Prepaid Debit Cards Ireland

Prepaid  Debit cards are not linked to a bank account and can be used at the majority of online shops and high street stores – in the same way as Credit Cards and normal Debit Cards . A prepaid card is a payment card that can be loaded with money by you or someone else. […]
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Irish Banks Charging Online Shoppers €62 Million a Year

Online shopping continues to grow at a fast rate in Ireland . According to recent UCD research – the total retail online spend by Irish shoppers was €5 billion in 2018 – with 60% (€3 billion) of that spent outside Ireland . So – What is the cheapest way to pay online ?The banks are […]
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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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Amazon Currency Converter – Good or Bad ?

Thousands of people in Ireland regularly shop on the Amazon UK website . A 2018 survey by PCW found that 25% of all Irish consumers shopped at Amazon at least weekly. That figure rose to 38% for 25 to 34 year olds. All products on Amazon UK are priced in Sterling but Amazon will usually […]
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Debit and Credit Card Charges on Non Euro Purchases

Debit and Credit Card Charges on Non Euro Purchases . When you use your Irish debit card or credit card for purchases in non Euro currencies – (including online) … you will nearly always be charged extra fees by your bank on top of any “normal” transaction charges . Most banks also make extra charges […]
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ATM Charges Abroad

ATM Charges Overseas: If you are travelling from Ireland to the UK, USA , Australia –  or any other country that doesn’t use the Euro  – you can usually use your Irish debit card to withdraw the local currency at an ATM . (Cash Machine) The exchange rates given by your card provider at the […]
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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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