Deleting your information (Right to be Forgotten)

The right to erasure, also known as the right to be forgotten, permits you to request that we remove any personal information relating to you from our records if one or more of the following apply:  


  • your personal information is no longer required in relation to the purposes for which it was collected/processed;

  • the processing was based on your consent, which you withdraw and there is no other legal basis for processing your personal information;

  • you exercise your right to object and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing;

  • your personal information has been unlawfully processed; or

  • your personal information needs to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.


To meet our legal, business and regulatory obligations, there are certain circumstances where we are required to retain your personal information. Examples of these circumstances include:


  • Legislation requiring retention of information

  • If your information is still subject to First Trust’s Data Retention Schedule, which is the agreed period for which First Trust can store information on any account, product or application once it has been closed.

  • You are still a customer with First Trust and have open accounts that you are transacting on and products that you are using.

  • You have an ongoing application with First Trust for a product or account.

  • You currently have a non-account holding relationship with the bank (e.g. trustee, guarantor, Power of Attorney, Assisted Decision Making Authority, Director of a Company, etc.).

  • If you are otherwise engaged with First Trust, either directly or through a third party.


Where a right to be forgotten request has been upheld, the information we processed will no longer be linked to your identity.


If you wish to exercise your right to be forgotten based on the above criteria, you should complete a Right to Be Forgotten Request Form, available to download below. Please complete the form, ensuring all mandatory (marked with an asterisk*) fields are filled and bring it to any First Trust bank with a valid form of ID.


In the event that you are unable to present the form in person, the completed form can be posted to any First Trust bank along with a certified copy of photo ID and certified copies of 2 proof of addresses from independent sources. Your photocopies can be certified by a police officer at your local police station, by a solicitor, an accountant, public notary or at your local bank branch.

Your right to be forgotten will not impact your existing credit history.



AIB (NI) will only be able to forget accounts or products that are outside AIB (NI)’s Data Retention schedules and those that do not fall into our list of exemptions.



Accounts or products that can be forgotten will no longer be reported to credit reference agencies by AIB (NI), as part of your credit history, so if removed, will not have an impact on your credit rating.