Raisin 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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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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