Where can you get the Lowest Interest Rates on Personal Loans in Ireland?
Interest Rates Checked April 19th 2022
On a loan of €5000 over 3 years – the lowest APR currently available is 5.99% from Revolut Bank .
Monthly repayments on this Revolut loan would be €152 with the total cost of credit coming in at €461.44, resulting in a total amount repayable of €5,461.44.
(Revolut offers personal loans from €2,000 to €30,000 over 1 to 5 years.)
The second-lowest APR on a personal loan of €5000 over 3 years is 8.5% from Bank of Ireland (€656 interest)
PTSB would charge the highest interest rate (APR 14.3%) – with total interest over three years of 1€103
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On a €150000 loan over 5 years – the lowest APR is also currently available from Revolut at 5.99 % APR.
Monthly repayments on this loan would be €289 with the total cost of credit coming in at €2324 over the 5 years .
Some Other personal loan interest rates available in Ireland on a €15000 loan over 5 years :
- An Post 7.2%
- BOI 7.5%
- Chill money 8.9%
- AIB 9%
- Avant Money 9.6%
- PTSB 10.5%
Annual percentage rate (APR)
The APR is the annual rate of interest you will be charged on a loan. It takes account of all the costs involved over the term of the loan, such as set-up charges and the interest rate. You can use the APR to compare different loans, as long as you compare them over the same term.
Larger loans will usually have better (lower) interest rate than smaller ones.
If the interest rate on your loan is variable it could be increased or decreased before your loan is repaid.
With a fixed-rate loan, the repayments will stay the same for the whole term of the loan.
If you pay back a loan early you will probably have to pay a penalty.
Always look at the “total cost of credit” when comparing loans that have different repayment terms. A loan with a lower interest rate but a longer repayment length could end up costing you more in the long run.
You don’t usually need to have an existing current or savings account with a Bank or Building Society to get a personal loan from them. But – with Credit Unions, you need to become a member before they will lend to you. Also – most of them usually require you to have a savings record or pay your salary in.
If you are on low income and a bank won’t lend you money – you might want to take a look at the details of a Credit Union scheme called the It Makes Sense loan.
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