Irish Banking Federation at Work

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bordeausquare Amy Walsh, Manager, Capital Markets & Risk, provides an introduction to the work of the Irish Banking Federation.

The Irish Banking Federation (IBF) is the principal voice of the banking and financial services sector in Ireland, representing over 70 member institutions and associates, including licensed domestic and foreign banks operating in the financial marketplace.

As the key point of contact on industry matters for policy makers, IBF provides representational leadership for our membership – retail and international banks in Ireland – through the development of solutions that meet the changing needs of the marketplace. The IBF mobilises the sector’s collective resources in the building of competitive and sustainable businesses which support the economy, customers and society.

The IBF team has recognised representative expertise in accounting, legal affairs, public affairs, prudential supervision, compliance, consumer affairs, risk management, security and taxation. The Federation represents the following membership groups:

1. Retail banks and building societies serving Irish personal and business customers.

2. Wholesale banks and operations providing corporate, investment, treasury, capital markets and international financial services. Wholesale banks are represented by the Federation of International Banks in Ireland (FIBI), which is affiliated to IBF.

3. Mortgage lenders providing housing finance to domestic borrowers. Ireland’s mortgage lenders are represented by the Irish Mortgage Council, which is affiliated to the IBF.

The IBF also has strong working relationships with internationally represented firms, providing professional and consulting services to members. The IBF operates a formal network for such firms known as IBF Associates.

Our website (www.ibf.ie) provides a comprehensive reference point where news updates, events, publications, as well as research and statistics on the banking and financial services sector, can be found.