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Allied Irish Banks cancels internet bank plans

Allied Irish Banks has announced it is scrapping plans to establish a stand-alone internet bank, citing the failure of other internet banks as its reason.

It says the market is not big enough to support stand alone banks and instead it will expand its existing internet presence instead.

AIB head of electronic banking Billy Andrews says: “We have found that the integrated bricks and mortar approach is working, and the whole experience of that seems to be good.”

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