Raisin Bank Offering Better Interest Rates for Irish Savers

Back in April 2016, we saw the launch in Ireland,  and several other European countries, of  Raisin.com – which described itself as an online deposit marketplace. In December 2016 Raisin stopped accepting new Irish customers because the Central Bank of Ireland said that Raisin would require a licence under the Investment Intermediaries Act. Now Raisin […]
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Best Savings Rates in Irish Banks

Interest rates on Savings Accounts in Ireland have been slowly dropping over the past couple of years. On our page of  the Best  Savings  Rates in Ireland   – you will see that the best available easy  access interest rate on deposits in the banks  is now just  0.21% .  (August 2019) This is a pretty […]
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State Savings Interest Rates 2019

3-year Savings Bond (Issue 17)  1% fixed-rate  (AER 0.33%) 4-year National Solidarity Bond (Issue 6)  2% fixed-rate  (AER 0.5%) 5 -year Savings Certificate (Issue 22)  5% fixed-rate  (AER 0.98%) 10-year National Solidarity Bond (Issue 5) :  16% fixed-rate (AER 1.5%) (Was previously 30% when launched ) (AER is the Annual Equivalent Rate. The AER quoted […]
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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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Bank of Ireland Mortgage Saver Account – €2000 Bonus

Bank of Ireland  launched an interesting regular savings account back in 2016 for first time buyers called the “Mortgage Saver “.  It originally started with just a 10% bonus – but later it was amended and now savers can get a free bonus of €2000 on a deposit of just €5000. This account is still […]
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