Prepare for Brexit: Bank of Ireland reveals new online resources

10 Oct 2017

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The new Brexit online portal is chock-full of practical information and useful tools for businesses.

Bank of Ireland (BOI) has launched a new online portal to help organisations prepare as Brexit draws closer.

Developed by the BOI business banking and FDI teams, the portal is an essential element of the bank’s ‘Prepare for Brexit’ campaign, which includes events across the country.

‘The launch of our new Brexit portal underlines our commitment to supporting businesses throughout this period of uncertainty’

The portal is aimed both at Irish businesses requiring support on how Brexit may affect them, and FDI companies who may be considering Ireland as a potential base for their business.

Visitors to the Brexit portal can register for one of the Prepare for Brexit events across the country before the end of the year. Featuring speakers from leading Irish companies sharing their stories on how they are preparing their business for Brexit, the events also provide insights, practical information and useful tools from BOI and industry experts.

Organisations addressing the Brexit events include: Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia, IBEC, British Irish Chamber of Commerce,, KPMG, Deloitte, EY, PwC, Grant Thornton, BDO and Mazars.

Navigating uncertainty

“We are very aware that our customers both in Ireland and abroad are concerned about the effect Brexit may have on their businesses,” explained Barry McLoughlin, head of Brexit group at BOI.

“Whether it’s an insurance company in London considering Ireland as a base or an SME exporting from Longford, we are equipping them with the support they require by providing easy access to the appropriate expertise, tools and insights.

“Bank of Ireland is the No 1 corporate and SME bank in Ireland, and more than 60pc of FDI businesses have chosen to work with us. We are also the No 1 bank for Irish businesses trading internationally. We have the largest branch network in Ireland, and our sector specialists, business banking advisers and nationwide team of treasury managers have been supporting domestic businesses to understand and manage the risks to their businesses.

“The launch of our new Brexit portal underlines our commitment to supporting businesses throughout this period of uncertainty, and I would encourage everybody with an interest to attend our Brexit seminars taking place over the next few weeks.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years