About us

A strong, local bank

Danske Bank is the trading name of Northern Bank Limited. We are a leading bank in Northern Ireland and a growing bank in Great Britain. We have been helping people and businesses thrive for over 200 years. We are part of the Danske Bank Group, which is one of the largest financial enterprises in Scandinavia.

We serve the needs of our personal and business customers through our branches, our regional business centres, telephone banking and a wide range of digital banking channels.

We get the best of both worlds – the strength and technology of a strong international parent, combined with our local presence, local decision-making and local expertise.

Our history

1809 Founded in Belfast by a group of merchants, we were initially known as the Northern Banking Partnership.
1824 The bank became a joint stock company and began to grow at scale, now known as Northern Banking Company Limited.
1840 By now the bank had developed a large branch footprint across the country and established itself as one of the leading banks in Ireland.
1965 Northern Banking Company was acquired by the London-based Midland Bank, which had also acquired the Belfast Banking Company some years before.
1970 The Midland Bank's two Northern Ireland subsidiaries were merged to form Northern Bank Limited.
1988 Northern Bank was acquired by National Australia Bank
1990 National Australia Bank now had 3 UK banks under its ownership, Northern Bank in Northern Ireland, Clydesdale Bank in Scotland and Yorkshire Bank in England
2000 Northern Bank introduced the UK’s first polymer bank note as part of a special series to celebrate the new millennium
2004 Danske Bank acquired Northern Bank
2008 We became founding members of the UK Faster Payments Scheme, one of the world’s first real time domestic payment platforms
2012 We rebranded to take on the Danske Bank trading name
2013 We were part of the launch of the Current Account Switching Service, guaranteeing accounts being switched between providers in 7 days
2013 We rebranded our regional bank notes to Danske Bank
2014 We became the first Northern Ireland bank to launch the Paym payment system
2015 We were named Northern Ireland’s most profitable company for the first time
2019 We changed our bank notes from paper to polymer
2021 We became the first bank in the UK to launch a carbon neutral mortgage
2022 We began to offer select banking services to customers in Great Britain

Read more about Danske Bank in Northern Ireland

Information on the Danske Bank Group 

Go to danskebank.com

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