Bank of Ireland (Governor & Co of) (BKIR)

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Company Description

Bank of Ireland (Governor & Co of) is a diversified Financial Services Group established in 1783. It provides various banking and other financial services. The Company operates through five reportable operating segments namely Retail Ireland, Bank of Ireland Life, Retail UK, Corporate and Treasury & Group Centre. Retail Ireland distributes a wide range of financial products and services through the Group's branch operations in the Republic of Ireland and through its direct channels (telephone and on-line). The product suite includes deposits, mortgages, consumer and business lending, credit cards, current accounts, money transmission services, commercial finance, asset finance and general insurance. Retail Ireland is managed through a number of business units namely Distribution Channels, Consumer Banking (including Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank and ICS Building Society), Business Banking and Customer & Wealth Management (including Private Banking). Bank of Ireland Life (BoI Life) operates in the life and pensions market in Ireland through its wholly owned subsidiary, New Ireland Assurance Company plc (NIAC). The product suite includes life assurance, protection, pensions and investment products which are manufactured by NIAC. Products are sold under the BoI Life brand in the Retail Ireland branch network and direct sales channels and under the NIAC brand in the intermediary market and through a direct sales force. Retail UK comprises business banking in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, consumer banking via the branch network in Northern Ireland, the UK residential mortgage business and the business relationships with the UK Post Office. The Company has previously announced its withdrawal from the intermediary sourced mortgage market in the UK. Business banking comprises loan, current account and deposit facilities to medium and large corporate clients in addition to international banking, working capital financing, asset finance and electronic banking services.