100 jobs to be cut at credit-card facility

7 Nov 2011

One hundred people are to lose their jobs at Bank of America’s credit card division MBNA in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.

The job cuts would be made via a voluntary redundancy programme, the company said, adding that most of the roles were in its collections area. The Carrick-on-Shannon facility employs 750 people.

A total of 250 jobs are to be lost across the Europe card business, with 150 in the UK, announced the bank, which revealed in August that it was selling its credit-card business in Ireland and the UK.

The news will have no effect on Irish credit card customers, the company said.

Talks are ongoing to find a buyer for the MBNA business and save the remaining jobs, RTÉ reported.