Sunday May 31, 2020

AIB: Adjusting to a new reality

John Irwin, head of business banking strategy at AIB, knows these are tough times, but is encouraging businesspeople to come in and talk to the bank, writes Siobhán Brett.

31st March, 2012
Pictured at the launch of AIB's Big Drive for Small Business were John Irwin (centre), head of business banking strategy at AIB, with Brian and David O'Leary from the Dublin Meat Company.

There is an uncomfortable feeling about writing an article on access to credit for SMEs currently according to John Irwin, Head of Business Banking Strategy at AIB.

"The public discourse and commentary suggests that banks aren't lending to business, and as a bank we have much more to do to inform the market on what we are doing for SMEs," said Irwin. "Our key priority of ensuring that SMEs are informed, and encouraged to approach...

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