Online Account Opening
Our online account opening offers the freedom and flexibility to open an account, easily and securely, using our AIB Mobile app.
Open an account in minutes using the AIB mobile app
Opening a sole AIB Current Account using the AIB Mobile app is simple if you:
Are aged 16 and over
Live in the Republic of Ireland.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to opening an account on the AIB Mobile Banking App:
Step 1: Download AIB App
Download the AIB Mobile Banking App from the App Store or Play Store. Select the option to "Become an AIB customer".
Step 2: Verify email address
Enter your e-mail address. We'll send a unique code to your inbox that is required to continue
Step 3: Provide some personal details
We'll ask you to enter your personal details and present you with the account suitable for you, then...
Step 4: Complete a video call
We will connect with you to a video call with an agent, so you'll need your photo ID and stable internet connection. Our agent will guide you, for example getting you to hold up your passport so we can check your identity.
Step 5: Provide some more details
After the video call, we need a few more details from you in order open your account so dont go anywhere. Follow the steps on screen all the way to picking a branch and register for our internet banking service.
Step 6: Almost there...
Your account will then be opened, but before you can begin to use your account you will need to prove your address.
Step 7: Wait for letter
To prove your address, we will send you a letter to the provided postal address that you've given us. This letter will contain a unique identifier code which you will then need to enter into the app. Your account wont be active until you do this!
Step 8: Enter code from letter
Once you have entered the code, you're good to go and you can lodge money to your new current account and transact online(this may take 24hours after code entry). We will send a debit card in the post and a PIN separately.
Other ways to open a Current Account:
Existing Customers with Internet Banking
If you are already a customer, we have all the details we need and we can open an account for you more easily at the branch or via the "Apply & Open" tab on your AIB Internet Banking.
Open an account remotely
Open an account remotely by completing an electronic application form (DocuSign). Once your account is open you will need to come in to branch with proof of ID.
Open an account at your AIB local branch
Staff at your local AIB branch will be very happy to help you open an AIB Current Account. You can book an appointment to do so here.
When you attend your appointment, you’ll need to bring:
One proof of ID.
One proof of address.
Need more support?
If you have any more questions regarding opening an account on your phone, click here.
Please visit our help centre for commonly asked questions on our servies and accounts management.
If you need extra help for any reason, click here.
If you're a business customer and want to open a business account, click here.
Can't find what you're looking for?
Please talk to one of our staff by contacting any of our branches or our customer service helpline 0818 300 245 (+ 353 1 771 2424 from outside Ireland), lines are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm), if you do not possess the documentation outlined above. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and find the right kind of current account for you.
Do you want to switch your Personal Current Account from AIB to another bank?
If so, you must get a Switching Pack from the bank that you wish to transfer your account into and follow the steps that are outlined. This process is in line with the Central Bank of Ireland's Switching Code. Please contact your branch if you need more information.