Ulster Bank is the first bank in Ireland to enable its customers to donate to charities at ATMs.
Ulster Bank’s “ATM Giving Scheme” has been put in place to make it easy for customers to make a charitable donation to a choice of eight charities in the Republic of Ireland.
Customers can donate between €1 and €250 in any one transaction . The eight charities included in the scheme are:
Irish Cancer Society
Irish Heart Foundation
Irish Hospice Foundation
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Simon Communities of Ireland
Charity donations made through Ulster Bank’s ATMs will not incur any service charges or transaction fees.
Customers will see the option “Donate to a Charity” clearly displayed on the same screen as other options like Cash Withdrawal.
For many people this will seem a safer and more secure option than putting money in a collection box . No need to worry about bogus collectors.
RBS – the parent group of Ulster Bank – have been allowing ATM charity donations in the UK since June and HSBC and Tescos have been doing it for even longer.