CCPC to carry out a Phase 2 investigation of Permanent TSB’s proposed acquisition of certain assets of Ulster Bank

May 10, 2022

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has decided to carry out a full Phase 2 investigation into the proposed acquisition by Permanent TSB plc of certain assets of Ulster Bank Ireland DAC.

Following an extended Phase 1 investigation, the CCPC has determined that a full investigation is required in order to establish if the proposed transaction could lead to a substantial lessening of competition in the State.

The CCPC will publish its Phase 1 determination no later than 60 working days after the date of the determination and after allowing the parties the opportunity to request that confidential information be removed from the published version.

Any parties who would like to send in submissions are invited to do so, via email to, by Monday 30 May 2022.

Information about the merger notification can be found at M/21/076 – PTSB/Certain Assets of Ulster Bank.

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