Head of Northern Ireland: Mark Crimmins
Ulster Bank has continued to provide significant support to its customers in Northern Ireland. Despite a challenging external environment and subdued borrowing appetite from businesses, it increased corporate lending last year by 12% and saw a 8% increase in small business drawdowns.
More recently, Ulster Bank has lent to thousands of Northern Ireland companies though the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).
Companies who have borrowed through the CBILS include hospitality business Dorman’s in Magherafelt and haulage company WS Dennison.
Supporting customers to own their own home also continues to be a strong priority for Ulster Bank, and in 2019, for instance, the bank opened more than 10,000 Help to Buy Isas to help customers save for a deposit.
Ulster Bank is continuing its commitment to financial capability and financial education through its financial education programme, MoneySense, and through Financial Health Checks, Ulster Bank also provides support to entrepreneurs through its highly regarded Ulster Bank Entrepreneur Accelerator and to female-led businesses through initiatives such as Back her Business.
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