Online Account Opening

Our online account opening offers the freedom and flexibility to open an account, easily and securely, using our AIB Mobile app.

How you can open a current account



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.

With an AIB Current Account you have access to the AIB Mobile app. Features & benefits of the AIB app:



The AIB Mobile app makes everyday banking easier. Use it to:

Transfer up to €1,000 directly each day if your contact is an AIB customer and you have their phone number.
Make a one-off payment of up to €1,000 to another Irish bank account*. 
Set up and use Apple Pay, Google Pay & Fitbit Pay in minutes.
View, change and cancel standing orders.
Check or cancel direct debits easily.
View, print, save and share up to seven years of statements.
Making purchases and withdrawing money from your AIB Personal Current Account in Ireland and worldwide is simple with the AIB Debit Card. Use it in shops, at ATMs, online and wherever Visa Debit is accepted.
*Transaction limits apply, learn more here. Transaction fees and charges may apply. AIB Mobile Banking is available 20 hours a day, subject to our Terms and Conditions.

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/AIB Mobile App

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 or on the AIB Mobile App.

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.



Important documents




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.

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Regulatory Information

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.