Travel Insurance Comparison

One thing people often neglect to buy when travelling abroad is Travel Insurance. Or – if they do buy travel insurance they just buy it as part of the booking process and usually end up overpaying for it .  Travel insurance covers things such as medical expenses, cancellations, baggage loss etc. We did a quick […]
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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 for […]
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Visa or Mastercard in Ireland .

In May 2018 there were widespread issues with Visa card payments in Ireland and other parts of Europe caused by IT problems. In recent years we have also seen major problems with Ulster Bank here in Ireland and TSB in the UK – which resulted in thousands of people unable to make payments or get […]
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Protection when buying with Debit or Credit Cards

Many people in Ireland think that purchases made with a credit card are somehow better protected against faults or non-delivery. But – the level of consumer protection in Ireland is the same for both credit and debit cards. TIn the UK – their Consumer Credit Act (Section 75) specifies that a credit card provider is […]
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Irish Banks Charging Online Shoppers €62 Million a Year

Online shopping continues to grow at a fast rate in Ireland . According to recent UCD research – the total retail online spend by Irish shoppers was €5 billion in 2018 – with 60% (€3 billion) of that spent outside Ireland. So – What is the cheapest way to pay online ? The banks are […]
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