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Boyle Says Ards Peninsula Faces Setback With Bank Closure

Ards and North Down Borough Councillor Joe Boyle has expressed his dismay at the pending closure of the Ulster Bank in Kircubbin. He said that the recent news involving the last operating branch of a major clearing bank in the Ards Peninsula, the Ulster Bank, now earmarked to close it’s…

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McCallister Disappointed At Ulster Bank’s Decision On Saturday Opening

John McCallister, Independent Unionist candidate for South Down in the forthcoming Assembly election, has outlined his disappointment at the Ulster Bank’s decision to end Saturday morning opening at 11 branches, including Downpatrick. In a statement Mr McCallister said:  “When giving evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee’s review of banking,…

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Comber Pupils Help Ulster Bank To Launch New Farm Safety Initiative For Schools

A new book promoting farm safety for children is to be created by school pupils across Northern Ireland as part of an important initiative launched by Ulster Bank with the help of primary 6 pupils from Andrews Memorial Primary School. As principal sponsors of the Balmoral Show, Ulster Bank is…

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Ballydugan Mill Receives Major Investment

The owners of an eighteenth century former Ballydugan flour mill near Downpatrick are set to invest £500,000 to expand their business with the support of Ulster Bank. The Killen family, who purchased Ballydugan Mill in 1987, are set to make a further significant investment in the popular venue by purchasing…

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Free Business Fraud Conference Available – Sign Up Now

The threat and impact of business fraud is evermore prevalent in our communities and the degree of sophistication continually increasing. Ulster Bank, in association with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, will be hosting a Conference addressing Business Fraud in the Island Hall, Civic Headquarters. *** The Conference will be free…

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Online Banking Is Main Reason For Closure Announcement Of Ulster Bank In Newcastle

The Ulster Bank in Newcastle is to close its doors in February 2015. In a shock announcement on Friday, an Ulster Bank official explained that the main reason for the impending closure was the increase in people using internet banking. In the ROI there will be fourteen branch closures on…

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Craft Fair In Ardglass Supports NICFC

A craft fair in Ardglass in the Ardglass Community Centre was organised by Marianne O’Shea and friends in support of the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.

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Ulster Bank To Remain With To RBS Welcomed

Finance Minister welcomes confirmation that Ulster Bank will remain a core part of RBS. Finance Minister Simon Hamilton MLA, has welcomed the confirmation provided in the Government’s report on its ‘review into Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and the case for a bad bank’ that Ulster Bank will remain a…

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New Lighting Innovation Comes To Cancer Facility

A short break facility in Newcastle catering to families affected by cancer has become the first building in Northern Ireland to benefit from the added security of Glowroute failsafe lighting. Last month, Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC) had the new lighting innovation installed into every room of its…

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Make Someone Smile With A Hug In A Mug Coffee Morning

TEA makes a lot of things seem better but by holding a Hug in a Mug coffee morning this Autumn you will be helping local families affected by cancer feel a whole lot better. By simply getting your friends, work colleagues or school chums together for a hot drink and…

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Ulster Bank Fundraise for NICFC

Ulster Bank Downpatrick recently counted the pounds and pennies for Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC) who are currently building a new respite centre for families called Daisy Lodge in Newcastle. Staff members took part in a flurry of fundraising activity for the charity as part of Ulster Bank’s…

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Curran Comments on Ulster Bank Mishaps

DOWNPATRICK area SDLP Councillor Dermot Curran has spoken out following further glitches with the Ulster Bank’s system. Councillor Curran said: “Following on from the Royal Bank of Scotland’s huge banking crisis last summer, it is astounding to learn of further difficulties. “Just last week, bank cards belonging to customers were…

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Ritchie Says Government Must Fix Banking ‘Glitches’

Margaret Ritchie, South Down MP, has responded to reports that Ulster Bank customers had problems using bank cards and making online transactions last night, which was reported to be part of a UK-wide problem affecting the RBS banking group. Ms Ritchie has joined MPs to urge the government to fully commit…

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MP’s Call for No Cuts To Ulster Bank Branches in Down

THE Ulster Bank will be closing a number of its local branches across Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland. This has created widespread political furore and two MP’s in County Down have already fired broadsides at the Ulster Bank asking for the rights of rural dwellers and businesses…

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Ritchie Calls For Immediate Ulster Bank Response On Compensation

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie is calling for the immediate resolution of outstanding compensation claims resulting from Ulster Bank’s operating errors earlier this summer. Ms Ritchie has stated that she will be putting this issue to UK Treasury Ministers when Parliament returns next week. She said: “I raised this…

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