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Ulster Bank supports people, their families and their businesses with all their banking needs across Northern Ireland.

How Ulster Bank supports you

Ulster Bank supports people, families and businesses across Northern Ireland with all their banking needs.

Community is at the heart of what we do. It’s why we champion local causes like Give A Day and Do Good Feel Good.

And it’s why we’ll do everything we can to help you achieve your plans, your hopes, your dreams.

So let us help you get those wheels in motion.

Tomorrow begins today. 

How it all began

Ulster Banking Company was established in 1836 to provide bank services in Belfast and the principal trading towns of Ulster.


Ulster Bank banknotes started circulating in 1836, and are still issued today.

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Ulster Bank opened its first branch outside the province of Ulster in Sligo in 1860 and a year later was the first Belfast bank to open a branch in Dublin.

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In 1968 Ulster Bank installed the first cash dispensers in Ireland at branches in Belfast, Dublin and Ballymena.

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1981, 1984

Ulster Bank introduced the Henri Hippo children’s money box in 1981 and launched Henri’s Super Savers Club in 1984.

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