The AIB Build A Bank Challenge

Teams Collaborate, Ideas Come To Life, Victory Awaits


Welcome to the AIB Build A Bank Challenge a popular long running schools programme now in its 18th year. The programme challenges a team of six students to build a bank, but they’ll get so much more out of it than that! The AIB Build A Bank Challenge offers students in Transition Year & Fifth Year an opportunity to showcase their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will also get the chance to give back to their school and community and learn new skills that will stand to them for life. Not only will they be introduced to the world of banking and business, but they will also get to bank some great prizes along the way!


All competing students will be invited to the AIB Build A Bank National Final where they will experience an amazing day out, meet other school bank teams, receive proper and professional feedback on their hard work and ultimately be in with the chance of being crowned Build A Bank Champions and win €5,000 for their school.



Important notice regarding the AIB Build A Bank Challenge.


The AIB Build A Bank Challenge national final which was due to be held in the RDS on the 25th March will now be adjudicated through video presentations submitted by schools following recent warnings over COVID-19 (Coronavirus).


AIB has a duty of care for the health and safety of all attendees and given the large numbers that have previously attended the event it has been decided that this events will operate through a different format while still engaging participants from across the country.


Teachers or parents who would like to seek further information should contact the project office on the following:


AIB Build A Bank Challenge Team on 01 522 4833 or at

Overview of the Programme

Click here to find out more about the AIB Build A Bank Programme.

Upload Documentation

Upload your supporting documentation for your AIB Student Account.

Media Library

Check out some images from the AIB Build A Bank Challenge 2019.

If you school is interested in taking part in the AIB Build A Bank Challenge then please contact the team on the following:

Postal Address:

The AIB Build A Bank Challenge,

c/o Real Nation,

24 Arran Quay,

Dublin 7



Phone: 01 522 4880

Fax: 01 552 4809