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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Best Place to Buy Sterling in Ireland

If you are travelling to the UK it can be wise to bring some cash with you. But you might want to compare the various Euro Sterling exchange rates on offer first to find the best place to buy Sterling in Ireland. Don’t assume that somewhere  offering  “commmission free” currency will give you the best […]
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Visa or Mastercard in Ireland .

In May 2018 there were widespread issues with Visa card payments in Ireland and other parts of Europe caused by IT problems . In recent years we have seen major problems with Ulster Bank here in Ireland and TSB in the UK – which resulted in thousands of people unable to make payments or get […]
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