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We’re tay people ourselves.


Via the very annoyed, in fairness Restaurants Association of Ireland:

“The Restaurants Association of Ireland today called for an end to the distribution of free coffees from Ulster Bank to promote their consumer mortgages. The message communicated by Ulster Bank is very much one of anti-hospitality industry, completely going against their ethos to “help for what matters”. As an institution that has always represented itself as the prime consumer and small business lender, Ulster Bank is showing little or no support for small hospitality businesses through this tragic PR stunt.

Speaking on the PR nightmare, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association Adrian Cummins said, “For every cup of coffee Ulster Bank continues to give out free of charge, struggling cafes and restaurant owners are deprived of their daily morning/afternoon income. These people are struggling to fulfil bank payments, and instead of supporting local business, Ulster Bank have effectively employed an independent marketing company to do the exact opposite.”


Restaurants Association of Ireland call for an end to anti-hospitality industry stunt from Ulster Bank (RAI)

Thanks DD




Ulster Bank customers have been unable to access their online systems or use their cards this evening – the busiest internet shopping day of the year. Customers trying to log in to their internet banking were shown a ‘temporarily unavailable’ message.

Ulster Bank and RBS: Widespread reports of online banking and payment systems down (John Mulgrew, Belfast Telegraph)

Previously: Ulster Says D’oh

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The BBC’s business editor Robert Peston said that a draft report from the commission called for the split of RBS [Royasl bank of Scotland] into a good bank and a bad bank. However, he added that “another, more radical option is also being assessed by the Treasury”. That would involve somehow removing Ulster Bank from RBS Group – Ulster has been the worst performing part of the group, dragging down its overall performance. Mr Peston said that one idea raised is to “transfer Ulster Bank into the arms and ownership of the Irish government”, by swapping all or part of the bank for the British loans and investments currently owned by Ireland’s “bad bank”, the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).


And sure why not?

Ulster Bank: Treasury looks at Irish takeover possibility (BBC)

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)