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84% of people believe face-to-face banking is still important, or very important.   New research, conducted for the Financial Services Union, found the rate is above 90 per cent for over-65s.   The union says the sector is in ‘turmoil’ – with Ulster Bank leaving the Republic, and Bank of…

Concerns have been expressed in farming circles in relation to the closure of Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank branches in the North West. To discuss the situation, the Connaught branch of the IFA are holding an online meeting this evening. The meeting will be chaired by Pat Murphy, Connaught…

A local representative of the Labour party has urged the government to protect staff and customers of Ulster Bank  after it was announced that it is pulling out of the Irish market after 160 years.   Former general and local election candidate, Nessa Cosgrove has described the news as ‘a…

Ulster Bank has announced a phased withdrawal from the Irish market.   The bank’s wind down will take place over a number of years, with no immediate change for customers.   In a statement, Ulster Bank says it’s made a non-binding agreement with AIB for the sale of 4 billion…

A Donegal Councillor is calling on Ulster bank to immediately release a statement in relation to their future. The calls are made as customers of the bank across the north west are assessing their options amid speculation the bank is to pull out of the Irish market. The bank’s parent…

Gardai are warning of a scam phone call today. There are reports of calls to mobiles from an Irish number, purporting to be from Ulster Bank and seeking personal banking details. A resident in Manorhamilton informed Gardaí that they received the call today. Gardai say this is a scam and people…