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    iBusiness Banking May Bank Holiday Message

    Friday 1 May 2015 is a bank holiday in most European countries and is a non-payment processing day. In addition Monday 4 May 2015 is an ROI and UK bank holiday.


    Please ensure that your payments are submitted early to avoid any potential delays and allow additional time for your payment to reach the beneficiary. 


    Europe’s payments clearing and settlement system TARGET2 will be closed on Friday 1 May 2015 and this will affect the processing and settlement (value) cycle of all Euro electronic payments (Credit Transfers).


    Euro Payments

    Euro urgent payments cannot be processed on Friday 1 May 2015.


    SEPA Payments submitted on Thursday 30 April 2015 to beneficiaries in other financial institutions within Ireland and the UK will be delivered no later than the close of business on Tuesday 5 May 2015.


    Some banks may apply funds on Friday 1 May 2015. Please request that the beneficiary checks with their bank to see when funds will be available.


    International Payments

    The execution timeframe of International Payments with a debit date of Thursday 30 April 2015 or Friday 1 May 2015, in any currency including Euro, may be extended by a minimum of one additional business day.

    Monday 4 May 2015 is a Bank Holiday in the UK and Ireland. Please find details of payment processing times below for Domestic, International and SEPA payment transfers to other banks via iBusiness Banking.

    Please consider the impact that the bank holiday will have on your payments and ensure that they are submitted early to avoid any potential delays.

    Payment Type Important Information
    Domestic Payments The execution timeframes for Domestic Payments to other financial institutions submitted between Friday 1 May and Monday 4 May 2015 will be extended by one additional business day.
    International Payments

    - Payments in Euros cannot be processed on Friday 1 May or Monday 4 May 2015

    - Payments in other currencies cannot be processed on Monday 4 May 2015

    - The execution timeframes for International Payments submitted between Friday 1 May and Monday 4 May 2015 may be extended by one additional business day.

    Payment Files

    - iBP

    Payment files submitted for execution after the cut-off time on Friday 1 May 2015 or requesting execution on Monday 4 May 2015 will not be executed until Tuesday 5 May 2015 with the standard execution timeframes.


    • Some banks may apply funds to the beneficiary account prior to the stated date above.
    • For iBP users please refer to the ‘message’ section within your iBB profile for more specific information.

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    What's New in iBB

    • Full size window

    As an enhancement to our service you can now carry out all of your internet banking functions in full screen mode. You are no longer restricted to viewing iBB on the top left hand corner of your screen. The dimensions of the screen can be changed to the required size by clicking and dragging the edge of the window.


    • Available Funds

    You can now view 'Available Funds' on any (sterling) current accounts held on iBB. 'Available Funds' means the amount of funds in your account that you may withdraw. The 'Available Funds' balance will take into consideration all uncleared effects and any overdraft facility available on the account. This balance does not include the amount of any cheques you have lodged to your account that have not yet cleared.


    • Help Centre

    iBB 'Help' is changing and we have launched a new Help Centre which features demos, tutorials and includes a frequently asked questions section. Once you're securely logged into iBB simply select the 'Help' button and follow our step by step guide through the various payments and processes.

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iBB Documentation

Help Centre

If you have any queries on iBB or any of our services please go to our new Help Centre where you will find answers to all your service queries.


Security or Fraud

Please note that First Trust Bank NEVER request any log in or personal details via email. If you have received an email asking for your Online Banking / iBusiness Banking details please forward the email you received to alert@aib.ie and then immediately delete the email. DO NOT click on any links in the email.


This email address (alert@aib.ie) is a collection point for notifications of potential ONLINE FRAUD (for example if you receive an email that appears to be from First Trust Bank or AIB, which you believe to be bogus).

For further information regarding security and Online Banking please visit our Security Centre.