Bank to open Saturdays to support Big Move

61 Bank of Ireland branches will open 10am – 2pm Saturday for four weeks from 1 October.

To support customers moving accounts from Ulster Bank and KBC, some 61 Bank of Ireland branches will open for ‘Switcher Saturdays’ over the course of 4 weeks.

From 1 October, 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.

“By opening 61 of our branches for four consecutive Saturdays in October customers can get advice in person or open an account with us there and then”

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

Switcher Saturdays

“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,” said Susan Russell, director, Retail Ireland at Bank of Ireland.

“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.  We appreciate some people may want face to face support and may not have the chance to visit a branch during the week.

“By opening 61 of our branches for four consecutive Saturdays in October customers can get advice in person or open an account with us there and then.”

The opening of branches on Saturdays, which will involve a €1 million investment by Bank of Ireland, 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. 

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. 

“Moving account to a new bank and making the related changes – including changing direct debit arrangements for utilities and services – has become a more pressing priority for Irish consumers and businesses,” said Russell.

“It is a major priority for us too, and we are committed to supporting new customers in a diverse range of ways as they choose where to bank into the future.”

Get ready to move

A new dedicated online hub “The Big Move” includes a guide for customers how to close their current account, open a new account and make changes to regular payments.

Bank of Ireland’s Multi Product Application form is now available at: Features & Benefits – Personal Current Account – Bank of Ireland

The 61 Bank of Ireland branches that will open are:


County Location Bank of Ireland branch address
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, Dun Laoghaire, 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 45 Main Street, Bray, Co Wicklow, A98 V5X6
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 52 Oliver Plunkett Street, Mullingar, Co Westmeath N91 FAA6
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 FN20
Nenagh Mitchel Street, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, E45 P528
Thurles Liberty Square, Thurles, Co Tipperary, E41 YR20
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