Allied Irish Banks Plc operates as a holding company, which offers commercial banking, international banking, leasing, insurance and mortgage banking. It operates through the following segments: Retail & Commercial Banking, Wholesale, Institutional & Corporate Banking, AIB UK and Group. The Retail & Commercial Banking segment services the personal and SME customers, provides net loans and customer accounts, broad infrastructure facilitating various locations and ATMs and is digital enabled. The AIB UK segment comprises retail and commercial banking operations in Great Britain operating under the trading name Allied Irish Bank and in Northern Ireland operating under the trading name First Trust Bank. The Wholesale, Institutional & Corporate Banking segment comprises of corporate banking, a relationship driven model with sector specialisms; syndicated & international finance, a bank's interface to public loan markets, real estate finance, a centralized origination and management and specialized finance, which provides structured finance, mezzanine finance, and equity product offering: The Group segment comprises group, treasury and support functions, which includes treasury activities, central control and support functions The company was founded on September 1, 1966 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.