In addition to the £15 million investment awaiting the winner of Telecom's nationwide competition which will be judged this week, AIB Bank has already established a working group in conjunction with local management to look at strategies for the delivery of electronic products and services into the Information Age Town.
Clare AIB Senior Manager, Tom Connolly confirmed this week that the bank will give customers in their Information Age Town both the opportunity to us electronic banking services to manage their finances in a convenient, accessible, timely and controlled manner. It is the intention in AIB to work closely with the community of the winning town to provide the most suitable electronic products and services. In addition, AIB will establish close links with Telecom with a view to ensuring a speedy delivery of the various electronic banking services which will be made available.
On behalf of AIB, Mr. Connolly stated that he was well aware of the huge effort of a wide range of people in promoting the Ennis entry and had every confidence in a successful outcome. It is clear that AIB Bank have a number of new and innovative products and services which they are preparing to make available to the winning town:
AIB Bank and Bank of Ireland will install a joint trail of smart card technology in the Information Town Age.
Provide a finance package for the purpose of Technology devices. Clearly the Information Age Project is seen as one of the most important developments in recent years and undoubtedly will provide the winning town with a significant advantage for all it's people both business and the broader community.
Local AIB management have every confidence in the Ennis project submission and in conjunction with their colleagues in Information Technology and throughout AIB, look forward to providing Ennis with state of the art banking facilities which should be the envy of every town in Ireland.