Ulster Bank will today close all its branches around the country for the final time.
The bank is also ending its ATM services today.
It comes three weeks after it ended all in-branch transactions – other than those related to account closures of mortgages and loans.
It means hundreds more of the bank’s staff are this morning heading in for their last day of work.
The Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) is reminding any customers that still need help switching over their accounts that helplines and supports are available.
BPFI chief Brian Hayes said all remaining accounts should be closed by the end of August – but the supports will remain in place until at least October.
“We are at, probably, no more than 5% of accounts to be open or closed at this stage,2 he said.
“We are about 95% of the way through but we are providing this additional service for the next six months and we’ll see at that point if people need more support.”
The majority of Ulster Bank’s loans and mortgages have been sold to either Permanent TSB or AIB.
He said the supports will be especially important for vulnerable customers and those caring for them
“It’s important for people to know, notwithstanding the fat that Ulster Bank are finally closing their branches today that there are supports for people across the banking industry,” he said.
“That means Dedicated phone lines to help people get to the end point of their account opening and closing.”