Danske Becomes First NI Bank To Launch Open Banking Feature

Danske Becomes First NI Bank To Launch Open Banking Feature

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has become the first of the ‘big four’ NI banks to introduce a feature within its mobile banking app that allows customers to view their account information from another bank. Danske customers who have a personal current account with Santander can choose to view their Santander balances and transactions when they log on to Danske’s New Mobile Bank, …

French Village Bakery Expands Into Catering Sector Following Significant Investment

French Village Bakery Expands Into Catering Sector Following Significant Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

French Village Bakery has invested £850,000 to expand its current operations and develop its catering division, creating 10 new jobs and four apprenticeship positions.  The investment was supported by Danske Bank. The family-owned business opened in 1981 with premises on the Stranmillis Road.  Originally a producer of artisan breads, cakes and buns, the company quickly established a reputation for creating …

New Competition Launched To Find ‘Danske Tech Stars’

New Competition Launched To Find ‘Danske Tech Stars’

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank and Women in Business have joined forces to launch a new competition that will see four local tech entrepreneurs win 12 months’ free desk space in the new Catalyst Belfast Fintech Hub co-working space. The Catalyst Belfast Fintech Hub is Belfast’s first dedicated fintech co-working space, located on the ground floor of Danske Bank’s city centre headquarters. It …

Cyprus Avenue Restaurant Completes £750K Expansion

Cyprus Avenue Restaurant Completes £750K Expansion

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Popular East Belfast restaurant Cyprus Avenue has doubled in size and created 18 new jobs following the completion of a £750,000 expansion project.  The investment was part supported by Danske Bank. The busy neighbourhood bistro was opened in January 2017 by Richard McCracken, a chef with over 13 years of experience training with Michelin starred chefs Tom Kitchin and Andrew …

Danske Bank's Belfast Headquarters

Danske Bank To Launch New Polymer £10 Note In NI

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has announced that on 27 February 2019 it will launch a polymer £10 note into local circulation. It will be the first time the Bank has introduced such a note since, as Northern Bank, it became the first ever UK bank to issue a ‘plastic’ note in December 1999 to mark the new millennium. The new polymer £10 …

Danske Bank's Belfast Headquarters

Danske Bank UK Financial Results

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank in Northern Ireland reports a profit before impairments of £70.1million for the nine months to the end of September 2018. Total income has increased 4% compared to the same period last year. This reflects balance sheet growth – with lending 8% higher year-on-year, deposits up 5%, and higher UK interest rates. Restructuring initiatives completed in 2017 enabled increased …

Platform Launched To Connect NI Startups With European Investors

Platform Launched To Connect NI Startups With European Investors

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A new online platform has been launched to help the growing number of startup businesses in Northern Ireland connect with investors, peers and potential new recruits across Europe. TheHub.io is based on a strategic partnership between Danske Bank, Catalyst Inc and Rainmaking, a global cooperative of entrepreneurs. Danske Bank said thehub.io which is now live, will help connect startups to …

Agri-Food Sector Needs Local Political Support

Agri-Food Sector Needs Local Political Support

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s farmers and food producers need devolved government back in place and lobbying on their behalf to make sure the sector does not fall behind following the UK’s exit from the EU next year, according to Danske Bank. Danske Bank’s Agri Economic Outlook Breakfast at Ten Square in Belfast heard that the agri sector is in generally good financial …

Danske AgriBreakfast

Ines Metelo Events

For the second consecutive year, the MCE Events team worked with Danske Bank to help develop and deliver their annual AgriBreakfast event. This year’s breakfast event took place at Ten Square Belfast where Rodney Brown, Head of Agribusiness, Chief Economist Conor Lambe and Head of Markets Brian Telford spoke on the challenges and opportunities in the NI Agri-food industry.