UniCredit Bank Ireland plc is a Credit Institution based in Dublin, regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
Its primary business activities relate to the investment in securities and other lending activities, which are funded through short term secured and unsecured deals and also by medium term notes listed on the Luxembourg Stock exchange.
The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of UniCredit S.p.A. and, in terms of governance, the Bank has a single reporting line to Group Corporate & Investment Banking (Markets), whilst the Group Finance department maintains functional coordination and responsibility for strategic funding.
UniCredit Bank Ireland was incorporated in Ireland on 7 November 1995 with the name Credito Italiano (Ireland) Limited.
The company changed its name to Credito Italiano Bank (Ireland) Limited on 19 December 1997 and received a banking licence from the Central Bank of Ireland to carry out the business of banking on 24 December 1997.
Re-registration as a public limited company was completed on 2 April 1998, and the company changed its name to UniCredito Italiano Bank (Ireland) p.l.c. on 1 November 1999.
On 12 December 2007, the company changed its name to UniCredit Bank Ireland p.l.c..