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 currency conversion fees by your bank on top of any “normal” transaction charges.Most banks will also make extra charges for non-Euro cash withdrawals at ATMs. How much do Irish […]
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Credit Card Stamp Duty 2020

Revenue delay the collection of stamp duty on credit cards. Because of the Covid-19 crisis, Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe said in March that he would defer the collection of the credit card stamp duty this year. Revenue confirmed that they will not collect the stamp duty on credit cards until 1 July 2020. This […]
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Online Shoppers Could be Charged €80 Million in Fees in 2020 By Irish Banks

Online shopping continues to grow at a fast rate in Ireland . Irish consumers have done even more of their shopping online during the coronavirus pandemic. It is useful to know what is the cheapest way to pay online when purchasing in non-euro currencies. According to the Central Bank of Ireland, e-commerce accounted for 41.8% […]
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Protection when buying with Debit or Credit Cards

Many people in Ireland think that purchases made with a credit card are somehow better protected against faults or non-delivery. But – the level of consumer protection in Ireland is the same for both credit and debit cards. In the UK – their Consumer Credit Act (Section 75) specifies that a credit card provider is […]
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Travel Insurance Comparison

One thing people often neglect to buy when travelling abroad is Travel Insurance. Or – if they do buy travel insurance they just buy it as part of the booking process and usually end up overpaying for it .  Travel insurance covers things such as medical expenses, cancellations, baggage loss etc. We did a quick […]
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