The Danske Bank Group, headquartered in Copenhagen, is the largest bank in Denmark and one of the leading financial enterprises in northern Europe. The group offers a full range of banking services, with an emphasis on retail banking.
The Danske Bank Group is organised in three business units – Personal Banking, Business Banking and Corporates & Institutions – that spans all of the Group’s geographical markets.
Northern Bank was one of the oldest banks in Ireland having been formed in 1809, and formed part of one of the Big Four banks in Ireland. Northern Bank took on the name of its parent company Danske Bank as its trading name in November 2012. The bank is considered one of the leading retail banks in Northern Ireland with 44 branches and 3 finance centres.
Danske Bank is one of the four commercial banks in Northern Ireland which are permitted to issue their own banknotes.
Danske Bank UK is a standalone business unit within the Danske Bank Group and operates under a UK banking licence.
Following the acquisition of Northern Bank by Danske Bank, banknotes issued since June 2013 now bear Danske Bank branding in place of the Northern Bank name; otherwise the designs remain identical to the previous issue.
Older banknotes bearing the Northern Bank name are still in circulation and continue to be accepted for payment as they are gradually withdrawn. Danske Bank has also ceased issue of £50 and £100 notes and will in future only print £10 and £20 notes.