Belfast Telegraph

10. Ulster Bank

  • Chief executive: Richard Donnan
  • Pre-tax profit: £51m
  • Employment: 2,000
  • Pay bill: £81m

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%.

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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.

Ulster Bank

11-16 Donegall Square East



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