If you’ve a mind to move home one day, or your heart has never left, we can make it easy for you.


On this page you’ll find links to everything you need to know about setting up your banking needs in Ireland. You will need the basics at least… a current account, maybe a mortgage, savings or car insurance.


If you had an account with us in the past, we can dig it out for you. If you want to set everything up from scratch, we can do that too. We’re ready to help.

If you’re home, drop into us at your local branch. If you need to speak to our branch staff at the weekend or after working hours, you can do so at a number of our branches.

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    Extended Branch Opening Hours

    Grafton Street – Dublin Central

    • Monday - Wednesday: 8am - 7pm
    • Thursday: 8am - 9pm
    • Friday:  8am - 7pm  
    • Saturday - Sunday: 10am-6pm
    • Teller Assisted hours - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10am - 4pm, Thursday 10am - 5pm


    Grand Canal Dock – Dublin Central

    • Monday - Wednesday: 8am - 6pm
    • Thursday: 8am - 8pm
    • Friday: 8am - 6pm
    • Saturday: 10am - 2pm


    Malahide – Dublin North

    • Monday - Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
    • Thursday: 10am - 8pm (Sales 5pm - 8pm)
    • Friday: 10am - 4pm
    • Saturday: 10am - 2pm (Sales)


    Carrickmines – Dublin South

    • Monday - Wednesday: 9:30am - 5pm
    • Thursday & Friday: 9:30am - 7pm
    • Saturday: 9:30am - 5pm
    • Sunday: 12pm - 4pm


    Supervalu Lucan – Dublin West

              Self Service & Sales Only

    • Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm
    • Saturday: 9am - 6pm
    • Sunday: 10am - 6pm


    Little Island– Cork City

    • Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm

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Talk to us


Call 1890 724 724 or +353 1771 5612 (outside of Ireland)

Request a Call Back from one of our advisors

Opening Hours (local Irish time):

Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00 (closed on Saturday of Bank Holiday weekends)


Contact your local branch for any of your banking queries

Find your contact details for your local branch here

Our products can help you with your return home…

Mortgage Products

Moving home now or in the future? AIB Mortgages can help you every step of the way.

Foreign Exchange

Savings and Deposits

You will be surprised how quickly your money grows with AIB.

Car Insurance

Visit our dedicated ex-pat car insurance page.

Current Accounts

AIB current accounts: giving you a great range of benefits.

Credit Cards

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Top Tips:

Planning your return to Ireland can be demanding. Follow our top tips to help you smoothly transition your banking essentials to AIB.

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    Account Opening

    Opening an Irish bank account before you move home can sometimes be the best option for many ex-pats.


    To set up an AIB account, you will need to provide certain documentation, including proof of your address. If you have an address already set up in Ireland that you can provide proof of (for example a utility bill), you do have the option of waiting to set up an account with AIB once you return.


    However, for many ex-pats, providing this proof of address can be difficult. Some even have to wait a number of months once they have returned to source such documentation, leaving them without an operational bank account in Ireland.


    For reasons such as these, setting up your account while you are still abroad may be the option for you.


    Before you move home, you can use your address abroad to set up your account as most ex-pats have a number of documentation options for providing proof of this address. Once you are set up in Ireland, you can simply contact us to change the address on your account.


    For more information on personal identification requirements, including acceptable evidence of proof of address, visit our dedicated Personal Identification Requirements for Non-Residents page.

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    Foreign Credit Checks

    If you have been abroad and are applying for credit with AIB you will need to submit a Foreign Credit Check (in English).

    A Foreign Credit Check is required when a person applying for credit (be it a Mortgage, a loan or a credit card for example) has a bank account outside of Ireland either now or in the past.

    Many ex-pats only realise such documentation is required when they are in the midst of applications once they are home. Trying to source this credit check from Ireland can be problematic for many.

    A top tip from AIB is to obtain this Foreign Credit Check in English from the financial institutions in which you have held accounts before you return home. That way when you do come home, you will have the documentation you need ready for your application.

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    Car Insurance

    Obtaining car insurance in Ireland as an ex-pat can often prove very difficult & very expensive. That is why we at AIB, have developed a dedicated offering to accommodate ex-pats in getting back driving on Irish roads.

    AIB Car Insurance will take into account your previous driving experience in Ireland and we will give you an introductory 50% no claims discount (as long as you held a no claims discount when your last Irish policy expired).

    All you need to do is provide us with proof of your previous Irish driving experience.

    Remember to:

    • Get a copy of your previous Irish no claims discount
    • Change your license back to an Irish license as soon as you can
    • Check the insurance cost of your Irish vehicle before you agree to purchase it
    • Obtain proof of your driving experience abroad (it is always important to maintain such records)

    Visit our dedicated Returning to Ireland – Car Insurance page for more details on your car insurance options.

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    Get in touch

    Our staff are here to facilitate your journey home in every way we can. For any of your Returning to Ireland queries, get in touch with us!

    We know your time is precious, especially when you are planning your return home. Avail of our extended opening hours in many of our branches to speak to us at a time convenient to you. You can also book an appointment in your local branch here.

    Alternatively, you can request a Call Back from one of advisors at a time that suits you best.

    You can also contact us on 1890 724 724 or +353 1 7715612 (outside of Ireland)

    Opening Hours (local Irish time)
    Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 21:00; Sat: 09:00 - 18:00 (closed on Saturday of Bank Holiday weekends).

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