New £1.1m Ulster Bank branch in west Belfast

Sean Murphy, managing director of personal banking, Ulster Bank, officially opens the bank’s new branch at the Westwood Centre in west Belfast with branch manager, Colette O’Hare, left, and personal banker Hannah Clarke, right.

ULSTER Bank has opened a new £1.1 million branch in the heart of west Belfast.

The new branch, at the Westwood Centre, continues the bank's long history in west Belfast, having had a branch in Andersonstown area since the mid-1960s.

It will provide customers in the area with a state-of-the-art facility to do their banking, including iPad stations for customer use, and greater staff presence on the banking floor.

The branch will offer additional services to customers, including free financial health checks, a coin deposit machine and foreign currency including a Euro ATM machine. It will also open late on Thursday evenings, in addition to existing hours.

The new facility replaces the old branch at Andersonstown Leisure Centre, which closed when the centre shut its doors to undergo a £25 million redevelopment.

The branch will employ a range of roles including a mortgage adviser, senior personal bankers and front line team members.

Managing director of personal banking at Ulster Bank, Sean Murphy said he was looking forward to welcoming customers to the "modern facility".

“Branches remain an important part of the service that we offer, and this new branch represents a significant investment, providing a modern facility for our customers. We look forward to welcoming personal customers, mortgage seekers, businesses and other customers alike to branch.”

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