Ulster Bank customers thinking of switching to AIB might be interested in this news:
Allied Irish Bank has said that it plans to close a number of branches following a new deal with An Post to extend banking services into post offices .
AIB will also use more mobile banks and will also open a few new branches.
AIB is also reducing its workforce by at least 2,500 and is cutting pay by up to 15 per cent .
The bank has to reduce costs to return the bank to profitability by 2014