Please download a copy of the CRO certificate showing the new business name or legal name. A modified certificate of registration/declaration of authorization will be sent to the company. The bank had planned to commission a building designed by Sir John Soane on the site bordered by Westmoreland Street, Fleet Street, College Street and D`Olier Street (now occupied by the Westin Hotel). However, the project was abandoned under the Act of Union in 1800, when the newly defunct Parliament building was purchased by the Bank of Ireland in 1803.  The former Parliament building is now maintained as a branch of labour. Even today, visitors can visit the impressive chamber of the Irish House of Lords in the former seat. The Oireachtas, the modern parliament of the Republic of Ireland, is now located at Leinster House in Dublin. In 2011, the Irish government submitted proposals to purchase the building as a place for the state as a cultural site.  In addition, AIB`s balance sheet included only limited impairment provisions (bad debts). The 2008 financial report for the 1st half of 2008 shows only a provision for depreciation of 0.21%.
 This does not seem consistent with the actual negative changes in real estate market fundamentals. The central bank told the Oireachtas Works Council that the shareholders who lost their money in the bank`s collapse were to blame for their fate and got what was going to happen because they did not keep the bank`s bosses under control, but admitted that the central bank had not adequately warned against reckless lending to property developers.  On this website, the term “Bank of Ireland” is used to refer to the company officially known as “The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland” with registration number C-1. The trade names commonly used by Bank of Ireland are Bank of Ireland Finance, Bank of Ireland Commercial Finance, Bank of Ireland Global Markets, Bank of Ireland First Currency Services (BOIFCS), Bank of Ireland Pass and Banking 365. The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland is one of the oldest banks in the world with a business history of over 220 years. The Bank of Ireland Group has had a strong presence in the UK mortgage market for many years; In 1987 it began lending through the Bank of Ireland Home Mortgages Limited and acquired bristol & West Building Society in 1997. The international credit crunch was the first challenge for AIB – a dramatic decline in liquidity. As AIB is heavily dependent on international financial markets for liquidity due to an inadequate deposit base, this has hit the bank hard.
The Irish government intervened with a guarantee that effectively gave the AIB debt a triple-A rating, thus facilitating their access to finance.  In April 2008, it was announced that four laptops containing data from 10,000 customers had been stolen between June and October 2007. This customer information included names, addresses, bank details, medical and pension details.  In 2014, the Bank`s regulations were transferred to the European Central Bank.  Also in 2014, the bank entered into a marketing alliance with EVO Payments International and returned to the card acquisition market. Acceptance of BOI payments will begin in December 2014.  The Bank of Ireland is the oldest continuously operating bank (with the exception of closures due to bank strikes in 1950, 1966, 1970 and 1976) in Ireland. In early 2008, AIB entered the Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian markets through the acquisition of the mortgage financing business AmCredit from the Baltic American Enterprise Fund. Now that AIB operates as a branch of this financial group in Estonia and Lithuania (update required), operations in Latvia have been discontinued (see below). [Citation needed] In 2008, AIB operated through its local offices, offering financial services under the established AmCredit brand in all three countries.
AmCredit has operated as a single-product mortgage business, but the company is expanding its range of banking products. [Citation needed] All AmCredit mortgage customers have automatically become AIB branch customers in their country. AIB`s goal is to become a customer-focused, full-service bank in the Baltic States. [Citation needed] The branch in Latvia operated between 26 November 2007 (date of registration) and 20 September 2012 (date of liquidation).  Its mortgage portfolio of 800 loans was acquired by Swedbank.  In 2009, the Governor and Bank of Ireland consolidated their existing mortgage operations in the UK under the trade name Bank of Ireland Mortgages. The information on this website is not intended to be made available to any state or jurisdiction of any kind and should not be used in which access to or use of such information is prohibited, whether in the format in which it is presented on this website or otherwise. If you have any doubts about the legality of your use of this website or the information contained on this website, you must stop using it. In February 2006, the bank recorded a record pre-tax profit of €1.7 billion, up 23% year-on-year and the largest ever recorded for an Irish bank. Most of the increase was due to activities in the Republic of Ireland, but also to capital markets in Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Poland and The Americas, which made significant contributions. This led to criticism from some newspapers, as their profit per customer was about three times higher than that of other European banks. Former Labour Party leader Pat Rabbitte has called for more competition in Ireland`s banking sector.
In August 2006, the Bank again recorded a record profit for the first half of 2006 of €1.2 billion before tax, or €1.2 million per hour.  The information provided to the Ministry of Finance in 2009 with a view to a recapitalisation of the bank, which cost taxpayers €3.5 billion, “was incomplete and misleading”. He also gave false information to the Minister of Finance, who in turn misled the Dáil about the €66 million in bonuses he had paid since he received a state guarantee. The external auditors concluded that “a restrictive and unusual interpretation of what constituted a performance bonus” was used.  Their report also noted that there had been “a catalogue of errors” and that the information provided by the Bank of Ireland to the Department of Finance was “presented in a manner that minimized the amount of additional payments made.”  The Bank paid €2 million to the Ministry of Finance as compensation for providing “misleading” information.    Allied Irish Banks Limited was founded in 1966 as a new company acquiring three Irish banks: the Provincial Bank of Ireland, the Royal Bank of Ireland and Munster & Leinster Bank. In 1966, AIB`s total assets amounted to IR 255 million (€323.8 million) – as of December 31, 2005, the AIB Group had assets of €133 billion. In the 1980s, the introduction of their ATM network called Banklink shortly after the Bank of Ireland Pass.
ATMs were only available in cities and large cities in the 1980s, but arrived in small and medium-sized cities in the 1990s. The bank is currently involved in a number of “sale-leaseback” agreements with its properties. In 2005, the company sold an extension of its headquarters to the Ballsbridge Bankcentre for €367 million. In addition, it is planned to sell the rest of the building for 275 million euros and the bank`s branch network for 421 million euros. Bank of Ireland Group plc (Irish: Banc na hÉireann) is a commercial bank in Ireland and one of the four traditional Irish banks. Historically the leading banking organisation in Ireland, the bank occupies a unique position in Irish banking history. At the heart of today`s group is the former Bank of Ireland, the former institution founded in 1783 by the Royal Charter.  In 2004, it was learned that the bank had been charging excessive fees for foreign exchange transactions for up to ten years.
Among them is the representation of a seated figure of Hibernia, surrounded by the Bank`s Latin motto, Bona Fides Reipublicae Stabilitas (“Good faith is the cornerstone of the state”).  The current series of £5, £10 and £20 notes, issued in April 2008, includes an illustration of the Old Bushmills distillery on the back.