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Domestic Banking

The domestic or high street banks in Ireland provide a range of critical services to consumer and business communities including a variety of lending, savings and investments products, as well as the payment services, all of which support economic activity.

As the voice of this pivotal sector, the purpose of Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) is to foster the development of a dynamic, innovative and sustainable banking and payments industry which contributes to the economic and social wellbeing of the country.

We maintain open and constructive relationships with all stakeholders – politicians, policymakers, regulators, representative groups and the media – enabling us to broker and advocate positions that command the broadest possible support consistent with our members’ priorities.  We also represent the sector’s interests in both formal and informal fora and with government and non-government agencies on a diverse range of issues.  This enables us to contribute to the creation of solutions in public policy and the external environment in which members can operate competitively and profitably.

Through our active membership of the European Banking Federation (EBF), the European Payments Council, sister organisations and our well-established EU presence and international networks, we seek to bring timely representation and insight to bear on international policy and regulatory thinking.

BPFI’s strategic objectives are to:

  • Ensure a supportive regulatory, political and social environment exists to enable the sustained, profitable growth of the banking and payments industry.
  • Provide a value adding information and networking service to our Members on issues related to the banking and payments sector.
  • Improve the reputation and standing of the banking and payments industry.
  • Create a strong voice on relevant industry issues.

See a list of BPFI members