Northern Banking Co.

Northern Bank was founded in Belfast in 1809 as the Northern Banking Partnership. In 1965, the Northern Banking Company Limited was acquired by the Midland Bank, a London-based bank which had acquired its competitor the Belfast Bank in 1917. In 1970, the Midland’s two Northern Ireland subsidiaries were merged to form Northern Bank Limited. It was later split into two companies, one for Northern Ireland and one for the Republic. Both were later acquired by National Australia Bank. and the operations in the Republic renamed as National Irish Bank. In December 2004, the Denmark-based Danske Bank Group agreed to acquire Northern Bank and National Irish Bank.