Comparison of Bank Charges in Ireland

All the main banks in Ireland now have some sort of transaction or admin fees  on current accounts.  But – there are still ways to avoid some of these bank charges.  We have carried out a a comparison of the various current account charges so you can work out which is the cheapest bank for […]
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Getting a Mortgage in Ireland – How Much Can I Borrow ?

Mortgage lending in Ireland fell dramatically since the height of the property boom  – but it seems to have picked up again in 2017 Lending criteria in 2017 are less strict for first time buyers than they were in 2016. This – combined with the new Help to Buy scheme might help first time buyers […]
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How to Buy AIB Shares

The Irish Government have decided to sell off some of their shares in AIB (Allied Irish Bank).  The state currently owns 99% of AIB after pumping over €20 billion of taxpayers money into them during the “financial crisis”. Initially the government are selling off 25% of their AIB shares – The expected price range  has […]
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Best Deposit Rates in Irish Banks

Interest rates on Deposit Accounts  in Ireland have been slowly dropping over the past couple of years. On our page of  the Best  Savings  Rates in Ireland   – you will see that the best available instant access interest rate in the banks  is now just  0.65% .  (April 2017) This is a pretty poor rate […]
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