Charges on Current Bank Accounts in Ireland

The options for current accounts in Ireland have shrunk in 2023 as Ulster Bank and KBC have withdrawn from the Irish market. There are some new online-only banks that are competing with established banks – such as Revolut and N26. The majority of the banks in Ireland have some sort of transaction fees or admin […]
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Alternative Banks For Ulster Bank and KBC Customers

Ulster Bank In February 2021 , NatWest, owners of Ulster Bank , confirmed that they would be withdrawing from Ireland.They said they will begin a “phased withdrawal from the Republic of Ireland over the coming years” Since October 30th 2021, personal banking customers can no longer access new products from Ulster Bank . This includes […]
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KBC Increase Mortgage Rates

As the banks continue to try and get their balance sheets back to profit t- hey continue to drop deposit rates and increase mortgage rates.  (As we have seen with BOI UK – they will even increase tracker mortgages when they can .) KBC have today increased their standard variable rate for new applicants from […]
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KBC raise Mortgage Rate

With effect from September 1st – KBC  have increased the rate on their variable mortgages for new customers. The standard variable rate has risen by 0.25%  from from  4.25% to 4.5%. Other discounted variable rates have risen by .25% too . See the updated list of the Lowest Varaible Rate Mortgages here
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