The UCD branch of AIB has recently reopened following a major refurbishment. The branch, and situated in the heart of UCD, search will be centred on delivering the best combination of design/finish, technology and AIB people focus.

The branch has been redesigned to allow it to become an integrated part of the campus with a primary focus on student needs. Speaking to the College Tribune the branch manager, Maeve Lavin, spoke how the branch was designed to bring a friendly and informal tone to students with open fronted pods and casual meeting areas in an effort to replace the more “traditional and formal banking environment”.

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The branch also encompasses “bold artwork and graphics” which according to Maeve hopes to give the branch a “unique personality”. These artworks includes both a graffiti inspired graphic which spells out ‘UCD’ and a cartoon map of the Belfield campus which takes in both buildings and popular events from UCD’s history.

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While being an inviting space for students, the branch will also allow its customers to learn about the use the latest in bank technology in addition to having access to AIB’s full range of services. This is being achieved through the inclusion of separate phone and internet banking ‘pods’ in the new branch. The branch will also feature a new Self Service Banking Zone with extended opening hours which AIB hopes will improve its availability to its customers.

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Pictured on the opening day on the 18th August is Bernard Byrne, Director of Personal & Business Banking and branch manager Maeve Lavin. 
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