On 12 December, 2013 the Central Bank issued an information release about locational banking statistics for Q3 2013. The key findings are as follows:

  • total external assets of banks resident in Ireland stood at €384 billion at the end of Q3, a decrease of approximately 4% since the previous quarter;
  • total external liabilities of resident banks as at the end of Q3 stood at €359 billion, down 4% from the previous quarter;
  • banking offices resident in Ireland reported a total operating income of €2.8 billion, unchanged since the second quarter. Total profit for all banking offices rose to €602 million in Q3 from a loss of €549 million in the previous quarter.