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Dungannon powder coating business Metfinn expands into new premises with backing from Danske Bank
Metfinn is a locally owned and operated business that offers a range of metal finishing services such...
Danske supports campaign to ‘build back responsibly’
COVID-19 has forced us all to rethink the way we behave and operate. It has also created and, in some...
Financial Results 3 months to end March 2021
£500 million ‘Helping Northern Ireland Grow Again’ fund announced (GBP millions) Q1 2021 Q1 2020 Index...
Danske Bank and Business in the Community launch innovative new scheme to help NI companies get ‘climate literate’
The Climate Action Programme with Danske Bank – a partnership between Danske Bank and Business in the...
Danske Bank and Eco-Schools launch an NI wide outdoor learning project
A driving force behind the initiative is to embed outdoor learning into core teaching, enabling children...
Danske Bank agrees £50m funding package with UK housing provider Origin Housing to build over 1,000 affordable homes
Origin Housing Limited is a registered social landlord which manages over 6,900 homes in 14 communities...
New solicitors firm MacAllister McAleese backed by Danske Bank
MacAllister McAleese has been established as a full-service practice by experienced solicitors David...
Danske Bank announces new 95% LTV mortgage
In line with Danske Bank’s commitment to be a responsible lender the loan comes with its own set qualifying...
Danske supports appeal to help young people get digitally connected to support their learning and protect their futures
Danske Bank is supporting responsible business network Business in the Community Northern Ireland’s Digital...
Small changes now on climate impact will have major benefits for NI businesses
Speaking on the latest Danske Bank Advantage podcast, Chris Martin, Danske Bank’s Head of Climate Risk...
Danske Bank agrees £50m funding package with GB-based social housing provider Irwell Valley Homes
Irwell Valley Homes is a not-for-profit housing association, which provides homes and services for over...
Danske Bank partners with AWARE to help improve teenage mental health
AWARE is a depression and mental health focused charity with an established network of support groups...
Companies urged to sign up to Companies urged to sign up to “easy to use” Trader Support Service to help navigate through new trading complexities
Launched to support businesses after the UK’s departure from the EU, the government’s recently established...
Physiotherapy clinic opens second practice with support from Danske Bank
The North Down based physiotherapy clinic has been providing essential services in its new practice for...
Danske Bank staff raise over £75,000 during pandemic to help support vulnerable families and young people
The money was raised during a year-long partnership with Extern NI which also included in-kind support...
Danske Bank gives Christmas gift to Marie Curie
The bank made the donation after its employees, customers and members of the public voted for the local...
Danske steps up commitment to tackling climate change with key appointment and signing of climate pledge
The bank has also achieved the highest level in the latest NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey, retaining...
Danske Bank launches new podcast series with Carl Frampton interview on resilience
Speaking as part of a new podcast series launched today by Danske Bank, Frampton talks about the highs...
Danske Bank invests £500,000 in branch upgrades
Work to upgrade and refurbish Danske’s Abbeycentre, Armagh, Ballymena and Banbridge branches will be...
Danske Bank launches Sunflower lanyard scheme to support customers with hidden disabilities
Danske Bank is the first NI bank to sign up to the scheme and joins other retailers such as Marks and...
Alpha Housing planning to build over 200 new homes in next five years after securing loan facility from Danske Bank
The housing association currently has more than 950 homes in its portfolio at 40 schemes across Northern...
Danske Bank recognised for its commitment to diversity and inclusion
Silver is currently the highest level available and only one other company to date, Allstate NI, has...
Changes to Danske Bank branch network
Commenting on the announcement, Aisling Press, Danske Bank’s Managing Director of Personal Banking, said:...
Oasis Travel preparing for a busy 2021 as holiday makers reschedule rather than cancel bookings
The company was recently supported by Danske Bank, which provided a loan through the government’s Coronavirus...
Mervyn Stewart expands showroom site and launches Select brand with £2m investment
As Northern Ireland’s largest ŠKODA retailer, Mervyn Stewart has been operating for over 50 years with...
Danske Bank urges customers to plan ahead for the future
That might mean naming a friend or family member the customer would trust to take control of their bank...
Danske Bank UK H1 Financial Results
(GBP millions) H1 2020 H1 2019 Index 20/19 Total income 102.7 117.2 88 Expenses -70.0 -69.4 101 Profit...
Danske Bank to launch new polymer £20 note
The introduction of the new £20 polymer note is a natural follow on from the £10 polymer note Danske...
Danske Bank calls for NI businesses to pledge to take action on climate crisis
A cornerstone of the campaign, the Climate Action Pledge, invites signatories to commit to cut their...
Equipment hire business calls for executive to start spending on infrastructure to support Northern Ireland construction sector
The family-owned company, which supplies a range of machinery to a number of industries, availed of the...
Andras House invests in growth of Belfast city centre by acquiring Dorchester House, with support from Danske Bank
Dorchester House, a 52,000 sq ft, 10 floor property on Great Victoria Street, was one of two buildings...
Cookstown retailer calls for more help for sector as preparations for lockdown exit begin
CFC Interiors, which sells furniture including sofas, beds, dining tables and homeware, has availed of...
Danske Bank appoints Aisling Press as new head of Personal Banking
In her new role Aisling has responsibility for all aspects of personal banking, including Danske Bank’s...
Smiley Monroe resumes production at reduced capacity following support from Danske Bank
Smiley Monroe is a leading global producer of endless conveyor belts and cut rubber and plastic parts...
Garden centre back in business with safety measures sown in after receiving support from Danske Bank
The family-owned business, which has centres in Donaghadee, Bushmills and Galgorm Castle, availed of...
P McVey Mobile Buildings supplies health sector with new buildings after surge in demand due to coronavirus
The expansion was supported by Danske Bank, which provided the company with a loan through the government’s...
Alastair Hamilton joins Danske Bank Board
Mr Hamilton led the trade and investment agency for over 10 years, leaving the post last year. Throughout...
Local destination businesses access coronavirus support loans and call for public to back NI tourism when restrictions lift
All three businesses have availed of the government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)...
Tailored support from Danske Bank enables The Saville Row Company to survive coronavirus lockdown
The company has availed itself of a government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) through...
Airporter primed to start services when air travel returns to Northern Ireland
Owned and run by Niall and Jennifer McKeever, Airporter offers bus travel daily between Derry-Londonderry...
Operating Room Systems supplies vital respiratory equipment with support from Danske Bank
The deal was supported by funding from Danske Bank. Operating Room Systems specialises in the supply...
Danske launches outreach programme to support vulnerable customers
The Bank has set up a team dedicated to proactively calling older customers who are self-isolating for...
Danske Bank to help suppliers by speeding up payments
These businesses will now receive payment within 15 business days, at least two weeks earlier than standard...
Lunn’s the Jewellers avail of coronavirus loan scheme through Danske Bank
The Lunn’s loan is 1 of 49 that Danske Bank in Northern Ireland has granted through the scheme since...
Danske Bank cancels interest on overdrafts for personal customers
This change is expected to benefit up to 86,000 personal customers who may be suffering from financial...
Danske Bank - supporting personal customers
Richard Caldwell, Managing Director of Personal Banking & Small Business at Danske Bank said: “This...
Housing Association announces £75m investment in 550 new homes
Supported by an initial investment of £12m from Danske Bank and the Department for Communities’ (DfC)...
Danske Bank extends Premiership sponsorship for three more years
Amid one of the most exciting title races in years, the partnership is currently in its eighth season...
Danske Bank supports £3m investment in local housing developments
Mayfair Homes NI was established in 2012 and the company has completed several developments in Belfast,...
Martin Stewart appointed to the Board
Danske Bank UK is the biggest bank in Northern Ireland, serving both personal and business customers,...
Danske Bank announces charity partnership with Extern NI
Extern helps 20,000 local people each year to change their lives through a wide range of services. Danske...
Craigavon firm turns to automation for future growth
Foxano, a spin out from Foxcut WCS, anodises aluminium parts for the aerospace, engineering and architectural...
Danske Bank raises over 200k for children's mental health
The partnership means over 5,000 NI children and 800 parents and teachers will have benefited from the...
Danske Bank announces Christmas gift for Cancer Fund for Children
Northern Ireland’s leading children’s cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children has received a £5,000...
Belfast City Centre can become hotspot for FMCG market
Ricky and Vicky Leathem have invested £1.5m across their four stores since starting the business in 2007....
Fraud Awareness: Help Stop Children becoming Money Mules
As part of the ScamwiseNI Partnership we have issued letters to all post primary Schools, Further Education...
Danske Bank signs commitment to disability inclusion
Every Customer Counts was developed to encourage businesses to focus on how they can improve or adjust...
RUAS and Danske Bank launch countdown to Winter Fair 2019
The event will again be sponsored solely by Danske Bank, who have been supporting the Winter Fair since...
Business leaders ready to catch insights from elite sport
The Leadership on the Line Conference, taking place at Kingspan Stadium today, Tuesday 15th October,...
Co-Op Food CEO to address Northern Ireland Food Industry
Over 250 people are expected to attend the event, which is recognised as an opportunity for food and...
BLK BOX Fitness invests for further growth
Belfast-based BLK BOX Fitness has invested £1.4m in a new laser-cutting machine and press brake, expanded...
NI Businesses must be No Deal ready amid new political uncertainty over Brexit, says Danske Bank
Northern Ireland businesses need to prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit, as a potential worse case outcome,...
Dry cleaning business presses on with investment
White Label Cleaners was formed in 2010 by Gareth and Susan Hodgen. The business now operates three stores...
Friends of Belfast Mela launch new diversity initiative
The Belfast Mela is the largest celebration of cultural diversity on the island of Ireland attracting...
Freight company opens new premises to support continued growth
The company was formed in 2007 and services SMEs and large businesses across the UK and Ireland. Asap...
Belfast tech start-up loyalBe secures growth funding
One of Northern Ireland’s most promising fintech start-ups, loyalBe, has secured a six figure investment...
Companies urged to pursue excellence and focus on small details to delight customers
Northern Ireland companies were urged to focus on tiny but noticeable details if they want to truly delight...
Danske Advantage event: Governance - The foundation of a strong business
ONGOING COMMITMENT TO GOOD GOVERNANCE ESSENTIAL FOR HIGH PERFORMING ORGANISATIONS, HEARS DANSKE BANK...
Danske Bank comes out on top at responsible business awards winning four awards
Danske Bank scooped four awards at Business in the Community’s 2019 Responsible Business Awards, held...
RGM Vent completes Center Parcs installation
Ballynure based RGM Vent, part of RGM Holdings, has recently completed work worth c.£1m at Ireland's...
Q1 2019 UK Finance regional mortgage lending figures
Commenting on today’s figures Patrick Mullan, Head of Mortgages at Danske Bank, said: “The latest mortgage...
Danske partners with Parenting NI on wellbeing seminars
Danske Bank has teamed up with local charity Parenting NI to develop a series of parenting seminars for...
Danske Bank confirms two year sponsorship of Digital DNA
Danske Bank has confirmed its commitment to Northern Ireland’s largest technology and digital event,...
Danske Bank UK financial results - three months to end March 2019
Operating profit of £23.1 million, up 3% year-on-year Business lending up 8% year-on-year New mortgage...
Danske Bank and Ulster University launch new round of apprenticeships
Danske Bank and Ulster University are inviting new applications for a unique apprenticeship programme...
Danske Bank Womens Premiership season kicks off at the National Stadium
The 2019 Danske Bank Women’s Premiership season was officially launched at the National Football Stadium...
Danske Bank creates new Fraud & Cyber Crime team in response to growing threat to customers
Danske Bank has created a new specialist fraud and cyber crime team to help combat the rising threat...
Laganbank Retail Park in Lisburn becomes fully let following arrival of new tenant
Laganbank Retail Park in Lisburn is now fully occupied, commercial property agency CBRE has confirmed....
Changes to Danske Bank branch network
Danske Bank has announced that it will be closing two of its branches later this year – Main Street in...
Danske Bank joins The Valuable 500
Danske Bank has become the first company in Northern Ireland to join a global movement known as ‘The...
Q4 2018 UK Finance regional mortgage lending figures
Commenting on today’s figures Patrick Mullan, Head of Mortgages at Danske Bank, said: “The latest survey...
Multimillion pound housing development targets first time buyers
A multi-million pound investment in 108 new homes in the Downpatrick area is set to address a shortage...
New polymer note to enter circulation this month
Danske Bank’s new polymer £10 note comes into circulation on the 27th February. The new polymer £10 note...
Chartered Accountants and Danske Bank announce partnership
The professional body for Chartered Accountants in Northern Ireland has announced a renewed partnership...
Danske Bank raises £130,000 for children’s mental health promotion
Primary school children across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from a mental health education programme...
Danske Bank UK financial results - twelve months to end December 2018
Oakwood Integrated PS gets involved in world’s biggest wildlife survey
Over 50 pupils from Oakwood Integrated Primary School visited Danske Bank’s Killeaton House offices in...
Major refurbishment planned for Danske Bank’s Bloomfield branch
Work will begin next month on a major refurbishment of Danske Bank’s branch in Bloomfield Shopping Centre....
Danske Bank launches further Assured Skills Academy in North West
Danske Bank is launching a second North West Assured Skills Academy offering 20 people the chance to...
Uform Group to expand further into UK market
Antrim-based kitchen door and component supplier Uform has secured a multimillion pound funding package...
Danske Bank gives Almost Home animals a merry Christmas
Moira-based charity Almost Home Animal Rescue has received a £5,000 Christmas charity gift from Danske...
Danske becomes first NI bank to launch Open Banking feature
Danske Bank has become the first of the ‘big four’ NI banks to introduce a feature within its mobile...
French Village Bakery expands into catering sector following significant investment
French Village Bakery has invested £850,000 to expand its current operations and develop its catering...
Danske Bank announces support for Google Pay
Danske Bank has announced that from today, its customers will be able to use Google Pay™ to pay in shops,...
New competition launched to find ‘Danske Tech Stars’
Danske Bank and Women in Business have joined forces to launch a new competition that will see four local...
Q3 2018 UK Finance figures
Commenting on today’s figures Patrick Mullan, Head of Mortgages at Danske Bank, said: “The latest survey...
Cyprus Avenue restaurant completes £750k expansion
Popular east Belfast restaurant Cyprus Avenue has doubled in size and created 18 new jobs following the...
Danske Bank to launch new polymer £10 note in Northern Ireland
Danske Bank has announced that on 27 February 2019 it will launch a polymer £10 note into local circulation....
Danske Bank UK financial results - nine months to end September 2018
Platform launched to connect NI startups with European investors
A new online platform has been launched to help the growing number of startup businesses in Northern...
Agri-food sector needs local political support and clarity over post-Brexit risks
Northern Ireland’s farmers and food producers need devolved government back in place and lobbying on...
Prep House targets new export markets following investment
A Co. Down sauce company has invested £800,000 in a new factory that will help it fulfil its new contracts...
Danske Bank becomes first JAM Card Friendly bank in NI
Danske Bank was today confirmed as the first bank in Northern Ireland to become ‘JAM Card Friendly’....
RUAS and Danske Bank get ready for this year's Winter Fair
The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) and Danske Bank are delighted to kick start the countdown...
Staff education key to significantly reducing risk of cyber security breaches
Staff education and board level oversight are essential if companies are to effectively deal with the...
Danske Bank becomes 'dementia friendly'
Danske Bank has become the latest organisation in Northern Ireland to work towards becoming dementia...
Carrickcruppen GAA builds for the future with grant from Danske Bank
Local GAA club Carrickcruppen was one of 18 local organisations to benefit from nearly £10,000 of funding...
New Fintech co-working space opens in the heart of Belfast's City Centre
Catalyst Belfast Fintech Hub extends partnership between Danske Bank and Catalyst Inc Belfast’s first...
Danske Bank appoints new Head of Agribusiness
Danske Bank today announced that Rodney Brown has been appointed as its new Head of Agribusiness. Rodney,...
Danske Bank to create 67 new jobs in the North West
Danske Bank has chosen Londonderry as the location for a new Customer Protection Centre. The centre will...
Danske Bank completes major refurbishment of flagship branch
Danske Bank has reopened its flagship branch at Donegall Square West in Belfast city centre following...
Bangor Barracudas make a splash with grant from Danske Bank
Local water polo club Bangor Barracudas was one of 18 local organisations to benefit from nearly £10,000...
Comment from Head of Mortgages on UK Finance Regulated Mortgage Survey Q2, 2018
Commenting on today’s figures Patrick Mullan, Head of Mortgages at Danske Bank, said: “This survey shows...
New Eurospar opens following multi-million pound investment
A new 6,000 sq ft Eurospar has opened in Dromore, County Down, creating 40 jobs. The £2.6m investment...
Landmark deal secures €118m of investment for agri tech company Devenish Nutrition
Belfast-based agri technology company Devenish Nutrition has secured €118 million in long-term funding...
Danske Bank and Ulster University partner to launch apprenticeship programme for school leavers
Danske Bank and Ulster University have partnered to launch a new apprenticeship programme offering school...
International property buyers target local development
A unique housing development in Broughshane, Co Antrim is attracting interest from international buyers....
New Hampton by Hilton hotel opens in Belfast
Belfast’s newest hotel, the Hampton by Hilton, today opened its doors for business. The nine-story, 178-bedroom...
Changes to Danske Bank branch network
Danske Bank has announced that it will be closing two of its branches later this year – Larne and Ballynahinch....
Coronavirus: Danske confirms support for businesses
Kevin Kingston, Chief Executive, said: “At Danske Bank we have established a number of dedicated teams...
Top companies must embrace changes in technology to stay at the top
Andras Hotels completes 60-bedroom £5m extension at Holiday Inn Express
Danske Bank, in partnership with Catalyst Inc, to open co-working space at Belfast head office
Danske Bank has announced plans to take its support for the tech sector in Northern Ireland to a new...
Shoe shop puts best foot forward with investment in online platform
A family-owned business in Banbridge has invested £100,000 and created four jobs to support the continued...
Danske Bank investing in major refurbishment of flagship branch
Work is about to commence on a major refurbishment of Danske Bank’s flagship branch at Donegall Square...
Comment from Head of Mortgages on UK Finance Regulated Mortgage Survey
Commenting on the figures Patrick Mullan, Head of Mortgages at Danske Bank, said: “This survey continues...
Danske Bank announces ‘Helping Hand’ for mortgage switchers
Danske Bank has launched a new ‘Helping Hand’ offer for customers who remortgage from another lender....
SHS Group completes two major acquisitions with support from Danske Bank
New showroom puts car dealership in pole position
Danske Bank UK financial results - 3 months to end March 2018
GDPR 'an opportunity not a threat' to smart companies who use it to build trust
loyalBe announced as winner of inaugural Open Banking Challenge
Multi-million pound Grade A office space in Belfast fully let
Danske announced as Digital DNA's new strategic partner
Danske Bank UK Financial results – 9 months to end September 2019
Operating profit up 3% year-on-year Lending up 3% year-on-year Income maintained Costs 2% lower year-on-year...
The Signature Works secures order of scrubs for local health trusts
The Signature Works manufactures printed and embroidered school wear, work wear and sportswear, such...
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