Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB have followed Bank of Ireland in issuing some new credit and debit cards to customers in the wake of last year's Ticketmaster data breach.

Ulster Bank said that when Ticketmaster notified it last summer that customers' card details may have been stolen, the bank ensured its customers' cards were monitored and all those impacted were immediately blocked and replaced.

The bank said it has since engaged in the proactive reissuing of a further selection of cards, a process which is now complete.

Not all customers needed new cards, the company said, although it didn't offer details of how many were reissued.

Meanwhile, Permanent TSB said that following the data breach at Ticketmaster, it took a number of steps to deal with the potential threat including card replacement.

It declined to say how many cards had been replaced, citing security reasons.

A spokesman for AIB said it had not reissued any cards arising from the Ticketmaster breach.

Where there is a third party data breach the company puts a high level of monitoring in place, he said.

If suspicious transactions are seen, the bank puts a temporary block on the card and texts the customers to alert them.

Last month some Bank of Ireland customers were unable to use their debit cards for online and contactless payments as the bank imposed restrictions due to fraud concerns. 

The bank said at the time that it was a temporary measure and had been implemented in order to protect the customers from fraud.

It said the precautionary measures it takes include issuing new cards.