ATM Charges For Non Euro Cash Withdrawals

If you are travelling to the UK, USA  or any other country that doesn’t use the Euro  – it can be very easy to use your  Irish debit card to withdraw local currency at an ATM .  The exchange rates given by your card provider at the ATM  may be better than you would get […]
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Irish Deposits Guarantee – a History

Are My Savings in Ireland Guaranteed? (Updated  Dec 4th  2011 ) A potted history of Irish Banking Guarantees First of all we had the Irish  Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS), which covered the first €20,000 per person in all the financial institutions that are authorised by the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority to operate in Ireland. […]
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Postbank Closure and Contact Details

As we reported back in February – Postbank is closing down. Postbank Ireland Ltd will cease trading on 31 December 2010. Postbank was set up as a joint venture between An Post and Belgian bank Fortis in early 2007.  (In  May 2009  French bank BNP Paribas took control of  Fortis.) Postbank services are no longer […]
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Postbank Could Be Closing Down

Not long after Halifax announced they were getting out of Ireland – now another retail bank – Postbank are doing the same. Postbank is to be “wound down” before the end of 2010 and they will not be taking on any new customers as of March 1st 2010. Postbank was set up as a joint […]
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