Ireland

Irish Banks

List of Irish banks and bank account information. Interest rates, private banking and investment in Irish banks online. irish banks, investment, private

ACC Bank
Allied Irish Banks
Anglo Irish Bank
Bank of America, National Association
Bank of Ireland
Bank of Montreal Ireland
Bank of Scotland (Ireland)
Barclays Bank Ireland
Bear Stearns Bank
Capmark Bank Europe
Citibank Europe
Commerzbank Europe (Ireland)
DePfa Bank
DePfa-Bank Europe
DZ-Bank Ireland
Elavon Financial Services
First Active
Fortis Prime Fund Solutions Bank (Ireland)
Goldman Sachs Bank (Europe)
Goldman Sachs Private Bank
Helaba Dublin Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen International
Hewlett-Packard International Bank
Hypo Public Finance Bank
Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Ireland
Irish Life & Permanent
JP Morgan Bank (Ireland)
KBC Bank Ireland (formerly IIB Bank)
LGT Bank (Ireland)
Merrill Lynch International Bank
Naspa Dublin
National Irish Bank
Pfizer International Bank Europe
PFPC Bank
Postbank Ireland
Rabobank Ireland
Scotiabank (Ireland)
The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland
Ulster Bank Ireland
UniCredit Bank Ireland
Wachovia Bank International
WestLB Ireland
State Bank of India
WGZ-Bank Ireland
Zurich Bank

Ireland Building Societies

EBS Building Society
ICS Building Society
Irish Nationwide Building Society

Central Irish Bank

The Central Bank of Ireland is the financial services regulator of Ireland and historically the central bank. The bank was the issuer of Irish pound banknotes and coinage until the introduction of the euro currency, and now provides this service for the European Central Bank.

The bank was founded in 1943 and since 1 January 1972 has been the banker of the Irish Government in accordance with the Central Bank Act 1971, which can be seen in legislative terms as completing the long transition from a currency board to a fully functional central bank.

The bank’s head office is located on Dame Street, Dublin, where the public may exchange non-current Irish coinage and currency (both pre- and post-decimalization) for euro. This building attracted a lot of criticism, when built in 1980, both for its height and original roofline (in contravention of the planning permission) and for its brash appearance. The Currency Centre at Sandyford is the currency manufacture, warehouse and distribution site of the bank.

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