Anyone opened a bank account in the Republic of Ireland, but signed forms in the UK?

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  1. For business reasons I need to open a Euro account in the RoI.

    I've been trying to find a bank in England that has a tie-in with an Irish bank so that I can sign the forms in England, saving a trip to the RoI.

    I just can't find a bank that can do this, so would appreciate a heads-up if anyone has been down this road before.

    TIA

    B_B
     
  2. I have a current account with the Bank of Ireland, however, I was a resident over there when I opened it. I had to supply proof of address within the RoI and supply them with a PPS number. (Similar to our National Insurance number)

    Back home in the UK now, but I have kept the RoI account open, (I still have money being paid into it) and like you, I couldn't find a UK based bank that has any tie ins, but I have heard that although it takes longer, (credit checks on your UK bank take fecking ages) you can open an Irish account with a UK address, but you will have to visit an Irish bank in person.

    It was all a bit of a 'mare initially mate.
     
  3. Allied Irish, if memory serves me correctly, have a branch in Berkley Square. Unsurprisingly they also have, or certainly used to have, one in Kilburn.
    Look up the web site of both Allied Irish and B of I, they should have their UK branches listed. Open the account in the UK then transfer it to the Republic.
     
  4. Allied Irish are also in Uxbridge in West London. I don't have a clue about opening a ROI bank account though.
     
  5. Bank of Ireland operations in NI are under Bank of Ireland UK; you could worse than give them a go
     
  6. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    Ulster Bank operate on both sides of the border and are part of (IIRC) RBS group.
     
  7. As others have said to open an account in a bank in the Republic you must visit the branch with passport / driving licence and proof of address (a domestic bill) - to comply with money laundering legislation.


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  8. I have a LLoyds TSB offshore Euro account. Forms etc completed in UK can take sterling and euro payments in, use it in Germany
     
  9. ^ Jesey, Guernsey, Isle of Mann only, but thanks
     
  10. Ahh LLoyds TSB is Isle of Man

    Tel No 08458501850

    Address:

    LLoyds TSB Offshore Ltd
    PO Box 12 Pereril Buildings
    Peveril Square
    Douglass
    Isle of Man
    IM99 1SS