Internal restructuring
Southern and Eastern; Dublin;
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding

175 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 December 2019
Employment effect (start)
4 December 2019
Foreseen end date
8 January 2020


Ulster Bank is seeking up to 175 voluntary redundancies from its managerial grades.

The Bank recently announced it was opening a targeted voluntary severance scheme aimed at reducing the number of managers at its head office in Dublin, by around 25%. It currently has 658 employees at managerial level. The severance programme is not open to its branches. Ulster Bank employs 2,973 people in Ireland. 

The redundancy progamme is being used so as to "manage costs" and improve the Bank's "cost income ratio in a low interest rate environment". 

Ulster Bank's chief executive Jane Howard also said the Bank's current management structure "is unnecessarily complex".



Eurofound (2019), Ulster Bank, Internal restructuring in Ireland, factsheet number 99299, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99299.