First Trust Bank

AIB Group (UK) plc operates in two distinct markets – in Northern Ireland, trading as First Trust Bank and in Great Britain, trading as Allied Irish Bank (GB).

First Trust Bank was created in 1991 when TSB Northern Ireland merged with the AIB Group's other interests. The bank can trace its existence back to 1816 with the founding of the Belfast Savings Bank.

First Trust Bank provides full banking services to personal, business and corporate customers across Northern Ireland. These services are delivered across our branches, business centres, digital & phone channels and the Post Office. Our headquarters are in Belfast and the Bank provides c. £2bn in financing to personal, business and corporate customers across Northern Ireland.

Specialist services, including mortgages, invoice discounting and asset finance are based in Belfast and delivered throughout the division.

AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. trading as First Trust Bank in Northern Ireland retains the right to issue its own banknotes up to midnight on 30th June 2020, after which due notice has been given to the Bank of England that it will cease this activity. All First Trust Bank banknotes (including earlier notes issued under the names Provincial Bank of Ireland Limited (to 1976), Allied Irish Banks Limited (1977 – 1986) and Allied Irish Banks plc (1987 – 1993) in circulation will remain legal currency until 30th June 2022, and can be spent, accepted or lodged as normal until then. Arrangements are in place to exchange any remaining notes held after that date, full details of which can be found at

Head Office:  92 Ann St, Belfast BT1 3HH