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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N26 Vs Revolut – A Comparison

N26 Compared to Revolut A few years ago – if someone mentioned “mobile banking” in Ireland they were probably talking about a van from Allied Irish Bank or Bank of Ireland visiting rural villages. Today – Mobile banking  or Digital banking – refers to the new wave of  branchless, online-only,  banks. The two digital providers […]
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Switching Current Account

How easy is it to switch current bank accounts ? There are about  5 million current accounts held in Irish banks . The number of people switching current accounts from one credit institution to another under the Central Bank’s Switching Code in the first 6 months of 2017 was just 2715. Overall levels of switching […]
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Business Bank Account Charges Compared

Business Bank Account Charges in Ireland – a Comparison. If you run a business – as a sole trader or a limited company , you should probably have a business current account with a bank. Small sole traders  or freelancers could probably manage without a business bank account – but it is a good way […]
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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 […]
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