Ulster Bank is seeking up to 175 voluntary redundancies from its managerial grades.
The Bank recently announced it was opening a targeted voluntary severance scheme aimed at reducing the number of managers at its head office in Dublin, by around 25%. It currently has 658 employees at managerial level. The severance programme is not open to its branches. Ulster Bank employs 2,973 people in Ireland.
The redundancy progamme is being used so as to "manage costs" and improve the Bank's "cost income ratio in a low interest rate environment".
Ulster Bank's chief executive Jane Howard also said the Bank's current management structure "is unnecessarily complex".