Visa Debit Delays at BOI

Bank of Ireland announced  back in October 2010 that  in 2011  they were replacing Laser cards with Visa Debit cards.
They originally said it would happen  in the second half of 2011.  It looks like this may have been a ploy to stop customers leaving – because thay have only now announced that existing Bank of Ireland customers will receive  Visa Debit cards on a phased basis between January and June 2012.

Bank of Ireland say that from  31st January 2012 they will no longer issue Debit and ATM cards under the  Laser, Cirrus and Maestro schemes.