Friday, October 26 10:36:24
AIB has started the process of rationalising its branch network with 44 branches to close around the country today and with a target of 67 closures within the next two years as it seeks to put itself on a more viable footing.
The bank said the move to close and amalgamate branches and sub offices across the country follows a detailed review of its banking services.
It says it is regrettable but necessary to help AIB return to viability.
Many services are moving to branches in other towns and cities, and AIB said that some of its cash-lodgement services will be provided by local post offices.
AIB said it is also providing a mobile banking service on particular days of the week for some of the towns and villages affected.