Prepaid Debit Cards Ireland

Prepaid  Debit cards are not linked to a bank account and can be used at the majority of online shops and high street stores – in the same way as Credit Cards and normal Debit Cards. A prepaid card is a payment card that can be loaded with money by you or someone else. You […]
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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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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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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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ATM Charges Abroad

ATM Charges Overseas: If you are travelling from Ireland to the UK, USA , Australia –  or any other country that doesn’t use the Euro  – you can usually use your Irish debit card to withdraw the local currency at an ATM . (Cash Machine) The exchange rates given by your card provider at the […]
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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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