Current Bank Account Charges in Ireland

Most of the main banks in Ireland have some sort of transaction or admin charges on current accounts.  The big two banks , AIB and Bank of Ireland made over €1 Billion profit between them in the first 6 months of 2018 – probably helped by fees such as these and also the large amounts […]
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Savings Accounts for Children

It won’t be too long until it’s First Communion time again . At this time of year in Ireland – 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 […]
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Visa Debit Cards in Ireland

All  the Irish banks have replaced  the old Laser cards with Visa Debit cards.  Halifax  were first to change over to Visa Debit (they have since pulled out of Ireland ). Then in 2009 Ulster Bank began issuing Visa Debit cards and PTSB soon followed in 2010 . Bank of Ireland joined the switch to […]
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