Ul­ster Bank

Chief ex­ec­u­tive: Richard Don­nan

Belfast Telegraph - Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies - - ENTRIES 1-20 PROFILED -

Pre-tax profit: £51m Em­ploy­ment: 2,000 Pay bill: £81m

11-16 Done­gall Square East Belfast BT1 5UB Tel: 0345 948 2222 www.ul­ster­bank.co.uk

Ul­ster Bank re­tained the largest share of the per­sonal and busi­ness cur­rent ac­count mar­ket in North­ern Ire­land in 2018 and helped over 30,000 peo­ple get fi­nan­cially fit­ter through a free Fi­nan­cial Health Check. The bank in­tro­duced North­ern Ire­land’s first pa­per­less mortgage process dur­ing the course of the year. Its to­tal new mortgage lending in 2018 in­creased by over 30%.

The year also brought the un­veil­ing of the de­signs for Ul­ster Bank’s new poly­mer £5 and £10 notes which were in­tro­duced into cir­cu­la­tion in Fe­bru­ary.

Ul­ster Bank saw draw­downs by small busi­nesses in­crease 27% in the year, as the bank con­tin­ued to sup­port a wide range of customers to in­vest and grow. As the prin­ci­pal spon­sor of North­ern Ire­land’s largest agri-food event, the Bal­moral Show, it is a ma­jor con­trib­u­tor to the farm­ing and food and drink sec­tors in North­ern Ire­land. Its Ul­ster Bank En­tre­pre­neur Ac­cel­er­a­tor has made a sig­nif­i­cantly pos­i­tive im­pres­sion on the entreprene­urial com­mu­nity in North­ern Ire­land and moved to a new home within the bank’s Done­gall Square East head­quar­ters in re­cent months.

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