Earler in the year – NIB announced plans to close all their branches and to rebrand as Danske Bank .
Today (Nov 19th ) they have completed the rebrand and now National Irish Bank will operate under the Danske Bank brand.
The bank say they are ” moving from being a traditional retail bank to a specialised bank focusing on corporate and private clients while at the same time offering a competitive and efficient online and telephone service to personal customers.”
Danske Bank say they are still committed to Ireland.
As NIB they were at the forefront of the tracker mortgage market – and provided thousands of customers in Ireland with very low rate tracker mortgages – some as low as ECB plus 0.5% . Those customers – if they stayed with NIB will be paying a rate of just 1.25% today.
In place of branches - personal customers will now have to contact advisors at Danske Bank , who are available seven days a week between the hours of 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
There are also Danske Bank Advisory Centres in nine locations where customers can have face-to-face meetings if needed.
These are located in Waterford, Athlone, Cork, Limerick, Letterkenny and in Dublin at the IFSC, Tallaght, Swords and Stillorgan. They are all open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Appointments can be made by calling 1890 866 866.
Routine banking services are available through An Post which gives NIB/Danske customers access, 6 days a week
NIB customers should receive new Danske Bank branded cheque books, debit cards and credit cards as they fall due for renewal .