KBC Bank Ireland

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KBC Ireland Bank plc
Industry Finance
Founded Dublin, Ireland (1973)
Headquarters Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Belfast
Key people
Wim Verbraeken, CEO
Products Multiple banking products
Total assets Loan Book of 17 Billion and Deposits of 6 Billion (2010)
Website www.kbc.ie

KBC Bank Ireland plc is a bank in Ireland with offices in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Belfast.

It was established in 1973 as Irish Intercontinental Bank. In 1978 KBC Bank, which is headquartered in Brussels, acquired a 75% interest. KBC Bank acquired a full 100% shareholding in IIB in 1999, and in 2000 changed the bank's name to IIB Bank. On 27 October 2008, the 30th anniversary of KBC's full ownership, the bank was renamed KBC Bank Ireland plc.

KBC Bank Ireland provides a wide range of banking services including Corporate, Commercial and Business Banking, Private Banking and Treasury & Capital Markets. Its mortgage division, KBC Homeloans, is a leading mortgage provider in Ireland.

KBC began operating a branch network in 2012 [1] with a further build-out in 2014 [2]. This follows the exit of Halifax Ireland and Danske Bank from the Irish retail market, with some branches being located in former locations of those banks.

KBC in Ireland[edit]

KBC has about 701 employees in Ireland in the following companies:

  • KBC Bank Ireland plc
  • KBC Bank NV Dublin Branch a full branch of KBC, has operated since 1992 from the IFSC and Sandwith Street, providing credit facilities in the form of syndicated loans to Sovereigns, Banks and corporates in designated areas of the world, including the Nordic area, Southern Europe and Central Europe.
  • KBC Fund Management[citation needed]