Roscommon Ulster Bank to close as part of Irish market withdrawal

Today has been described as “a poignant day” in Ulster Bank’s 187-year history as each of its remaining 63 branches in the Republic Ireland including Roscommon close their doors for the last time.

  The closures are part of Ulster Bank’s withdrawal from the Republic of Ireland following a reduction in branch services since January 2021. 

  Ulster Bank Chief Executive Jane Howard thanked staff and customers for their support and understanding.

  “Today is a poignant day in Ulster Bank’s 187-year history as our remaining 63 branches in the Republic of Ireland will close their doors for the last time,” she said.

  “While the focus in recent months has been on supporting our customers as they move to new banking providers, we know our branches and colleagues have been a central part of communities around the country for many years. 

  “I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of our branch colleagues over the years, particularly for their dedication over the past two challenging years, and I’d also like to thank our customers for allowing us to be part of your communities.

  “As the closure of current and deposit accounts materially concludes, I strongly urge any remaining customer who has not yet moved their current and deposit account to act swiftly to find a new provider and move their accounts. Although our branches will no longer be open after today, we are still here to support our remaining customers”. 

  Following the closures, customers can contact Ulster Bank on 0818-210260 or 00353 18047475 if calling from abroad or 1800-656001 if they require additional support. Business customers can call 1800-818375 or their dedicated relationship manager. 

  The company recently said it would take “a number of years before it fully withdraws from the Irish market with plans to move its more than €4 billion in capital to UK parent group, Natwest.