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.

First Trust Bank retains the right to issue its own banknotes. Until the name change in 1991, these banknotes bore the name Allied Irish Bank.

Earlier notes issued by the bank were made under the bank's previous names: the Provincial Bank of Ireland Ltd. (to 1976), Allied Irish Banks Ltd. (1977–1986), and Allied Irish Banks PLC (1987–1993).


Head Office:  92 Ann St, Belfast BT1 3HH
Website:www.firsttrustbank.co.uk