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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Open a UK Sterling Bank Account From Ireland

Thousands of people have family, work or property interests in both Ireland and the UK.  Many hundreds of people live in Ireland but work in Northern Ireland – and will be dealing with payments in both Sterling and Euros on a regular basis. The ability to have a Sterling Current Account allows Irish Residents to […]
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No More EU Travel Restrictions for Online Content

From April 1st 2018 – anyone in the EU who has paid for subscriptions to online media services  such as Sky, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc – will be able to access their content while they travel in the EU. Up to now – many of the online media companies restricted viewing or listening to […]
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Credit and Debit Card Surcharges Banned

A  ban on Credit and Debit Card surcharges  : Extra charges for paying with a debit or credit were banned across the EU from  13th January 2018. The change is part of the Payment Services Directive, otherwise known as PSD2 Companies can  still charge booking fees or admin fees as long as they  apply equally […]
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Changes to EU Data Roaming Charges June 2017

EU Roaming Charges and Irish Mobile Providers The European Commission promised in 2016  that “15th June 2017 will be the end of roaming charges in the EU”.  But is that really the case ? Using an Irish network’s mobile phone outside Ireland (roaming)  has always resulted in some extra charges for calls, texts and especially […]
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