Student Bank Accounts in Ireland

Most banks in Ireland have special Student Bank Accounts  – and they sometimes offer cashback or other incentives to entice new students to open an account with them. The Banks are hoping that once they get a new student to sign up – that they will stay with them for life. These are some of […]
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Which Banks Use Apple Pay in Ireland ?

Apple Pay is a method of paying for things using an Apple iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Apple Mac. It is a digital wallet – you store your card details on the device then use the device to pay rather than the card itself. In shops, you hold the device over a contactless reader, but […]
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Contactless Payments in Ireland

Many more people are now using contactless payments in Ireland.  In the first half of 2018, contactless payments grew by about 66% year-on-year in both volume terms and value terms. At the end of 2018, almost 4.6 million debit cards and 1.3 million credit cards in issue in Ireland had contactless payment functionality.  On average, […]
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Savings Accounts for Children

It’s First Communion time again for thousands of children in Ireland . At this time of year – many Catholic children get given cash gifts for their Communion .  A recent survey found that the average amount was €463. Hopefully – with the help of parents – they will try and save some or all […]
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Current Bank Account Charges and Fees in Ireland

Latest : See our Comparison of  Bank Charges in Ireland   with all the latest account charges compared. Since April 2019 Ulster Bank are now charging €2 a month admin fee – with no waivers. If the account balance falls below €3000 in a month they will also charge transaction fees.  More details here PTSB  .  […]
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Overdraft Charges Ireland

An overdraft is an additional amount of money that is drawn down from a current account when it is in debit. Overdrafts are generally supposed to a short-term facility used to temporarily increase your cashflow. Most banks charge a fee for putting an agreed overdraft facility in place and the same again annually to renew […]
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