Ireland’s financial sector took off with the establishment of the Irish Financial Services Centre in 1987. Now, the country is home to more than 400 financial services companies, including 17 of the top 20 global firms. In the list below, we round up some of the finance companies with a big presence in Ireland.
Top Finance Companies in Ireland
- Bank of Ireland
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Stripe, which has dual headquarters in San Francisco and Dublin, is a payment processing company that enables online merchants to collect money from customers. The company was started in 2010 by brothers John and Patrick Collison, who were born and raised in Ireland. The company opened its Dublin office in 2015, and it added an engineering hub in 2018.
Fidelity, one of the world’s largest asset managers, is a brokerage firm, mutual fund manager and administrator of 401ks, IRAs and retirement accounts. The company, which first came to Ireland in 1996, employs more than 1,800 people across its offices in Dublin and Galway. More than 1,300 of those employees are technologists who develop digital solutions for the company and wealth management firms.
Citi, one of the biggest banks in the U.S., offers banking, credit card and wealth management services to individuals, and it also services institutional clients. The company said it was one of the first foreign banks to come to Ireland in 1965, and its office at Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre is the headquarters for Citibank Europe PLC. Roughly 2,500 employees work for Citi in Ireland.
Bank of Ireland was established in 1783 by Royal Charter, and it remains one of the largest banks in Ireland. Headquartered in Dublin, the bank employs more than 10,000 workers and has offices across the world. The privately owned bank offers a range of services for individuals, businesses and corporations, such as savings accounts, mortgages, small business loans and wealth management services.
AIB, or Allied Irish Banks, is one of the biggest banks in Ireland with 2.3 million customers. AIB offers savings accounts, mortgages and other personal banking services in addition to its business and capital market segments. The Dublin-based organization employs nearly 10,000 people and operates more than 170 bank branches.