK
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Business Overview

  • Bank of Ireland (UK) plc is a separately incorporated subsidiary of Bank of Ireland Group, which has been a leading retail bank in Ireland since it was established in 1783.  Bank of Ireland UK currently employs c. 2,200 staff.
  • Bank of Ireland UK is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.
  • Bank of Ireland UK has an unrivalled distribution network in Great Britain through its exclusive financial services partnership with the Post Office, which serves over 2.4 million customers, and offers a full range of attractive products, including mortgages, savings, credit cards and personal loans.
  • In partnership with the Post Office we are also the largest provider of consumer foreign exchange in the UK.
  • Bank of Ireland UK has a long term financial services partnership with the AA, which brings together attractive customer propositions across a product portfolio of credit cards, unsecured personal loans, savings and mortgages.
  • Bank of Ireland UK offers a range of mortgages to the intermediary mortgage market in Northern Ireland and Great Britain with customer service, innovation and value to partners at the heart of its offering
  • Bank of Ireland has been operating in Northern Ireland for almost 200 years. It has a full service bank with a 28 strong branch network, including business centres, as well as direct, phone and online.
  • Car and asset finance is provided under the Northbridge Finance brand in Northern Ireland and Great Britain.
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Purpose

Our purpose is to be the leading partnership bank, providing simple, flexible, accessible financial services and products to UK customers both directly and through partnerships with trusted, respected UK brands and intermediaries.

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History

The history of Bank of Ireland in the UK.

  • August 2016 – Launch of the first ever AA Mortgage for AA members
  • June 2016 – Bank of Ireland for Intermediaries announces a new partnership with Tenet
  • February 2016 – Post Office Money launch personal loans supported by First Data
  • July 2015 - Bank of Ireland UK and the AA announce a long term financial services partnership which will deliver attractive customer propositions across a product portfolio of credit cards, unsecured personal loans, savings and mortgages.
  • July 2015 - Bank of Ireland for Intermediaries announces a new partnership with Intrinsic Financial Services, which will see its products offered across the UK mortgage market by an extra 3000 advisers.
  • April 2015 - Northridge Finance named Best Finance Product at the Motor Finance Europe Awards in Munich
  • March 2015 - Bank of Ireland UK’s intermediary mortgage business unveils a new partnership with the Openwork network which will provide customers with further choice across the UK mortgage market.
  • February 2015 - Bank of Ireland for Intermediaries pilot extended to appointed representatives of First Complete, part of LSL Group
  • December 2014 -  Launch of Bank of Ireland for Intermediaries pilot in Great Britain, through three estate agencies within the LSL Group
  • April 2014 - new intermediary mortgage distribution partnership with Legal & General launched under the Post Office brand
  • 2013 - Launched Post Office Current Account pilot in East Anglia
  • 2012 -  Post Office contract renewed until 2023
  • 2010 -  Bank of Ireland UK plc is incorporated and is established as a separate legal entity
  • 2007 -  The Joint Venture with the Post Office is extended to 2020
  • 2003 -  Partnership with Post Office is established
  • 1997 -  Bank of Ireland acquires Bristol & West
  • 1971 -  Bank of Ireland opened its first branch in Great Britain at Shepherd's Bush, London
  • 1825 -  Bank of Ireland opens its first branches in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry and Newry
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