Student Bank Accounts in Ireland

Most banks in Ireland have special Student Bank Accounts  – and they sometimes offer cashback or other incentives to entice new students to open an account with them. The Banks are hoping that once they get a new student to sign up – that they will stay with them for life. These are some of […]
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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.  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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Ulster Bank Current Account Fees

Since April 19th 2019 – Ulster Bank have changed the way they apply admin fees and also began charging transaction fees on many accounts. Ulster Bank will now charge most customers  €2 a month admin fee. (see below for exceptions). This €2 fee cannot be avoided by keeping your account balance above a certain amount. […]
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Current Bank Account Charges and Fees in Ireland

Latest : See our Comparison of  Bank Charges in Ireland   with all the latest account charges compared. Since April 2019 Ulster Bank are now charging €2 a month admin fee – with no waivers. If the account balance falls below €3000 in a month they will also charge transaction fees.  More details here PTSB  .  […]
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Switching Mortgage : Is it Worth it?

Switching your Mortgage Lender – is it worth it? If your current mortgage rate is over 3.4% we say it is worth switching if you can. Below  – we show some comparisons that show a switch to a mortgage interest rate that is just 0.7% lower on a €240k mortgage can result in savings of […]
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Banks Christmas Opening Hours 2018

Banks Christmas 2018 Opening Hours in Ireland For  those of you who might need to get to a bank or Post Office in Ireland around Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 – here are  details of when the banks are closed over the Christmas 2018  period .  (This applies to AIB , Bank of Ireland […]
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Card Protection Refunds – CPP

In 2014 in Ireland  there was a review of Payment Protection Insurance  (PPI) – which resulted in thousands of people getting premium refunds because they were mis-sold the policies. In 2015 we had another uncovering of  further insurance  misselling in Ireland   – this time is was Card Protection Policies  (CPP). It is estimated that […]
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