AIB Increased Bank Charges

Allied Irish Bank (AIB) increased current account fees from November 28th 2020.

The bank was originally planning on making the changes in May – but postponed them because of Covid-19.

The changes to current account fees at AIB have removed the option of zero transaction charges for those customers who kept at least €2,500 in their current account.

This will result in all AIB current account customers being charged a quarterly maintenance fee of €4.50 PLUS all transaction charges on top of that. (Note – Some customers are exempt – see below).

It could see some AIB customers being charged significantly more from November 28th. In some cases – it will mean a rise from €21 a year to amounts in the region of €100 or more.

In our comparison of bank charges – it made AIB the second most expensive current account based on the sample of transactions we selected.

Bank of Ireland also altered their current account charges from Nov 23rd. More on the BOI Account Charges here

AIB Transaction Charges

Automated Transactions (Direct Debit/ Standing Orders)  20c.
ATM withdrawals  35c
Machine Lodgements 35c
Cheque Processing 39c
Debit Card Transaction  20c
Over the Counter Transaction  39c

AIB is not, it seems, introducing a 1c transaction charge for contactless payments

See AIB fees compared to the other Irish bank’s charges and find out how you can still get free banking in Ireland

Exemptions From AIB Charges

The following AIB current accounts will still be exempt from charges from November.

  • Student accounts,
  • graduate accounts
  • Advantage accounts ( for those over 66)
  • basic bank accounts
  • current accounts used to pay AIB residential mortgages

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