The information below provides details about the Ireland banking system, and details on opening an Ireland offshore bank account. You will find details on the laws and regulations that govern the banking system, as well as a list of local and international banks that operate in Ireland.
Ireland has a well-developed and highly sophisticated banking infrastructure that has experience in handling the requirements of overseas companies. The banking sector is licensed and regulated by the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority (IFSRA).
Irish licensed banks can be classified into three main categories:
The main clearing banks are AIB, Bank of Ireland, National Irish Bank and Ulster Bank and these provide a full range of banking services, including foreign exchange dealing and hedging activities. Many international banks are represented in Ireland for commercial lending and foreign exchange facilities.
All major European banking institutions are present in Ireland. Some of the major banking institution operating in Ireland include:
To see the available offshore bank account jurisdictions we can assist you with, visit our Bank Account Opening page.