The material on this site is for financial institutions, professional investors and their professional advisers. It is for information only. Please read our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookies before using this site.

All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws. © 2020 Euromoney, a part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.

Awards for excellence - Ireland

Best bank

Bank of Ireland


Best debt house

Barclays Capital


Best equity house

Davy Stockbrokers


Best M&A house

Lazard Brothers


       
Maurice Keane

The Irish banking market is dominated by two institutions, Bank of Ireland and Allied Irish Banks. Traditionally, Bank of Ireland has been characterized as the more conservative of the two. While AIB sought growth in an aggressive acquisition strategy in the emerging markets of Poland and Singapore - the newly promoted chief executive Michael Buckley has earned his spurs by knocking these far-flung acquisitions into shape - Bank of Ireland has acquired closer to home. It picked up a modest share of the UK mortgage market when it bought Bristol&West in 1997 and also acquired New Ireland Assurance in the same year. It also operates Lifetime Assurance.


That leaves Bank of Ireland with some strong positions in attractive markets, particularly in long-term savings, wealth management and asset management through Bank of Ireland Asset Management (BIAM).






You have reached premium content. Please log in to continue reading.

Read beyond the headlines with Euromoney

For over 50 years, our readers have looked to Euromoney to stay informed about the issues that matter in the international banking and financial markets. Find out more about our different levels of access below.

SUBSCRIBE ONLINE TODAY

Unlimited access to Euromoney.com and Asiamoney.com

Expert comment, long reads and in-depth analysis interviews with senior finance professionals

Access the results of our market-leading annual surveys across core financial services

Access the results of our annual awards, including the world-renowned Awards for Excellence

Your print copy of Euromoney magazine delivered monthly

£73.75 per month

Billed Annually

FREE 7 DAY TRIAL

Unlimited access to Euromoney.com and Asiamoney.com, including our top stories, long reads, expert analysis, and the results of our annual surveys and awards

Sign up to any of our newsletters, curated by our editors

LOGIN NOW

Already a user?

We use cookies to provide a personalized site experience.
By continuing to use & browse the site you agree to our Privacy Policy.
I agree