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 each last year – probably helped by these fees and the large amounts of cash some customers keep in their current accounts […]
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Visa Debit Cards in Ireland

All  the Irish banks have replaced or are in the process of replacing  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 […]
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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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