Amazon Currency Converter – Good or Bad ?

Thousands of people in Ireland regularly shop on the Amazon UK website . A 2018 survey by PCW found that 25% of Irish consumers shopped at Amazon at least weekly. That figure rose to 38% for 25 to 34 year olds. All products on Amazon UK are priced in Sterling but Amazon will usually offer […]
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Debit and Credit Card Charges on Non Euro Purchases

Debit and Credit Card Charges on Non Euro Purchases . When you use your Irish debit card or credit card for purchases in non Euro currencies – (including online) … you will nearly always be charged extra fees by your bank on top of any “normal” transaction charges . Most banks also make extra charges […]
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Current Bank Account Charges in Ireland

Most of the main banks in Ireland have some sort of transaction or admin charges on current accounts.  The big two banks , AIB and Bank of Ireland made over €1 Billion profit between them in the first 6 months of 2018 – probably helped by fees such as these and also the large amounts […]
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N26 Vs Revolut – A Comparison

N26 Compared to Revolut A few years ago – if someone mentioned “mobile banking” in Ireland they were probably talking about a van from Allied Irish Bank or Bank of Ireland visiting rural villages. Today – Mobile banking  or Digital banking – refers to the new wave of  branchless, online-only,  banks. The two digital providers […]
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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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ATM Debit Card Stamp Duty Charges in Ireland

In the 2016 Budget ,  government stamp duty charges of 12c for ATM cash withdrawals were introduced from January 2016. This ATM stamp duty charge only applies to cards used by Irish residents. It is not  charged on cards used by tourists/visitors to Ireland with an address outside Ireland. This new Irish ATM charge came […]
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