Image Bank of Ireland to open branches on Saturdays in October to help people switch
Image Daragh Cassidy
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In an effort to help Ulster Bank and KBC customers set up new current accounts, Bank of Ireland has decided to open a range of branches on the weekend during the month of October.

Bank of Ireland has said it will open 61 of its branches around the country for four Saturdays this October to further support customers moving their current accounts from Ulster Bank and KBC.

The branches will be open from 10am to 2pm, starting on Saturday October 1st until Saturday October 22nd. 

Bank of Ireland says it understands that some people may want face-to-face support when switching accounts and may not have the chance to visit a branch during the week. 

The initiative is timely as it comes as the first tranche of Ulster Bank customers are coming to the end of their six-month notice period to close their accounts.  

What will be available?

Bank of Ireland advisors will be on hand in the 61 branches to provide information on moving accounts and support customers in the account opening process.

However customers who are ready to move their account can do so on the day but will need to provide at least one form of photo ID and one form of proof of address. 

Bank of Ireland says the opening of branches on Saturdays, which will involve a €1 million investment, is the latest measure taken by the bank to make the account transition process easier for customers moving banks. This follows the introduction in recent weeks of the Bank’s Multi-Product Application form, allowing customers to open a new current account and apply for credit cards and overdrafts in one online application.                                                                                                          

In the first six months of 2022 we opened more current accounts than we did for the whole of 2021 and we expect that trend to continue. So far this year we have implemented a range of measures to support customers as they move accounts, including significantly increasing resources in contact centres and streamlining our online account opening process. Now, as many Ulster Bank customers reach the end of their six-month notice period to close their account, we are further ramping up supports for customers who wish to open a current account. 

Susan Russell, Director, Retail Ireland, Bank of Ireland

What branches will be open?

The branches that will open on Saturdays were selected using a number of criteria including footfall to the branch and proximity to an Ulster Bank branch.  

The 61 Bank of Ireland branches that will open are:

County

Location

Dublin

Blackrock, 28/30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin,  A94 D890

Blanchardstown

Main Street, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15,  D15 N73Y

Camden Street

88 -90 Lower Camden Street,  Dublin 2,  D02 PY23

College Green

2 College Green,  Dublin 2,  D02 VR66

Coolock

60 Main Street,  Coolock,  Dublin 5,  D05 KP66

Dun Laoghaire

101 Upper Georges Street, DunLaoghaire, Co Dublin A96 F240

Dundrum

2-3 Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 14,  D14 K4A9

Finglas

Grofton Hall, Jamestown Road, Finglas,  Dublin 11,  D11 Y564

Lucan

Main Street Lucan,  Co Dublin K78,  P6V0

Malahide

The Mall,  Malahide,  Co Dublin,  K36 EH73

O’Connell Street

6 - 7 Lower O'Connell Street,  Dublin 1,  D01 X324

Ranelagh

104 Ranelagh Road,  Dublin 6, D06 P3F1

Swords

Fingal Business Centre,  Swords,  Co Dublin,  K67 F6K4

Tallaght

Unit 4 - 6,  Block 3, Priors Gate,  Greenhills Road Ext, D24 XY66

Terenure

1 Rathfarnham Road,  Terenure,  Dublin 6W,  D6W XY66

Louth

Ardee, Castle Street,  Ardee, Co Louth,  A92 NY02

Drogheda

14 St Laurence Street,  Drogheda,  Co Louth,  A92 E921

Dundalk

  80 Clanbrassil Street,  Dundalk, Co Louth, A91 YN79

Meath

Navan, 11 Market Square,  Navan,  Co Meath,  C15 T291

Wicklow

Bray, 11 Market Square,  Navan,  Co Meath,  C15 T291

Kildare

Naas, 47/48 Main Street, Naas,  Co Kildare,  W91 N510

Maynooth

Main Street, Maynooth, Co Kildare, W23 RD73

Newbridge

Main Street,  Newbridge,  Co Kildare, W12 A003

Galway

Eyre Square, 43 Eyre Square, Galway,  H91 D6X9

Loughrea

59 Main Street,  Loughrea,  Co Galway, H62 YE36

Tuam

Dublin Road,  Tuam, Co Galway H54 AH66 

Mayo

Ballina, Pearse Street, Ballina,  Co Mayo F26 KT73

Castlebar

Ellison Street,  Castlebar,  Co Mayo,  F23 HY86

Claremorris

James Street,  Claremorris,  Co Mayo F12 NP82

Westport

High Street,  Westport,  Co Mayo,  F28 W897

Roscommon

Roscommon, The Square,  Roscommon,  F42 X803

Leitrim

Mohill, Main Street Upper,  Mohill, N41 D898

Sligo

Sligo, Carroll House,  15/16 Stephen Street,  Sligo,  F91 ADK4

Donegal

Letterkenny, Upper Main Street, Letterkenny,  Co Donegal,  F92 YDE5

Cavan

Cavan, Main Street,  Cavan,  H12 E394

Monaghan

Monaghan, Church Square, Monaghan,  H18 YR71

Westmeath

Mullingar, Church Square, Monaghan,  H18 YR71

Longford

Longford, 68 Main Street, Longford, N39 AV20

Laois

Portlaoise, Lyster Square,  Portlaoise,  Co Laois,  R32 E868

Offaly

Tullamore, Bridge Street,  Tullamore,  Co Offaly,  R35 Y791

Cork

Douglas, Unit 37 Douglas Village Shopping Centre,  Douglas T12 T406

Patrick Street

70 St. Patrick's Street, Cork, Co Cork T12 FP62

Blackpool

Blackpool Shopping Centre,  Blackpool,  Co Cork,  T23 CTPO

Wilton

Wilton Shopping Centre, Sarsfield Road, Wilton,  Cork,  T12 Y097

Midleton

97 Main Street , Midleton, Co. Cork, P25 N720

Mallow

150 Bank Place, Mallow, Co Cork, P51 Y314

Kerry

Killarney, New Street, Killarney, Co Kerry, V93 FH90

Tralee

8 Lower Castle Street , Tralee,  Co Kerry V92 XC66

Limerick

125 O’Connell Street, 125 O'Connell Street, Limerick, V94 NC82 

Castletroy

University of Limerick, Plassey Park Road, Castletroy V94 E727

Dooradoyle

St. Nessan's Road, Dooradoyle, Co Limerick.  V94 V6K6

Wexford

Gorey, 32 Main Street, Gorey, Co Wexford, Y25 V126

Wexford

Custom House Quay, Wexford,  Y35 X602

Carlow

Carlow, Unit 29,  Merchant House, Shamrock Plaza, Carlow,  R93 XC78

Kilkenny

Kilkenny, Parliament Street, Kilkenny, R95 K857

Waterford

Waterford, 60 Meaghers Quay,  Waterford,  Co Waterford,  X91 EV80

Dungarvan

18 / 19 Grattan Square, Dungarvan, Co Waterford, X35 X317

Clare

Ennis, Bank Place, Ennis, Co Clare V95 RW77

Tipperary

Clonmel, 21 Parnell Street, Clonmel,  Co Tipperary,  E91 FN2

Nenagh

Mitchel Street, Nenagh, Co Tipperary,  E45 P528

Thurles

Liberty Square, Thurles, Co Tipperary, E41 YR20

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