AIB today announced plans to pilot an in-store banking outlet at SuperValu Lucan, Co. Dublin.
Scheduled to open in July, the pilot outlet will offer SuperValu and AIB customers the convenience of doing their grocery shopping and banking at one location.
In addition to SuperValu’s market leading grocery offer, customers will be able to avail of extended bank opening hours, a staffed advisory and sales service, and quick banking facilities such as ATMs, cash and cheque lodgement machines.
Announcing the pilot, AIB and SuperValu said the aim of the initiative is to establish how an in-store banking outlet can benefit their respective customers. SuperValu Lucan was chosen because it is located in a high density, high footfall area.
AIB Managing Director of Retail, Corporate and Business Banking Robert Mulhall said: “Our research has shown that partnerships between leading supermarkets and banks can be very successful. This concept is well proven over the past 20 years in the US, UK and Australia. This initiative complements our existing branch network which we have been expanding since 2015 and we are delighted to partner with leading Irish-owned grocery retailer SuperValu on this pilot.”
Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu, added: “We look forward to exploring this trial with AIB in our Lucan store which allows us to tailor our offer to suit the local communities we serve.”
AIB will have a full team of banking professionals in the new Banking outlet offering financial services and advice to both personal and business customers seven days a week.
This is the fourth new banking outlet opened by AIB in the last six months. In 2015, AIB opened three new extended hour banking outlets in Dublin and Cork.