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Bank Official

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€21k > 31 
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€21 - 50 
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Mortgage Underwriter: 25 - 55
Mortgage Sales: 21 - 34
Mortgage Collections: 20 - 60
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Last Updated: July, 2015

Bank Official
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€21 - 31 
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Works behind the counter at a bank branch performing general banking duties. Sometimes referred to as a "Cashier".


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Linda Byrnes
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Linda is a Senior Pension Administrator in New Ireland Assurance, which is part of the Bank of Ireland Group. Linda is responsible for the administration of a portfolio of Defined Contribution Group Pension Schemes and providing top class customer service to our customers. She is also responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with our corporate customers and sales channels.
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Michael Coleman
Business Banking Trainee  
Michael Coleman is on the Business Banking Graduate Programme with Bank of Ireland and is currently working in model management which involves risk and reporting. He enjoys the variety of areas this programme gives him experience in such as asset quality and pricing.
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Anne Nutley
Contact Centre Agent  

Anne Nutley is a Contact Centre Agent  with the Customer Service Desk in Bank of Ireland 365. The team Anne is part of takes calls for the Great Britain branches, handling all types of branch account queries for both Business and Personal customers. While it is a demanding and challenging role, Anne finds it extremely rewarding being in a position to assist people with their banking queries.

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Bank Officials service the exchange of money by direct everyday transactions on current accounts, deposit accounts, overdrafts and loans. They also provide bank customers with specialised services in foreign exchange, income tax, investment management and executor and trustee services.  
 
In their first few years the Junior Bank Official attends to customers at the counter, does computer input preparations and cash duties, and is involved in a wide variety of clerical work. These include the paying in and withdrawal of cash and cheques, the payment of bills and other bank transactions at the bank counter. Specialised duties such as foreign exchange, administration or computer operating/programming are carried out within most bank offices.

 


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Bank Officials need to be efficient, hard working with good organisational and communication skills. Numeric competence and computer skills are desirable.


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