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 currency conversion fees by your bank on top of any “normal” transaction charges. Most banks will also make […]
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Online Shoppers Could be Charged €80 Million in 2020 By Irish Banks

Online shopping continues to grow at a fast rate in Ireland . Irish consumers have done even more of their shopping online during the pandemic.According to the Central Bank of Ireland, e-commerce accounted for 41.8% of total card spending in Q1 2020. Total e-commerce expenditure amounted to €1.9 billion in March 2020, an increase of […]
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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. In the UK – their Consumer Credit Act (Section 75) specifies that a credit card provider is […]
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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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