Bank of Ireland introduces computers to offer customers a new style of personal banking.

Bank of Ireland in Castletroy, County Limerick has introduced a new style of personal banking putting computers at the centre of the customer experience.

There's a machine that gives out money and another that gives out personal advice.

Terminals allow customers to directly check their own account balances, obtain cash, trace transactions, find out if a cheque has been paid and print out a statement.

The new "user-friendly" technology was installed at a cost of £250,000.

According to Bank of Ireland, this is the shape of things to come in the banking world.

Bank of Ireland hope that their investment in technology will give them an edge over the competition and say that it is the banking public who will benefit from this new approach to managing your finances. 

Regional Manager Enda McGowan tells RTÉ News that the new electronic services are designed to provide a better service to customers. He says that the technology will act as a support to Bank of Ireland's highly trained staff. 

The new look bank has also replaced the traditional counter areas with open plan interview spaces. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 3 March 1987. The reporter is Michael Walsh.