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Banks in Ireland

Looking for a bank that operates in Ireland? You’ll find it here.

On this page, you’ll find a comprehensive list of the banks and building societies that operate in Ireland. Search the tables below for more information about all the financial institutions that offer banking products to customers in Ireland.

Banks in Ireland

Banks provide a wide range of financial products and services to customers in Ireland, including current and savings accounts, credit cards, loans, mortgages and corporate and investment banking.

Each bank in Ireland must be licensed by the Central Bank of Ireland. Some of the institutions below are also listed on the stock exchange.

BankHeadquartersOwned by / Subsidiary of
Allied Irish Bank (AIB)DublinAIB Group
Bank of IrelandDublinGovernment of Ireland
The Central Bank of IrelandDublinGovernment of Ireland
EBS DACDublinAIB Bank
KBC BankDublinKBC Group
Ulster Bank IrelandDublinRoyal Bank of Scotland Group
permanent tsb plcDublinGovernment of Ireland
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Foreign subsidiary banks

A foreign subsidiary bank is a subsidiary of a foreign-owned bank that is incorporated in Ireland. These institutions must hold capital locally and must also meet the same prudential standards and undergo the same supervision as Irish banks.

BankIrish headquartersSubsidiary ofParent company’s headquarters
Bank of America Europe DACDublinBank of AmericaCharlotte, North Carolina, US
Bank of Montreal Europe PLCDublinBank of MontrealMontreal, Canada
Barclays Bank IrelandDublinBarclays Bank plcLondon, England
Citco Bank Nederland NV Dublin BranchDublinCitco Bank Nederland NVAmsterdam, Netherlands
Danske BankDublinDanske Bank GroupCopenhagen, Denmark
HSBC Private Bank (UK) LimitedDublinHSBC BankLondon, England
J.P.Morgan Bank Dublin plcDublinJPMorgan ChaseNew York, US
Bank Julius Baer Europe SADublinJulius Bär Group LtdZürich, Switzerland
UniCredit Bank IrelandDublinUniCredit SpAMilan, Italy
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Building societies

A building society is a mutual organisation that is owned by its members and offers a wide range of financial products and services. These organisations tend to offer deposit accounts and payment services.

Building societyHeadquartersOwned by / subsidiary of
Irish Nationwide Building SocietyDublinAnglo Irish Bank
EBS Building SocietyDublinAllied Irish Banks

Compare bank accounts offered by banks in Ireland

Name Product Maintenance fee Fee period ATM transaction fee
VIALET Current Account
0 €
Monthly
€2 + 2% per withdrawal
An IBAN account you can use to manage your money and spend in over 200 countries worldwide, fee-free.
N26 Bank Account
0 €
Monthly
€2 per withdrawal
Benefit from no monthly fee, no currency conversion fees and a raft of in-app budgeting features to help you save.
Wirex Standard
0 €
Monthly
2% per withdrawal

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Benefit from an array of digital payment features, including a free prepaid Wirex card and unlimited fee-free transfers at interbank rates - with zero monthly subscription fee.
Wise Multicurrency Account
0 €
Monthly
€0.50 + 1.75% per withdrawal
Wise (formerly TransferWise) is an international account with over 50 currencies, instant and very convenient money transfers, a card to spend in any currency, bank details to be paid in 30 different countries and multi-currency direct debits.
Revolut Standard
0 €
Monthly
€1 + 2% per withdrawal
Enjoy no monthly fee, no currency conversion fees up to €1,000 per month and hold an array of currencies in your account.
AIB Student Account for 2nd Level Students
0 €
Monthly
€0
A current account for students aged between 12 and 18 years, who are in part time or full-time second level education. If you apply for a debit card, AIB will cover the annual Government Stamp Duty.
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