First Trust Bank is a leading bank in Northern Ireland and part of the overall AIB Group. It provides a range of finance and banking services to over 250,000 personal, business and corporate customers across Northern Ireland. These services are delivered through its branch network, business centres, digital and phone channels, through Post Office counter services and its headquarters in Belfast.
First Trust Bank plays a major role in backing its customers to achieve their dreams and ambitions. It provides c. £2bn in financing to personal, business and corporate customers across Northern Ireland, with new lending growing by c. 40% between 2017 and 2018.In addition and as part of AIB Group (UK) p.l.c, there are £2bn of Lending Funds available across the UK for medium to large sized businesses seeking finance for growth in the key economic growth sectors.
Recent highlights include aiding the development of a number of hotels including the Marine Hotel in Ballycastle andKilleavy Castle in Armagh.The bank has also supported the expansion of a host of other ambitious firms of all sizes from across NI including Sproules Jewellers in Derry~Londonderry and Hannath Estate Agents in Portadown.
Earlier this year, First Trust Bank announced it will rebrand as AIB on a phased basis to create a shared and unified brand for its customers across all business operations by the end of 2020. Adrian Moynihan, Head of First Trust Bank said the decision to rebrand First Trust Bank as AIB reflects its strong presence in and future commitment to the Northern Ireland market and follows shortly after a £10m investment programme in First Trust’s business in Norther Ireland.
First Trust Bank is an active member of the local community, committed to supporting businesses by sharing knowledge and by recognising excellence through a range of publications, events, awards and programmes. These include the AIB Brexit Sentiment Index, the NI Chamber’s ‘Learn Grow Excel’ Programme, the IoD ‘Director of the Year’ Awards and the Business Eye First Trust Bank Business Awards.
First Trust Bank is a trade mark of AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.), incorporated in Northern Ireland. Registered Office 92 Ann Street, Belfast BT1 3HH. Registered Number NI018800.