Bank of Ireland Overview


Bank of Ireland Group is one of the largest financial services groups in Ireland and provides a broad range of banking and other financial services. The Group is organised into four trading segments and one support division to effectively serve our customers.

Retail Ireland

Operating as one of Ireland’s largest lenders with gross lending of €5.3 billion lent to the Irish economy in 2020, including targeted supports for businesses impacted by the difficult trading conditions. Serving 2 million consumer and business customers across a broad range of segments and sectors, while offering them the choice to engage through digital, branch and phone banking channels. Promoting their financial wellbeing by delivering a full range of financial products, services and propositions tailored to meet their needs, manage their current finances and to plan for the future.

Wealth and Insurance

A leading provider of life, pensions, general insurance, investment and savings products in the Irish market. The Group is the only bancassurer in Ireland operating through New Ireland, and encompasses Wealth Distribution and Bank of Ireland Insurance Services. The Group, through New Ireland sells a broad range of protection, investment and pension products to individual and corporate customers in the Republic of Ireland. Its liabilities are predominantly unit linked and it has a multi-channel distribution strategy, selling products through the Bank’s branch network, the independent broker market and a tied agent channel (financial advisors).

Retail UK

Distributes consumer products via own brand and partnerships with trusted brands Post Office and the Automobile Association (AA) and operates a full service retail bank in Northern Ireland (NI) as well as strong niche businesses in attractive segments, which include asset finance under the Northridge Finance and Marshall Leasing Limited (MLL) brands and FX via FRES.

Corporate and Treasury

Ireland’s number one Corporate Bank and customer treasury service provider incorporating the Group’s corporate banking, wholesale financial markets, specialised acquisition finance and large transaction property lending business across Ireland, UK and internationally with offices in the US, Germany, France and Spain. Holds market leading positions in chosen sectors, including corporate banking, commercial real estate, foreign direct investment and treasury solutions.

Group Centre

Group Centre comprises the Group’s central control functions, which establish governance and oversee policies, and which provide and manage processes and delivery platforms for the trading divisions.