Current Bank Account Charges in Ireland

Most of the main banks in Ireland now have some sort of transaction or admin charges on current accounts.  Some Credit Unions sarted offering current accounts in October 2019 – but they also have admin charges. There are still some banks where you can avoid some or all of these bank charges The big two […]
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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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Problems with Bank Payments Today

There was a delay in some bank payments being processed for Irish banks this morning (Oct 2nd). The issue is apparently affecting all the banks. The Banking and Payments Federation issued a ststement on behalf of it’s member banks – which  said ” due to an overnight issue in the European payments infrastructure, some customers […]
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What’s Happening with the Bank Guarantee?

Next week (28th March ) the   Eligible Liabilities Guarantee is ending – this is the one that covers most deposits over €100,000. We wrote about the possible ending of this guarantee back in Nov 2012 The Dept of Finance said that the ELG will end  for  all new liabilities (deposits) from midnight on the […]
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