Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland

The Bank of Ireland is an Irish commercial bank. It is one of the ‘Big Four’ of Irish banks and was established by Royal Charter in 1783.

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Matt Crabtree
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Overview

First Glance

The Bank of Ireland is an Irish commercial bank. It is one of the ‘Big Four’ of Irish banks and was established by Royal Charter in 1783.

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Contact Info

Email
contactus@boi.com
Address
Bow Bells House, 1 Bread St, London EC4M 9BE, UK
Phone
020 7236 2000

About Bank of Ireland

The Bank of Ireland is an Irish commercial bank. It is one of the ‘Big Four’ of Irish banks and was established by Royal Charter in 1783.

The Bank of Ireland is not, and never has been, the Irish central bank but has performed many of a central bank’s functions, operating the Exchequer Account, acting as a bank of last resort in the 19th century and serving as the banker of the Irish Government until 1971.

Headquartered in Dublin, the bank operates throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, where it prints its own banknotes in pounds sterling. In the rest of the world, the bank operates mostly through Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking, with services in Australia, the USA, France and Germany. The Bank of Ireland also provides financial services for the British Post Office.

Bank of Ireland Products and Services

Bank of Ireland provides banking services to personal, commercial, agricultural and industrial clients. Services available include:

  • Checking and deposits
  • Overdrafts
  • Loans
  • Mortgages
  • Executor and trustee services
  • Leasing
  • International asset financing
  • Foreign exchange
  • Debt financing

Customers with personal current accounts can also access cashback rewards, offered by well-known brands, through the Live Life Rewards scheme linked to their VISA debit card. Customers can bank online, on mobile, in branch or on the phone.

Bank of Ireland Awards

The Bank of Ireland has been awarded several accolades over its history, most recently winning Best Information Security Initiatives (Corporate/Institutional)’ in Western Europe at the Global Finance Best Digital Bank Awards in 2017.

Security at Bank of Ireland

The bank’s privacy, security and data usage policies are all freely available to read online. Customers concerned about security can also read extensive, constantly updated guidance on the best possible way to keep their information, and their money, safe; this information is also available on the Bank of Ireland website.

Bank of Ireland Contact Details

Bow Bells House
1 Bread St
London
EC4M 9BE

Telephone: 020 7236 2000

Email: contactus@boi.com

Bank of Ireland

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Bank of Ireland Reviews

Beata O Driscoll
March 26, 2024

“Appalling service. Stay away from this bank!”

Appalling service.
Stay away from this bank!

Agata Borkowka
March 26, 2024

“By far the worst customer experience I have ever experienced in my life I am only trying to pay my mortgage off”

By far the worst customer experience I have ever experienced in my life
I am only trying to pay my mortgage off.
Spend hours on the phone to several advisors who really don’t have a clue what’s going on and each telling me different things
I have complained several times to but off course no response
They really don’t care and don’t know what they are doings

STAY AWAY

Sinead
September 22, 2018

“Bank of Ireland is a reliable bank and I’ve never had any troubles with it”

Bank of Ireland is a reliable bank and I’ve never had any troubles with it.

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Bank of Ireland Accounts

Clear Current Account
Clear Current Account
Personal
Monthly Fee
Interest Rate
Yes
Overdraft
29.10% / 33.31% APR
Overdraft Rate
Graduate Account
Graduate Account
Personal
Monthly Fee
0.00%
Interest Rate
Yes
Overdraft
0% (subject to conditions)
Overdraft Rate
3rd Level Student Account
3rd Level Student Account
Personal
Monthly Fee
0.50%
Interest Rate
Overdraft
0% (subject to conditions)
Overdraft Rate
Student Account (11 – 19 Years)
Student Account (11 – 19 Years)
Personal
Monthly Fee
0.10%
Interest Rate
Overdraft
29.10% / 33.31% APR
Overdraft Rate
Basic Cash Account
Basic Cash Account
Personal
Monthly Fee
Interest Rate
Overdraft
Overdraft Rate
Limited Edition Fixed Term Deposits
Limited Edition Fixed Term Deposits
Savings
Monthly Fee
0.10% , 0.30% , 0.44%
Interest Rate
Overdraft
Overdraft Rate
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