KBC Bank Ireland News
16 June 2013
KBC Pop Up visits Taste of Dublin
Competition for visitors to win a €300 Chapter One voucher
13 June 2013
KBC Bank Ireland re-instates 90 percent LTV mortgages as evidence of a stable housing market emerges
Confidence returning to the market results in increased customer demand.
05 June 2013
€1,000 on average to be spent by each Irish holidaymaker according to KBC Savings Barometer
Long-term savers spend 40% more on holidays than those who save for the short-term
28 May 2013
Huge crowds turn out to give Katie Taylor a Cork Rebel welcome to remember at KBC Banks new Head Office
Saturday, 25th May 2013: Over a thousand Katie Taylor fans and amateur boxers turned out today to welcome the European, World and Olympic boxing champion who was in town to officially open the new KBC Bank Ireland on Lapps Quay in Cork.
20 May 2013
KBC Bank Ireland to launch Debit MasterCard® services to Irish customers
16 May 2013
KBC 1Q 2013 results: 520 million euros profit, 15 billion euros capital, 9 million clients
KBC ended the first three months of 2013 with a net profit of 520 million euros, compared with a net profit of 240 million euros in the previous quarter and 380 million euros a year earlier.
10 May 2013
KBC staff take part in 760km charity cycle across Europe
Ireland and Leinster rugby star, Gordon D’Arcy supports the ‘Peloton’ in aid of Barrettstown
17 April 2013
KBC Bank Ireland ranked as having the best corporate reputation of any bank in Ireland
Dublin, Wednesday, April 17th 2013 – KBC Bank Ireland has once again been recognised as having the best reputation of any bank in Ireland according to the annual RepTrak study.
08 April 2013
KBC Bank Ireland Opens New Office in Cork City
KBC Bank Ireland continues to expand its presence with the opening of a new office in Cork city.
25 March 2013
Savings Barometer shows savings habits for Ireland’s under 35's are stronger than their older counterparts
Survey shows 60% of parents encourage children to save every month
11 March 2013
KBC launches new Regular Saver account offering a rate of 3.5% and separate direct debits for joint savers.
Saving regularly for that holiday, new car, wedding or new baby just got more attractive with the launch of KBC Bank Ireland’s Regular Saver account which offers a competitive interest rate of 3.5% Gross/AER variable
04 March 2013
Launch of EM Ireland ' 40 Years of Change' Bursary Award, supported by KBC Bank Ireland
€1,500 bursary award on offer to winning essay in EM Ireland competition, supported by KBC Bank Ireland
14 February 2013
KBC Bank Ireland PLC, Preliminary Results for the year ended 31 December 2012.
KBC Group net profit of €612m for full-year 2012 and underlying profit amounted to €1542 million for full-year 2012 (before exceptional and non-operating items).
30 January 2013
KBC Bank Ireland launches home insurance cover for mortgage customers
KBC Bank Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading mortgage providers, today launched two new insurance products which are immediately available to new and existing KBC mortgage holders.
17 January 2013
Visit us in KBC Pop Up- Dates confirmed around the country
At KBC Bank Ireland, we like to make it easy for you to do business with us.
10 December 2012
KBC Bank opening flagship retail office in Dublin city centre
KBC Bank Ireland has launched its first high street retail office in Dublin opening a flagship unit at 142 Lower Baggot Street today.
03 December 2012
KBC to explain Budget impacts in one easy-to-understand infographic at www.kbc.ie
Sunday December 2nd 2012: The vast majority of the public is bracing itself for a tough Budget on Wednesday with almost nine in ten believing that it could be the toughest yet according to the latest KBC Savings Barometer.
30 November 2012
Graduates and professionals invited to KBC Bank Ireland’s recruitment evening Wednesday 5th December
Friday November 30th 2012: KBC Bank Ireland is hiring banking professionals and business graduates as it expands its presence in Ireland.
07 November 2012
Over €600 per person to be spent on Christmas this year
Irish people plan to spend an average of €603.50 on Christmas expenses this year according to the latest KBC Savings Barometer. The research shows that the majority of people will cover Christmas expenses through their current account
07 November 2012
KBC Pop Up Visits Mahon Point, Cork
This Saturday 10th November and Sunday 11th November, KBC Bank Ireland will open up a ’Pop-Up’ at Mahon Point Shopping Centre.
08 October 2012
KBC Group announces 'KBC 2013 and beyond'
8 October 2012: KBC Group CEO Johan Thijs today outlined KBC’s updated 2013 strategic focus and financial targets for 2015, setting the course for the group to become the reference in bank-insurance in its core markets.
17 September 2012
KBC Online Savings Calculator
Monday 17th September: How many of us know what our money will actually earn from the interest on our deposit account? Other than checking who has the highest interest rate and the account that best suits our needs, it can be sometimes difficult to calculate exactly what return you will get.
06 September 2012
KBC Bank Ireland wins prestigious national Award for its long term support of the Arts
Wednesday, 6th September 2012: KBC Bank Ireland wins prestigious national Award for its long term support of the Arts
24 August 2012
KBC Bank launches Interest UpFront Savings Account
Friday, 24th August : KBC Bank launches Interest UpFront Savings Account
24 August 2012
Almost 7 in 10 Irish now save for their holidays, KBC Savings Barometer shows
Friday 24th August: Almost 7 in 10 Irish now save for their holidays, KBC Savings Barometer shows
16 July 2012
KBC Great Music in Irish Houses nominated for Business to Arts Award
Monday July 16th 2012: KBC Bank Ireland is delighted to announce that Ireland’s longest running chamber music festival, the 2012 KBC Great Music in Irish Houses Festival has been shortlisted for the prestigious Allianz Business to Arts Awards in the Best Long Term Partnership category.
09 July 2012
KBC Bank Ireland to offer new home insurance products to Irish homeowners
Monday, 9th July KBC Bank Ireland to offer new home insurance products to Irish homeowners
29 June 2012
KBC Bank Ireland continues to work with customers in difficulty
Friday, June 29th 2012 KBC Bank Ireland continues to work with customers in difficulty
26 June 2012
KBCI Bank Ireland continues to provide solutions to support customers in difficulty
Tuesday, June 26th 2012: KBC Bank Ireland announced today that it will be piloting medium term mortgage arrears resolution options with a number of its customers who are experiencing difficulty in meeting their mortgage repayments. The options being piloted include a loan term extension option and a three year interest only mortgage solution.
14 June 2012
Savings Account Ownership in Ireland Remains High
Thursday 14th June 2012 Savings Account Ownership in Ireland Remains High
30 May 2012
Announcing the launch of the KBC Dalkey Short Story Competition
The 3rd annual Dalkey Book Festival is bigger and better than ever and kicks off on June 15th. For three days, books of every kind will be celebrated and brought
22 May 2012
Irish People still committed to Saving – KBC Bank Ireland Savings Barometer
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 KBC Bank Ireland’s Quarterly Savings Barometer published today shows that Irish people are still saving, with a strong increase in those aged 35 -44 who now have a savings account.
18 May 2012
KBC Bank Ireland wins National Market Research Award at All Ireland Marketing Awards
Friday May 18th 2012: KBC Bank has won the Market Research Award at the All Ireland Marketing Awards which took place in the Burlington Hotel last night.
02 May 2012
KBC Bank Ireland has the best corporate reputation of any bank in Ireland
Ireland RepTrak 2012 results published today Dublin, Wed, 2nd May 2012 - KBC Bank Ireland has been ranked among the most reputable companies in Ireland in the third annual RepTrak study published today. RepTrak is the most comprehensive study of corporate reputations undertaken in Ireland. KBC Bank Ireland was recognised for having the best reputation of any bank in Ireland.
30 April 2012
Northern Ireland Savers enjoy even greater choice with KBC’s new Select Demand Access Account
Monday, 30 April 2012 KBC Bank Ireland has launched its new Select Demand Access Account in Northern Ireland. The bank is offering Northern Ireland savers a competitive 3% Gross/AER return on savings.
26 April 2012
KBC Great Music in Irish Houses Festival Launch
KBC Bank Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of Ireland’s longest running chamber music festival, the KBC Great Music in Irish Houses Festival which this year takes place from June 12th to June 17th.
25 April 2012
Spring 2012 KBC Bank Ireland / Chartered Accountants Ireland Business Sentiment Survey
The survey suggests there was an improvement in activity levels across a wide range of Irish based companies in early 2012. In fact, this survey shows the most positive business climate since late 2007 with employment levels showing tentative signs of stabilisation. The survey examines current business conditions in some detail and also addresses some key issues facing Irish business at the moment including the Fiscal Stability Treaty.
02 April 2012
KBC Bank see a 300% increase in sales since the launch of Ireland’s Smart Access Demand Account
Friday March 30th 2012: KBC Bank Ireland revealed today that there has been a 300% increase in sales since the launch of the Smart Access Demand Account two weeks ago.
30 March 2012
KBC Bank Ireland launches new videos to help mortgage customers
KBC Bank Ireland has launched a series of short videos designed to assist customers who find themselves in financial distress
12 March 2012
KBC Bank Ireland launches Smart Access Demand Account with leading rate of 3.25 percent
KBC Bank Ireland has introduced the KBC Savings Barometer, measuring public sentiment towards savings among 500 Irish consumers across Ireland
01 March 2012
KBC Bank Ireland nominated for two All-Ireland Marketing Awards
KBC Bank Ireland announced today (Thursday) that the bank has been nominated in two categories at the All-Ireland Marketing Awards and will compete
20 February 2012
Dara Deering Joins KBC Bank Ireland
KBC Bank Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Dara Deering as Executive Director and Head of Retail Banking.
09 February 2012
KBC Bank Ireland PLC. Preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2011
Preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2011
20 January 2012
KBC Bank Ireland Appoints Mr. Gary Britton as non-Executive Director
Friday, 20 January 2012 KBC Bank Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gary Britton as non-Executive Director of the Bank
22 December 2011
KBC Bank Ads go Mobile
Wednesday 21st December 2011: KBC Bank Ireland has become the first Irish bank to advertise on the Irish Times iPhone
21 December 2011
Winter 2011 KBC Bank Ireland Chartered Accountants Ireland Business Sentiment Survey
The survey suggests while business conditions haven’t changed markedly of late, the activity levels of companies operating in Ireland weakened somewhat further in the fourth quarter of 2011 and that the decline in the final three months of the year was marginally greater than that seen in the previous quarter.
04 November 2011
Interest rate cut for variable and tracker mortgages
Friday November 4th 2011: Interest rates on all KBC Bank Ireland variable and tracker mortgages are to be cut by 0.25%
02 November 2011
Autumn 2011 KBC Bank Ireland Chartered Accountants Ireland Business Sentiment Survey
The main message coming from the survey is that a turnaround in business conditions is proving to be a relatively slow and uneven process - in a sense Irish business is an economic ‘limbo’ at present.
19 September 2011
KBC at National Ploughing Championship
KBC Bank Ireland will be at the National Ploughing Championships in Athy Co. Kildare from the 20th – 22nd September.
18 August 2011
New Chairman appointed to KBC Bank Ireland
KBC Group, the parent group of KBC Bank Ireland, has appointed Luc Gijsens as Chairman of KBC Bank Ireland, succeeding Luc Philips who retired
08 August 2011
KBC staff 'build a human house' by raising €20,000 for Focus Ireland
This year, KBC Bank Ireland continued to support the vital work of Focus Ireland by sponsoring the charity’s Triathlon which took place on Sunday 31st of July.
20 July 2011
Summer 2011 KBC Bank Ireland Chartered Accountants Ireland Business Sentiment Survey
The survey suggests Q2 2011 the Irish economy is struggling to build significant forward momentum at present although there were modest signs of improvement in some sectors offset by a slight softening in conditions in others – possibly reflecting both domestic and global concerns.
21 June 2011
KBC Ireland helps CPA students take their first step towards a career in accountancy
KBC Bank Ireland has teamed up with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland to help new students intending to
15 June 2011
KBC Bank Ireland launches New Fixed Term Deposit Account Options
June 15 2011 Irish savers can now take advantage of 2 new Fixed Term Deposit Accounts available from KBC Bank Ireland
12 June 2011
KBC Music in Great Irish Houses Festival Opens
The beautiful surroundings of the Baroque Chapel in the historic Royal Hospital Kilmainham was the setting for the opening concert
13 May 2011
KBC Group, Q1 2011 Earnings Statement
KBC ended the first three months of 2011 with a net profit of 821 million euros, compared with a net profit of 724 million euros in the previous quarter and 442
12 May 2011
KBC Bank Ireland launches first brand campaign to directly target Irish mortgage customers
Tuesday 10th May 2011 KBC Bank Ireland has launched a new advertising campaign targeting home purchasers. The Bank, which has a strong presence in the Irish mortgage market, providing 1 in 10 mortgages, has traditionally sold its mortgages
07 April 2011
Spring 2011 KBC Bank Ireland / Chartered Accountants Ireland Business Sentiment Survey
The survey suggests early 2011 has seen a slight improvement in business conditions but once again the most notable feature of the results is how widely conditions vary across sectors and even between firms in the same sector.
23 March 2011
New Director at KBC Bank Ireland
In line with KBC Group's risk management model that is being implemented throughout all Group Entities, and with the consent
10 February 2011
KBC Bank Ireland PLC. Preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2010
KBC Bank Ireland reports a disappointing loss of €177 million after tax and impairment costs for 2010.
03 February 2011
KBC Bank Ireland trading update on 4Q10 results.
KBC’s underlying results in the fourth quarter of 2010 will be influenced by increased provisioning for the Irish loan book and an isolated case of irregularities at KBC Lease UK.
24 January 2011
KBC Bank Ireland offers 1 Year Fixed Deposit Account paying 3.5% AER. Flexible Term Deposit Account allows savers to access 25% of deposit during the
KBC Bank Ireland has launched a new Fixed Term deposit account which provides flexibility to savers wishing to access funds during the term of their account.
10 January 2011
KBC Bank Ireland launches Flexible Savings Product
KBC Bank Ireland launched its new deposit offering on the Irish market in November last and such was the strong interest from Irish savers that the bank has now introduced a new deposit account this week which provides flexibility to savers wishing to access funds during the term of the account.
21 December 2010
Winter 2010 KBC Bank Ireland / Chartered Accountants Ireland Business Sentiment Survey
While activity levels overall appear to be stabilising, conditions vary widely from sector to sector. An improving global recovery is helping many firms make significant gains but similar numbers of companies, mainly those selling to Irish consumers or in construction, report a further weakening in sales of late.
22 November 2010
KBC Bank Ireland launches competitive savings products
KBC Bank Ireland has launched a new savings offering on the Irish market response to the increased demand for savings products from Irish consumers.
20 October 2010
Autumn 2010 KBC Bank Ireland / Chartered Accountants Ireland Business Sentiment Survey
‘the most notable feature of the survey is the sharp weakening in business confidence in relation to the outlook for the Irish economy. It is clear that this doesn’t reflect any marked change within businesses own operating conditions.
20 September 2010
KBC Bank Ireland announces changes in homeloans rates
KBC Bank Ireland has announced changes to its 2 year and 3 year fixed interest Owner-Occupier mortgage rates for new customers. The new rates will take effect from 1st October 2010.
11 August 2010
KBC Bank Ireland announces changes in homeloans rates
KBC Bank Ireland has announced it is increasing its Standard Variable Mortgage Rate for Owner Occupiers by 0.20%. The new rate will be effective from 1st September 2010.
13 July 2010
Summer 2010 KBC Bank Ireland / Chartered Accountants Ireland Business Sentiment Survey
“the business sentiment survey hints that activity has begun to strengthen in recent months. Unfortunately, recovery is not being felt by all. It is very clear that the improvement is relatively modest and is not being seen across all companies or sectors.
27 May 2010
KBC Bank Ireland reduces Fixed Rates for new homeloan customers
KBC Bank Ireland has announced that it has reduced its fixed interest rates for new homeloan customers.
12 May 2010
2010 Q1 Results
KBC Bank Ireland plc has reported an operating profit of €74 million for the three months to March 2010 before loan impairment charges of €142 million, giving rise to a Quarter 1 loss of €59 million after tax.
04 May 2010
KBC Bank Ireland helps to raise vital funds for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
KBC Bank Ireland, one of the leading providers of financial services in Ireland, has raised €32,400 for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. The money raised will be used to help fund the purchase of a dialysis machine, which is an essential item of equipment at Temple Street Children’s Hospital
02 May 2010
KBC Bank Ireland announces appointment of two Non-Executive Directors to Board
KBC Bank Ireland has announced two new board appointments. Robert Power, formerly a Director of Cornmarket Group Financial Services in Dublin, and Piet Vandendriessche, Senior General Manager of International Credits, KBC group, in Brussels, have been appointed as non-executive directors of the bank.
15 April 2010
KBC Bank Ireland announces changes to homeloans rates
KBC Bank Ireland’s homeloans division has today announced the introduction of revised interest rates for new and existing mortgage customers.
07 April 2010
Spring 2010 KBC Bank Ireland / Chartered Accountants Ireland Business Sentiment Survey
“Business conditions have remained tough in the early months of 2010 but a glimmer of light is appearing that suggests some improvement in activity could be in place by the middle of the year.” He added that any looming recovery is unlikely to be anything like the downturn that preceded it.
11 February 2010
KBC Bank Ireland PLC preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009
“While we are satisfied with having achieved substantial profitability in 2009, we have found the credit and funding environment for our business very challenging”.
05 November 2009
KBC Bank Ireland appoints former Agriculture Secretary General as Non-Executive Director
KBC Bank Ireland is pleased to announce that John Malone, former secretary general of the Department of Agriculture and Food has joined the Board as a non-executive director.