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Supporting enterprise and financial education

Using our expertise in banking and business, and working in partnership with others, we provide funding for a range of initiatives to build the long-term financial health and employ-ability of future generations.


Supporting Enterprise and Innovation


Websites and events powered by Ulster Bank connecting thousands of SMEs, entrepreneurs and business people every day.

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Supporting Enterprise and Innovation

We deliver banking services to small, medium and large businesses in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland facilitating business and economic growth and sustaining jobs in our economies.

We are currently the only Bank in Ireland with full membership of IBOS an international network of banks that allows corporate and SME clients access to banking services abroad for our business customers.

At local level our relationship managers and sector specialist teams, bespoke start-up packages and asset finance services support a wide range of corporate and SME customers with additional support through the following

·         Funding Ireland’s online business portal where entrepreneurs can share experiences, get advise and support their peers

·         Celebrating success across seven sectors island wide through Business Achievers Awards programme

·         Running education seminars for various sectors

·         Partnering with Dogpatch labs to provide a co-working space for technology start-ups

Financial Education For Schools


Today’s teenagers are tomorrow’s adults. Their ability to lead financially healthy lives deserves positive and proactive support. 

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Financial Education for Schools

Financial literacy is critical in enabling young people to learn how to manage money and make the most of their financial circumstances. Today’s teenagers are tomorrow’s adults. Their ability to lead financially healthy lives deserves positive and proactive support.

That’s why we invest in our bank-wide financial education programme for young people, the largest and longest-running schools programme in Ireland and the UK. The programme provides a range of free, online, interactive learning resources tailored to meet the needs of students from the age of 5 to 18.Through teaching an understanding of money, debt, credit, earning and saving, we can give the next generation the ability to make their own financial decisions, leading to greater choice and freedom in adult life.

We re-designed MoneySense in 2015, introducing a range of new content for both primary and secondary students to ensure its sustainability as an online teacher-led education resource accessible to all schools at Teachers can also request a volunteer to visit their school and support them in delivering a MoneySense session. The new programme includes for the first time resources for parents and carers, who consistently tell us they want tips and new ideas to help them teach children about money using examples from everyday living at home.

MoneySense has won five prestigious CSR & Education a number of Corporate Social Responsibility awards in recent years:

  • Best Community Volunteering Programme Chambers Ireland 2015
  • UTV Business Eye, Business Education Award 2014
  • Business in the Community Northern Ireland Highly Commended Education Partner Award 2013
  • Chambers Ireland Community Award 2012
  • Irish Sponsorhip Best Grassroots Community Sponsorship Award, 2012

View our MoneySense website here  (select your region to see specific content).





Add your signposting title here… Business Achievers Awards

Now in their 18th year, and a focal point on the business calendar, these awards inspire and celebrate success across a range of categories 

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Business Achievers Awards

A firm fixture on the business calendar, the Business Achievers Awards celebrates and rewards start-up and established businesses with a package of support that raise profile, and enhance their contacts in the market, in order to help them to grow and prosper.

Regional finals celebrate success the length and breadth of Ireland. In addition to the award itself, and associated media coverage, participation in the awards gives businesses the opportunity to audit and articulate their core work and ambitions.

  • Categories include:
  • Woman Led Business Award
  • Best Business Start Up Award
  • Innovation and Emerging Technology Award
  • Best SME Award
  • Food and Drink Award
  • Social Enterprise Award
  • International Business Award
  • Agri-Business Award

Since 1995, the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards have gone from strength to strength, with the number of entries and categories growing all the time.  For further information and to read about some of our winners click on the link below

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