KBC Bank Ireland said it would open five new outlets in the country by the end of this year.

The bank said it would add locations in Swords, Stillorgan, Dundrum and Maynooth in the coming months, in addition to the six ‘hubs’ already open.

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton today opened KBC Bank’s latest outlet in Dublin’s Grand Canal.

The bank said that, in addition to new openings, it was also continuing to develop its mobile banking units and online facilities.