Bank of Ireland was established in 1783 and is regarded as the leading pillar bank in the Republic of Ireland. They are also one of the Country’s largest employers with over 11,000 employees.
Bank of Ireland has shares listed on the main markets of the Irish Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange, the Irish government also holds a 14% stake in the company. The bank offers a diverse array of services including retail, insurance, corporate and commercial.
Bank of Ireland maintains an extremely strong domestic market position as the most predominant retail and commercial banking institution in Ireland. According to the bank’s 2016 End of Year Annual Review published in February 2017, Bank of Ireland made a pre-tax profit was in excess of €1 billion and had over €123 billion in total assets. Standard and Poors (S&P) revised their long-term credit rating of Bank of Ireland to BBB- with a positive outlook.