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.
“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|