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12 October 2017

Bank of Ireland launches range of support to help businesses prepare for Brexit

Bank of Ireland has launched a new Brexit Portal, providing guidance and expertise for domestic and international businesses, and supporting a series of free “Prepare for Brexit” events across the country. Bringing together insights, practical information and useful tools from Bank of Ireland and other partners, the Portal is aimed both at Irish businesses requiring support on how Brexit may affect them and FDI companies who may be considering Ireland as a potential base for their business.

Visitors to the Brexit Portal can register for one of Bank of Ireland’s “Prepare for Brexit” events across the country before the end of the year. Featuring speakers from leading Irish companies sharing their stories on how they are preparing their business for Brexit, the events also provide insights, practical information and useful tools from Bank of Ireland and industry experts.

Discussing these developments, Barry McLoughlin, Head of Brexit Group at Bank of Ireland said: “We are very aware that our customers both in Ireland and abroad are concerned about the effect Brexit may have on their businesses. Whether it’s an insurance company in London considering Ireland as a base or an SME exporting from Longford, we are equipping them with the support they require by providing easy access to the appropriate expertise, tools and insights.

“Bank of Ireland is the number one corporate and SME bank in Ireland, and more than 60% of FDI businesses have chosen to work with us. We are also the number one bank for Irish businesses trading internationally. We have the largest branch network in Ireland and our sector specialists, business banking advisors and nationwide team of treasury managers have been supporting domestic businesses to understand and manage the risks to their businesses. The launch of our new Brexit Portal underlines our commitment to supporting businesses throughout this period of uncertainty, and I would encourage everybody with an interest to attend our Brexit seminars taking place over the next few weeks”.

Industry organisations and firms addressing the Brexit events are Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia, IBEC, British Irish Chamber of Commerce, Thinkbusiness.ie, KPMG, Deloitte, EY, PWC, Grant Thornton, BDO and Mazars.

Bank of Ireland Brexit Portal is available at https://corporate.bankofireland.com/brexit/

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