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Bank of Ireland to reopen closed branches on June 29

Bank of Ireland will be reopening the majority of the branches it closed for the COVID-19 crisis on June 29, when Phase 3 of the reopening roadmap begins.

In late March Bank of Ireland closed 101 branches around the country in response to the growing danger from the coronavirus pandemic.

Throughout the crisis, Bank of Ireland kept 161 banks open nationwide, including 11 in Galway.

The Galway banks which will be reopening are Oughterard, which will have counter and self services, as well as advice; along with Ballygar, Dunmore, and Mainguard st in the city, which will only have advice and self-service banking.

Oughterard and Headford will be open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, while the other two will only operate from 10am to 1pm, five days a week.

A number of changes have been

Gavin Kelly, CEO of Retail Ireland at Bank of Ireland said they have been “monitoring and adapting” operations through the COVID-19 crisis to reflect customer needs and public health advice.

“As the economy starts to reopen, which is critically important for families and businesses across Ireland, we are updating our operations over the coming weeks.”

Along with the return of regular banking services and ATMs, Bank of Ireland says it will continue to offer its dedicated COVID-19 services.

Dedicated supports were brought in for over 65s, carers and healthcare workers during this crisis.

The bank has also said that personal and business customers who are on a three month payment break will be offered another three months payment free if needed.

“As a leading lender to Irish businesses, and the largest lender to the agri sector, supporting our small business customers is a top priority for Bank of Ireland.

“As well as payment breaks and other support for customers, we are fast-tracking payments to our SME suppliers for the remainder of 2020 to help ease the cash flow pressures on businesses.”

“We continue to see steady demand for support from our SME customers, as well as increasing enquiries about the State supports which are planned to be introduced.

“As businesses start to reopen they are keen to access these supports. We are preparing our operations and resources to ensure that as soon as the full range of State supports are ready to be rolled out we can process applications for customers without delay.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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